Yi Zou, Assistant Professor

Yi Zou, Assistant Professor

Tel:   (021) 20685361
Email: zouyi@@shanghaitech.edu.cn
Office: Room 2-202E, SIST Building
Major: EE
Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, USA


  • Integrated Photonics

  • Nanophotonics

  • Fiber Optics


Dr. Yi Zou received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, in 2014.He is now an assistant professor and principle investigator in School of Information Science and Technology in ShanghaiTech University. Before joining ShanghaiTech University, he was a research associate professor in College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Nanjing University. He has published more than 70 research papers, and served as a reviewer for more than 20 international journals.


  1. Ting Li, Peiji Zhou, Yulin Wu, Shulin Tang, Yi Zou, “Mid-Infrared Air Top-Cladded Subwavelength Grating Waveguides”, 2019 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), San Antonio, TX, USA, 2019.

  2. Zou Y., Chakravarty S., Chung C. J., Xu X. and Chen R. T., “Mid-infrared silicon photonic waveguides and devices”, Photonics Research, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 254-276, 2018.

  3. Huang, J., Han, H., Liu, A., Wang, H., Liu, X., Zou, Y., ... & Chen, Y., “Efficient second harmonic generation by mode phase matching in a silicon waveguide”, IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1-7, 2017.

  4. Zhu, X. Y., Xu, Y. L., Zou, Y., Sun, X. C., He, C., Lu, M. H., ... & Chen, Y. F., “Asymmetric diffraction based on a passive parity-time grating”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 109, no. 11, p. 111101 ,2016.

  5. Zou, Y., Chakravarty, S., & Chen, R. T., “Mid-infrared silicon-on-sapphire waveguide coupled photonic crystal microcavities. Applied Physics Letters, vol. 107, no. 8, p. 081109, 2015.

  6. Zou, Y., Chakravarty, S., Wray, P., & Chen, R. T., “Experimental demonstration of propagation characteristics of mid-infrared photonic crystal waveguides in silicon-on-sapphire”, Optics express, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 6965-6975, 2015.

  7. Zou, Y., Chakravarty, S., Wray, P., & Chen, R. T., “Mid-infrared holey and slotted photonic crystal waveguides in silicon-on-sapphire for chemical warfare simulant detection”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 221, pp. 1094-1103, 2015.

  8. Zou, Y., Subbaraman, H., Chakravarty, S., Xu, X., Hosseini, A., Lai, W. C., ... & Chen, R. T., “Grating-coupled silicon-on-sapphire integrated slot waveguides operating at mid-infrared wavelengths”, Optics letters, vol. 39, no. 10, pp. 3070-3073 2014.

  9. Zou, Y., Chakravarty, S., Zhu, L., & Chen, R. T., “The role of group index engineering in series-connected photonic crystal microcavities for high density sensor microarrays”, Applied physics letters, vol. 104, no. 14, p. 141103, 2014.

  10. Zou, Y., Chakravarty, S., Kwong, D. N., Lai, W. C., Xu, X., Lin, X., ... & Chen, R. T., “Cavity-waveguide coupling engineered high sensitivity silicon photonic crystal microcavity biosensors with high yield”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 171-180, 2014.

  11. Chakravarty, S., Zou, Y., Lai, W. C., & Chen, R. T., “Slow light engineering for high Q high sensitivity photonic crystal microcavity biosensors in silicon”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 170-176, 2012.

  12. Zou, Y., Chakravarty, S., Lai, W. C., Lin, C. Y., & Chen, R. T., “Methods to array photonic crystal microcavities for high throughput high sensitivity biosensing on a silicon-chip based platform. Lab on a Chip”, vol. 12, no. 13, pp. 2309-2312, 2012.

  13. Zou, Y., Dong, X., Lin, G., & Adhami, R., “Wide range FBG displacement sensor based on twin-core fiber filter”, Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 337-343, 2012.