Yi Zou
Assistant Professor
Graduated School:Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, USA
Tel:(021) 20685361
Office:Room 1D-401E, SIST Building
Research Interests
Selected Publications


  • 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. Wenchao Qian, Yilin Wang, Song Zhang, Maowen Song, Yi Zou*, and Ting Xu*, 'Lithography-free nanofilm color filters composed of CMOS-compatible materials' IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 33(13), 672-675 (2021).

  2. Jiaxin Chen, Jinzhao Wang, Jiewen Li, Yong Yao, Yunxu Sun, Jiajun Tian, Yi Zou, Xiangjie Zhao, and Xiaochuan Xu, 'Subwavelength Structure Enabled Ultra-long Waveguide Grating Antenna' Optics Express 29(10), 15133-15144 (2021).

  3. Jianian Li, Baosheng Wang, Dajun Zhang, Chenzhe Li, Yihui Zhu, Yi Zou, Baile Chen, Tao Wu, and Xiong Wang, “A Preclinical System Prototype for Focused Microwave Breast Hyperthermia Guided by Compressive Thermoacoustic Tomography”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 68(7), 2289-2300 (2021).

  4. Yulin Wu#, Peiji Zhou#, Ting Li, Weishi Wan, and Yi Zou*, “High-order exceptional point based optical sensor”, Optics Express 29(4), 6080-6091 (2021).

  5. Chun-Ju Yang, Hai Yan, Naimei Tang, Yi Zou, Yas Al-Hadeethi, Xiaochuan Xu, Hamed Dalir, and Ray T. Chen, “Ultra Sensitivity Silicon-Based Photonic Crystal Microcavity Biosensors for Plasma Protein Detection in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer”, Micromachines, 11(5), (2020).

  6. Samit Kumar Gupta, Yi Zou, Xue-Yi Zhu, Ming-Hui Lu, Lijian Zhang, Xiao-Ping Liu, and Yan-Feng Chen, “Parity-time Symmetry in Non-Hermitian Complex Media”, Advanced Materials, 1903639, (2019) (Impact Factor: 25.809)

  7. Xiao-Chen Sun, Cheng He, Xiao-Ping Liu, Yi Zou, Ming-Hui Lu, Xiao Hu, and Yan-Feng Chen, “Photonic Topological States in a Two-Dimensional Gyrotropic Photonic Crystal”, Crystals, 9, 137 (2019).

  8. Yuzhang Liang, Hui Zhang, Wenqi Zhu, Amit Agrawal, Henri Lezec, Lixia Li, Wei Peng, Yi Zou,

    Yanqing Lu, and Ting Xu, “Subradiant Dipolar Interactions in Plasmonic Nanoring Resonator Array for Integrated Label-Free Biosensing”, ACS Sensors 2(12), 1796-1804 (2017).

  9. Hai Yan, Chun-Ju Yang, Naimei Tang, Yi Zou, Swapnajit Chakravarty, Amanda Roth, and Ray T. Chen, “Specific Detection of Antibiotics by Silicon On-chip Photonic Crystal Biosensor Arrays”, IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(18), 5915-5919 (2017).

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.