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    Journal Publications

  1. Cheng Sun, "Metasurface lens: Shrinking the camera size", Nature Materials, 16, no.1, p11-12, 2017. (link)

  2. Biqin Dong, Cheng Sun, & Hao F. Zhang, "Optical Detection of Ultrasound in Photoacoustic Imaging", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 64, no. 1, 4-15, 2017. (link)

  3. Biqin Dong*, Xiangfan Chen*, Fan Zhou, Chen Wang, Hao F. Zhang, & Cheng Sun, "Gigahertz All-Optical Modulation Using Reconfigurable Nanophotonic Metamolecules", Nano Letters, Article ASAP, 2016. (link)

  4. Robert van Lith, Evan Baker, Henry Ware, Jian Yang, Adam Cyrus Farsheed, Cheng Sun, & Guillermo Ameer, "3D-printing strong high-resolution antioxidant bioresorbable vascular stents", Advanced Materials Technologies, in press, 2016. (link)

  5. Xiangfan Chen, Peijun Guo, Cheng He, Biqin Dong, Leonidas E. Ocola, Richard D. Schaller, Robert P. H. Chang, & Cheng Sun, "Scaling the Artificial Polariton Bandgap at Infrared Frequencies using Indium-Tin-Oxide Nanorod Arrays", Advanced Optical Materials,, Published Online, 2016. (link)

  6. Biqin Dong, Siyu Chen, Fan Zhou, Christina Chan, Ji Yi, Hao F. Zhang, & Cheng Sun, " Real-time Functional Analysis of Inertial Microfluidic Devices via Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography", Scientific Reports, 6, Article number: 33250, 2016. (link)

  7. Biqin Dong*, Luay Almassalha*, Yolanda Stypula-Cyrus, Ben E. Urban, T. Quyen Nguyen, Cheng Sun, Hao F. Zhang, & Vadim Backman, "Super-resolution intrinsic fluorescence imaging of chromatin utilizing native, unmodified nucleic acids for contrast", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Vol. 113 No. 35, 9716–9721, 2016. (link)
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  9. Biqin Dong*, Luay Almassalha*, Ben E. Urban*, T. Quyen Nguyen*, Satya Khuon, Teng-Leong Chew, Vadim Backman, Cheng Sun, & Hao F. Zhang, "Super-resolution spectroscopic microscopy via photon localization", Nature Communications, 7, 12290, 2016. (link)
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  11. Ben E. Urban, Biqin Dong, Quyen Nguyen, Vadim Backman, Cheng Sun, & Hao F. Zhang, " Subsurface super-resolution imaging of unstained polymer nanostructures", Scientific Reports, 6, 28156, 2016. (link)

  12. S. M. Wang, Q. Q. Cheng, Y. X. Gong, P. Xu, C. Sun, L. Li, T. Li & S. N. Zhu, " A 14 × 14 μm2 footprint polarization-encoded quantum controlled-NOT gate based on hybrid waveguide", Nature Communications, 7, Article number: 11490, 2016. (link)

  13. F. Zhou, W. Cao, B. Dong, T. Reissman, W. Zhang, & C. Sun, " Additive Manufacturing of a Three-Dimensional Terahertz Gradient-Refractive Index Lens", Advanced Optical Materials, Vol. 4, No. 7, 1034–1040, 2016. (link)
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  15. F. Zhou, C. Wang, B. Dong, X. Chen, Z. Zhang, & C. Sun, " Scalable nanofabrication of U-shaped nanowire resonators with tunable optical magnetism", Opt. Express, 24, 6367-6380, 2016. (link)

  16. S. Nathamgari, B. Dong, F. Zhou, W. Kang, J. P. Giraldo-Vela, T. McGuire, R. McNaughton, C. Sun, J. Kessler, & H. D. Espinosa, " Isolating single cells in a neurosphere assay using inertial microfluidics", Lab on a Chip, 15, 4591-4597, 2015. (link)

  17. B. Dong, H. Li, Z. Zhang, K. Zhang, S. Chen, C. Sun, & H. F. Zhang, " Isometric multimodal photoacoustic microscopy based on optically transparent micro-ring ultrasonic detection", Optica, 2, pp.169-176, 2015. (link)

  18. S. Chen, J. Yi, B. Dong, C. Sun, P. Kiser, T. Hope, H. F. Zhang, “Imaging endocervical mucus anatomy and dynamics in macaque female reproductive track using optical coherence tomography”, Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery,, 5, 40-45, (2015). (link)

  19. X. Chen, C. Wang, E. Baker, &C. Sun, " Numerical and experimental investigation of light trapping effect of nanostructured diatom frustules", Scientific Reports, 5,(2015) ( link)

  20. P. Ahn, X. Chen, Z. Zhang, M. Ford, D. Rosenmann, W. Jung, C. Sun, & O. Balogun, " Dynamic near-field optical interaction between oscillating nanomechanical structures", Scientific Reports, 5, 2015. (link)

  21. J. Lu, C. Sun, & Q. J. Wang, " Mechanical Simulation of a Diatom Frustule Structure", Journal of Bionic Engineering, 12(1), pp. 98-108, 2015. (link)

  22. J. Deng, K. Rorschach, E. Baker, C. Sun, & W. Chen, " Topology optimization and fabrication of low frequency vibration energy harvesting microdevices", Smart Materials and Structures, 24(2), 025005, 2015. (link)

  23. A. J. Smith, C. Wang, D. Guo, C. Sun, & J. Huang , " Repurposing Blu-ray movie discs as quasi-random nanoimprinting templates for photon management ", Nature Communications, 5, 5517, 2014. (link)
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  25. Z. Zhang, B. Dong, H. Li, F. Zhou, H. F. Zhang, C. Sun, " Theortical and experimental studies of distance dependent rersponse of micro-ring resonator-based ultrasonic detectors for photoacoustic microscopy", J. of Appl. Phys., 116, 144501, 2014 (link)    (Cover image)


  26. B. Dong, S. Chen, Z. Zhang, C. Sun, & H. F. Zhang, " Photoacoustic probe using a microring resonator ultrasonic sensor for endoscopic applications", Opt. Lett., Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4372-4375, 2014. (link)

  27. J. Kao, K. Thorkelsson, P. Bai, Z. Zhang, C. Sun, & T. Xu, " Rapid fabrication of hierarchically structured supramolecular nanocomposite thin films in one minute", Nature Communications, 5, 4053, 2014. (link)

  28. S. Yu, C. Wang, C. Sun,& W. Chen, " Topology optimization for light-trapping structure in solar cells", Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 50, pp. 367–382 2014. (link)

  29. I. H. Chao, L. Pan, C. Sun, X. Zhang, & A. S. Lavine, " A Coupled Electromagnetic and Thermal Model for Picosecond and Nanometer Scale Plasmonic Lithography Process", J. of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, 2(3), 031003, 2014. (link)

  30. S.C. Jiang, X. Xiong, Y.S. Hu, Y. H. Hu, G. B. Ma, R. W. Peng, C. Sun,& M. Wang, " Controlling the Polarization State of Light with a Dispersion-Free Metastructure", Phys. Rev. X, Vol. 4, 021026, 2014. (link)

  31. H. Li, B. Dong, Z. Zhang, H. F. Zhang, & C. Sun, " A transparent broadband ultrasonic detector based on an optical micro-ring resonator for photoacoustic microscopy", Scientific Report, Vol. 4, 4496, 2014. (link)

  32. C. He, X. C. Sun, Z. Zhang, C. S. Yuan, M. H. Lu, Y. F. Chen, & C. Sun, " Nonreciprocal resonant transmission/reflection based on a one-dimensional photonic crystal adjacent to the magneto-optical metal film", Optical Express, Vol.21, 28933-40, 2013. (link)

  33. Z. Zhang, P. Ahn, B. Dong, O. Balogun, & C. Sun, " Quantitative imaging of rapidly decaying evanescent fields using plasmonic near-field scanning optical microscopy", Scientific Report, Vol. 3, 2803, 2013. (link)

  34. P. Ahn, Z. Zhang, C. Sun, and O. Balogun, & C. Sun, "Ultrasonic near-field optical microscopy using a plasmonic nanofocusing probe", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 113, 234903, 2013.

  35. Chen Wang, Shuangcheng Yu, Wei Chen, & C. Sun, " Highly Efficient Light-Trapping Structure Design Inspired By Natural Evolution", Scientific Report, Vol. 3, 1025, 2013. (link)

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  37. Y. Bao, C. He, F. Zhou, C. Stuart, & C. Sun, "A realistic design of three-dimensional full cloak at terahertz frequencies", Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 101, 031910, 2012. (link)
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  39. E. Baker, T. Reissman, F. Zhou, C. Wang, K. Lynch, & C. Sun, "Microstereolithography of Three-Dimensional Polymeric Springs for Vibration Energy Harvesting", Smart materials Research, Vol. 2012, 741835, 2012. (link)

  40. L. Pan, Y. Park, Y. Xiong, E. Ulin-Avila, Y. Wang, L. Zeng, S. Xiong, J. Rho, C. Sun, D. B. Bogy & X. Zhang, "Maskless Plasmonic Lithography at 22 nm Resolution", Scientific Reports, Vol. 1, 175, 2011. (link)

  41. H. Okamoto, K. Yamaguchi, M. Haraguchi, T. Okamoto, & C. Sun, "Design of Plasmonic Racetrack Resonators with a Trench Structure", Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 50 092201, 2011. (link)

  42. F. Zhou, Y. Bao, W. Cao, C. T. Stuart, J. Gu, W. Zhang & C. Sun, "Hiding a Realistic Object Using a Broadband Terahertz Invisibility Cloak", Scientific Reports, 1, Article number: 78, 2011. (link)

  43. L. Cote, J. Kim, Z. Zhang, C. Sun and J. Huang, "Tunable Assembly of Graphene Oxide Surfactant Sheets: Wrinkles, Overlaps and Impacts on Thin Film Properties", Soft Matter, 6, 6096-6101, 2010. (link)

  44. Y. Zhao, P. Zhan, J. Kim, C. Sun and J. Huang, "Patterned Growth of Vertically Aligned Organic Nanowire Waveguide Arrays", ACS Nano, Vol. 4 No. 3, p1630–1636, 2010. (link)

  45. X. Xiong, W. Sun, Y. Bao, M. Wang, R. Peng, C. Sun, X. Lu, J. Shao, Z. Li, and N. Ming, "Construction of a chiral metamaterial with a U-shaped resonator assembly", Phys. Rev. B 81, 075119, 2010. (link)

  46. C. Sun, K. Su, J. Valentine, Y. T. Rosa-Bauza, J. A. Ellman, O. Elboudwarej, B. Mukherjee, C. S. Craik, M. A. Shuman, F. Chen and X. Zhang, "Time-Resolved Single-Step Protease Activity Quantification Using Nanoplasmonic Resonator Sensors", ACS Nano, Vol. 4 No.2, p978-984, 2010.

  47. X. Xiong, W. Sun, Y. Bao, R. Peng, M. Wang, C. Sun, X. Lu, J. Shao, Z. Li, and N. Ming, "Switching the electric and magnetic responses in a metamaterial", Phys. Rev. B 80, 201105(R), 2009.

  48. W. Srituravanich, L. Pan, Y. Wang, C. Sun, D. Bogy, X. Zhang, “Flying Plasmonic Lens at Near Field for High Speed Nano-lithography”, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol.3, 733, 2008.

  49. Y. Wang, W. Srituravanich, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Plasmonic Nearfield Scanning Probe with High Transmission ", Nano Letters, 8 (9), 3041–3045, 2008.

  50. J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. Stacy and X. Zhang, "Optical Negative Refraction in Bulk Metamaterials", Science, Vol.321, 930, 2008.

  51. H. Lee, Z. Liu, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, X. Zhang, "Design, fabrication and characterization of a Far-field Superlens", Solid State Communication, 146, 202, 2008.

  52. S. Zhang, D. A. Genov, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Cloaking of Matter Waves", Physical Review Letters, 100, 123002, 2008.

  53. D. Wu, Z. Liu, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Super-Resolution Imaging by Random Adsorbed Molecule Probes", Nano Letters, 8 (4), 1159–1162, 2008.

  54. S. Wang, S. Szobota, Y. Wang, M. Volgraf, Z. Liu, C. Sun, D. Trauner, E. Y. Isacoff, and X. Zhang, "All Optical Interface for Parallel, Remote, and Spatiotemporal Control of Neuronal Activity", Nano Letters, 7, 3859, 2007.

  55. H. Lee, Z. Liu, Y. Xiong, C. Sun and X. Zhang, "Development of optical hyperlens for imaging below the diffraction limit", Optics Express, 15, 15886, 2007.

  56. Y. Xiong, Z. Liu, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Two-Dimensional Imaging by Far-Field Superlens at Visible Wavelengths", Nano Letters, 7 (11), 3360-3365, 2007.

  57. V. Fokin, M.Ambati, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Method for retrieving effective properties of locally resonant acoustic metamaterials", Physical Review B, 76, 144302, 2007.

  58. H. Liu, D. A. Genov, D. M. Wu, Y. M. Liu, Z. W. Liu, C. Sun, S. N. Zhu, and X. Zhang, "Magnetic plasmon hybridization and optical activity at optical frequencies in metallic nanostructures", Physical Review B, 76, 073101, 2007.

  59. X. Zhang, D. Wu, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Artificial phonon-plasmon polariton at the interface of piezoelectric metamaterials and semiconductors", Physical Review B, 76, 085318, 2007.

  60. Y. Xiong, Z. Liu, S. Durant, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Tuning the far-field superlens: from UV to visible", Optics Express, 15, 7095, 2007.

  61. Z. Liu, S. Durant, H. Lee, Y. Pikus, Y. Xiong, C. Sun and X. Zhang, "Experimental studies of far-field superlens for sub-diffractional optical imaging", Optics Express, 15, 6947, 2007.

  62. M. Ambati, N. Fang, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Surface resonant states and superlensing in acoustic metamaterials", Physical Review B, 75, 195447, 2007.

  63. Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Optical Hyperlens Magnifying Sub-diffraction-limited Objects”, Science, 315, 1686, 2007.

  64. S. Wang, D. Pile, C. Sun, X. Zhang, “Nano-pin plasmonic resonator arrays and its optical properties”, Nano Letters, 7 (4), 1076 -1080, 2007.

  65. J. Mai, C. Sun, S. Li, and X. Zhang, “A Microfabricated Platform Probing Cytoskeleton Dynamics Using Multidirectional Topographical Cues”, Biomedical Microdevices, 9 (4), 523-531, 2007.

  66. W. Wu, E. Kim, E. Ponizovskaya, Y. Liu, Z. Yu , N. Fang, Y. Shen, A. Bratkovsky, W. Tong, C. Sun, X. Zhang, S. Wang and S. Williams, "Optical metamaterials at near and mid-IR range fabricated by nanoimprint lithography", Applied Physics. A, 87, 143, 2007.

  67. W. Wu, Y. Liu, E. Kim, Z. Yu, N. Fang, C. Sun, X. Zhang, R. Shen, S. Wang and S. Williams, "Optical Metamaterials at Mid-IR Range Fabricated by Nanoimprint Lithography", Applied Physics Letter, 90, 063107, 2007.

  68. Y. Liu, N. Fang, D. Wu, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Symmetric and antisymmetric modes of electromagnetic resonators", Applied Physics A, 82, 171, 2007.

  69. Z. Liu, S. Durant, H. Lee, Y. Pikus, N. Fang, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Far-field Optical Superlens Microscopy", Nano Letters, 7, 403, 2007.

  70. Z. Liu, S. Durant, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, Y. Pikus, C. Sun and X. Zhang, "Near-field Moire effect mediated by surface plasmon polariton excitation", Optics Letters, 32, 629, 2007.

  71. H. Liu, D. Genov, D. Wu, Y. Liu, J Steele, C. Sun, S. Zhu, and X. Zhang, “Magnetic plasmon propagation along a chain of connected subwavelength resonators at infrared frequencies”, Physics Review Letters, 97, 243902, 2006.

  72. N. Fang, D. Xi, J. Xu, M. Ambati, W. Srituravanich, C. Sun and X. Zhang, 2006 “Ultrasonic Metamaterials with Negative Stiffness”, Nature Materials, Vol.5 p452, 2006.

  73. D. Wu, N. Fang, C. Sun, X. Zhang, “ Stiction problems in releasing of 3D microstructures and its solution”, Sensors and Actuators A, v128, p109, 2006.

  74. K. Su, S. Durant, J. M. Steele, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Raman Enhancement Factor of a Single Tunable Nanoplasmonic Resonator", J. Physical Chemistry. B, v110(9); p3964, 2006.

  75. W. Srituravanich, S. Durant, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Deep subwavelength nanolithography using localized surface plasmons on planar silver mask", J. Vacuum Science & Technology B 23(6), pp2636-2639, 2005.

  76. H. Lee, Y. Xiong, N. Fang, W. Srituravanich, S. Durant, M. Ambati, C. Sun and X. Zhang, "Realization of optical superlens imaging below the diffraction limit", New J. Physics, 7, 255, 2005.

  77. N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, X. Zhang, "Sub-Diffraction-Limited Optical Imaging with a Silver Superlens", Science, Vol 308, 2005,pp534-537, 2005.

  78. C. Sun, N. Fang, D.M. Wu and X. Zhang, "Projection micro-stereolithography using digital micro-mirror dynamic mask", Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Volume 121, Issue 1, pp113-120, 2005.

  79. Z. Liu, J. M. Steele, W. Srituravanich, Y. Pikus, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, "Focusing Surface Plasmons with a Plasmonic Lens", Nano Letters, Vol. 5, No. 9, pp1726-1729, 2005.

  80. Srituravanich, W., Fang, N., Sun, C., and Zhang, X., 2004, “Sub-100 nm lithography using ultra-short wavelength of surface plasmons”, J. Vacuum Science & TechnologyB 22(6), 3475-3478, 2004.

  81. N. Fang, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, 2004, "Diffusion-Limited Photo Polymerization in Scanning Micro-Stereolithography", Applied Physics A, Vol. 79 (8), 1839, 2004.

  82. W. Srituravanich, N. Fang, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, 2004, “Plasmonic Nanolithography”, Nano Letters, Vol. 4(6), p1085, 2004.

  83. X. Zhang, C. Sun, N. Fang, “Manufacturing at Nanoscale: Top-down, Bottom-up and System Engineering”, J. Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 6 (1), p125, 2004.

  84. D. Wu, N. Fang, C. Sun, X. Zhang, W. Padilla, D. Basov, D. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Terahertz Plasmonic High Pass Filter”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 83(1), p201, 2003.

  85. C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “The Influences of the material Properties on ceramic Microstereolithography”, Sensors and Actuators A, Vol. 101, p364, 2002

  86. C. Sun and X. Zhang, “Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Microstereolithography of Ceramics”, J. Applied Physics, Vol. 92, No. 8, p4796, 2002.

  87. X. Zhang, J. Wen, and C. Sun, “Thermal and carrier transport originating from photon recycling and non-radiative recombination in laser micromachining of GaAs thin films”, Applied Physics A, 76 (2), p261, 2002.

  88. D. Wu, N. Fang, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Adhesion Force of Polymer Three-dimensional Microstuctures Fabricated by Micro-stereolithography, Applied Physics Letters, v81(22), p3963, 2002.

  89. X. Jiang, C. Sun, X. Zhang, B. Xu, and Y. Ye, “Microstereolithography of lead zirconate titanate thick film on silicon substrate”, Sensors and Actuators A, vA87, p72, 2000.

  90. X. Zhang, X. Jiang, C. Sun, “Micro-stereolithography of polymeric and ceramic microstructures”, Sensors and Actuators A, vol.A77, p149, 1999.

  91. C. Sun, M. Wang, van Esch J, et al. “Observation of instability of faceted crystals in lipid monolayers”, Physics Letters A 237 (4-5), p247, 1998.

  92. M. Wang, X. Liu, C. Sun, N. Ming, P. Bennema, and W. J.P. van Enckevort, “Periodic Roughening Transitions in Diffusion-Limited Growth”, Europhysics Letters, v41, p61, 1998.

  93. M. Wang, C. Sun, R. Peng, N. Ming, J. van Esch, H. Ringdorf, and P. Bennema, “Dynamic behavious of fractal-like domains in monolayers”, Phys. Rev. E, v53, p6121, 1996.

  94. M. Wang, C. Sun, W. J. P. van Enscevort, J. van Esch, G. Wildburg, R. Peng, N. Ming, P. Bennema, H. Ringsdorf, and R. J. M. Notle, “Pattern formation in lipid monilayers under illuminations”, Phys. Rev. E, v53, p2580, 1996.

  95. S. Chen, H. Shen, C. Sun, Y. Huang, Z. Yang, Y. Zhu, X. Wang, and Y. Wang, “Studies of possible phase transition in the range 92-285K for Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2CaCu3OY”, Phase Transitions, v53, p53, 1995.

  96. S. Chen, H. Shen, L. Bai, C. Sun, Z. Yang, Y. Zhu, Y. Wang, “XRD study on Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2CaCu3OY”, Chinese Journal of Low Temperature Physics, v16, p359, 1994.

  97. S. Chen, H. Shen, L. Bai, C. Sun, Z. Yang, Y. Zhu, and Y. Wang, “Anomalies of anisotropic thermal parameters in Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2CaCu3OY”, Physics Status of Solidi (a), K47, p145, 1994.

Book Chapters

  1. Zhang, X., Ambati, M., Fang, N., Lee, H., Liu, Z., Sun, C. and Xiong, Y., "Optical superlens" in Surface Plasmon Nanophotonics, Kik, P. G. and Brongersma, M. L. (Editors) Springer (2007).