Publications

This page will be updated periodically with published journal papers directly supported by the Simons Foundation.

Year One

Our foundation-sponsored research publications in year one consisted of 85 journal papers published in several high-profile journals, including three Nature, nine Nature sub-journals, nine Physical Review Letters, three PNAS, three Optica, and two Proc. IEEE. Our work has been featured on eight journal covers this year, in four press releases, and it has been selected as Editor’s Pick three times.

collage of 8 science journal covers
Journal covers highlighting our work published in the past year (see complete list below)
1. Banerjee, D., Vitelli, V., Jülicher, F., & Surówka, P. (2021). Active Viscoelasticity of Odd Materials. Physical Review Letters, 126(13), 138001. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.138001
2. Abbaszadeh, H., Fruchart, M., Saarloos, W. van, & Vitelli, V. (2021). Liquid-crystal-based topological photonics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(4), 2021. https://doi.org/10.1073/PNAS.2020525118
3. Fruchart, M., Hanai, R., Littlewood, P. B., & Vitelli, V. (2021). Non-reciprocal phase transitions. Nature 2021 592:7854, 592(7854), 363–369. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03375-9
4. Fallah, A., Kiasat, Y., Silveirinha, M. G., & Engheta, N. (2021). Nonreciprocal guided waves in the presence of swift electron beams. Physical Review B, 103(21), 214303. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.103.214303
5. Huidobro, P. A., Silveirinha, M. G., Galiffi, E., & Pendry, J. B. (2021). Homogenization Theory of Space-Time Metamaterials. Physical Review Applied, 16(1), 014044. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.16.014044
6. Morgado, T. A., & Silveirinha, M. G. (2021). Active Graphene Plasmonics with a Drift-Current Bias. ACS Photonics, 8(4), 1129–1136. https://doi.org/10.1021/ACSPHOTONICS.0C01890
7. Fernández-Alcázar, L. J., Kononchuk, R., Li, H., & Kottos, T. (2021). Extreme Nonreciprocal Near-Field Thermal Radiation via Floquet Photonics. Physical Review Letters, 126(20), 204101. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.204101
8. Kononchuk, R., Feinberg, J., Knee, J., & Kottos, T. (2021). Enhanced avionic sensing based on Wigner’s cusp anomalies. Science Advances, 7(23). https://doi.org/10.1126/SCIADV.ABG8118
9. Mencagli, M. J., Sounas, D. L., Fink, M., & Engheta, N. (2021). Static-to-dynamic field conversion with time-varying media. https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.11420v1
10. Castaldi, G., Pacheco-Peña, V., Moccia, M., Engheta, N., & Galdi, V. (2021). Exploiting space-time duality in the synthesis of impedance transformers via temporal metamaterials. Nanophotonics, 10(14), 3687–3699. https://doi.org/10.1515/NANOPH-2021-0231
11. Ramaniuk, A., Christodoulides, D. N., Assanto, G., Trippenbach, M., Jung, P. S., Krolikowski, W., Krolikowski, W., & Assanto, G. (2021). Scalar and vector supermode solitons owing to competing nonlocal nonlinearities. Optics Express, Vol. 29, Issue 6, Pp. 8015-8023, 29(6), 8015–8023. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.417352
12. Christodoulides, D. N., Wise, F. W., Pourbeyram, H., & Wu, Y. (2021). Weak beam self-cleaning of femtosecond pulses in the anomalous dispersion regime. Optics Letters, Vol. 46, Issue 13, Pp. 3312-3315, 46(13), 3312–3315. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.430926
13. Wu, F. O., Jung, P. S., Parto, M., Khajavikhan, M., & Christodoulides, D. N. (2020). Entropic thermodynamics of nonlinear photonic chain networks. Communications Physics 2020 3:1, 3(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42005-020-00484-1
14. Zareei, A., Medina, E., & Bertoldi, K. (2021). Harnessing Mechanical Deformation to Reduce Spherical Aberration in Soft Lenses. Physical Review Letters, 126(8), 084301. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.084301
15. Li, S., Deng, B., Grinthal, A., Schneider-Yamamura, A., Kang, J., Martens, R. S., Zhang, C. T., Li, J., Yu, S., Bertoldi, K., & Aizenberg, J. (2021). Liquid-induced topological transformations of cellular microstructures. Nature 2021 592:7854, 592(7854), 386–391. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03404-7
16. Castaldi, G., Pacheco-Peña, V., Moccia, M., Engheta, N., & Galdi, V. (2021). Exploiting space-time duality in the synthesis of impedance transformers via temporal metamaterials. Nanophotonics. https://doi.org/10.1515/NANOPH-2021-0231
17. Mencagli, M. J., Sounas, D. L., Fink, M., & Engheta, N. (2021). Static-to-dynamic field conversion with time-varying media. https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.11420v1
18. Pacheco-Peña, V., & Engheta, N. (2021). Temporal metamaterials with gain and loss. https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.01007v1
19. Suwunnarat, S., Tang, Y., Reisner, M., Mortessagne, F., Kuhl, U., & Kottos, T. (2021). Towards a Broad-Band Coherent Perfect Absorption in systems without Scale-Invariance. https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.03668v1
20. Shi, C., Kottos, T., & Shapiro, B. (2021). Controlling optical beam thermalization via band-gap engineering. Physical Review Research, 3(3), 033219. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.033219
21. Li, Y., Cohen, D., & Kottos, T. (2021). Enforcing Levy relaxation for multi-mode fibers with correlated disorder. https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.03028v1
22. Silveirinha, M. G. (2021). Time-Crystal Model of the Electron Spin. https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.12158v2
23. Bender, C. M., & Hook, D. W. (2021). $PT$-symmetric classical mechanics. PT Symmetry, 107–132. https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.04214v1
24. Felski, A., Bender, C. M., Klevansky, S. P., & Sarkar, S. (2021). Towards perturbative renormalization of <math xmlns. Physical Review D, 104(8), 085011. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.104.085011
25. Bender, C. M., Felski, A., Klevansky, S. P., & Sarkar, S. (2021). PT Symmetry and Renormalisation in Quantum Field Theory. https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.14864v1
26. Nassar, H., Yousefzadeh, B., Fleury, R., Ruzzene, M., Alù, A., Daraio, C., Norris, A. N., Huang, G., & Haberman, M. R. (2020). Nonreciprocity in acoustic and elastic materials. Nature Reviews Materials 2020 5:9, 5(9), 667–685. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41578-020-0206-0
27. Zhang, Z., Kang, M., Zhang, X., Feng, X., Xu, Y., Chen, X., Zhang, H., Xu, Q., Tian, Z., Zhang, W., Krasnok, A., Han, J., & Alù, A. (2020). Coherent Perfect Diffraction in Metagratings. Advanced Materials, 32(36), 2002341. https://doi.org/10.1002/ADMA.202002341
28. Li, H., Moussa, H., Sounas, D., & Alù, A. (2020). Parity-time Symmetry Based on Time Modulation. Physical Review Applied, 14(3), 031002. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.14.031002
29. Galiffi, E., Wang, Y.-T., Lim, Z., Pendry, J. B., Alù, A., & Huidobro, P. A. (2020). Wood Anomalies and Surface-Wave Excitation with a Time Grating. Physical Review Letters, 125(12), 127403. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.127403
30. Duggan, R., Mann, S. A., & Alù, A. (2020). Nonreciprocal photonic topological order driven by uniform optical pumping. Physical Review B, 102(10), 100303. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.102.100303
31. Wang, M., Krasnok, A., Lepeshov, S., Hu, G., Jiang, T., Fang, J., Korgel, B. A., Alù, A., & Zheng, Y. (2020). Suppressing material loss in the visible and near-infrared range for functional nanophotonics using bandgap engineering. Nature Communications 2020 11:1, 11(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18793-y
32. Li, A., Dong, J., Wang, J., Cheng, Z., Ho, J. S., Zhang, D., Wen, J., Zhang, X.-L., Chan, C. T., Alù, A., Qiu, C.-W., & Chen, L. (2020). Hamiltonian Hopping for Efficient Chiral Mode Switching in Encircling Exceptional Points. Physical Review Letters, 125(18), 187403. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.187403
33. Zangeneh-Nejad, F., Alù, A., & Fleury, R. (2020). Topological wave insulators: a review. Comptes Rendus. Physique, 21(4–5), 467–499. https://doi.org/10.5802/CRPHYS.3
35. Alù, A., Li, H., & Alù, A. (2021). Temporal switching to extend the bandwidth of thin absorbers. Optica, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Pp. 24-29, 8(1), 24–29. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.408399
36. Mekawy, A., & Alù, A. (2021). Giant midinfrared nonlinearity based on multiple quantum well polaritonic metasurfaces. Nanophotonics, 10(1), 667–678. https://doi.org/10.1515/NANOPH-2020-0408
37. Tymchenko, M., Nagulu, A., Krishnaswamy, H., & Alu, A. (2021). Universal Frequency-Domain Analysis of N-Path Networks. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 68(2), 569–580. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSI.2020.3040592
38. Bergman, A., Duggan, R., Sharma, K., Tur, M., Zadok, A., & Alù, A. (2021). Observation of anti-parity-time-symmetry, phase transitions and exceptional points in an optical fibre. Nature Communications 2021 12:1, 12(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-20797-7
39. Li, J., Wang, M., Wu, Z., Li, H., Hu, G., Jiang, T., Guo, J., Liu, Y., Yao, K., Chen, Z., Fang, J., Fan, D., Korgel, B. A., Alù, A., & Zheng, Y. (2020). Tunable Chiral Optics in All-Solid-Phase Reconfigurable Dielectric Nanostructures. Nano Letters, 21(2), 973–979. https://doi.org/10.1021/ACS.NANOLETT.0C03957
40. Xu, X., Kwon, H., Finch, S., Lee, J. Y., Nordin, L., Wasserman, D., Alù, A., & Dodabalapur, A. (2021). Reflecting metagrating-enhanced thin-film organic light emitting devices. Applied Physics Letters, 118(5), 053302. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0034573
41. Janković, N., & Alù, A. (2020). Glide-Symmetric Acoustic Waveguides for Extreme Sensing and Isolation. Physical Review Applied, 15(2). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevapplied.15.024004
42. Rasmussen, C., & Alù, A. (2021). Compressibility-Near-Zero Acoustic Radiation. Physical Review Applied, 15(2), 024022. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.15.024022
43. Overvig, A., Yu, N., & Alù, A. (2021). Chiral Quasi-Bound States in the Continuum. Physical Review Letters, 126(7), 073001. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.073001
44. Esfahlani, H., Mazor, Y., & Alù, A. (2021). Homogenization and design of acoustic Willis metasurfaces. Physical Review B, 103(5), 054306. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.103.054306
45. Ramaccia, D., Alù, A., Toscano, A., & Bilotti, F. (2021). Temporal multilayer structures for designing higher-order transfer functions using time-varying metamaterials. Applied Physics Letters, 118(10), 101901. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0042567
46. Overvig, A., & Alù, A. (2021). Wavefront-selective Fano resonant metasurfaces. Https://Doi.Org/10.1117/1.AP.3.2.026002, 3(2), 026002. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.AP.3.2.026002
47. Mann, S. A., Mekawy, A., & Alù, A. (2021). Broadband Field Localization, Density of States, and Nonlinearity Enhancement in Nonreciprocal and Topological Hotspots. Physical Review Applied, 15(3), 034064. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.15.034064
48. Coppolaro, M., Moccia, M., Castaldi, G., Alu, A., & Galdi, V. (2021). Surface-Wave Propagation on Non-Hermitian Metasurfaces with Extreme Anisotropy. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 69(4), 2060–2071. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2021.3057632
49. Barbuto, M., Alu, A., Bilotti, F., & Toscano, A. (2021). Dual-Circularly Polarized Topological Patch Antenna with Pattern Diversity. IEEE Access, 9, 48769–48776. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3068792
50. Alù, A., Qiu, C.-W., Hu, G., Alù, A., & Alù, A. (2021). Twistronics for photons: opinion. Optical Materials Express, Vol. 11, Issue 5, Pp. 1377-1382, 11(5), 1377–1382. https://doi.org/10.1364/OME.423521
51. Hu, G., Wang, M., Mazor, Y., Qiu, C.-W., & Alù, A. (2021). Tailoring Light with Layered and Moiré Metasurfaces. Trends in Chemistry, 3(5), 342–358. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.TRECHM.2021.02.004
52. Mekawy, A., Sounas, D. L., & Alù, A. (2021). Free-Space Nonreciprocal Transmission Based on Nonlinear Coupled Fano Metasurfaces. Photonics 2021, Vol. 8, Page 139, 8(5), 139. https://doi.org/10.3390/PHOTONICS8050139
53. Vakulenko, A., Kiriushechkina, S., Wang, M., Li, M., Zhirihin, D., Ni, X., Guddala, S., Korobkin, D., Alù, A., & Khanikaev, A. B. (2021). Near-Field Characterization of Higher-Order Topological Photonic States at Optical Frequencies. Advanced Materials, 33(18), 2004376. https://doi.org/10.1002/ADMA.202004376
54. Quan, L., Yves, S., Peng, Y., Esfahlani, H., & Alù, A. (2021). Odd Willis coupling induced by broken time-reversal symmetry. Nature Communications 2021 12:1, 12(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22745-5
55. Fang, J., Wang, M., Yao, K., Zhang, T., Krasnok, A., Jiang, T., Choi, J., Kahn, E., Korgel, B. A., Terrones, M., Li, X., Alù, A., & Zheng, Y. (2021). Directional Modulation of Exciton Emission Using Single Dielectric Nanospheres. Advanced Materials, 33(20), 2007236. https://doi.org/10.1002/ADMA.202007236
56. Mekawy, A., Li, H., Radi, Y., & Alù, A. (2021). Parametric Enhancement of Radiation from Electrically Small Antennas. Physical Review Applied, 15(5), 054063. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.15.054063
57. Nefedkin, N., Alù, A., & Krasnok, A. (2021). Quantum Embedded Superstates. Advanced Quantum Technologies, 4(6), 2000121. https://doi.org/10.1002/QUTE.202000121
58. Rasmussen, C., Quan, L., & Alù, A. (2021). Acoustic nonreciprocity. Journal of Applied Physics, 129(21), 210903. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0050775
59. Kawaguchi, Y., Li, M., Chen, K., Menon, V., Alù, A., & Khanikaev, A. B. (2021). Optical isolator based on chiral light-matter interactions in a ring resonator integrating a dichroic magneto-optical material. Applied Physics Letters, 118(24), 241104. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0057558
60. Guddala, S., Kawaguchi, Y., Komissarenko, F., Kiriushechkina, S., Vakulenko, A., Chen, K., Alù, A., M. Menon, V., & Khanikaev, A. B. (2021). All-optical nonreciprocity due to valley polarization pumping in transition metal dichalcogenides. Nature Communications 2021 12:1, 12(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24138-0
61. Krasnok, A., Alú, A., Jankovic, N., Sakotic, Z., & Jankovic, N. (2021). Topological scattering singularities and embedded eigenstates for polarization control and sensing applications. Photonics Research, Vol. 9, Issue 7, Pp. 1310-1323, 9(7), 1310–1323. https://doi.org/10.1364/PRJ.424247
62. Li, H., Mekawy, A., & Alù, A. (2021). Gain-Free Parity-Time Symmetry for Evanescent Fields. Physical Review Letters, 127(1), 014301. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.014301
63. Mazor, Y., Cotrufo, M., & Alù, A. (2021). Unitary Excitation Transfer between Coupled Cavities Using Temporal Switching. Physical Review Letters, 127(1), 013902. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.013902
64. Li, M., Sinev, I., Benimetskiy, F., Ivanova, T., Khestanova, E., Kiriushechkina, S., Vakulenko, A., Guddala, S., Skolnick, M., Menon, V. M., Krizhanovskii, D., Alù, A., Samusev, A., & Khanikaev, A. B. (2021). Experimental observation of topological Z2 exciton-polaritons in transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers. Nature Communications 2021 12:1, 12(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24728-y
65. Alù, A., Kim, S., Ni, X., & Alù, A. (2021). Topological insulator in two synthetic dimensions based on an optomechanical resonator. Optica, Vol. 8, Issue 8, Pp. 1024-1032, 8(8), 1024–1032. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.430821
66. Chen, K., Weiner, M., Li, M., Ni, X., Alù, A., & Khanikaev, A. B. (2021). Nonlocal topological insulators: Deterministic aperiodic arrays supporting localized topological states protected by nonlocal symmetries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(34), 2021. https://doi.org/10.1073/PNAS.2100691118
67. Rasmussen, C., & Alù, A. (2021). Non-Foster acoustic radiation from an active piezoelectric transducer. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(30). https://doi.org/10.1073/PNAS.2024984118
68. Farhat, M., Chen, P.-Y., Amin, M., Alù, A., & Wu, Y. (2021). Transverse acoustic spin and torque from pure spinning of objects. Physical Review B, 104(6), L060104. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.104.L060104
69. Ma, W., Hu, G., Hu, D., Chen, R., Sun, T., Zhang, X., Dai, Q., Zeng, Y., Alù, A., Qiu, C.-W., & Li, P. (2021). Ghost hyperbolic surface polaritons in bulk anisotropic crystals. Nature 2021 596:7872, 596(7872), 362–366. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03755-1
70. Cotrufo, M., Mann, S. A., Moussa, H., & Alu, A. (2021). Nonlinearity-Induced Nonreciprocity – Part II. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 69(8), 3584–3597. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2021.3082192
71. Cotrufo, M., Mann, S. A., Moussa, H., & Alu, A. (2021). Nonlinearity-Induced Nonreciprocity – Part I. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 69(8), 3569–3583. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2021.3079250