Welcome to Yuanmu Yang Group at the Department of Precision Instrument of Tsinghua University. We are a highly interdisciplinary group with particular research interest on meta-optics and its related device applications. Currently, we are most interested in building intelligent optical sensors, a device that may sense the amplitude, phase and polarization of light, with a low SWaP (size, weight, and power). We are equally interested in developing unconventional, integrated nonlinear light sources emitting in the THz and EUV band.

We are always looking for highly motivated postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students to join us tackling challenging problems at the frontier of science and engineering. Those interested should contact us.

  • Our paper “Metalens-Assisted System for Underwater Imaging” has been published on Laser & Photonics Reviews.

Recent Publications:

F. Zhao, R. Lu, X. Chen, et al. “Metalens-Assisted System for Underwater Imaging“. Laser & Photonics Reviews 2100097 (2021).

Y. Zhao, Y. Yang & H.-B. Sun. “Nonlinear meta-optics towards applications“. PhotoniX 2, 3 (2021).

F. Hu, L. Li, Y. Liu, et al. “Two-plasmon spontaneous emission from a nonlocal epsilon-near-zero material“. Communications Physics 4, 84 (2021)

Jia, W., Liu, M., Lu, Y. et al. “Broadband terahertz wave generation from an epsilon-near-zero material”. Light Sci. Appl. 10, 11 (2021).

Y. Ni#, S. Chen#, Y. Wang, Q. Tan, S. Xiao*, and Y. Yang*. “Metasurface for Structured Light Projection over 120° Field of View“, Nano Letters 20(9),  6719 (2020). (#: equal contribution)

Y. Yang*, J. Lu, A. Manjavacas, T. S. Luk, H. Liu, K. Kelley, J-P. Maria, E. L. Runnerstrom, M. B. Sinclair, S. Ghimire and I. Brener*, “High-harmonic generation from an epsilon-near-zero material”, Nature Physics, 15, 1022 (2019)

Recent News:


Liu and Shun joined the group as Ph.D. students. Liu received his B.S. degree in Physics from Nankai University, and Shun received his B.Eng. degree in Optoelectronics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. 


Yibo and Sai’s paper on metasurface for structured light projection, towards 3D sensing over a large FOV, has been published on Nano Letters.


Futai’s paper on improving the switching contrast of ENZ material-based all-optical and electro-optical modulators has been published on Optics Express.

Sai & Chunqi joined the group as our first two postdocs. Sai received the prestigious “Shuimu Scholar” fellowship from Tsinghua University.

Yibo & Wenhe joined the group as our first two graduate students.

Our paper on high-harmonic generation from an ENZ material has been published on Nature Physics.

Wenhe won the best poster award at the international workshop on “Topological Photonics and Beyond 2019” (TPB’19) held in Tianjin, China.

Yuanmu joined Tsinghua University as a tenure-track associate professor.