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Lei Kang

Assistant Research Professor


  • Electrical Engineering

301 Electrical Engineering East


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Journal Article

  • Shengxiang Wang, Lei Kang and Douglas Werner, 2018, "Active Terahertz Chiral Metamaterials Based on Phase Transition of Vanadium Dioxide (VO 2)", Scientific reports, 8, (1), pp. 189
  • Shengxiang Wang, Guochao Wei, Xiaochuan Wang, Zhengpeng Qin, Yuan Li, Wen Lei, Zhi Hao Jiang, Lei Kang and Douglas Werner, 2018, "Asymmetric transmission based on magnetic resonance coupling in 3D-printed metamaterials", Applied Physics Letters, 113, (8), pp. 081904
  • Yusheng Bian, Qiang Ren, Lei Kang, Taiwei Yue, Pingjuan L Werner and Douglas Werner, 2018, "Deep-subwavelength light transmission in hybrid nanowire-loaded silicon nano-rib waveguides", Photonics Research, 6, (1), pp. 37--45
  • Zhi Hao Jiang, Lei Kang, Wei Hong and Douglas Werner, 2018, "Highly efficient broadband multiplexed millimeter-wave vortices from metasurface-enabled transmit-arrays of subwavelength thickness", Physical Review Applied, 9, (6), pp. 064009
  • Yusheng Bian, Lei Kang, Qiang Ren, Yuanxia Zheng, Roman Engel-Herbert, Pingjuan L Werner, Douglas Werner, Ajey P Jacob and Abu Thomas, 2018, "Hybrid vanadate waveguiding configurations for extreme optical confinement and efficient polarization management in the near-infrared", Nanoscale, 10, (35), pp. 16667--16674
  • Rui Feng, Jianjia Yi, Shah Nawaz Burokur, Lei Kang, Hailin Zhang and Douglas Werner, 2018, "Orbital angular momentum generation method based on transformation electromagnetics", Optics express, 26, (9), pp. 11708--11717
  • Yingfan Meng, Jianjia Yi, Shah Nawaz Burokur, Lei Kang, Hailin Zhang and Douglas Werner, 2018, "Phase-modulation based transmitarray convergence lens for vortex wave carrying orbital angular momentum", Optics express, 26, (17), pp. 22019--22029
  • Xin Wang, Ziting Wang, Licheng Bai, Huaiyu Wang, Lei Kang, Douglas Werner, Ming Xu, Bo Li, Jia Li and Xue-Feng Yu, 2018, "Vivid structural colors from long-range ordered and carbon-integrated colloidal photonic crystals", Optics express, 26, (21), pp. 27001--27013
  • yusheng Bian, Lei Kang and Qiang Ren, 2017, "Efficient Cross-talk Reduction of Nanophotonic Circuits Enabled by Fabrication Friendly Periodic Silicon Strip Arrays", Scientific reports, 7
  • Lei Kang, Sean P Rodrigues and Mohammad Taghinejad, 2017, "Preserving Spin States upon Reflection: Linear and Nonlinear Responses of a Chiral Meta-Mirror", Nano Letters, 17
  • qiang Ren, yusheng bian and Lei Kang, 2017, "Leap-Frog Continuous–Discontinuous Galerkin Time Domain Method for Nanoarchitectures With the Drude Model", JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, 35
  • zhihao jiang, Lei Kang and Douglas Werner, 2017, "Conformal metasurface-coated dielectric waveguides for highly confined broadband optical activity with simultaneous low-visibility and reduced crosstalk", Nature communications, 8
  • shengxiang wang, Lei Kang and Douglas Werner, 2017, "Hybrid Resonators and Highly Tunable Terahertz Metamaterials Enabled by Vanadium Dioxide (VO2)", Scientific Reports, 7
  • Qiang Ren, Jogender Nagar and Lei Kang, 2017, "Efficient Wideband Numerical Simulations for Nanostructures Employing a Drude-Critical Points (DCP) Dispersive Model", Scientific Reports, 7
  • lei kang, Qiang Ren and douglas werner, 2017, "Leveraging Superchiral Light for Manipulation of Optical Chirality in the Near-Field of Plasmonic Metamaterials", ACS Photonics, 4, pp. 8
  • Sarah J Boehm, Lei Kang, Douglas Werner and Christine D Keating, 2016, "Field-Switchable Broadband Polarizer Based on Reconfigurable Nanowire Assemblies", Advanced functional materials, 27, pp. 8
  • liu liu, Lei Kang, Theresa S Mayer and Douglas Werner, 2016, "Hybrid metamaterials for electrically triggered multifunctional control", NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 7, pp. 8

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