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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Electronics and Electrical Engineering H-index 114 Citations 60,146 480 World Ranking 23 National Ranking 12

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Awards & Achievements

2011 - IEEE Fellow For contributions to nanophotonics

2010 - SPIE Fellow

2008 - Fellow of American Physical Society (APS) Citation Contributions to the theory and applications of nanophotonic structures and devices, including photonic crystals, plasmonics and metamaterials

2008 - OSA Fellows For many deep and creative contributions to physics, analysis, and novel devices in semiconductor, dielectric and metallic optical nanostructures.


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Optics
  • Photon

Shanhui Fan spends much of his time researching Optics, Optoelectronics, Photonic crystal, Photonics and Resonator. His research links Dielectric with Optics. As part of his studies on Optoelectronics, he often connects relevant areas like Absorption.

His work deals with themes such as Grating, Silicon and Thin film, which intersect with Absorption. His Photonic crystal research focuses on Waveguide and how it connects with Optical switch. Shanhui Fan has researched Refractive index in several fields, including Polarization and Metamaterial.

His most cited work include:

  • Photonic crystals: putting a new twist on light (2312 citations)
  • Large single-molecule fluorescence enhancements produced by a bowtie nanoantenna (1436 citations)
  • High Transmission through Sharp Bends in Photonic Crystal Waveguides. (1433 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His scientific interests lie mostly in Optics, Optoelectronics, Photonic crystal, Photonics and Resonator. Optics is closely attributed to Dielectric in his study. His Optoelectronics study incorporates themes from Resonance and Absorption.

Shanhui Fan combines subjects such as Condensed matter physics, Laser and Finite-difference time-domain method with his study of Photonic crystal. His Photonics research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Topology, Optical isolator and Photon. His Photon study deals with the bigger picture of Quantum mechanics.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Optics (41.81%)
  • Optoelectronics (35.75%)
  • Photonic crystal (24.49%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2018-2021)?

  • Photonics (19.15%)
  • Optoelectronics (35.75%)
  • Photonic crystal (24.49%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His scientific interests lie mostly in Photonics, Optoelectronics, Photonic crystal, Optics and Topology. His research in Photonics intersects with topics in Photon, Quantum, Nonlinear system, Electronic engineering and Resonator. His work in Resonator covers topics such as Electronic band structure which are related to areas like Lattice.

The various areas that Shanhui Fan examines in his Optoelectronics study include Thermal and Laser. His Photonic crystal research includes themes of Bound state, Nanophotonics, Slab and Second-harmonic generation. His Optics research focuses on Broadband and Polarization.

Between 2018 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Wave physics as an analog recurrent neural network (83 citations)
  • Electronically programmable photonic molecule (78 citations)
  • Thermal meta-device in analogue of zero-index photonics (72 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Optics
  • Photon

Shanhui Fan mainly focuses on Photonics, Optoelectronics, Thermal radiation, Radiative cooling and Optics. His work carried out in the field of Photonics brings together such families of science as Frequency comb, Photonic crystal, Photon, Electronic engineering and Resonator. His Photonic crystal research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Nonlinear photonic crystal, Spontaneous parametric down-conversion, Band gap and Second-harmonic generation.

Optoelectronics and Near and far field are commonly linked in his work. His studies deal with areas such as Heat current, Thermal, Magnetic field and Condensed matter physics as well as Thermal radiation. His Optics study frequently intersects with other fields, such as Electricity generation.

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Top Publications

Photonic crystals: putting a new twist on light

J. D. Joannopoulos;Pierre R. Villeneuve;Shanhui Fan.
Nature (1997)

3585 Citations

High Transmission through Sharp Bends in Photonic Crystal Waveguides.

Attila Mekis;J. C. Chen;I. Kurland;Shanhui Fan.
Physical Review Letters (1996)

2284 Citations

Large single-molecule fluorescence enhancements produced by a bowtie nanoantenna

Anika A. Kinkhabwala;Zongfu Yu;Shanhui Fan;Yuri Avlasevich.
Nature Photonics (2009)

1858 Citations

A Dielectric Omnidirectional Reflector

Yoel Fink;Joshua N. Winn;Shanhui Fan;Chiping Chen.
Science (1998)

1669 Citations

Parity–time-symmetric whispering-gallery microcavities

Bo Peng;Şahin Kaya Özdemir;Fuchuan Lei;Fuchuan Lei;Faraz Monifi.
Nature Physics (2014)

1427 Citations


Steven G. Johnson;Shanhui Fan;Pierre R. Villeneuve;J. D. Joannopoulos.
Physical Review B (1999)

1342 Citations

Optical absorption enhancement in amorphous silicon nanowire and nanocone arrays.

Jia Zhu;Zongfu Yu;George F. Burkhard;Ching-Mei Hsu.
Nano Letters (2009)

1299 Citations

Photonic-bandgap microcavities in optical waveguides

J. S. Foresi;P. R. Villeneuve;J. Ferrera;E. R. Thoen.
Nature (1997)

1293 Citations

Analysis of guided resonances in photonic crystal slabs

Shanhui Fan;J. D. Joannopoulos.
Physical Review B (2002)

1253 Citations

The BABAR detector: Upgrades, operation and performance

B. Aubert;R. Barate;D. Boutigny;F. Couderc.
Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment (2013)

1219 Citations

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