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Dr Yijie Shen 

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Senior Research Fellow & Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Dr. Yijie Shen is currently a Senior Research Fellow of Nanophotonics & Metamaterials Group (Nikolay I. Zheludev group) in Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton (Soton), Southampton, UK, also working as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow funded by Marie S.-Curie MULTIPLY Fellowship. He received the the Ph.D. degree in optical engineering at the Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and automation from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. During Mar. 2019 to Jun. 2019, he was invited as a visiting researcher in School of Physics: Structured Light Laboratory (Andrew Forbes group), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), Johannesburg, South Africa, and also invited as a visiting researcher in National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa. He is currently a national first-grade computer aided designer and cartographer in China. He is a member of the Chinese Optical Society (COS) and Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He also won an awarded membership of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and fellow member in the Systems and Instrumentation Group in 2018. He is also a senior reviewer of journals Opt. Lett., Opt. Express, IEEE Photon. J., J. Opt., etc. He has published over forty papers in high-impact journals Light: Sci. & Appl., Phys. Rev. A, Opt. Lett., Opt. Express etc, and has over hundreds times citations.

Research

Research interests

Optical angular momentum, structured light, quantum optics, metasurface and nanophotonics, ultrafast nonlinear optics

Publications

Shen, Yijie, Meng, Yuan, Fu, Xing and Gong, Mali (2018) Wavelength-tunable Hermite–Gaussian modes and an orbital-angular-momentum-tunable vortex beam in a dual-off-axis pumped Yb:CALGO laser. Optics Letters, 43 (2), 291-294. (doi:10.1364/OL.43.000291).

Shen, Yijie, Wan, Zhensong, Meng, Yuan, Fu, Xing and Gong, Mali (2018) Polygonal vortex beams. IEEE Photonics Journal, 10 (4), 1-16. (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2018.2858845).

Pan, Jing, Shen, Yijie, Wan, Zhensong, Fu, Xing, Zhang, Hengkang and Liu, Qiang (2020) Index-tunable structured-light beams from a laser with an intracavity astigmatic mode converter. Physical Review Applied, 14 (4), [044048]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.14.044048).

Shen, Yijie, Zdagkas, Apostolos, Papasimakis, Nikitas and Zheludev, Nikolai (2020) Quantum-analogous measures for space-time non-separable light. Photon 2020, Online. 01 - 04 Sep 2020.

Shen, Yijie, Zdagkas, Apostolos, Papasimakis, Nikitas and Zheludev, Nikolai (2020) Space-time non-separability of complex electromagnetic fields generated by metasurfaces. Metamaterials'2020: 14th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, Online. 28 Sep - 01 Oct 2020. pp. 1-3 .

Wan, Zhensong, Wang, Zhaoyang, Yang, Xilin, Shen, Yijie and Fu, Xing (2020) Digitally tailoring arbitrary structured light of generalized ray-wave duality. Optics Express, 28 (21), 31043-31056. (doi:10.1364/OE.400587).

Shen, Yijie (2020) Structured light towards multiple degrees of freedom and high dimensions. Optical Young Scientist Summit (YOSS) 2020, China, Ningbo, China. 04 - 07 Dec 2020.

Shen, Yijie, Zdagkas, Apostolos, Papasimakis, Nikitas and Zheludev, Nikolai (2020) Dataset for: Measures of space-time non-separability of electromagnetic pulses. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1726 [Dataset]

Shen, Yijie, Zdagkas, Apostolos, Papasimakis, Nikitas and Zheludev, Nikolai (2021) Measures of space-time non-separability of electromagnetic pulses. Physical Review Research. (In Press)

Zdagkas, Apostolos, Shen, Yijie, Pidishety, Shankar, McDonnell, C, Deng, J, Li, G, Papasimakis, Nikitas, Ellenbogen, T and Zheludev, Nikolai (2021) Observation of toroidal light pulses. CLEO 2021 Virtual Conference, , Virtual. 09 - 14 May 2021.

Shen, Yijie, Zdagkas, Apostolos, Pidishety, Shankar, Papasimakis, Nikitas and Zheludev, Nikolai (2021) State tomography of space-time “entangled” ultrafast optical pulses. CLEO 2021 Virtual Conference, , Virtual. 09 - 14 May 2021.

Shen, Yijie, Hou, Yaonan, Zdagkas, Apostolos, Papasimakis, Nikitas and Zheludev, Nikolai (2021) Skyrmionic Supertoroidal Light Pulses. CLEO 2021 Virtual Conference, , Virtual. 09 - 14 May 2021.

Shen, Yijie, Hou, Yaonan, Zdagkas, Apostolos, Papasimakis, Nikitas and Zheludev, Nikolai (2021) Supertoroidal skyrmionic light pulses. CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021 Virtual Meeting, Europe, Virtual. 21 - 25 Jun 2021.

Wang, Zhaoyang, Shen, Yijie, Naidoo, Darryl, Fu, Xing and Forbes, Andrew (2020) Astigmatic hybrid SU(2) vector vortex beams: towards versatile structures in longitudinally variant polarized optics. Optics Express, 29 (1), 315-329. (doi:10.1364/OE.414674).

Shen, Yijie, Wang, Zhaoyang, Fu, Xing, Naidoo, Darryl and Forbes, Andrew (2020) SU(2) Poincaré Sphere: A generalized representation for multi-dimensional structured light. Physical Review.

Shen, Yijie, Yang, Xilin, Naidoo, Darryl, Fu, Xing and Forbes, Andrew (2020) Structured ray-wave vector vortex beams in multiple degrees of freedom from a laser: erratum. Optica, 7 (7), 820 - 831. (doi:10.1364/OPTICA.382994).

Shen, Yijie, Nape, Isaac, Yang, Xilin, Fu, Xing, Gong, Mali, Naidoo, Darryl and Forbes, Andrew (2021) Creation and control of high-dimensional multi-partite classically entangled light. Light: Science & Applications, 10 (1), [50]. (doi:10.1038/s41377-021-00493-x).

Shen, Yijie, Wang, Zhaoyang, Yang, Xilin, Nape, Isaac, Naidoo, Darryl, Fu, Xing and Forbes, Andrew (2021) Clasically entangled vectorial structured light towards multiple degrees of freedom and higher dimensions. CLEO 2021 Virtual Conference, , Virtual. 09 - 14 May 2021.

Shen, Yijie (2021) Dataset for Topological bimeronic beams. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D1897 [Dataset]

Shen, Yijie (2021) Topological bimeronic beams. Optics Letters, 46 (15), 3737. (doi:10.1364/OL.431122).

Shen, Yijie, Hou, Yaonan, Papasimakis, Nikitas and Zheludev, Nikolai (2021) Supertoroidal light pulses as electromagnetic skyrmions propagating in free space. Nature Communications, [5891]. (doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26037-w).

Papasimakis, Nikitas, Shen, Yijie, Zdagkas, Apostolos, Pidishety, Shankar and Zheludev, Nikolai (2021) Classically “entangled” toroidal pulses. SPIE Optics & Photonics 2021, Virtual Conference, USA, San Diego, United States. 01 - 05 Aug 2021.

Shen, Yijie, Zdagkas, Apostolos, Papasimakis, Nikitas and Zheludev, Nikolai (2021) supertoroidal skyrmionic light pulses. ICEAA-IEEE APWC-USNC URSI RSM 2021, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. 09 - 13 Aug 2021.

Shen, Yijie (2021) Structured light towards multiple degrees of freedom and high dimensions. OFS 2021 virtual conference<br/>, Hangzhou, China, China. 24 - 26 Apr 2021.

Pan, Jing, Shen, Yijie, Wang, Hao, Wang, Zhaoyang, Wan, Zhensong, Fu, Xing, Zhang, Hengkang and Liu, Qiang (2021) Intracavity-Mode-Conversion Structured-Light Laser. CLEO 2021 Virtual Conference, , Virtual. 09 - 14 May 2021. (doi:10.1364/CLEO_SI.2021.STh1B.4).

Wan, Zhensong, Shen, Yijie, Wang, Zhaoyang and Fu, Xing (2021) Digitally controlled ray-wave geometric beams as higher-dimensional information carriers. SPIE’s Laser Beam Shaping (LBS), Virtual conference<br/>. 01 - 05 Aug 2021.

Shen, Yijie (2021) Structured light towards multiple degrees of freedom and high dimensions. SPIE’s Laser Beam Shaping (LBS), Virtual conference<br/>. 01 - 05 Aug 2021.

Shen, Yijie (2021) Structured light towards multiple degrees of freedom and high dimensions. Digital Singular Optics (DSO 2021), Virtual Conference<br/>, Yalta, Ukraine. 06 - 10 Sep 2021.

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