About Xiaodong Yang

Education

  • Columbia University, Doctor of Philosophy, 2009

Professional links

Professional Affiliations
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • IEEE Photonics Society
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Xiaodong Yang

Prof, asoc
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
227 Toomey Hall

573-341-6273 | yangxia@mst.edu

Education

  • Columbia University, Doctor of Philosophy, 2009

Professional links

Professional Affiliations
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • IEEE Photonics Society
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Biography

Academic Positions:

- Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (2011-present)
- Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2009-2011)
- Guest Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley (2010)
- Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Columbia University (2003-2008)
- Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2000-2003)

Research

Research interests

Optical materials and devices in nanophotonics and plasmonics; Physics and applications of optical metamaterials; Nanoscale optomechanics, optical nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS); Photon management for solar/thermal energy harvesting; Integrated optofluidic devices and optical sensors; Optical device micro-/nano-fabrication.

Publications

Selected Journal Publications
  • X. Yang, Y. Liu, R. F. Oulton, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, "Optical forces in hybrid plasmonic waveguides," Nano Letters, 11, 321-328
    (2011).
  • X. Yang, A. Ishikawa, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, "Hybrid photonic-plasmonic crystal nanocavities," ACS Nano, 5, 2831-2838
    (2011).
  • J. Yao, X. Yang, X. Yin, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, "Three-dimensional nanometer-scale optical cavities of indefinite medium,"
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108, 11327-11331 (2011).
  • X. Yang, M. Yu, D. L. Kwong, and C. W. Wong, "Coupled resonances in multiple silicon photonic crystal cavities in all-
    optical solid-state analog to electromagnetically-induced transparency,"
    IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 16, 288-294 (2010).
  • X. Yang, M. Yu, D. L. Kwong, and C. W. Wong, "All-optical analogue to electromagnetically induced transparency in
    multiple coupled photonic crystal nanocavities," Physical Review Letters,
    102, 173902 (2009).
  • S. Kocaman, X. Yang, J. F. McMillan, M. Yu, D. L. Kwong, and C. W. Wong, "Observations of temporal group delays in slow-light multiple coupled
    photonic crystal cavities," Applied Physics Letters, 96, 221111 (2010).
  • X. Yang, C. Chen, C. Husko, and C. W. Wong, "Digital resonance tuning of high-Q/Vm silicon photonic crystal
    nanocavities by atomic layer deposition," Applied Physics Letters, 91,
    161114 (2007).
  • X. Yang, C. Husko, M. Yu, D. L. Kwong, and C. W. Wong, "Observation of femto-joule optical bistability involving Fano resonances in
    high-Q/Vm silicon photonic crystal nanocavities," Applied Physics Letters,
    91, 051113 (2007).
  • X. Yang and C. W. Wong, "Coupled-mode theory for stimulated Raman scattering in high-Q/Vm
    silicon photonic band gap nanocavity lasers," Optics Express 15, 4763-4780
    (2007).
  • X. Yang and C. W. Wong, "Stimulated Raman amplification and lasing in silicon photonic band gap
    nanocavities," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 133, 278-282 (2007).
  • X. Yang and C. W. Wong, "Design of photonic band gap nanocavities for stimulated Raman
    amplification and lasing in monolithic silicon," Optics Express 13, 4723-
    4730 (2005).
  • R. Bose, X. Yang, R. Chatterjee, J. Gao, and C. W. Wong, "Weak coupling interactions of colloidal lead sulphide (PbS) nanocrystals
    with silicon photonic crystal nanocavities near 1.55 µm at room
    temperature," Applied Physics Letters, 90, 111117 (2007).
  • J. F. McMillan, X. Yang, N. C. Paniou, R. M. Osgood, and C. W. Wong, "Enhanced stimulated Raman scattering in slow-light photonic crystal
    waveguides," Optics Letters, 31, 1235 (2006).
  • X. Yang and H. Ma, "Cubic eddy-viscosity turbulence models for strongly swirling confined flows
    with variable density," International Journal for Numerical Methods in
    Fluids, 45, 985 (2004).
  • X. Yang and H. Ma, "Computation of strongly swirling confined flows with cubic eddy-viscosity
    turbulence models," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids,
    43, 1355 (2003).

Awards and recognition

Awards

Honors and Awards
  • Ph.D. Degree Distinction Award at Columbia University 2009
  • Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Award 2006-2008
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad 2008
  • Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship at the Chinese Academy of Sciences 2001

Accomplishments

Book Chapters
  • C. W. Wong, X. Yang, R. Chatterjee, S. Kocaman, J. F. McMillan, and C. J. Chen, "Controlling dispersion and nonlinearities in mesoscopic silicon photonic
    crystals," in VLSI Micro/Nanophotonics: Science, Technology,
    Applications, book chapter, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN:
    9781574447293, Boca Rato, FL 33487, 2010.
Patents
  • C. W. Wong, and X. Yang, "Enhanced Raman amplification and lasing in silicon-based photonic
    crystals," U.S. Patent Application Pub. No.: US 2006/0050744 A1, Mar. 2006.
  • X. Yang, and C. W. Wong, "All-silicon Raman amplifiers and lasers based on microring resonators,"
    U.S. Patent Application Pub. No.: US 2007/0025409 A1, Feb. 2007.
  • R. Bose, X. Yang, and C. W. Wong, "Light emission using quantum dot emitters in a photonic crystal," U.S.
    Patent Application Pub. No.: US 2007/0025673 A1, Feb. 2007.
  • C. W. Wong, J. F. McMillan, X. Yang, R. Osgood, J. Dadap, and N. Panoiu, "Devices and methods for providing stimulated Raman lasing," U.S. Patent
    Application Pub. No.: US 7,869,470 B2, Jan. 11, 2011.