Publications by Year

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  1. Controlling thermal emission with refractory epsilon-near-zero metamaterials via topological transitions
    P. N. Dyachenko*, S. Molesky*, A. Yu Petrov, M. Störmer, T. Krekeler, S. Lang, M. Ritter, Z. Jacob M. Eich,
    Nature Communications 7, 11809, (2016) (* equal author contribution)
      1. All-dielectric metamaterials
        S. Jahani and Z. Jacob
        Nature Nanotechnology 11(1), 23-26, (2016)
      1. Roadmap on Optical Metamaterials
        A. Urbas, Z. Jacob et. al.
        J. Opt. (2016)
      1. Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy to investigate the distribution of residual bitumen in oil sands tailings
        S.S. Shende, S. Pendharker, Z. Jacob, N. Nazemifard,
        ACS Energy and Fuels (2016)
      1. Universal spin-momentum locked optical forces
        F. Kalhor, T. Thundat and Z. Jacob
        Appl. Phys. Lett. 108 (6), 061102 (2016)
      1. Universal spin-momentum locking of evanescent waves
        T. V. Mechelen and Z. Jacob
        Optica 3 (2), 118-126 (2016)


      1. Preferential emission into epsilon-near-zero metamaterial
        T. Galfsky, Z. Sun, Z. Jacob, and V. M. Menon
        Opt. Mat. Exp. Vol. 5, Issue 12, pp. 2878-2883 (2015)
      1. Relaxed Total Internal Reflection
        S. Jahani and Z. Jacob
        Invited article for IEEE Breakthoughs in Photonics 2014
        IEEE Photonics Journal Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2015)
      1. Ideal near-field thermophotovoltaic cells
        S. Molesky and Z. Jacob
        Physical Review B 91 (20), 205435 (2015)
      1. Optical characterization of nanowire metamaterials with epsilon-near-zero,epsilon-near-pole and hyperbolic response
        R. Starko-Bowes, J. Atkinson, W. Newman, T. Kallos, G. Palikaras, R. Fedosejevs, S. Pramanik, Z. Jacob
        J. Opt. Soc. Am B 32 (10), 2074-2080 (2015)
      1. Photonic skin-depth engineering
        Saman Jahani, Zubin Jacob
        JOSA B 32 (7), 1346-1353 (2015)
      1. Active hyperbolic metamaterials: enhanced spontaneous emission and light extraction
        Tal Galfsky, Harish N.S. Krishnamoorthy, Ward D. Newman, Evgenii Narimanov, Zubin Jacob, Vinod M. Menon
        Optica 2 (1), 62-65 (2015)


      1. Ferrel-Berreman modes in plasmonic epsilon-near-zero media
        Ward D. Newman , Cristian L. Cortes , Jon Atkinson , Sandipan Pramanik , Raymond G. DeCorby , and Zubin Jacob
        ACS Photonics 2 (1), 2-7 (2014)[pdf]
      1. Hyperbolic Phonon-Polaritons
        Zubin Jacob
        Nature Materials (news and views) 13, 1081-1083 (2014)[pdf]
      1. Angular distribution of emission from hyperbolic metamaterials
        Lei Gu, John Livenere, Guohua Zhu, Thejaswi Tumkur, Huan Hu, Cristian Cortes, Zubin Jacob, Sharka Prokes, and Mikhail Noginov
        Scientific Reports, 4:7327 (2014)
      1. Thermal excitation of plasmons for near-field thermophotovoltaics
        Yu Guo, Sean Molesky, Huan Hu, Cristian L Cortes, Zubin Jacob
        Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 073903 (2014)
      1. Giant nonequilibrium vacuum friction: Role of singular evanescent wave resonances in moving media
        Yu Guo and Zubin Jacob
        J. Opt. 16 114023 (2014)
      1. Transparent subdiffraction optics: nanoscale light confinement without metal
        Saman Jahani and Zubin Jacob
        Optica, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 96-100 (2014)
      1. Fluctuational electrodynamics of hyperbolic metamaterials
        Y. Guo and Z. Jacob
        J. Appl. Phys. 115, 234306 (2014)
      1. Singular evanescent wave resonances in moving media
        Y. Guo and Z. Jacob
        Opt. Ex., Vol. 22, Issue 21, pp. 26193-26202 (2014)
      1. Strong coupling in hyperbolic metamaterials
        P. Shekhar and Z. Jacob
        Phys. Rev. B 90, 045313 (2014)
      1. Hyperbolic metamaterials: Fundamentals and applications
        P. Shekhar, J. Atkinson and Z. Jacob
        Nano Convergence 1:14, (2014) (Invited Review)


      1. Photonic analog of a van Hove singularity in metamaterials
        C. Cortes, Z. Jacob
        Phys. Rev. B 88. 045407, (2013)
      1. Thermal hyperbolic metamaterials
        Y. Guo, Z. Jacob
        Opt. Exp. Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 15014-15019 (2013)
      1. Enhanced and directional single photon emission in hyperbolic metamaterials
        W. Newman, C. Cortes, Z. Jacob
        JOSA B Vol. 30, Iss. 4, pp. 766–775 (2013)


      1. High temperature epsilon-near-zero and epsilon-near-pole metamaterial emitters for thermophotovoltaics 
        S. Molesky, C. Dewalt, Z. Jacob
        Opt. Exp., V.21, Issue S1 pp. A96-A110 (2013

        • Featured as an OSA spotlight in optics
        • Featured as a Nature Photonics highlight
      1. Applications of hyperbolic metamaterial substrates
        Y. Guo, W. Newman, C. L. Cortes, Z. Jacob
        Advances in Optoelectronics, 452502, 1,(2012)

        • Invited article for the special issue on metamaterials


      1. Broadband super-Planckian thermal emission from hyperbolic metamaterials
        Y. Guo, C. L. Cortes, S. Molesky, Z. Jacob
        Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 131106 (2012)

        • Featured as a research highlight of the issue by the Editor


      1. Quantum Plasmonics
        Z. Jacob
        M.R.S. Bulletin, 37, pp 761-767 (2012)

        • Invited article for the special issue on plasmonics
      1. Quantum nanophotonics using hyperbolic metamaterials
        C. L. Cortes, W. Newman, S. Molesky, Z. Jacob
        J. Opt. 14, 063001 (2012)

        • Featured on the cover and among J. Opt. top downloads of 2012
      1. Topological transistions in metamaterials
        H. N.S. Krishnamurthy*, Z. Jacob*, E. E. Narimanov, I. Kretzschmar ,V. M. Menon
        *equal author contribution 
        Science 336,205 (2012)
      1. Broadband Purcell Effect: Radiative decay engineering with metamaterials
        Z. Jacob I.I. Smolyaninov & E. E. Narimanov Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 181105 (2012) (See also arXiv:0910.3981v1 [physics.optics]
      1. Improving the radiative decay rate for dye molecules with hyperbolic metamaterials 
        J. Kim, V. P. Drachev, Z. Jacob, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov & V. M. Shalaev
        Opt. Exp., 20, 8100-8116 (2012)


      1. Plasmonics goes quantum
        Z. Jacob, V.M. Shalaev
        Science, 334, 463 (2011)

2010 and prior

    1. Controlling spontaneous emission with metamaterials
      M. A. Noginov, H. Li, Yu. A. Barnakov, D. Dryden, G. Nataraj, G. Zhu, C. E. Bonner, M. Mayy, Z. Jacob & E. E. Narimanov
      Opt. Lett. 35, 1863-1865 (2010)
    1. Engineering the photonic density of states with metamaterials
      Z. Jacob, J.Y. Kim, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, V. M. Shalaev
      Appl. Phys. B., 100, pp. 215-218 (2010)
    1. Materializing a binary hyperlens design
      A. V. Kildishev, U. K. Chettiar, Z. Jacob, V. M. Shalaev, and E. Narimanov
      Appl. Phys. Lett, 94, 071102 (2009)
    1. Solutions in folded geometries, and associated cloaking due to anomalous resonance
      G. W. Milton, N.P. Nicorovici, R.C. McPhedran, K. Cherednichenko, Z.Jacob
      New. J. Phys. 10, 115021 (2008)
    1. Optical Hyperspace for plasmons: Dyakonov states in metamaterials 
      Z.Jacob, E. Narimanov
      Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221109 (2008)
    1. Semiclassical description of non-magnetic cloaking 
      Z.Jacob, E. Narimanov
      Opt. Exp. 16, 4597- 4604 (2008)
    1. Semiclassical theory of the hyperlens 
      Z.Jacob, L. Alekseyev, E. Narimanov
      J. Opt. Soc. Am. A24, A52-A59, (2007)
    1. Optical Hyperlens: Far- field imaging beyond the diffraction limit 
      Z.Jacob, L. Alekseyev, E. Narimanov
      Opt. Exp. 14, 8247-8256 (2006)