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  1. Quantum critical detector: amplifying weak signals using discontinuous quantumphase transitions
    L. P. Yang, and Z. Jacob
    Optics Express 27 (8), 10482-10494 (2019)

  1. Unidirectional Maxwellian spin waves
    T. V. Mechelen, and Z. Jacob
    Nanophotonics 8(8) 1399 (2019) [Editor’s suggestion]

  1. Spin photonics in 3D whispering gallery mode resonators
    F. Khosravi, C. L. Cortes, and Z. Jacob
    Optics Express 27 (11), 15846-15855 (2019)

  1. Nonlocal topological electromagnetic phases of matter
    T. V. Mechelen, and Z. Jacob
    Physical Review B 99 (20) 205 146 (2019) [Editor’s suggestion]

  1. Circularly polarized thermal radiation from nonequilibrium coupled antennas
    C. Khandekar, and Z. Jacob
    Physical Review Applied 12 (1) 014503 (2019)

  1. Fast electrons interacting with a natural hyperbolic medium: bismuth telluride
    P. Shekhar, S. Pendharker, D. Vick, M. Malac, and Z. Jacob
    Optics Express 27 (5), 6970-6975 (2019)

  1. Definition of polaritonic fluctuations in natural hyperbolic media
    S. Molesky, and Z. Jacob
    Phys. Rev. A 99 (3), 033833 (2019)

  1. Photonic Dirac monopoles and skyrmions: spin-1 quantization
    T. Van Mechelen, and Z. Jacob
    Opt. Mater. Express 9, 95-111 (2019)


  1. Extreme ultraviolet plasmonics and Cherenkov radiation in silicon
    P. Shekhar, S. Pendharker, H. Sahasrabudhe, D. Vick, M. Malac, R. Rahman, and Z. Jacob
    Optica 5, 1590-1596 (2018)

  1. Observation of long-range dipole-dipole interactions in hyperbolic metamaterials
    W. D. Newman, C. L. Cortes, A. Afshar, K. Cadien, Al Meldrum, R. Fedosejevs, and Z. Jacob
    Science Advances 4, 10 (2018)

  1. Fundamental figures of merit for engineering Förster resonance energy transfer
    C. L. Cortes and Z. Jacob
    Optics Express 26, 19371-19387 (2018)

  1. Spin photonic forces in non-reciprocal waveguides
    S. Pendharker, F. Kalhor, T. Van Mechelen, S. Jahani, N. Nazemifard, T. Thundat, and Z. Jacob
    Optics Express 26, 23898-23910 (2018)

  1. Quantum gyroelectric effect: Photon spin-1 quantization in continuum topological bosonic phases
    T. Van Mechelen and Z. Jacob
    Phys. Rev. A 98, 023842 (2018)

  1. Switching Purcell effect with nonlinear epsilon-near-zero media
    S. Jahani, H. Zhao, and Z. Jacob
    Applied Physics Letters 113, 021103 (2018)

  1. Dual-band quasi-coherent radiative thermal source
    R. Starko-Bowes, J. Dai, W. Newman, S. Molesky, L. Qi, A. Satija, Y. Tsui, M. Gupta, R. Fedosejevs, S. Pramanik, Y. Xuan, and Z. Jacob
    Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 216, 99-104 (2018)

  1. Controlling evanescent waves using silicon photonic all-dielectric metamaterials for dense integration
    S. Jahani, S. Kim, J. Atkinson, J. C. Wirth, F. Kalhor, A. A. Noman, W. D. Newman, P. Shekhar, K. Han, V. Van, R. G. DeCorby, L. Chrostowski, M. Qi, and Z. Jacob
    Nature Communications 9, 1893 (2018)

  1. Nanoscale artificial plasmonic lattice in self‐assembled vertically aligned nitride–metal hybrid metamaterials
    J. Huang, X. Wang, N. L. Hogan, S. Wu, P. Lu, Z. Fan, Y. Dai, B. Zeng, R. Starko‐Bowes, J. Jian, H. Wang, L. Li, R. P. Prasankumar, D. Yarotski, M. Sheldon, H. T. Chen, Z. Jacob, X. Zhang, and H. Wang
    Advanced Science, 1800416 (2018)

  1. Concept of quantum timing jitter and non-Markovian limits in single-photon detection
    L. P. Yang, H. X. Tang, and Z. Jacob
    Phys. Rev. A 97, 013833 (2018)


  1. Three-dimensional optical tomography of bitumen and clay association in oil sands tailings
    S. Pendharker, S. Shende, Z. Jacob, and N. Nazemifard
    Fuel 207, 262-267 (2017)

  1. Dynamic measurement of near-field radiative heat transfer
    S. Lang, G. Sharma, S. Molesky, P. U. Kränzien, T. Jalas, Z. Jacob, A. Yu. Petrov, and M. Eich
    Scientific Reports 7 (1), 13916 (2017)

  1. Momentum-resolved Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy for Mapping the Photonic Density of States
    P. Shekhar, M. Malac, V. Gaind, N. Dalili, A. Meldrum, and Z. Jacob
    ACS Photonics 4 (4), 1009-1014 (2017)

  1. Thermal graphene metamaterials and epsilon-near-zero high temperature plasmonics
    S. Pendharker, H. Hu, S. Molesky, R. Starko-Bowes, Z. Poursoti, S. Pramanik, N. Nazemifard, R. Fedosejevs, T. Thundat, and Z. Jacob
    Journal of Optics 19 (5), 055101 (2017)

  1. PT-symmetric spectral singularity and negative-frequency resonance
    S. Pendharker, Y. Guo, F. Khosravi, and Z. Jacob
    Physical Review A 95 (3), 033817 (2017)

  1. Super-Coulombic atom–atom interactions in hyperbolic media
    C. L. Cortes, and Z. Jacob
    Nature Communications 8, 14144 (2017)


  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 and 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. Axial super-resolution evanescent wave tomography
    S.Pendharker, S. Shende, W. Newman, S. Ogg, N. Nazemifard, and Z. Jacob
    Optics Letters, 41(23), 5499-5502

  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)[Link]

  1. Hyperbolic Phonon-Polaritons Zubin Jacob, Nature Materials (news and views) 13, 1081-1083 (2014)[Link]

  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)[Link]


  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 (2012)

    • 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)