International Journals:
* Co-First authored
^ Corresponding authored

In Press:

J. Peurifoy, Y. Shen^, L. Jing, Y. Yang, F. Cano-Renteria, B. Delacy, M. Tegmark, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljacic, “Nanophotonic Particle Simulation and Inverse Design Using Artificial Neural Networks”, Sci. Adv. (2018)


L. Jing, C. Gulcehre, J. Peurifoy, Y. Shen, M. Tegmark, M. Soljačić, Y. Bengio, “Gated Orthogonal Recurrent Units: On Learning to Forget


20. X. Lin, Sajan Easo, Y. Shen, H. Chen, B. Zhang, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljacic, I. Kaminer, "Controlling Cherenkov angles with resonance transition radiation", Nat. Phys. (2018)

19. C. Qian, X. Lin, Y. Yang, F. Gao, Y. Shen, J. Lopez, I. Kaminer, B. Zhang, E. Li, M. Soljacic, H. Chen, "Multifrequency Superscattering from Subwavelength Hyperbolic Structures", ACS Photonics 5(4), pp 1506 (2018)


18. Y. Shen*^N. Harris*^S. SkirloM. Prabhu, T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg, X. Sun, S. Zhao, H. Larochelle, D. Englund, and M. Soljačić, "Deep Learning with Coherent Nanophotonic Circuits", Nat. Photon. 11, 441-446 (2017), cover story [here],  News & Views [here], more materials [here]

17. L. Jing*^, Y. Shen*^, T. Dubček, J. Peurifoy, S. Skirlo, M. Tegmark and M. Soljačić, "Tunable Efficient Unitary Neural Networks (EUNN) and their application to RNN", International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) (2017)

16. X. Lin, Y. Yang, N. Rivera, J. J Lopez, Y. Shen, I. Kaminer, H. Chen, J. D Joannopoulos and M. Soljacic, "All-angle negative refraction of highly squeezed plasmon and phonon polaritons in graphene-boron nitride heterostructures", PNAS (2017)

15. I. Kaminer, S. Kooi, R. Shiloh, B. Zhen, Y. Shen, J. Lopez, R. Remez, S. Skirlo, Y. Yang,  J. D. Joannopoulos, A. Arie and M. Soljačić, "Spectrally and spacially resolved Smith-Purcell radiation in aperiodic plasmonic structurePhys. Rev. X7 (1), 011003 (2017)


14. E. ReganY. IgarashiB. ZhenI. KaminerC. W. HsuY. ShenJ. D. JoannopoulosM. Soljacic, "Imaging of Iso-frequency Contours via Resonance-Enhanced Scattering in Near-Pristine Photonic Crystals" Sci. Adv. 2, 11, e1601591 (2016)

13. X. Lin, Y. Shen, I. Kaminer; H. Chen; M. Soljacic, "Transverse-electric Brewster Effect Enabled by Nonmagnetic 2D Materials", Phys. Rev. A 94, 023836 (2016)

12. I. Kaminer, Y. Katan, H. Buljan, Y. Shen, O. Ilic, J. Lopez, L. Wong, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljačić, "Quantum Čerenkov Effect from Hot Carriers in Graphene: An Efficient Plasmonic Source" Nat. Comm. 7 (2016)

11. E. Regan*, Y. Shen*^, J. J. LopezC. Hsu, B. Zhen, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljačić, "Substrate-Independent Light Confinement in Bio-inspired All-Dielectric Surface Resonators" ACS Photonics 3 (4), pp 532–536 (2016)

Y. Shen^, C. Hsu, Y. Yeng, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljačić,
"Broadband Angular Selectivity of Light at the Nanoscale: Progress,Applications and Outlook"  Appl. Phys. Rev. 3, 011103 (2016) (Invited Review Paper)

9. Y. Shen*^, V. Rinnerbauer*, I. Wang, V. Stelmakh, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljačić, "Structural Colors from Fano Resonance" ACS Photonics 2 (1), pp. 27-32 (2015) (Arxiv)

8. V. Rinnerbauer, Y. Shen, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljačić, F. Schäffler and I. Celanovic, "Superlattice photonic crystal as broadband solar absorber for high temperature operation". Opt. Express 22 (S7), pp. A1895–A1906 (2014)

7. Y. Shen^, D. Ye, Z. Wang, L. Wang, I. Celanovic, L. Ran, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljacic, "Metamaterial Broadband Angular Selectivity",  Phys. Rev. B 90, 125422 (2014) (arXiv)

6. Y. Yeng, J. B. Chou, V. Rinnerbauer, Y. Shen, S. Kim, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljacic and I. Celanovic, "Omnidirectional Wavelength Selective Emitters/Absorbers Based On Dielectric-Filled 2D Metallic Photonic Crystals", Opt. Express 22 (18) pp. 21711–21718 (2014)

5. Y. Shen^, D. Ye, I. Celanovic, S. G. Johnson, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljacic, "Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity", Science 3431499 (2014) [pdf] More material (here)

4. Q. Song, X. Wang, W. Cui, Z. Wang, Y. Shen and L. Ran, "Multicarrier Multipactor Analysis Based on Branching Levy Walk Hypothesis", Progress In Electromagnetics Research 146, 117-123 (2014)


3. Y. Shen, O. Petrova, P. Mellado, S. Daunheimer, J. Cumings and O. Tchernyshyov,
 "Dynamics of Artificial Spin Ice: a Continuous Honeycomb System", New J. Phys., 14, 035022 ( 2012) [pdf]


2. Y. Shen, "Dynamics of Magnetic Monopoles in Artificial Spin Ice", Undergraduate Thesis 2011


1. P. Mellado, O. Petrova, Y. Shen, and O. Tchernyshyov, "Dynamics of magnetic charges in artificial spin ice," Phys. Rev. Lett., 105 (18), p. 187206, 2010 [pdf]


6. B. S. Bhatia, A. Leroy, Y. Shen, M. Soljacic and E. N Wang, "A New Approach to Achieve Passive Radiative Cooling During the Day", in application

5. Y. Shen, M. Soljacic, “Brightness and Privacy Enhanced Display Screen Achieved By Polarization Sensitive Angular Selective Film”, US 62/333,920, May 10th, 2016

4. L. Jing, Y. Shen, S. Skirlo, T. Dubcek, J. Peurifoy, M. Tegmark, M. Soljacic, "General Unitary Neural Network", US 62/434,539, Dec. 15th, 2016

3. Y. Shen, N. Harris, S. Skirlo, M. Prabhu, J. J. Carolan, D. Englund and M. Soljacic, "Methods And Design Of Optical Neural Network", US 62/344621, Jun. 21st, 2016

2. Y. Shen, I. Celanovic, J. D. Joannopoulos, S. G. Johnson, M. Soljacic and D. Ye, "Electromagnetic Wave Broadband Angular Selectivity", US 61/944,100, Feb. 28th, 2014.

1. I. Kaminer, Y. Shen, J. Wong, O. Ilic, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljacic, "Novel Radiation Sources from the Interaction of Electron Beams with Surface Plasmon Systems", US 62/111180, Oct. 3rd, 2015 

Invited Talks:

1. "Novel Light Manipulation in Nano-scaled Dielectric Photonic Systems", Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2017

2. "Optical Neural Networks and their Applications", IEEE Summer Topical Meeting, Puerto Rico, 2017

3. "On-Chip Analog Optical Signal Processing and their Applications", 5th Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistor Workshop, 2017

International Conferences:

Y. Shen, N. Harris, D. Englund, M. Soljacic, "Deep Learning with Coherent Nanophotonic Circuit", FiO, Rochester, NY, 2016 [link]

Y. Shen, N. Harris, D. Englund, M. Soljacic, "On-Chip Optical Neuromorphic Computing", CLEO, San Jose, CA, 2016 [link]

Y.Shen, M. Soljacic, J. D. Joannoloulos, S. Johnson, "Generating Structural Colors from Dielectric Surface Resonances", CLEO, San Jose, CA, 2015 [link]

Y.Shen, M. Soljacic, J. D. Joannoloulos, S. Johnson, "Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity", FiO, Tucson, AZ, 2014 [link]

Y. Shen, I. Celanovic, M. Soljacic, J. D. Joannopoulos, "Metamaterial Broadband Angular Selectivity", CLEO, San Jose, CA, 2014 [link]

Y. Shen, M. Soljacic, J. D. Joannopoulos, S. G. Johnson, "Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity", CLEO, San Jose, CA, 2014 [link]

Y. Shen, O. Petrova, P. Mellado, O. Tchernyshyov, "Emergent magnetic monopoles and their dynamics in artificial spin ice", APS March Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2011 [link]

Y. Shen, S. A. Cheong, "Pattern formation in the Structural Scales of the Morpho Butterflies", APS April Meeting, Washington D.C, 2010 [link]

Y. Shen, O. Tchernyshyov, "Dynamics of magnetic monopoles in artificial spin ice", PURA recipient poster presentation, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2011 [link]