Din Ping Tsai 蔡定平
Distinguished Research Fellow

Ways to contact me:

Fax: 02- 2787-3122
Address: Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica
128 Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nankang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan



Research Fields:

  • We study the interactions of light and matter at the nanometer scale. By using the near-field optics and novel nano technologies we are able to explore the near-field optics and nano photonics of plasmonic metamatrials beyond the optical diffraction limit. Our current research topics are applications of near-field optics, plasmonics and metamaterials on the bio-medical, energy, environmental and better life applications.

Recent Publications:

  1. S. Wang, P. C. Wu, V.-C. Su, Y.-C. Lai, M.-K. Chen, H. Y. Kuo, B. H. Chen, Y. H. Chen, T.-T. Huang, J.-H. Wang, R.-M. Lin, C.-H. Kuan, T. Li, Z. Wang, S. Zhu and D. P. Tsai, "A broadband achromatic metalens in the visible," Nature Nanotechnology 13,227–232 (2018). (IF= 38.986)
    [ DOI:10.1038/s41565-017-0052-4 ]
  2. K.-C. Shen, C. Hsieh, Y.-J. Cheng and D. P. Tsai, "Giant enhancement of emission efficiency and light directivity by using hyperbolic metacavity on deep-ultraviolet AlGaN emitter " Nano Energy 45, 353-358 (2018). (IF= 12.343)
    [ DOI:10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.01.020 ]
  3. Y. Shi, S. Xiong, L. K. Chin, J. Zhang, W. Ser, J. Wu, T. Chen, Z. Yang, Y. Hao, B. Liedberg, P. H. Yap, D. P. Tsai, C.-W. Qiu and A. Q. Liu, "Nanometer-precision linear sorting with synchronized optofluidic dual barriers" Science Advances 4, eaao0773 (2018).
    [ DOI:10.1126/sciadv.aao0773 ]
  4. P. C. Wu, C. Y. Liao, V. Savinov, T. L. Chung, W. T. Chen, Y.-W. Huang, P. R. Wu, Y.-H. Chen, A.-Q. Liu, N. I. Zheludev and D. P. Tsai, "Optical Anapole Metamaterial," ACS Nano 12, 1920 (2018). (IF=13.942)
    [ DOI:10.1021/acsnano.7b08828 ]
  5. Y. Z. Shi, S. Xiong, Y. Zhang, L. K. Chin, Y. –Y. Chen, J. B. Zhang, T. H. Zhang, W. Ser, A. Larson, L. S. Hoi, J. H. Wu, T. N. Chen, Z. C. Yang, Y. L. Hao, B. Liedberg, P. H. Yap, D. P. Tsai, C.-W. Qiu and A. Q. Liu, "Sculpting nanoparticle dynamics for single-bacteria-level screening and direct binding-efficiency measurement" Nature Communications 9, 815 (2018). (IF= 12.124)
    [ DOI:10.1038/s41467-018-03156-5 ]
  6. B. H. Chen, P. C. Wu, V.-C. Su, Y.-C. Lai, C. H. Chu, I. C. Lee, J.-W. Chen, Y. H. Chen,Y.-C. Lan, C.-H. Kuan and D. P. Tsai "GaN Metalens for Pixel-Level Full-Color Routing at Visible Light," Nano Lett. 17 (10), 6345–6352 (2017). (IF=12.712)
    [ DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b03135 ]
  7. S. M. Wang, P. C. Wu, V.-C. Su, Y.-C. Lai, C. H. Chu, J.-W. Chen, S.-H. Lu, J. Chen, B. B. Xu, C.-H. Kuan, T. Li, S. N. Zhu, and D. P. Tsai "Broadband achromatic optical metasurface devices," Nature Communications 8, 187 (2017). (IF=12.124)
    [ DOI:10.1038/s41467-017-00166-7 ]
  8. H.-H. Hsiao, C. H. Chu and D. P. Tsai, "Fundamentals and Applications of Metasurfaces," Small Methods, 1600064 (2017). [Selected as Cover Article]
    [ DOI:10.1002/smtd.201600064 ]
  9. P. C. Wu, W. Zhu, Z. X. Shen, P. H. J. Chong, W. Ser, D. P. Tsai and A.-Q. Liu, "Broadband Wide-angle Multi-functional Polarization Converter via Liquid-metal based Metasurface," Advanced Optical Materials 1600938 (2017). (IF= 6.875) [Selected as Cover Article]
    [ DOI:10.1002/adom.201600938 ]
  10. P. C. Wu, C. Y. Liao, J.-W. Chen, and D. P. Tsai, "Isotropic absorption and sensor of vertical split-ring resonator," Advanced Optical Materials 5, 160581 (2017) (IF= 6.875).
    [ DOI:10.1002/adom.201600581 ]
  11. P. C. Wu, W.-Y Tsai, W. T. Chen, Y.-W. Huang, T.-Y. Chen, J.-W. Chen, C. Y. Liao, C. H. Chu, G. Sun, and D. P. Tsai, "Versatile Polarization Generation with an Aluminum Plasmonic Metasurface," Nano Letters 17 (1), 445–452 (2017). (IF= 12.712).
    [ DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04446 ]
  12. P. C. Wu, N. Papasimakis, and D. P. Tsai, "Self-affine graphene metamaterials for tunable broadband absorption," Physical Review Applied 6, 044019 (2016). (IF=4.808)
    [ DOI:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.6.044019 ]
  13. C. H. Chu, M. L. Tseng, J. Chen, P. C. Wu, Y.-H. Chen, H.-C. Wang, T.-Y. Chen, W. T. Hsieh, H. J. Wu, G. S., D. P. Tsai, "Active dielectric metasurface based on phase-change medium," Laser Photonics Rev. 10(6), 986–994 (2016). (IF=8.434)
    [ DOI:10.1002/lpor.201600106 ]
  14. Y.-W. Huang, H. W. H. Lee, R. Sokhoyan, R. A. Pala, K. Thyagarajan, S. Han, D. P. Tsai, and H. A. Atwater, "Gate-tunable conducting oxide metasurfaces" Nano Letters 16(9), 5319-5325 (2016) (IF=12.712). (cited > 28 times)
    [ DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00555 ]
  15. J. C. Lin, V. T. Tra, D. S. Tsai, T.-T. Lin, P.-C. Huang, W.-L. Hsu, H. J. Wu, R. Huang, N. V. Chien, R. Yoshida, J.-Y. Lin, Y. Ikuhara, Y.-P. Chiu, S. Gwo, D. P. Tsai, J.-H. He, Y.-H. Chu, "Control of the Metal-Insulator Transition at Complex Oxide Heterointerfaces through Visible Light," Advanced Materials 28, 764-770 (2016). (IF=19.791)
    [ DOI:10.1002/adma.201503499 ]
  16. W. T. Chen, P. Török, M. R. Foreman, C. Y. Liao, W.-Y. Tsai, P. R. Wu, and D. P. Tsai, "Integrated plasmonic metasurfaces for spectropolarimetry,” Nanotechnology 27, 22 (2016). (IF=3.440)
    [ DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/27/22/224002 ]
  17. Y.-W. Huang, W. T. Chen, W.-Y. Tsai, P. C. Wu, C.-M. Wang, G. Sun, D. P. Tsai, "Aluminum Plasmonic Multicolor Meta-Hologram," Nano Letters 15(5), 3122-3127 (2015). (IF=12.940)
    [ DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00184 ]
  18. 2.W. M. Zhu, Q. H. Song, L. B. Yan, W. Zhang, P. C. Wu, L. K. Chin, H. Cai, D. P. Tsai, Z. X. Shen, T. W. Deng, S. K. Ting, Y. D. Gu, D. L. Kwong, Z. C. Yang, R. Huang, A. Q. Liu and N. I. Zheludev, "A Flat Lens with Tunable Phase Gradient by Using Random Access Reconfigurable Metamaterial," Advanced Materials 27, 4739-4743 (2015).(IF= 17.493)
    [ DOI:10.1002/adma.201501943 ]
  19. C.-C. Chen, A. Ishikawa, Y.-H. Tang, M.-H. Shiao, D. P. Tsai, T. Tanaka, "Uniaxial-isotropic metamaterials by three-dimensional split-ring resonators," Advanced Optical Materials 3(1), 44-48 (2015). (IF=4.062)
    [ DOI:10.1002/adom.201400316 ]
  20. S.-C. Chen, Y.-J. Chen, W. T. Chen, Y.-T. Yen, T. S. Kao, T.-Y. Chuang, Y.-K. Liao, K.-H. Wu, A. Yabushita, T.-P. Hsieh, M. D. B. Charlton, D. P. Tsai, H.-C. Kuo, Y.-L. Chueh, "Toward Omnidirectional Light Absorption by Plasmonic Effect for High-Efficiency Flexible Nonvacuum Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Film Solar Cells," ACS Nano 8(9), 9341–9348 (2014). (IF=12.033)
    [ DOI:10.1021/nn503320m ]
  21. W. T. Chen, K.-Y. Yang, C.-M. Wang, Y.-W. Huang, G. Sun, I.-D. Chiang, C. Y. Liao, W.-L. Hsu, H. T. Lin, S. Sun, L. Zhou, A.-Q. Liu, D. P. Tsai, "High-efficiency broadband meta-hologram with polarization-controlled dual images," Nano Letters 14 (1), 225-230 (2014). (IF=13.025)
    [ DOI:10.1021/nl403811d ]
  22. X. Zhang, Y. L. Chen, R.-S. Liu, and D. P. Tsai, "Plasmonic photocatalysis," Reports on Progress in Physics 76(4), 046401 (2013). (IF=13.232)
    [ DOI:10.1088/0034-4885/76/4/046401 ]
  23. C. M. Chang, M. L. Tseng, B. H. Cheng, C. H. Chu, Y. Z. Ho, H. W. Huang, Y.-C. Lan, D.-W. Huang, A. Q. Liu, D. P. Tsai, "Three-dimensional plasmonic micro projector for light manipulation," Advanced Materials 25(8), 1118-1123 (2013). (IF=14.829)
    [ DOI:10.1002/adma.201203308 ]
  24. S. Sun, K.-Y. Yang, C.-M. Wang, T.-K. Juan, W. T. Chen, C. Y. Liao, Q. He, S. Xiao, W.-T. Kung, G.-Y. Guo, L. Zhou, D. P. Tsai, "High-efficiency broadband anomalous reflection by gradient meta-surfaces," Nano Letters 12(12), 6223-6229 (2012). (IF=13.025)
    [ DOI:10.1021/nl3032668 ]
  25. W. M. Zhu, A. Q. Liu, T. Bourouina, D. P. Tsai, J. H. Teng, X. H. Zhang, G. Q. Lo, D. L. Kwong, N. I. Zheludev, "Microelectromechanical Maltese-cross metamaterial with tunable terahertz anisotropy," Nature Communications 3, 1274 (2012). (IF=10.015)
    [ DOI:10.1038/ncomms2285 ]
  26. H. M. Chen, C. K. Chen, C.-J. Chen, L.-C. Cheng, P. C. Wu, B. H. Cheng, Y. Z. Ho, M. L. Tseng, Y.-Y. Hsu, T.-S. Chan, J.-F. Lee, R.-S. Liu, and D. P. Tsai, "Plasmon Inducing Effects for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: X-ray Absorption Approach to Electronic Structures," ACS Nano 6, 7362-7372 (2012). (IF=12.062)
    [ DOI:10.1021/nn3024877 ]
  27. M. L. Tseng, Y.-W. Huang, M.-K. Hsiao, H. W. Huang, H. M. Chen, Y. L. Chen, C. H. Chu, N.-N. Chu, Y. J. He, C. M. Chang, W. C. Lin, D.-W. Huang, H.-P. Chiang, R.-S. Liu, G. Sun, D. P. Tsai, "Fast fabrication of a Ag nanostructure substrate using the femtosecond laser for broad-band and tunable plasmonic enhancement," ACS Nano 6(6), 5190-5197 (2012). (IF=12.062)
    [ DOI:10.1021/nn300947n ]
  28. Y. Yang, A. Q. Liu, L. K. Chin, X. M. Zhang, D. P. Tsai, C. L. Lin, C. Lu, G. P. Wang, N. I. Zheludev, "Optofluidic waveguide as a transformation optics device for lightwave bending and manipulation," Nature Communications 3, 651 (2012). (IF=10.015)
    [ DOI:10.1038/ncomms1662 ]
  29. H. M. Chen, C. K. Chen, R.-S. Liu, C.-C. Wu, W.-S. Chang, K.-H. Chen, T.-S. Chan, J.-F. Lee, D. P. Tsai, "A New Approach to Solar Hydrogen Production: a ZnO-ZnS Solid Solution Nanowire Array Photoanode," Advanced Energy Materials 1(5), 742-747 (2011). (IF=10.043)
    [ DOI:10.1002/aenm.201100246 ]
  30. W. M. Zhu, A. Q. Liu, X. M. Zhang, D. P. Tsai, T. Bourouina, J. H. Teng, X. H. Zhang, H. C. Guo, H. Tanoto, T. Mei, G. Q. Lo, D. L. Kwong, "Switchable Magnetic Metamaterials Using Micromachining Processes," Advanced Materials 23(15), 1792-1796 (2011). (IF=14.829)
    [ DOI:10.1002/adma.201004341 ]
  31. T. Kaelberer, V. A . Fedotov, N. Papasmakis, D. P. Tsai, N. I. Zheludev, "Toroidal Dipolar Response in a Metamaterial," Science 330(6010), 1510-1512 (2010). (IF=31.027)
    [ DOI:10.1126/science.1197172 ]