Journal Publications:


    1. Bingzhao Li, Kwang Lee, Sotiris, Masmanidis, Mo Li, "A Nanofabricated Optoelectronic Probe for Manipulating and Recording Neural Dynamics", submitted (2018)


    1. Siyuan Luo, Li He, Mo Li, "Spin-momentum locked interaction between spin-momentum locked photons and surface electrons in topological insulators", Nature Communications, 8, 2141 (2017) [Link]
    2. Ruoming Peng, Kaveh Khaliji, Nathan Youngblood, Roberto Grassi, Tony Low, and Mo Li, "Mid-infrared electro-Optic modulation in few-layer black phosphorus", Nano Letters, 17, 6315–6320 (2017) [Link]
    3. Jun-Yang Chen, Mahendra DC, Delin Zhang1, Zhengyang Zhao, Mo Li, Jian-Ping Wang, "Field-free spin-orbit torque switching of composite perpendicular CoFeB/Gd/CoFeB layers utilized for three-terminal magnetic tunnel junctions", Applied Physics Letters, 111, 012402 (2017) [Link]
    4. Mei Xu, Yuqian Gu, Ruoming Peng, Nathan Youngblood, Mo Li, "Black phosphorus mid-infrared photodetectors", Applied Physics B, 123, 130 (2017) [Link]
    5. Jun-Yang Chen, Li He, Jian-Ping Wang, Mo Li, "All-optical switching of magnetic tunnel junctions with single sub-picosecond laser pulses", Physical Review Applied , 7, 021001 (2017) [Link]
    6. Jun-Yang Chen, Yong-Chang Lau, J.M.D. Coey, Mo Li, and Jian-Ping Wang, "High Performance MgO-barrier Magnetic Tunnel Junctions for Flexible and Wearable Spintronic Applications", Sci. Rep. , 7, 42001 (2017) [Link]
    7. Nathan Youngblood and Mo Li, "Ultrafast photocurrent measurements of a black phosphorus photodetector", Applied Physics Letters, 110, 051102 (2017) [Link]
    8. Che Chen, Nathan Youngblood, Ruoming Peng, Daehan Yoo, Daniel A. Mohr, Timothy W. Johnson, Sang-Hyun Oh, and Mo Li, "Three-Dimensional Integration of Black Phosphorus Photodetector with Silicon Photonics and Nanoplasmonics", Nano Letters, 17, 985 (2017) [Link]
    9. C. N. Arutt, et al, "The study of radiation effects in emerging micro and nano electro mechanical systems (M and NEMs)", Semiconductor Science and Technology, 32, 013005 (2017) [Link]


  1. Nathan Youngblood and Mo Li, "Integration of 2D materials on a silicon photonics platform for optoelectronics applications", Nanophotonics, AOP (2016) [link][PDF]
  2. Nathan Youngblood, Ruoming Peng, Andrei Nemilentsau, Tony Low, Mo Li, "Layer tunable third-harmonic generation in multilayer black phosphorus", ACS Photonics, 4,8-14 (2016) [link]
  3. J. Gorchon, R. B. Wilson, Y. Yang, A. Pattabi, J. Y. Chen, L. He, J. P. Wang, M. Li, and J. Bokor, "Role of electron and phonon temperatures in the helicity-independent all-optical switching of GdFeCo”, Physical Review B, 94, 184406 (2016) [link]
  4. Li He, Huan Li, Mo Li, "Optomechanical measurement of photon spin angular momentum and optical torque in integrated photonic devices”, Science Advances , 2, e1600485 (2016) [link]
  5. K.B. Schliep, Jun-Yang Chen, Mo Li, Jian-Ping Wang,and D.J. Flannigan, "Laser-initiated magnetization reversal and correlated morphological effects visualized with in situ Fresnel transmission electron microscopy", Physical Review B, 94, 103307 (2016)
  6. Jun-Yang Chen, Jie Zhu, Delin Zhang, Dustin M. Lattery, Mo Li, Jian-Ping Wang, and Xiaojia Wang, "Time-Resolved Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect of Magnetic Nano-Films for Ultrafast Thermal Characterization." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7, 2328-2332 (2016) [link]
  7. Zhu, J., Chen, J.-Y., Park, H., Gu, X., Zhang, H., Karthikeyan, S., Wendel, N., Campbell, S. A., Dawber, M., Du, X., Li, Mo, Wang, J.-P., Yang, R. and Wang, X. "Revealing the Origins of 3D Anisotropic Thermal Conductivities of Black Phosphorus”, Advanced Electronic Materials, 1600040 (2016) [link]
  8. Euijae Shim, Yu Chen, Sotiris Masmanidis, and Mo Li, "Multisite siliocn neural probes with integrated silicon nitride waveguides and gratings for optogenetic applications”, Scientific Reports 6, 22693 (2015) [link]
  9. 2015

  10. Semere A. Tadesse, Huan Li, Qiyu Liu, Mo Li, "Acousto-optic modulation of a photonic crystal nanocavity with Lamb waves in microwave K band", Applied Physics Letters, 107, 201113 (2015) [Link]
  11. Li He, Junyang Chen, Jian-Ping Wang, and Mo Li, "All-optical switching of a magnetoresistive device using telecom-band femtosecond laser", Applied Physics Letters, 107, 102402 (2015) [link]
  12. Huan Li, Semere A. Tadesse, Qiyu Liu, and Mo Li, "Nanophotonic cavity optomechanics with travelling surface acoustic waves at frequencies up to 12 GHz", Optica, 2, 826-831 (2015) [link]
  13. Nathan Youngblood, Che Chen, Steven J. Koester, and Mo Li, “Waveguide-integrated black phosphorus photodetector with high responsivity and low dark current”, Nature Photonics, 9, 247-252(2015) [link]
  14. 2014

  15. Semere A. Tadesse, Mo Li, “Sub-optical wavelength acoustic wave modulation of integrated photonic resonators at microwave frequencies”, Nature Communications, 5, 5402 (2014) [link]
  16. Huan Li, Mo Li, “Optomechanical photon shuttling between photonic cavities", Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 913 (2014) [link]
  17. Yu Chen*, Hongtao Lin*, Juejun Hu, Mo Li, “Heterogeneously integrated silicon photonics for the mid-infrared and spectroscopic sensing”, ACS Nano, 8, 6955 (2014) (*equal contribution) [Link]
  18. Yu Chen, Mo Li, “Integrated silicon and silicon nitride photonic circuits on flexible substrates”, Optics Letters, 39, 3449 (2014) [link]
  19. Nathan Youngblood, Yoska Anugrah, Rui Ma, Steven J. Koester, Mo Li, “Multifunctional graphene optical modulator and photodetector integrated on silicon waveguides”, Nano Letters, 4, 2741 (2014). [link]
  20. Li He, Mo Li, “On-chip synthesis of circularly polarized emission of light with integrated photonic circuits”, Optics Letters, 39, 2553(2014). [link]
  21. Yu Chen*, W. Fegadolli*, W. Jones, A. Scherer, Mo Li, “Ultrasensitive Gas-Phase Chemical Sensing Based on Functionalized Photonic Crystal Nanobeam Cavities”, ACS Nano, 8, 522 (2014). (*equal contribution) [link]
  22. S. J. Koester, Mo Li, “Waveguide-Coupled Graphene Optoelectronics”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 20, 6000211 (2014). [link]
  23. 2013

  24. Schuck, C., Pernice, W.H.P., Minaeva, O., Mo Li, Gol'tsman, G., Sergienko, A.V., Tang, H.X., "Matrix of Integrated Superconducting Single-Photon Detectors With High Timing Resolution" IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23, 2201007 (2013). [link]
  25. Huan Li, J. Noh, Yu Chen, Mo Li,“Enhanced optical forces in integrated hybrid plasmonic waveguides”, Optics Express, 21, 11839 (2013). [link]
  26. 2012

  27. W. Pernice, C. Schuck, O. Minaeva, Mo Li, G. N. Goltsman, A. Sergienko, H. Tang, “High speed travelling wave single-photon detectors with near-unity quantum efficiency”, Nature Communications, 3, 1325 (2012). [link]
  28. Huan Li, Yu Chen, Jong Noh, Semere Tadesse, Mo Li “Multichannel cavity optomechanics for all-optical amplification of radio frequency signals”, Nature Communications, 3, 1091 (2012). [link]
  29. Huan Li, Yoska Anugrah, S. J. Koester, Mo Li “Optical absorption in graphene integrated on silicon waveguides”, Applied Physics Letters, 101, 111110 (2012). [link]
  30. Yu Chen, Huan Li, Mo Li “Flexible and tunable silicon photonic circuits on plastic substrates”, Scientific Reports, 2, 622 (2012). [link]
  31. S. J. Koester, Huan Li, Mo Li “Switching energy limits of waveguide-coupled graphene-on-graphene optical modulators”, Optics Express, 20, 20330 (2012). [link]
  32. S. J. Koester, Mo Li “High-speed waveguide-coupled graphene-on-graphene optical modulators”, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 171107 (2012). [link]
  33. 2011

  34. M. Bagheri, M. Poot, Mo Li, W. Pernice, H. Tang "Dynamic manipulation of mechanical resonators in the high amplitude regime through optical backaction", Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 726 (2011).[link]
    see also: News & Views: "Cavity optomechanics: Mechanical memory sees the light". [link]
  35. K. Y. Fong, W. Pernice, Mo Li, H. Tang “Tunable optical coupler controlled by opto-mechanical interactions”, Optics Express, 19, 15098(2011). [link]
  36. W. Pernice, C. Schuck, Mo Li, H. Tang “Carrier and thermal dynamics of silicon photonic resonators at cryogenic temperatures”, Optics Express, 19, 3290(2011). [link]
  37. H. Bhaskaran, Mo Li, D. Garcia-Sanchez, P. Zhao, I. Takeuchi, H. Tang “Active microcantilevers based on piezoresistive ferromagnetic thin films”, Applied Physics Letters, 98, 013502 (2011). [link]
  38. 2010

  39. Mo Li, W. Pernice, H. Tang, “Ultrahigh-Frequency Nano-Optomechanical Resonators in Slot Waveguide Ring Cavities”, Applied Physics Letters, 97, 183118 (2010). [link]
  40. C. Xiong, W. Pernice, Mo Li and H. Tang, “High performance nanophotonic circuits based on partially buried horizontal slot waveguides”, Optics Express, 18, 20690 (2010). [link]
  41. Mo Li, E. Myers, H. Tang, J. Aldridge, J. Whiting, R. J. Simonson, H. McCaig, N. S. Lewis, M. L. Roukes, “Nanoelectromechanical resonator arrays for ultrafast, gas-phase chromatographic chemical analysis”, Nano Letters, 10 3899 (2010). [link] [Highlighted by Lab on a Chip]
  42. K. Fong, W. Pernice, Mo Li and H. Tang, "High Q optomechanical resonators in silicon nitride nanophotonic circuits", Applied Physics Letters 97, 073112 (2010). [link]
  43. W. Pernice, Mo Li and H. X. Tang, "Time-domain measurement of optical transport in silicon micro-ring resonators"Optics Express 18, 18438 (2010). [link]
  44. C. Xiong, W. Pernice, Mo Li, M. Rooks, H. X. Tang, "Adiabatic embedment of nanomechanical resonators in photonic microring cavities", Applied Physics Letters 96, 263513 (2010). [link]
  45. W. H. P. Pernice, Mo Li, D. Garcia-Sanchez, and H. X. Tang, "Analysis of short range forces in opto-mechanical devices with a nanogap", Optics Express 18, 12615 (2010). [link]
  46. 2009

  47. Mo Li, W. H. P. Pernice, and H X. Tang, "Reactive cavity optical force on microdisk-coupled nanomechanical beam waveguides", Physical Review Letters 103, 223901 (2009). [link]
  48. W. H. P. Pernice, Mo Li, D.F.G. Gallagher and H X. Tang, "Silicon Ntride membrane photonics", Journal of Optics A 11, 114017 (2009).
  49. W. H. P. Pernice, Mo Li, H. X. Tang, "A mechanical Kerr effect in deformable photonic media", Applied Physics Letters 95, 123507 (2009). [link]
  50. W.H.P Pernice, K.Y. Fong, Mo Li and H. X. Tang, "Modeling of optical forces between propagating lightwaves in parallel 3D waveguides", Optics Express 17, 16032 (2009). [link]
  51. Mo Li, W. H. P. Pernice, H. X. Tang, Tunable bipolar optical interactions between guided lightwaves", Nature Photonics 3, 464 (2009). [link] [featured on cover] [story on MIT Technology Reivew]
  52. W. H. P. Pernice, Mo Li, H. X. Tang, Optomechanical coupling in photonic crystal supported nanomechanical waveguides", Optics Express 17, 012424 (2009). [link]
  53. Mo Li, W. H. P. Pernice, H. X. Tang, Broadband all-photonic transduction of nanocantielvers", Nature Nanotechnology 4, 377 (2009). [link]
    see also: News & Views: Nanophotonics: Gradient force shows its potential", by Mark Freeman. [link]
  54. W. H. P. Pernice, Mo Li, H. X. Tang, Theoretical investigation of the transverse optical force between a silicon nano-wire and a substrate", Optics Express 17, 1806 (2009). [link]
  55. W. H. P. Pernice, Mo Li, H. X. Tang, "Photothermal actuation in nanomechanical waveguide devices ", Journal of Applied Physics 105, 014508 (2009). [link]
  56. 2008

  57. Mo Li, W. H. P. Pernice, C. Xiong, T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg, H. X. Tang , "Harnessing optical forces in integrated photonic circuits", Nature 456, 480, (2008). [link]
    see also: News & Views: "Photonics: Nanomechanics gets the shakes", by Tobias J. Kippenberg. [link]
  58. W. H. P. Pernice, Mo Li, H. X. Tang, "GHz photothermal effect in silicon photonic waveguide", Applied Physics Letters 93, 213106 (2008). [link]
  59. 2007 and earlier

  60. Mo Li, H. X. Tang, M. L. Roukes, "Ultrasensitive, NEMS-based cantilevers for sensing, scanned probe, and very high frequency applications", Nature Nanotechnology, 2, 114 (2007).[link]
    see also: News and Views: "Nanosensors: small strains, big gains" by John Mamin. [link]
  61. S. C. Masmanidis, H. X. Tang, E. B. Myers, Mo Li, K. De Greve, G. Vermeulen, W. Van Roy, M. L. Roukes, "Nanomechanical measurement of magnetostriction and magnetic anisotropy in (Ga,Mn)As", Physical Review Letters 95 , 187206 (2005).