BO HOU GROUP    苏州大学 物理科学与技术学院 侯波老师课题组

School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University, China


Dr. BO HOU   侯波  

School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University
1 Shizi Street, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215006

Office:  150 (Physical Science & Technology Building)
Phone:  +86-13915512094





办公室: 物理科技楼150
电话: +86-13915512094



  • Ph.D (physics) ––– 2001-2007, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China.
  • B.Sc. (physics) ––– 1997-2001, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China.


  • 2010- present,  Professor,  Suzhou University,  China
  • 2016-2017, Visiting Scholar, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
  • 2008-2010,  Ontario MRI Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2007-2008,  Research Associate, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China


  • 2014/2015 Suzhou Best Academic Paper Award for Natural Science, 3rd Prize, Suzhou Government, 2016 Sep


  • 2014 National Universities Outstanding Research Achievement Award (Natural Science), 2nd Prize, Ministry of Education of China, 2015 Feb


  • 2012/2013 Suzhou Best Academic Paper Award for Natural Science, 1st Prize, Suzhou Government, 2014 Aug


  • Ontario MRI Post-Doctoral Fellowship (sponsored by Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, Canada), University of Toronto, 2008-2010
  • Baosteel Studentship, Chongqing University, 2000


Research Interests:


  • Metamaterials and transformation optics
  • Enhanced transmissions of classical waves through subwavelength apertures
  • Plasmonic metamaterials and surface plasmonics


Academic Activities:


  • Editorial board member for NPG journal Scientific Reports
  • Invited referee for 10+ international SCI journals including Sci. Rep., Opt. Express, New J. Phys., Europhys. Lett., J. Opt., J. of Phys. D: Appl. Phys., Semicond. Sci. Tech., Adv. Opt. Mater., J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, Phys. Scripta, Chinese Phys. B.
  • Section chair for the conference International Workshop on Thin-Films for Electronics, Electro-Optics, Energy and Sensors (TFE3S), Suzhou, China, 4-6 July 2015.
  • Communicating reviewer for general programs of the National Natural Science Foundation of China


Book Chapters


1.        B. Hou and W. Wen, "Enhanced Transmission of Acoustic Waves Through Subwavelength Holes in Hard Plates," Modeling and Measurement Methods for Acoustic Waves and for Acoustic Microdevices, edited by Marco G. Beghi, (ISBN 978-953-51-1189-4, InTech, August 28, 2013).


Journal Publications:


1.       Q. Duan, S. Li, and B. Hou*, “A microsphere suspension model of metamaterial fluids,” AIP Advances 7, 055015 (2017).

2.       J. Luo, Y. Yang, Z. Yao, W. Lu, B. Hou, Z. H. Hang, C. T. Chan, and Y. Lai, Ultratransparent Media and Transformation Optics with Shifted Spatial Dispersions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 223901 (2016).

3.       J. Luo, S. Li, B. Hou*, and Y. Lai*, “Loss/gain-induced ultrathin antireflection coatings,” Sci. Rep. 6, 28681 (2016).

4.       Y. Xu, S. Li, B. Hou*, and H. Chen*, “Fano resonances from gradient-index metamaterials,” Sci. Rep. 6, 19927 (2016).

5.       Sucheng Li, Qian Duan, Shuo Li, Qiang Yin, Weixin Lu, Liang Li, Bangming Gu, Bo Hou*, and Weijia Wen, “Perfect electromagnetic absorption at one-atom-thick scale,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 181112 (2015).

6.       Qiang Yin, Sucheng Li, Fa Tian, Qian Duan, Weixin Lu, Bo Hou, Fengang Zheng, Mingrong Shen, Xinke Wang, and Yan Zhang, "Achromatic THz absorption of conductive nanofilms," AIP Adv. 5, 107139 (2015).

7.       X. Xiao, B. Zhou, X. Wang, J. He, B. Hou, Y. Zhang, and W. Wen, "An analog of electrically induced transparency via surface delocalized modes," Sci. Rep. 5, 12251 (2015).

8.       Y. Duan, J. Luo, G. Wang, Z. H. Hang, B. Hou, J. Li, P. Sheng, and Y. Lai, "Theoretical requirements for broadband perfect absorption of acoustic waves by ultra-thin elastic meta-films," Sci. Rep. 5, 12139 (2015).

9.       C. Gu, Y. Xu*, S. Li, W. Lu, J. Li, H. Chen*, and B. Hou*, "A broadband polarization-insensitive cloak based on mode conversion," Sci. Rep. 5, 12106 (2015).

10.   S. Li, J. Luo, S. Anwar, S. Li, W. Lu, Z. H. Hang, Y. Lai, B. Hou*, M. Shen, and C. Wang, "Broadband perfect absorption of ultrathin conductive films with coherent illumination: Superabsorption of microwave radiation," Phys. Rev. B 91, 220301(R) (2015). [preprint in arXiv:1406.1847]

11.   S. Anwar, S. Li, W. Lu, and B. Hou*, "Photonic Wannier-Stark ladder from coupled electromagnetic cavities," International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 2015, Article ID 360359 (2015).

12.   S. Anwar, S. Li, S. Li, Q. Duan, W. Lu, and B. Hou*, "Topology-induced, strongly diamagnetic response of hollow structured metals at broadband microwave frequencies," Appl. Phys. A  121, 1061–1066 (2015).

13.   M. M. Sadeghi, S. Li, L. Xu, B. Hou*, and H. Chen*, "Transformation optics with Fabry-Pérot resonances," Sci. Rep. 5, 8680 (2015).

14.   S. Li, J. Luo, S. Anwar, S. Li, W. Lu, Z. H. Hang, Y. Lai, B. Hou*, M. Shen, and C. Wang, "An equivalent realization of coherent perfect absorption under single beam illumination," Sci. Rep. 4, 7369 (2014).

15.   J. Luo, S. Li, B. Hou, and Y. Lai, "Unified theory for perfect absorption in ultra-thin absorptive films with constant tangential electric or magnetic fields," Phys. Rev. B 90, 165128 (2014).

16.   R. Chen, S. Li, C. Gu, S. Anwar, B. Hou*, and Y. Lai, “Electromagnetic characteristics of Hilbert curve based metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. A 117, 445-450 (2014).

17.   S. Li, C. Gu, Y. Xu, S. Anwar, W. Lu, Z. H. Hang, B. Hou*, and H. Chen, “Probing Electric Field in an Enclosed Field Mapper for Characterizing Metamaterials,” International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 2014, Article ID 728756 (2014).

18.   J. Luo, W. Lu, Z. H. Hang, H. Chen, B. Hou, Y. Lai, and C. T. Chan, "Arbitrary control of electromagnetic flux in inhomogeneous anisotropic media with near-zero index," Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 073903 (2014).

19.   S. Li, S. Anwar, W. Lu, Z. H. Hang, B. Hou,* M. Shen, and C.-H. Wang, "Microwave absorptions of ultrathin conductive films and designs of frequency-independent ultrathin absorbers," AIP Adv. 4, 017130 (2014).

20.   Y. Xu#, C. Gu#, B. Hou#, Yun Lai, J. Li, and H. Chen "Broadband asymmetric waveguiding of light without polarization limitations", Nat. Commun. 4, 2561 (2013). [#contributed equally to this work]

21.   X. Xiao, S. Li, K. T. Law, B. Hou, C. T. Chan, and W. Wen, "Thermal coherence properties of topological insulator slabs in time-reversal symmetry breaking fields", Phys. Rev. B 87, 205424 (2013).

22.   B. Gu, B. Hou, Z. Lu, Z. Wang, and S. Chen, "Thermal conductivity of nanofluids containing high aspect ratio fillers," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 64, 108–114 (2013).

23.   C. Qiu*, S. Li, R. Chen, B. Hou*, F. Li, and Z. Liu, "Deep subwavelength electromagnetic transparency through dual metallic gratings with ultranarrow slits," Phys. Rev. B 87, 205129 (2013).

24.   J. Luo, Y. Xu, H. Chen, B. Hou, W. Lu and Y. Lai, "Oblique total transmissions through epsilon-near-zero metamaterials with hyperbolic dispersions," EPL 101, 44001 (2013).

25.   J. Luo, H. Chen, B. Hou, P. Xu, and Y. Lai, "Nonlocality-Induced Negative Refraction and Subwavelength Imaging by Parabolic Dispersions in Metal–Dielectric Multilayered Structures with Effective Zero Permittivity," Plasmonics 8, 1095–1099 (2013).

26.   Q. Shen, B. Hou, Z. Chen, and Z.-L. Wang, “Effect of gap width on enhanced magnetic optical fields in metallic split ring resonators,” AIP Advances 2, 042175 (2012).

27.   S. Li, R. Chen, S. Anwar, W. Lu, Y. Lai, H. Chen, B. Hou*, F. Ren, and B. Gu, “Applying effective medium theory in characterizing dielectric constant of solids”,  Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters 35, 145-153 (2012).

28.   S. Li, X. Xiao, B. Hou, and W. Wen, “Green Function Formulism for Electromagnetic Wave Generated in Nanostructured Metamaterial of Finite Thickness: Isotropy and Anisotropy,” International Journal of Optics, Vol. 2012, Article ID 532316 (2012).

29.   X. Xiao, Y. Li, B. Hou, B. Zhou, and W. Wen, “Subwavelength polarization rotators via double-layer metal hole arrays,” Opt. Lett. 37, 3594-3596 (2012).

30.   Q. Wu, X. Feng, R. Chen, C. Gu, S. Li, H. Li, Y. Xu, Y. Lai, B. Hou*, H. Chen*, and Y. Li“An inside-out Eaton lens made of H-fractal metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 031903 (2012).

31.   C. Gu, K. Yao, W. Lu, Y. Lai, H. Chen, B. Hou*, and X. Jiang, “Experimental realization of a broadband conformal mapping lens for directional emission,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 261907 (2012).

32.   J. Luo, P. Xu, H. Chen, B. Hou, L. Gao, and Y. Lai, “Realizing almost perfect bending waveguides with anisotropic epsilon-near-zero metamaterials”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 221903 (2012).

33.   B. Hou*, X. Xiao and W. Wen, “Photonic bands from cascaded metallic plates with subwavelength slits”, J. Opt. 14, 055102 (2012).

34.   A. Joushaghani#, B. Hou#, J. S. Aitchison, and J. K. S. Poon, “Surface plasmon polariton induced optical amplitude and phase modulation in sub-wavelength apertures”, Opt. Express 19, 8367 (2011). [#contributed equally to this work]

35.   B. Hou*, X. Q. Liao, and J. K. S. Poon, “Resonant infrared transmission and effective medium response of subwavelength H-fractal apertures”, Opt. Express 18, 3946 (2010).

36.   X. Xiao, X. Yi, B. Hou, W. Wen, Z. Liu, J. Shi, and P. Sheng,Subwavelength waveguiding and imaging with a one-dimensional array of metallic H-fractals”, New J. Phys. 12, 073021(2010).

37.   F. Miyamaru, Y. Saito, M. W. Takeda, B. Hou, W. Wen, and P. Sheng, “Characteristics of Terahertz Radiation Emitted From Fractal Photoconductive Antennas”, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 49, 070205(2010).

38.   F. Miyamaru, Y. Saito, M. W. Takeda, L. Liu, B. Hou, W. Wen, and P. Sheng, “Emission of terahertz radiations from fractal antennas”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 221111 (2009).

39.   X. Xiao, B. Hou, W. Wen, and P. Sheng, “Tuning birefringence by using two-dimensional photonic band structure”, J. Appl. Phys. 106, 086103 (2009).

40.   H. Chen, B. Hou, S. Chen, X. Ao, W. Wen, and C. T. Chan, “Design and experimental realization of a broadband transformation media field rotator at microwave frequencies”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 183903 (2009).

41.   B. Hou and W. Wen, “Transmission resonances of electromagnetic wave through metallic gratings: Phase and field characterizations”, Opt. Express 16, 17098 (2008).

42.   B. Hou, J. Mei, M. Ke, Z. Liu, J. Shi, and W. Wen, “Experimental determination for resonances-induced transmission of acoustic waves through subwavelength hole arrays”, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 014909 (2008).

43.   J. Mei, B. Hou, M. Ke, S. Peng, H. Jia, Z. Liu, J. Shi, W. Wen, and P. Sheng, “Acoustic wave transmission through a bull’s eye structure”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 124106 (2008).

44.   B. Hou, H. Xie, W. Wen, and P. Sheng, “Three-dimensional metallic fractals and their photonic crystal characteristics”, Phys. Rev. B 77, 125113 (2008).

45.   F. Miyamaru, Y. Saito, M. W. Takeda, B. Hou, L. Liu, W. Wen, and P. Sheng, “Terahertz electric response of fractal metamaterial structures”, Phys. Rev. B 77, 045124 (2008).

46.   B. Hou, J. Mei, M. Ke, W. Wen, Z. Liu, J. Shi, and P. Sheng, “Tuning Fabry-Perot resonances via diffraction evanescent waves”, Phys. Rev. B 76, 054303 (2007).

47.   B. Hou, H. Wen, Y. Leng, and W. Wen, “Enhanced transmission of electromagnetic waves through metamaterials”, Appl. Phys. A 87, 217 (2007).

48.   H. Wen, B. Hou, and W. Wen, “Subwavelength electromagnetic shielding by resonant surface”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 191905 (2006).

49.   B. Hou, Z. H. Hang, W. Wen, C. T. Chan, and P. Sheng, “Microwave transmission through metallic hole arrays: Surface electric field measurements”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 131917 (2006).

50.   B. Hou, H. Wen, Y. Leng, and W. Wen, “Electromagnetic wave transmission through subwavelength metallic meshes sandwiched between split rings”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 201114 (2005).

51.   B. Hou, G. Xu, H. K. Wong, and W. Wen, “Tuning of photonic bandgaps by a field-induced structural change of fractal metamaterials”, Opt. Express 13, 9149 (2005).

52.   W. Wen, L. Zhou, B. Hou, C. T. Chan, and P. Sheng, “Resonant transmission of microwave through subwavelength fractal slits in a metallic plate”, Phys. Rev. B 72, 153406 (2005).

53.   H. Wen, B. Hou, Y. Leng, and W. Wen, “Resonance-induced wave penetration through electromagnetic opaque object”, Opt. Express 13, 7005 (2005).

54.   Z. Wang, R. Shen, X. Niu, G. Sun, K. Lu, B. Hou, and W. Wen, “Dielectric dependence of field-induced interspherical force”, J. of Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 38, 1325 (2005).

55.   C. L. Yang, B. Hou, Irene L. Li, Z. M. Li, Z. K. Tang, J. N. Wang, H. J. Liu, and W. K. Ge, “Photoreflectance of 0.4-nm single-walled carbon nanotubes”, Phys. Rev. B 71, 233404 (2005).

56.   Y. Qi, B. Hou, and W. Wen, “Band gaps from ring resonators and structural periodicity”, J. of Phys D: Appl. Phys. 38, 590 (2005).

57. B. Hou, G. Xu, W. Wen, and George K. L. Wong, “Diffraction by an optical fractal grating”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 6125 (2004).

58.   B. Hou, G. Xu, and W. Wen, “Tunable band-gap properties of planar metallic fractals”, J. Appl. Phys. 95, 3231 (2004).

Former Group Members:

   李肃成(2011-2016 博士,2015研究生国家奖学金)、 Shahzad AnwarCGS留学生,2011-2015 博士);

段倩(2014-2017 硕士)、 李硕(2013-2016 硕士)、 顾辰东(2011-2014 硕士,2015江苏省优秀硕士论文奖)、冯潇祎(2011-2014 硕士)、陈蕊蕊( 2011-2014 硕士)