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Chen, Yu-Ao
Title Professor
Telephone +86-21-6812-0084
E-mail YuAoChen@ustc.edu.cn
Homepage http://www.mpq.mpg.de/~yachen/
Education
  • Ph.D. Reveived on Jan 2008
    Physikalisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg

    Dissertation title: Quantum Manipulation of Photons and Atoms


    M.Sc., Received on July2004
    Dept. of Dept. of Mod. Phys., Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China (USTC)
    Dissertation title: Experimental Multi-photon Entanglement and its Application


    B.Sc., Received on July, 2002
    Dept. of Special Class for the Gifted Young, USTC

    Thesis: Transformation of Optical States Through Linear Systems


     

     
Experience
  • Since 2011
    Professor for experimental physics
    National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China


    2009-2011
    Project leader in the Quantum Optics and quantum many-body systems group at Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and the Ludwig-Maximilians University with Prof. Immanuel Bloch


    2009-2011
    Project leader in Division of Quantum Physics and Quantum Information National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale USTC (Part-time) with Prof. Jian-Wei Pan


    2008-2009
    Postdoctoral researcher in the QUANTUM group at the University of Mainz with Prof. Immanuel Bloch


    2008
    Scientific assistant in QUO group at the University of Heidelberg with Prof. Jian-Wei Pan


     

     
Research Interest
  • Quantum information processing based on linear optics


             Multi-photon entanglement: manipulation and application


    Quantum communication based on linear optics and atomic ensembles


             Quantum memory: towards long distance quantum communication


    Quantum simulation with ultra-cold atoms


             Optical lattices: quantum many body systems


     

     
Publications
  • Ping Xu, Xiao Yuan, Luo-Kan Chen, He Lu, Xing-Can Yao, Xiongfeng Ma, Yu-Ao Chen*, and Jian-Wei Pan
    Implementation of a Measurement-Device-Independent Entanglement Witness
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 112 140506 (2014).


    He Lu, Luo-Kan Chen, Chang Liu, Ping Xu, Xing-Can Yao, Li Li, Nai-Le Liu, Bo Zhao, Yu-Ao Chen*, and Jian-Wei Pan
    Experimental realization of a concatenated Greenberger–Horne–Zeilinger state for macroscopic quantum superpositions 
    Nature Photonics, 8, 364 (2014).


    Juan Yin, Yuan Cao, Shu-Bin Liu, Ge-Sheng Pan, Jin-Hong Wang, Tao Yang, Zhong-Ping Zhang, Fu-Min Yang, Yu-Ao Chen, Cheng-Zhi Peng, Jian-Wei Pan
    
Experimental quasi-single-photon transmission from satellite to earth
    
Optics Express, 21 20032 (2013).


    Monika Aidelsburger, Marcos Atala, Sylvain Nascimbène, Stefan Trotzky, Yu-Ao Chen, Immanuel Bloch
    Experimental realization of strong effective magnetic fields in optical superlattice potentials
    Appl. Phys. B, 113 1 (2013).


    Jian-Yu Wang, Bin Yang, Sheng-Kai Liao, Liang Zhang, Qi Shen, Xiao-Fang Hu, Jin-Cai Wu, Shi-Ji Yang, Hao Jiang, Yan-Lin Tang, Bo Zhong, Hao Liang, Wei-Yue Liu, Yi-Hua Hu, Yong-Mei Huang, Bo Qi, Ji-Gang Ren, Ge-Sheng Pan, Juan Yin, Jian-Jun Jia, Yu-Ao Chen, Kai Chen, Chen-Zhi Peng, and Jian-Wei Pan
    Direct and full-scale experimental verifications towards ground-satellite quantum key distribution
    Nature Photonics, 7 387 (2013).


    Juan Yin, Ji-Gang Ren, He Lu, Yuan Cao, Hai-Lin Yong, Yu-Ping Wu, Chang Liu, Sheng-Kai Liao, Fei Zhou, Yan Jiang, Xin-Dong Cai, Ping Xu, Ge-Sheng Pan, Jian-Jun Jia, Yong-Mei Huang,  Hao Yin, Jian-Yu Wang, Yu-Ao Chen*, Cheng-Zhi Peng, Jian-Wei Pan
    
Quantum teleportation and entanglement distribution over 100-kilometre free-space channels

    Nature 488 185 (2012).


    Sylvain. Nascimbène, Yu-Ao Chen, Marcos Atala, Monika Aidelsburger, Stefan Trotzky, Belén Paredes, and Immanuel Bloch 

    Experimental Realization of Plaquette Resonating Valence-Bond States with Ultracold Atoms in Optical Superlattices
    
Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 205301 (2012).


    Stefan Trotzky, Yu-Ao Chen, Andreas Flesch, Ian P. McCulloch, Ulrich Schollwöck, Jens Eisert, Immanuel Bloch
    
Probing the relaxation towards equilibrium in an isolated strongly correlated 1D Bose gas

    Nature Physics, 8 325 (2012). (Cover Story).


    Xing-Can Yao, Tian-Xiong Wang, Ping Xu, He Lu, Ge-Sheng Pan, Xiao-Hui Bao, Cheng-Zhi Peng, Chao-Yang Lu, Yu-Ao Chen & Jian-Wei Pan
    Observation of eight-photon entanglement.
    Nature Photonics, 6 225 (2012).


    Xing-Can Yao, Tian-Xiong Wang, Hao-Ze Chen, Wei-Bo Gao, Austin G. Fowler, Robert Raussendorf,  Zeng-Bing Chen, Nai-Le Liu, Chao-Yang Lu, You-Jin Deng, Yu-Ao Chen* & Jian-Wei Pan
    
Experimental demonstration of topological error correction.
    Nature 482, 489 (2012) (News & Views).


    Monika Aidelsburger, Marcos Atala, Sylvain Nascimbène, Stefan Trotzky, Yu-Ao Chen*, Immanuel Bloch

    Experimental realization of strong effective magnetic fields in an optical lattice. 

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 255301 (2011). (Viewpoint Physics)


    Yu-Ao Chen*, Sylvain Nascimbène, Monika Aidelsburger, Marcos Atala, Stefan Trotzky, Immanuel Bloch 
Controlling Correlated Tunneling and Superexchange Interactions with AC-Driven Optical Lattices.
    
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 210405 (2011).


    Ran Wei, Bo Zhao, Youjin Deng, Yu-Ao Chen, Jian-Wei Pan
    Deterministic spin-wave interferometer based on Rydberg blockade
.
    Phys. Rev. A 83, 063623 (2011).


    Christian Kasztelan, Stefan Trotzky, Yu-Ao Chen, Immanuel Bloch, Ian P. McCulloch, Ulrich Schollwöck, Giuliano Orso
    Landau-Zener sweeps and sudden quenches in coupled Bose-Hubbard chains
.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 155302 (2011).


    Wei-Bo Gao, Xing-Can Yao, Jian-Ming Cai, He Lu, Ping Xu, Tao Yang, Yu-Ao Chen, Zeng-Bing Chen, Jian-Wei Pan
    Experimental measurement-based quantum computing beyond the cluster-state model
.
    Nature Photonics, 5, 117-123 (2011).


    Yu-Ao Chen*, Sebastian D. Huber, Stefan Trotzky, Immanuel Bloch, Ehud Altman

    Many-body Landau-Zener dynamics in coupled 1D Bose liquids.
    Nature Physics, 7, 61-67 (2011).


    Stefan Trotzky, Yu-Ao Chen, Ute Schnorrberger, Patrick Cheinet, Immanuel Bloch

    Controlling and Detecting Spin Correlations of Ultracold Atoms in Optical lattices
.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 265303 (2010).


    Wei-Bo Gao, Alexander M. Goebel, Chao-Yang Lu, Han-Ning Dai, Claudia Wagenknecht, Qiang Zhang, Bo Zhao, Cheng-Zhi Peng, Zeng-Bing Chen, Yu-Ao Chen*, Jian-Wei Pan
    
Teleportation-based realization of an optical quantum two-qubit entangling gate.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107 20869 (2010).


    Xing-Can Yao, Jaromír Fiurášek, He Lu, Wei-Bo Gao, Yu-Ao Chen, Zeng-Bing Chen, and Jian-Wei Pan

    Experimental Realization of Programmable Quantum Gate Array for Directly Probing Commutation Relations of Pauli Operators
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    Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 120402 (2010).


    Claudia Wagenknecht, Che-Ming Li, Andreas Reingruber, Xiao-Hui Bao, Alexander Goebel, Yu-Ao Chen, Qiang Zhang, Kai Chen, & Jian-Wei Pan

    Experimental Demonstration of a Heralded Entanglement Source
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    Nature Photonics, 4, 549 - 552 (2010).


    Bastian Jungnitsch, Sönke Niekamp, Matthias Kleinmann, Otfried Gühne, He Lu, Wei-Bo Gao, Yu-Ao Chen, Zeng-Bing Chen, & Jian-Wei Pan
    
Increasing the Statistical Significance of Entanglement Detection in Experiments
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    Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 210401 (2010).


    Wei-Bo Gao, Chao-Yang Lu, Xing-Can Yao, Ping Xu, Otfried Gühne, Alexander Goebel, Yu-Ao Chen, Cheng-Zhi Peng, Zeng-Bing Chen, & Jian-Wei Pan
    
Experimental demonstration of a hyper-entangled ten-qubit Schrödinger cat state.
    Nature Physcis, 6, 331 - 335 (2010).


    Yu-Ao Chen, Xiao-Hui Bao, Zhen-Sheng Yuan, Shuai Chen, Bo Zhao, & Jian-Wei Pan.
    Heralded generation of an atomic NOON state.
    
Phys. Rev. Lett 104, 043601 (2010).


    Bo Zhao, Yu-Ao Chen*, Xiao-Hui Bao, Thorsten Strassel, Chih-Sung Chuu, Xian-Min Jin, Joerg Schmiedmayer, Zhen-Sheng Yuan, Shuai Chen, & Jian-Wei Pan.
    
A millisecond quantum memory for scalable quantum networks.

    Nature Physics, 5, 95-99 (2009).


    Chih-Sung Chuu, Thorsten Strassel, Bo Zhao, Markus Koch, Yu-Ao Chen, Shuai Chen, Zhen-Sheng Yuan, Joerg Schmiedmayer, and Jian-Wei Pan. 

    Quantum memory with optically trapped atoms.
    
Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 120501 (2008).


    Zhen-Sheng Yuan, Yu-Ao Chen*, Bo Zhao, Shuai Chen, Joerg Schmiedmayer, and Jian-Wei Pan 
Experimental Demonstration of A BDCZ Quantum Repeater Node. 

    Nature, 454, 1098 (2008).


    Alexander Goebel, Claudia Wagenknecht, Qiang Zhang, Yu-Ao Chen, Kai Chen, Joerg Schmiedmayer, and Jian-Wei Pan. 

    Experimental Demonstration of Multistage Entanglement Swapping.
    
Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 080403(2008).


    Nicolas Sangouard, Christoph Simon, Bo Zhao, Yu-Ao Chen, Hugues de Riedmatten, Jian-Wei Pan, and Nicolas Gisin
    
Robust and efficient quantum repeaters with atomic ensembles and linear optics. 

    Phys. Rev. A 77, 062301 (2008).


    Yu-Ao Chen*, Shuai Chen, Zhen-Sheng Yuan, Bo Zhao, Chih-Sung Chuu, Joerg Schmiedmayer, Jian-Wei Pan, 

    Memory-built-in quantum teleportation with photonic and atomic qubits.
    
Nature Physics, 4, 103-107 (2008).


    Zhen-Sheng Yuan, Yu-Ao Chen, Shuai Chen, Jian-Wei Pan,

    Scalable Quantum Computing with Linear Optics and Quantum Memories.

    Optics & Photonics News 18, 34-39 (2007).


    Shuai Chen, Yu-Ao Chen, Bo Zhao, Zhen-Sheng Yuan, Joerg Schmiedmayer, Jian-Wei Pan,

    Demonstration of a stable atom-photon entanglement source for quantum repeaters. 

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 180505 (2007).


    Kai Chen, Che-Ming Li, Qiang Zhang, Yu-Ao Chen, Alexander Goebel, Shuai Chen, Alois Mair, Jian-Wei Pan

    Experimental realization of one-way quantum computing with two-photon four-qubit cluster states.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 120503 (2007).


    Zeng-Bing Chen, Bo Zhao, Yu-Ao Chen, Joerg Schmiedmayer, Jian-Wei Pan,
    
Fault-tolerant quantum repeater with atomic ensembles and linear optics.

    Phys. Rev. A 76, 022329 (2007).


    Bo Zhao, Zeng-Bing Chen, Yu-Ao Chen, Joerg Schmiedmayer, Jian-Wei Pan. 

    Robust creation of entanglement between remote memory qubits. 

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 240502 (2007).


    Zhen-Sheng Yuan, Yu-Ao Chen, Shuai Chen, Bo Zhao, Markus Koch, Thorsten Strassel, Yong Zhao, Gan-Jun Zhu, Jörg Schmiedmayer, Jian-Wei Pan. 

    Synchronized Independent Narrow-band Single Photons and Efficient Generation of Photonic Entanglement. 

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 180503 (2007).


    Qiang Zhang, Alexander Goebel, Claudia Wagenknecht, Yu-Ao Chen, Bo Zhao, Tao Yang, Alois Mair, Joerg Schmiedmayer, Jian-Wei Pan, 

    Experimental quantum teleportation of a two-qubit composite system. 

    Nature Physics 2, 678 (2006).


    Shuai Chen, Yu-Ao Chen, Thorsten Strassel, Zhen-Sheng Yuan, Bo Zhao, Jörg Schmiedmayer, Jian-Wei Pan. 

    Deterministic and storable single-photon source based on a quantum memory.
    
Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 173004 (2006).


    Yu-Ao Chen*, Tao Yang, An-Ning Zhang, Zhi Zhao, Adan Cabello and Jian-Wei Pan. 

    Experimental Violation of Bell's Inequality beyond Tsirelson's Bound. 

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 170408 (2006).


    Yu-Ao Chen, An-Ning Zhang, Zhi Zhao, Xiao-Qi Zhou, Jian-Wei Pan,
    Experimental Quantum Error Rejection for Quantum Communication. 

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 220504 (2006).


    Qiang Zhang, Xiang-Bin Wang, Yu-Ao Chen, Won-Young Hwang, Tao Yang, Jian-Wei Pan,

    Comment on "Quantum Key Distribution with Blind Polarization Base".

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 078901 (2006).


    An-Ning Zhang, Chao-Yang Lu, Xiao-Qi Zhou, Yu-Ao Chen, Zhi Zhao, Tao Yang, Jian-Wei Pan.
    Experimental construction of optical multiqubit cluster states from Bell states.
    
Phys. Rev. A 73, 022330 (2006).


    Yu-Ao Chen, An-Ning Zhang, Zhi Zhao, Tao Yang, Cheng-Zhi Peng, Jian-Wei Pan,
    Experimental Demonstration of Third-Man Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Secret Sharing. 

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 200502 (2005).


    Zhi Zhao, An-Ning Zhang, Xiao-Qi Zhou, Yu-Ao Chen, Chao-Yang Lu, Anders Karlsson, Jian-Wei Pan,
    
Experimental realization of optimal asymmetric cloning and telecloning via partial teleportation. 

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 030502 (2005).


    Zhi Zhao, An-Ning Zhang, Yu-Ao Chen, Han Zhang, Jiang-Feng Du, Tao Yang, Jian-Wei Pan,
    Experimental demonstration of a non-destructive controlled-NOT quantum gate for two independent photon-qubits.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 030501 (2005).


    Zhi Zhao, Yu-Ao Chen, An-Ning Zhang, Tao Yang, Hans Briegel, Jian-Wei Pan,
    
Experimental Realization of Five-photon Entanglement and Open Destination Teleportation.
    Nature 430, 54 (2004).


    Zhi Zhao, Tao Yang, Yu-Ao Chen, An-Ning Zhang, Marek Żukowski, Jian-Wei Pan,
    Experimental Test of Quantum Nonlocality in Four-photon Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger Entanglement.
    
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 180401 (2003).


    Zhi Zhao, Tao Yang, Yu-Ao Chen, An-Ning Zhang, Jian-Wei Pan,
    
Experimental Realization of Entanglement Concentration and a Quantum Repeater.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 207901 (2003).


    * Corresponding Author


     

     
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Honor
  • •    1998   Absolute winner, Gold Medal & First prize in experimental competition in 29th International Physics Olympiad
    •    2004   President Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Science
    •    2005   Eliteförderung der Deutsche Telekom Stiftung (3 years)
    •    2006   Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed
 Students Abroad
    •    2009   Finallist of DPG-AMOP Dissertation Prize
    •    2011   Youth Thousand Talent
    •    2013   Fresnel Prize for fundamental aspects from the European Physical Society
    •    2013   Top Ten Young Scientists Award of Chinese Academy of Science
    •    2013   Qiu Shi Outstanding Youth Scholar from Qiushi Science & Technologies Foundation


     

     
Teaching
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