Prof. Jian-Wei Pan

Director, Division of Quantum Physics and Quantum Information
Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and Department of Modern Physics,
University of Science and Technology of China
Hefei, Anhui 230026
PR China
Tel: +86-551-3606493
Fax: +86-551-3606493
E-mail: pan@ustc.edu.cn

Web: http://quantum.ustc.edu.cn/


Education
09/1987-07/1992 Department of Modern Physics, Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China, Hefei, Anhui, PR China. B.Sc. degree, 07.1992
09/1992-07/1995 Graduate student at Department of Modern Physics, Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China, Hefei, Anhui, PR China. M.Sc. degree, 07.1995.
Thesis: Linear Quantum Transformation Theory and Its Applications
Supervisor: Prof. Yong-de Zhang
10/1996-11/1999 Ph.D. student at the Institute for Experimental Physics of Vienna University, Austria. Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, 11.1999.
Thesis: Experimental Quantum Teleportation and Multi-photon Entanglement
Supervisor: Prof. Anton Zeilinger

Field of Research
  • Experimental quantum optics, atomic physics and quantum information, for more details see my complete list of publications .

Prizes and Awards
  • Chancellor Fellowship (1996-1999), from the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affair.
  • Outstanding Young Scientist Award (2001), from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC).
  • Outstanding Overseas Chinese Scientist Award (2001), from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
  • Yangtze Scholarship (2002), from the Chinese Ministry of Education.
  • Erich Schmid Prize (2003), from the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
  • Emmy Noether Research Award (2004), from the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (2004) , from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH).
  • Marie Curie Excellence Research Award (2004), from the European Commission (EU).
  • Fresnel Prize (2005), from the European Physical Society.
  • Qiushi Outstanding Scientist Prize (2005), from the HongKong Qiushi Science and Technology Foundation.
  • Chinese Young Scientist Prize (2006), from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Beller’s Lectureship (2007), from the American Physical Society

  • Appointments and Professional Activities
    ·07/1995 - 09/1996 Instructor, University of Science and Technology of China
    ·11/1999 - 11/2001 Postdoctoral research associate (under Prof. A. Zeilinger),
    Institut für Experimentalphysik, University of Vienna
    ·03/2001 - 10/2002 Professor of Physics, Department of Modern PhysicsUniv. of Sci. & Tech. of China, Hefei, Anhui, PR China.
    ·11/2001 - 06/2003 Co-PI and senior research associate (with Prof. A. Zeilinger),
    Institut für Experimentalphysik,University of Vienna
    ·10/2002 - present Yangtze Scholar of Quantum Physics, Department of Modern Physics, Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China, Hefei, Anhui, PR China.
    ·07/2003 - present Project leader
    Physikalisches Institut, University of Heidelberg

    List of Jian-Wei Pan’s major publications

    1. A. Goebel, C. Wagenknecht, Q. Zhang, Y.-A. Chen, J.-W. Pan. Teleportation-Based Controlled-NOT Gate for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computation. Submitted to Nature Physics (2008);

    2. C.-Y. Lu, W.-B. Gao, O. Guehne, X.-Q. Zhou, Z.-B. Chen, J.-W. Pan. Experimental quantum simulation: observation of fractional statistics of anyons in a spin lattice model. Submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. (2008);

    3. B. Zhao, Y.-A. Chen, X.-H. Bao, T. Strassel, C.-S. Chuu, J. Schmiedmayer, Z.-S. Yuan, S. Chen, and J.-W. Pan. A Millisecond Quantum Memory for Scalable Quantum Networks. Submitted to Nature Physics (2008);

    4. X.-H. Bao, Y. Qian, J. Yang, H. Zhang, Z.-B. Chen, T. Yang, J.-W. Pan. Generation of Narrow-Band Polarization-Entangled Photon Pairs for Atomic Quantum Memories. Submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. (2008);

    5. C.-S. Chuu, T. Strassel, B. Zhao, M. Koch, Y.-A. Chen, S. Chen, Z.-S. Yuan, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan. Demonstration of a Quantum Memory with Optically Trapped Atoms. Accepted by Phys. Rev. Lett. (2008);

    6. Z.-S. Yuan, Y.-A. Chen, B. Zhao, S. Chen, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan. Entanglement demonstration of a BDCZ quantum repeater node. Nature 454, 1098 (2008);

    7. A. Goebel, C. Wagenknecht, Q. Zhang, Y.-A. Chen, K. Chen, J. Schmiedmayer, J.-W. Pan. Multistage entanglement swapping. ?Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 080403 (2008);

    8. C.-Y. Lu, W.-B. Gao, J. Zhang, X.-Q. Zhou, T. Yang, J.-W. Pan. Experimental quantum coding against qubit loss error. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 11050 (2008);

    9. X.-Q. Zhou, C.-Y. Lu, W.-B. Gao, J. Zhang, Z.-B. Chen, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan. Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger-type violation of local realism by mixed states. Phys. Rev. A 78, 012112 (2008);

    10. Q. Zhang, X.-H. Bao, C.-Y. Lu, X.-Q. Zhou, T. Yang, T. Rudolph, and J.-W. Pan. Demonstration of a scheme for the generation of “event-ready” entangled photon pairs from a single-photon source. Phys. Rev. A 77, 062316 (2008);

    11. N. Sangouard, C. Simon, B. Zhao, Y.-A. Chen, H. de Riedmatten, J.-W. Pan, and N. Gisin. Robust and efficient quantum repeaters with atomic ensembles and linear optics. Phys. Rev. A 77, 062301 (2008);

    12. X.-B. Wang, C.-Z. Peng, J. Zhang, L. Yang, and J.-W. Pan. General theory of decoy-state quantum cryptography with source errors. Phys. Rev. A 77, 042311 (2008);

    13. Y.-A. Chen, S. Chen, Z.-S. Yuan, B. Zhao, C.-S. Chuu, J. Schmiedmayer and J.-W. Pan. Memory-built-in quantum teleportation with photonic and atomic qubits. Nature Physics 4, 103 (2008);

    14. C.-Y. Lu, D. E. Browne, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan. Demonstration of a Compiled Version of Shor’s Quantum Factoring Algorithm Using Photonic Qubits. Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 250504 (2007) ;

    15. L.-M. Kuang, Z.-B. Chen, and J.-W. Pan. Generation of entangled coherent states for distant Bose-Einstein condensates via electromagnetically induced transparency. Phys. Rev. A 76, 052324 (2007);

    16. S. Chen, Y.-A. Chen, B. Zhao, Z.-S. Yuan, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan. Demonstration of a Stable Atom-Photon Entanglement Source for Quantum Repeaters. Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 180505 (2007);

    17. O. Guehne, C.-Y. Lu, W.-B. Gao, and J.-W. Pan. Toolbox for entanglement detection and fidelity estimation. Phys. Rev. A 76, 030305 (2007);

    18. K. Chen, C.-M. Li, Q. Zhang, Y.-A. Chen, A. Goebel, S. Chen, A. Mair, and J.-W. Pan. Experimental Realization of One-Way Quantum Computing with Two-Photon Four-Qubit Cluster States. Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 120503 (2007);

    19. B. Zhao, Z.-B. Chen, Y.-A. Chen, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan. Robust Creation of Entanglement between Remote Memory Qubits. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 240502 (2007);

    20. Z.-S. Yuan, Y.-A. Chen, S. Chen, B. Zhao, M. Koch, T. Strassel, Y. Zhao, G.-J. Zhu, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan. Synchronized Independent Narrow-Band Single Photons and Efficient Generation of Photonic Entanglement. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 180503 (2007);

    21. B. Zhao, Z.-B. Chen, J.-W. Pan, J. Schmiedmayer, A. Recati, G. E. Astrakharchik, and T. Calarco. High-fidelity entanglement via molecular dissociation in integrated atom optics. Phys. Rev. A 75, 042312 (2007);

    22. S. Manz, T. Fernholz, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan. Collisional decoherence during writing and reading quantum states. Phys. Rev. A 75, 040101 (2007);

    23. Z.-B. Chen, B. Zhao, Y.-A. Chen, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan. Fault-tolerant quantum repeater with atomic ensembles and linear optics. Phys. Rev. A 76, 022329 (2007);

    24. C.-Y. Lu, X.-Q. Zhou, O. Guehne, W.-B. Gao, J. Zhang, Z.-S. Yuan, A. Goebel, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan. Experimental entanglement of six photons in graph states. Nature Physics 3, 91 (2007);

    25. X.-H. Bao, T.-Y. Chen, Q. Zhang, J. Yang, H. Zhang, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan. Optical Nondestructive Controlled-NOT Gate without Using Entangled Photons. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 170502 (2007);

    26. C.-Z. Peng, J. Zhang, D. Yang, W.-B. Gao, H.-X. Ma, H. Yin, H.-P. Zeng, T. Yang, X.-B. Wang, and J.-W. Pan. Experimental Long-Distance Decoy-State Quantum Key Distribution Based on Polarization Encoding. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 010505 (2007);

    27. Z.-B. Chen, B. Zhao, Y.-A. Chen, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan. Fault-tolerant quantum repeater with atomic ensembles and linear optics. Phys. Rev. A 76, 022329 (2007);

    28. J. Zhang, X.-H. Bao, T.-Y. Chen, T. Yang, A. Cabello, and Jian-Wei Pan. Experimental quantum Guess my Number protocol using multiphoton entanglement. Phys. Rev. A 75, 022302 (2007);

    29. T. Yang, Q. Zhang, T.-Y. Chen, S. Lu, J. Yin, J.-W. Pan, et al. Experimental synchronization of independent entangled photon sources. Accepted by Phys. Rev. Lett. (2006);
    30. Q, Zhang, X.-B. Wang, Y.-A. Chen, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan. Comment on “Quantum key distribution with the blind polarization bases. Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 078901 (2006);
    31. T. Yang, Q. Zhang, J. Zhang, J. Yin, Z. Zhao, M. Zukowski, Z.-B. Chen, and J.-W. Pan. All-versus-nothing violation of local realism by two-photon, four-dimensional entanglement. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 240406 (2005);
    32. Y.-A. Chen, A.-N. Zhang, Z. Zhao, X.-Q. Zhou, C.-Y. Lu, C.-Z. Peng, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan. Experimental Quantum Secret Sharing and Third-Man Quantum cryptography. Accepted by Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 200502 (2005);
    33. Z. Zhao, A.-N. Zhang, X.-Q. Zhou, Y.-A. Chen, C.-Y. Lu, A. Karlsson, and J.-W. Pan. Experimental Realization of Optimal Asymmetric Cloning and Telecloning via Partial Teleportation. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 030502 (2005);
    34. C.-Z. Peng, T. Yang, X.-H. Bao, J. Zhang, X.-M. Jin, F.-Y. Feng, B. Yang, J. Yang, J. Yin, Q. Zhang, N. Li, B.-L. Tian, and J.-W. Pan. Experimental free-space distribution of entangled photon pairs over 13Km towards satellite-based global quantum communication. Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 150501 (2005);
    35. P. Wather, K. Resch, C. Brukner, A. Steinberg, J.-W. Pan, and A. Zeilinger. Quantum nonlocality obtained from local states by entanglement purification. Phys. Rev. Lett. 94,040504 (2005);
    36. Z. Zhao, A.-N. Zhang, Y.-A. Chen, H. Zhang, J.-F. Du, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan. Experimental demonstration of a nondestructive controlled-NOT quantum gate for two indepedent photon qubits. Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 0304501 (2005);
    37. S. Gasparoni, J.-W. Pan, P. Walther, T. Rudolph, and A. Zeilinger. Realization of a photonic controlled-NOT gate sufficient for quantum computation. Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 020504 (2004);
    10. Z. Zhao, Y.-A. Chen, A.-N. Zhang, T. Yang, H. Briegel, and J.-W. Pan. Experimental demonstration of five-photon entanglement and open-destination quantum teleportation. Nature 430, 54 (2004);
    38. P. Walther, J.-W. Pan, M. Aspelmayer, R. Ursin, S. Gasparoni, and A. Zeilinger. De Broglie wavelength of a non-local four-photon state. Nature 429, 158 (2004);
    39. C. Brukner, M. Zukowski, J.-W. Pan, and A. Zeilinger. Bell's inequality as a criterion for quantum communication complexity advantage. Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 127901 (2004);
    40. K. Sanaka, T. Jennewein, J.-W. Pan, K. Resch, and A. Zeilinger, Experimental non-linear sign shift for efficient quantum computation. Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 017902 (2004);
    41. A.Vaziri, J.-W. Pan, T. Jennewein, G. Weihs, and A. Zeilinger. Experimental Concentration of High Dimensional Entanglement. Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 227902 (2003);
    42. S.-X. Yu, J.-W. Pan, Z.-B. Chen, and Y.-D. Zhang. Perfect Test of Entanglement for Two-level Systems. Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 217903 (2003);
    16. Z. Zhao, T. Yang, Y.-A. Chen, A.-N. Zhang, M. Zukowski, and J.-W. Pan. Experimental violation of local realism by four-photon Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger entanglement. Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 180401 (2003);
    43. J.-F. Du, P. Zou, M.-J. Shi, L. C. Kwek, J.-W. Pan, C. H. Oh, A. Ekert, D. Oi, and M. Ericsson. Observation of mixed state geometric phases using NMR interferometry. Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 100403 (2003);
    44. Y.-F. Huang, C.-F. Li, Y.-S. Zhang, J.-W. Pan, and G.-C. Guo. Experimental test of Kochen-Specker Theorem with single photons. Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 250401 (2003);
    45. Z. Zhao, Y.-A. Chen, A.-N. Zhang, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan. Experimental realization of entanglement concentration and quantum repeater. Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 207901 (2003);
    46. J.-W. Pan, S. Gasparoni, R. Ursin, G. Weihs, and A. Zeilinger. Experimental entanglement purification of arbitrary unknown states. Nature (London) 423, 417 (2003);
    47. Z.-B. Chen, J.-W. Pan, Y.-D. Zhang, C. Brukner, and A. Zeilinger. All-versus-Nothing Violation of Local Realism for Two Entangled Photons. Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 160408 (2003);
    48. J.-W. Pan, S. Gasparoni, M. Aspelmeyer, T. Jennwein, and A. Zeilinger. Experimental realization of freely propagating teleported qubits. Nature (London) 421, 721 (2003);
    49. S. X. Yu, Z.-B. Chen, J.-W. Pan, and Y.-D. Zhang. Classifying N-qubit Entanglement via Bell's Inequalities. Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 080401 (2003);
    50. C. Simon and J.-W. Pan. Polarization Entanglement Purification using Spatial Entanglement. Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 257901 (2002);
    51. Z. B. Chen, J.-W. Pan, G. Hou, and Y. D. Zhang. Maximal Violation of Bell’s Inequalities for Continuous Variable Systems. Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 040406 (2002);
    52. T. Jennewein, G. Weihs, J.-W. Pan, and A. Zeilinger. Experimental Nonlocality Proof of Quantum Teleportation and Entanglement Swapping. Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 017903 (2002);
    53. J.-W. Pan, M. Daniell, S. Gasparoni, G. Weihs, and A. Zeilinger. Experimental demonstration of four-photon entanglement and high-fidelity teleportation. Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4435 (2001);
    54. J.-W. Pan, C. Simon, C. Brukner, and A. Zeilinger. Entanglement purification for quantum communication. Nature (London) 410, 1067 (2001);
    55. J.-W. Pan, D. Bouwmeester, M. Daniell, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger. Experimental test of quantum nonlocality in three-Photon Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger entanglement. Nature (London) 403, 515 (2000);
    56. D. Bouwmeester, J.-W. Pan, M. Daniell, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger. Observation of Three-photon Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger Entanglement, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1345 (1999);
    57. D. Bouwmeester, J.-W. Pan, M. Daniell, H. Weinfurter, M. Zukowski, and A. Zeilinger. Reply to '' A posteriori teleportation ''. Nature 394, 841 (1998);
    58. J.-W. Pan, D. Bouwmeester, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger. Experimental Entanglement Swapping: Entangling photons that never interacted, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 3891 (1998);
    59. D. Bouwmeester, J.-W. Pan, K. Mattle, M. Eibl, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger. Experimental Quantum Teleportation. Nature 390, 575 (1997).


    Contributions to Books and reviews

    1. J.-W. Pan & A. Zeilinger. Multi-photon entanglement and quantum nonlocality, in “Quantum [Un]Speakables” , (eds. R. A. Bertlmann & A. Zeilinger), Springer, 2002.
    2. T.Jennewein, J.-W. Pan, S.Gasparoni, G.Weihs and A.zeilinger, High-Fidelity Experimental Quantum Teleportation and Entanglement swapping. In Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the Light of New Technology, Y.A. Ono and K. Fujikawa Eds.,World Scientific, Singapore 2002.
    3. M. Daniell, J.-W. Pan, G. Weihs & A. Zeilinger. High fidelity entanglement swapping. Conference Digest, CLEO’2000, Nice, p. 7.
    4. H. Weinfurter, D. Bouwmeester, T. Jennewein, J.-W. Pan, G. Weihs & A. Zeilinger.? Quantum Communication and Entanglement. Proc. 2000 IEEE International Symposium? on Circuits and Systems, Ed. by Hasler et al., Vol. 2, 346 (2000);
    5. J.-W. Pan, D. Bouwmeester, M. Daniell, H. Weinfurter & A. Zeilinger. Three-photon? GHZ entanglement and quantum information, Proc. 15th European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Ed. by Carvallo et al., Vol. 2, 247 (2000);
    6. D. Bouwmeester, J.-W. Pan, H. Weinfurter & A. Zeilinger. Quantum Entanglement, in? “The Physics of Quantum Information”, (eds. D. Bouwmeester, A. Ekert & A. Zeilinger), Springer, 2000.
    7. D. Bouwmeester, J.-W. Pan, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger. Experimental Quantum Teleportaion of Qubits and Entanglement Swapping. Epistemological and Experimental Perspectives on Quantum Physics, Ed. by Greenberger et al., Dordrecht: Kluwer 1999, pp.127;
    8. M. Daniell, D. Bouwmeester, J.-W. Pan, H. Weinfurter & A. Zeilinger. Observation of Three-particle Entanglement. Epistemological and Experimental Perspectives on? Quantum Physics, Ed. by Greenberger et al., Dordrecht: Kluwer 1999, pp.239;
    9. H. Weinfurter, D. Bouwmeester, K. Mattle, J.-W. Pan, M. Eibl, A. Zeilinger, J. Brendel, N. Gisin, J. G. Rarity, and P. R. Tapster. Quantum Communication and Entanglement. Proc. 14th European Meeting on Cybernetics and System Research, Ed. by Trappl et al., Vol. 1, 95 (1998) ;
    10. D. Boumeester, J.-W. Pan, H. Weinfurter & A. Zeilinger. Experimental Quantum Teleportation and Entanglement Swapping. Technical Digest, EQEC’98, Glasgow, p. 184.


    Conference Talks
    Conference talks

    1.Conference on the Quantum Physics of Nature,Vienna,Austria,May 22-26(2005).Invited ?talk: “Recent Experimental Advances in Multi-photon Interferometry”.
    2.2005 Obergurgl Meeting on Quantum Optics,Innsbruck,Austria,Feb.27-March 5(2005). Invited talk: “Recent Experimental Advances in Multi-photon Interferometry”.
    3.1stAsia-Pacific Conference on Quantum Information Science,Taiwan,China,Dec.10-13 (2004).Plenary talk: “Experimental manipulation of Multi-photon entanglement”.
    4.CIAR Meeting on Quantum, Information Science, Vancouver, Canada, June 2-5(2004). “Experimental manipulation of Multi-photon entanglement”.
    5.Second Gordon Research Conference on Quantum Information Science, Ventura, California, USA,Feb.22-27(2004).Invited talk: “Experimental manipulation of Multi-photon entanglement”.
    6.Annual meeting of the Chinese Physical Society, Hefei, Anhui, September 17-20 (2003) Invited talk: “Recent experimental advances in Multi-photon manipulation”.
    7.2003 Symposium on Quantum Foundations and Quantum Information, Zhuhai, China, Feb. 21-25 (2003). Invited talk: ”Experimental entanglement purification”.
    8.Symposium on Science & Ultimate Reality, Princeton, New Jersey, March 15.-18. (2002). Invited talk:”Multi-photon Interferometry and Quantum Nonlocality”.
    9.2001 Symposium on Quantum Information and Quantum Measurement, Huangshang, China, September 2.-7. (2001). Invited talk: “Quantum information processing with linear optics”.
    10.CLEO/Europe-EQEC Focus, Munich, Germany, June 19.-22. (2001). Talk: “Entanglement Purification for Quantum Communication”.
    11.TMR network meeting: Quantum information, Vienna, Austria, September 4.-6. (2000). Talk: “Entanglement purification and four-photon entanglement”.
    12.Workshop on Quantum information and measurement in Changsa, China, August 7.-11. (2000). Invited talk: “Pulsed parametric down-conversion and its applications”.
    13.15th European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna, Austria, April 12.-15. (2000). Invited talk: “Multi-photon entanglement and quantum information”.
    14.International Conference on Quantum Coherence, Vienna, Austria, August 7.-9. (1999). Talk: Experimental test of quantum nonlocality in three-photon entanglement”.
    15.SFB network meeting, Vienna, Austria, March 10.-11. (1999). Talk: “Conflict with local realism following from three-photon GHZ entanglement”.
    16.International Symposium on Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan, China, July 17.-21. (1999). Invited talk: “Experimental quantum teleportation and entanglement swapping”.
    17.’98 Xiangshan Symposium on Quantum Information and Computation, Beijing, China, June 14.-17. (1998). Invited talk: “Experimental quantum teleportation”.
    18.’95 Symposium on Quantum Mechanics, Tianjing, China, May 10.-13. (1995). Invited talk: “Linear quantum transformation and its applications”.


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