**QUANTUM
OPTICS & QUANTUM INFORMATION**

** Group
members Research and
publications Teaching
Links**

Welcome to the webpage for theoretical quantum optics and quantum information group at the University of Michigan.

- Faculty

*Luming
Duan
E. Fermi Collegiate Professor of Physics*

Department of Physics

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Tel:
++1 734 763-3179

Fax: ++1 626 764-5153

Email: lmduan@umich.edu

Web: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lmduan/

- Graduate students and postdocs:

- Zhen Zhang
- Dong-Ling Deng
- Sheng-Tao Wang
- Tanvi Gujarati
- Zhengyu Zhang

- Former group members:
- Chao
Shen, Zhe-Xuan Gong, Yang-Hao Chan, Wei Yi,
Shi-Liang-Zhu, Khan Mahmud, Timothy Bodiya, Bin
Wang, Xiong Jin, Zhaohui Wei, Zhangqi Yin, Wei
Zhang, Tim Goodman, Jason Kestner, Guin-Dar Lin, Yong-Jian Han, Yue Wu

**Research Overview**

**Quantum Information Science**

Our research focuses on theory and implementation of quantum information science. Quantum information science investigates how to characterize the mysterious concept of "entanglement" arising from quantum mechanics, how to use it as a resource for applications in various information processing tasks, and how to achieve better understanding of quantum many-body systems based on this concept. One main task of quantum information science is to find physical implementations in which quantum entanglement can be created and manipulated at will for realization of super-fast quantum computation or for secure quantum communication and cryptography. Our group is pursuing innovative ideas and theoretical schemes to advance implementation of quantum information in various kinds of physical systems.

**Physics of ultracold atoms**

The primary interest of our group lies in study of strongly correlated many-body phenomena arising from the ultracold atomic system. Investigation of ultracold bosonic or fermionic atomic gas remains one of the most active fields of physics ever since the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in 1995. Recently, studies in this field evolve into a new phase when the interactions between the atoms can be manipulated at will to realize various kinds of strongly correlated many-body systems. Compared with condensed matter materials, this atomic system has the advantage that complicated strongly correlated physics can be studied under highly controllable environments thanks to its unparalleled controllability and diversity.

**Fall 2004, Graduate Quantum Mechanics I, Physics 511****Winter 2005, Graduate Quantum Mechanics II, Physics 512****Fall 2005, Quantum Information, Physics 522-644****Winter 2006, Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics II, Physics 460****Winter 2007, Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics II, Physics 460****Fall 2007, Graduate Quantum Mechanics I, Physics 511****Winter 2008, Graduate Quantum Mechanics II, Physics 512****Fall 2008, Graduate Quantum Mechanics I, Physics 511****Winter 2009, Graduate Quantum Mechanics II, Physics 512****Fall 2009, Quantum Information, Physics 522-644****Fall 2010, Quantum Information: Theory and Implementation, Physics 522-644****Winter 2011,****Mathematic methods for physics****Winter 2012, Quantum Information: Theory and Implementation, Physics 522-644****Fall 2012,****Graduate Quantum Mechanics I, Physics 511****Winter 2013,****Graduate Quantum Mechanics II, Physics 512****Winter 2014,****Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics II, Physics 460****Winter 2015,****Quantum Information: Theory and Implementation, Physics 613**

**Service**

**Organizer: AMO/CM joint semonars, Fall 2005****Organizer:****Michigan Quantum Summer School, 2008****Organizer:****Michigan Quantum Summer School, 2010****Organizer:****Michigan Quantum Summer School, 2012**

**Umich access****Procurement****Institute of quantum information, Caltech****Quantum Optics, Innsbruck University****Ultracold Atom Center, MIT-Harvard****Arxiv preprint server**