Faculty

Tian Zhong

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering
  • Research and Scholarly Interests: Quantum Photonics, Quantum Information, Quantum Networking, Solid-State Quantum Technologies
  • Websites: Zhong Lab
  • Contact: tzh@uchicago.edu
    773.834.4237
  • Assistant: Misha Maxey
  • Office Location:
    Eckhardt Research Center
    Room 291
    5640 South Ellis Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637

Zhong Lab focuses on developing enabling nanoscale photonic and molecular (e.g. rare-earth-ion doped crystals) technologies for building quantum hardware to realize an efficient, scalable quantum internet.

Positions are available for students and postdocs.

Optical coherence of Er3+:Y2O3 ceramics for telecommunication quantum technologies
R. Fukumori, Y. Huang, J. Yang, H. Zhang and T. Zhong. arXiv:1911.05058 (2019).

Emerging rare-earth doped material platforms for quantum nanophotonics
T. Zhong and Ph. Goldner. Nanophotonics (2019).

Optical addressing of single rare-earth ions in a nanophotonic cavity
T. Zhong, et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 183603 (2018)

Nanophotonic quantum memory with optically controlled retrieval
T. Zhong, et al. Science 357, 1392-1395 (2017)

On-chip storage of broadband photonic qubits in a cavity-protected rare-earth ensemble
T. Zhong, J. M. Kindem, J. Rochman, and A. Faraon, Nature Commun. 8, 14107 (2017).

Coupling of erbium dopants to yttrium orthosilicate photonic crystal cavities for on-chip optical quantum memories
E. Miyazono, T. Zhong, I. Craiciu, J. M. Kindem, and A. Faraon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 011111 (2016).

High quality factor nanophotonic resonators in bulk rare-earth doped crystals
T. Zhong, J. Rochman, J. M. Kindem, and A. Faraon. Opt. Express 24, 536-544 (2016).

Non-destructive photon detection using a single rare earth ion coupled to a photonic cavity
C. O'Brien, T. Zhong, A.Faraon, and C. Simon, Phys. Rev. A. 94, 043807 (2016).

Photon efficient high-dimensional quantum key distribution
T. Zhong, H. Zhou, R. D. Horansky, C. Lee, V. B. Verma, A. E. Lita, A. Restelli, J. C. Bienfang, R. P. Mirin, T. Gerrits, S. W. Nam, F. Marsili, M. D. Shaw, Z. Zhang, L. Wang, D. Englund, G. W. Wornell, J. H. Shapiro, and F. N. C. Wong, New J. Phys. 17, 022002 (2015).

Harnessing high-dimensional hyperentanglement through a biphoton frequency comb
Z. Xie*, T. Zhong*, X. Xu, J. Liang, Y. Gong, J. Shapiro, F. Wong, and C. W. Wong, Nature Photon. 9, 536-542 (2015)

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