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
  • 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.

Epitaxial Er-doped Y2O3 on silicon for quantum coherent devices
M. K. Singh, A. Prakash, G. Wolfowicz, J. Wen, Y. Huang, T. Rajh, D. D. Awschalom, T. Zhong, S. Guha. Epitaxial Er-doped Y2O3 on silicon for quantum coherent devices. APL Materials. 2020. Vol. 8, Pg. 031111. 10.1063/1.5142611.

Epitaxial Er-doped Y2O3 on Silicon for Quantum Coherent Devices
APL Materials (March, 2020)

Subkilohertz optical homogeneous linewidth and dephasing mechanisms in Er3+:Y2O3 ceramics
R. Fukumori, Y. Huang, J. Yang, H. Zhang and T. Zhong. Phys. Rev. B 101, 214202 (2020) Editors' Suggestion

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).

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).

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).

View All Publications