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Yao Lu
Associate Researcher

Essential Information

Name:Yao Lu

Position:Associate Researcher

Highest Degree:Doctor of Philosophy in Physics


Office:Futian International Quantum Academy 305

Lab:Futian International Quantum Academy 102

Email:[email protected]

Research Field:Trapped-ion, Quantum computation, Quantum Simulation


Educational Background

2014.09 - 2020.01 Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, supervised by Kihwan Kim, Tsinghua University

2010.09 - 2014.07 Bachelor in Physics, Peking University


Working Experience

2020.04 - 2023.07  Assistant Research Fellow, Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China.

2023.07 - present  Associate Researcher Fellow, Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China.


Papers and Patents

[1] Yao Lu, Shuaining Zhang, Kuan Zhang, Wentao Chen, Yangchao Shen, Jialiang Zhang, Jing-Ning Zhang and Kihwan Kim "Global entangling gates on arbitrary ion qubits." Nature 572,363-367(2019).

[2] Andrew Smith, Yao Lu (co-author), Shuoming An, Xiang Zhang, Jing-Ning Zhang, Zong-ping Gong, H. T. Quan, Christopher Jarzynski and Kihwan Kim "Verification of the quantum nonequilibrium work relation in the presence of decoherence." New Journal of Physics 20, 013008 (2018).

[3] Shuaining Zhang, Yao Lu, Kuan Zhang, Wentao Chen, Ying Li, Jing-Ning Zhang and Kihwan Kim "Error-mitigated quantum gates exceeding physical fidelities in a trapped-ion system." Nature Communications 11, 587 (2020).

[4] Yangchao Shen, Yao Lu, Kuan Zhang, Junhua Zhang, Shuaining Zhang, Joonsuk Huh and Kihwan Kim "Quantum optical emulation of molecular vibronic spectroscopy using a trapped-ion device." Chemical Science 9, 836-840 (2018).

[5] Jiyong Park, Yao Lu, Jaehak Lee, Yangchao Shen, Kuan Zhang, Shuaining Zhang, Muhammad Suhail Zubairy, Kihwan Kim and Hyunchul Nha "Revealing nonclassicality beyond Gaussian states via a single marginal distribution." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114, 891-896 (2017).

[6] Kuan Zhang, Jayne Thompson, Xiang Zhang, Yangchao Shen, Yao Lu, Shuaining Zhang, Jiajun Ma, Vlatko Vedral, Mile Gu and Kihwan Kim "Modular quantum computation in a trapped ion system." Nature Communications 10, 4692 (2019).

[7] Mark Um, Junhua Zhang, Dingshun Lv, Yao Lu, Shuoming An, Jing-Ning Zhang, Hyunchul Nha, M. S. Kim and Kihwan Kim "Phonon arithmetic in a trapped ion system." Nature Communications 7, 11410 (2016).

[8] Shuoming An, Jing-Ning Zhang, Mark Um, Dingshun Lv, Yao Lu, Junhua Zhang, Zhang-Qi Yin, H. T. Quan and Kihwan Kim "Experimental test of quantum Jarzynski equality with a trapped ion." Nature Physics 11, 193-199 (2015).


Books and others

[1] Chapter author of the book "Thermodynamics in the Quantum Regime - Recent Progress and Outlook." Springer International Publishing (2018)


Invited Talks

[1] 2020.12,Annual Conference of the Physical Society of Guangdong,"Construction, demonstration and scale-up of a small-scale trapped-ion quantum computing system."


Projects and Funding

[1] Robust quantum control on multiple ion-qubits in a long ion-chain,National Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China,2021.01 - 2023.12

[2] Fast loading and shuttling of ion-qubits in trapped-ion system,Shenzhen Science and Technology Program,2021.04 - 2023.04