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Chaoyang Lu

OSA Awards & Distinctions

Chao-Yang Lu was born in 1982 in Zhejiang, China. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2004, and obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge in 2011. He is currently a Professor of Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China. His research focuses on quantum foundations, quantum computation, and quantum communications.

Lu and his colleagues have focused on developing scalable quantum light sources based on spontaneous parametric down-conversion and microcavity-coupled quantum dots. They created sources of single and entangled photons which simultaneously have near-unity indistinguishability and high extraction efficiency. Using these quantum light sources, they demonstrated record numbers of 12-photon entanglement, 20-photon boson sampling, astronomical-scale quantum interference, and quantum teleportation of multiple degrees of freedom and high-dimensional states of a single photon.

He is a Fellow of OSA and received the 2020 Adolph Lomb Medal “for significant contributions to optical quantum information technologies, especially on high-performance single-photon sources, quantum teleportation and optical quantum computing.”

Document Created: 1 May 2020
Last Updated: 1 May 2020