Yiyi Li, Peking University

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Featuring research on integrated Brillouin lasers, astrocombs, attosecond interferometry and holography, and symmetry breaking in a microcavity plus more.

Latest Research

  • Article |

    An atom–light Schrödinger-cat state is deterministically created by reflecting laser pulses from a high-finesse optical cavity containing a single 87Rb atom. A CNOT-type operation is also demonstrated between the atomic qubit and the optical qubit.

    • Bastian Hacker
    • , Stephan Welte
    • , Severin Daiss
    • , Armin Shaukat
    • , Stephan Ritter
    • , Lin Li
    •  & Gerhard Rempe
  • Letter |

    Direct laser writing is shown to dramatically enhance the chemical etch rate of laser crystals yttrium aluminium garnet and sapphire, allowing nanostructuring.

    • Airán Ródenas
    • , Min Gu
    • , Giacomo Corrielli
    • , Petra Paiè
    • , Sajeev John
    • , Ajoy K. Kar
    •  & Roberto Osellame
  • Article |

    Characterizing not only the fluorescence intensity but also the inherent quantum correlations of the fluorescent photon stream can enhance the spatial resolution of image scanning microscopy up to twofold, a fourfold improvement over the diffraction limit.

    • Ron Tenne
    • , Uri Rossman
    • , Batel Rephael
    • , Yonatan Israel
    • , Alexander Krupinski-Ptaszek
    • , Radek Lapkiewicz
    • , Yaron Silberberg
    •  & Dan Oron
  • Letter |

    An interferometric homodyne method is employed to measure material-dependent intensity-induced phase shifts of extreme-ultraviolet high harmonics emerging from bulk magnesium oxide and quartz crystals, providing a robust platform for high-harmonic spectroscopy of solids.

    • Jian Lu
    • , Eric F. Cunningham
    • , Yong Sing You
    • , David A. Reis
    •  & Shambhu Ghimire

News & Comment

  • News & Views |

    Using a single atom in a cavity to control a propagating optical pulse can deterministically create a Schrödinger-cat state — an intriguing quantum superposition of classically distinct states. The result is a new opportunity for quantum state engineering with potential applications in quantum networks and computation.

    • Luming Duan
  • Comment |

    The performance of photodetectors fabricated from emerging semiconductors such as perovskites, quantum dots, two-dimensional materials or organics, for example, can be prone to misinterpretation. This Comment exposes the problems and proposes some guidelines for accurate characterization.

    • Yanjun Fang
    • , Ardalan Armin
    • , Paul Meredith
    •  & Jinsong Huang

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