People: Leo Zhou

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  1. S. Ebadi, A. Keesling Contreras, M. Cain, T. Wang, H. Levine, D. Bluvstein, G. Semeghini, A. Omran, J. Liu, B. Nash, X. Gao, L. Zhou, S. Choi, H. Pichler, S. Wang, M. Greiner, V. Vuletic, M. Lukin, Rhine Samajdar, Xiu-Zhe Luo, Boaz Barak, Edward Farhi, Subir Sachdev, and Nathan Gemelke. Quantum Optimization of Maximum Independent Set using Rydberg Atom Arrays. Science May 2022.
  2. L. Zhou Complexity, algorithms, and applications of programmable quantum many-body systems. Harvard University, 2021.
  3. L. Zhou, S. Wang, S. Choi, H. Pichler, M. Lukin, Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm: Performance, Mechanism, and Implementation on Near-term Devices. Physics Rev X, 10(021067), June 2020.
  4. S. Cantu, A. Venkatramani, W. Xu, L. Zhou, M. Lukin, V. Vuletic, and B. Jelenković. Repulsive photons in a quantum nonlinear medium. Nature Physics, 16:921–925 , 2020.
Sat June 13, 2020

‘Photon crystals’ could be made using Rydberg atoms

Physicists in the US have come up with a way of making photons repel each other by sending them through an ultracold atomic gas. This astonishing feat could lead to the creation of “photon crystals” and exotic quantum states such as a Mott insulator.   Image caption: In vacuum optical system for photon-photon interactions.
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