Postdoctoral Research Associate
Focus: Quantum Optics
Group: Marlan O Scully
Zhedong's research focuses on nonequilibrium quantum thermodynamics and its application in molecular & nanoscale systems, such as out-of-equilibrium phase transition, energy transfer in photosynthetic complexes [J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 4662 (2015)] and spin relaxation of quantum dots [Phys. Rev. B, 95, 144306 (2016)]. His interest is the fundamental understanding of the coherence as well as noise in solid-state systems and biomolecules, from the quantum optical point of view. He developed a theoretical framework in terms of curl quantum flux for describing the quantum systems in far-from-equilibrium regime [J. Chem. Phys. 140, 245101 (2014)]. One of his recent work further proposes the mechanism to explain the long-lived quantum coherence and efficient energy transfer observed in 2D femtosecond electronic spectroscopy [Sci. Rep. 6, 37629 (2016)].
Zhedong is also devoted to theoretical nonlinear optical spectroscopy, such as developing theory of novel multidimensional spectroscopy for molecular polaritons, coherent control of polariton energy transport and Raman spectroscopy for chiral molecules [J. Chem. Phys. 148, 074302 (2018)]. His recent work demonstrates how to use microcavities to suppress the 3rd-order Raman signal which contaminates the desired 5th-order Raman spectra [J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8, 3387 (2017)]. Zhedong also works on quantum integrable systems with a close connection to ultracold atomic setups [Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 115302 (2015); Phys. Rev. A 89, 063616 (2014)].
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