Professor

Phone: (027) 87543880-8307

Email: zehuanglu@mail.hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Precision Measurement Physics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Research Interests: Precision measurement, optical frequency standards, precision laser spectroscopy, and quantum optics

 

Dr. Lu received his B. S. degree in Physics from Xiamen University, China, in 1991. He received his M. S. degree in Physics from Ohio University, USA, in 1994, and his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Duke University, USA, in 1999. He worked as a Post-doc at Department of Physics and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA for four years. Then he moved to Germany and worked as a group leader at Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Germany from 2004-2010. In 2010, he joined the Center for Gravitational Experiments, School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology as a Professor. His research interests are precision measurement, optical frequency standards, precision laser spectroscopy, and quantum optics. 

Academic Degrees

PhD in Physics, 1999, Duke University, USA.

MS in Physics, 1994, Ohio University, USA

BS in Physics, 1991, Xiamen University, China

Professional Experience

2010-Present: Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

2004-2010: Group leader, Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany.

2002-2003: Post-doc, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.

1999-2002: Post-doc, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.

Selected Publications

  1. J. Zhang, W. Wu, X. H. Shi, X. Y. Zeng, K. Deng, and Z. H. Lu, "Design verification of large time constant thermal shields for optical reference cavities," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 023104 (2016).
  2. K. Deng, H. Che, Y. Lan, Y. P. Ge, Z. T. Xu, W. H. Yuan, J. Zhang, and Z. H. Lu, "Design of blade-shaped-electrode linear ion traps with reduced anharmonic contributions," J. Appl. Phys. 118, 113106 (2015).
  3. K. Deng, Y. L. Sun, W. H. Yuan, Z. T. Xu, J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, and J. Luo, "A modified model of helical resonator with predictable loaded resonant frequency and Q-factor," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85, 104706 (2014).
  4. J. Zhang, W. H. Yuan, K. Deng, A. Deng, Z. T. Xu, C. B. Qin, Z. H. Lu, and J. Luo, “A long-term frequency stabilized deep ultraviolet laser for Mg+ ions trapping experiments,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84, 123109 (2013).
  5. J. Zhang, Y. X. Luo, B. Ouyang, K. Deng, Z. H. Lu, and J. Luo, “Design of an optical reference cavity with low thermal noise limit and flexible thermal expansion properties,” Eur. Phys. J. D 67, 46 (2013).
  6. Y. H. Wang, J. Q. Huang, Y. Gu, S. Q. Liu, T. Q. Dong, and Z. H. Lu, “Rubidium atomic beam clock based on lamp-pumping and fluorescence-detection scheme,” J. Eur. Opt. Soc. Rap. Pub. 6, 11005 (2011).
  7. B. Sprenger, H. G. L. Schwefel, Z. H. Lu, S. Svitlov, and L. J. Wang, “CaF2 Whispering-Gallery-Mode Resonator Stabilized Narrow Linewidth Laser,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2870 (2010).
  8. Y. N. Zhao, J. Zhang, J. Stuhler, G. Schuricht, F. Lison, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “Sub-hertz frequency stabilization of a commercial diode laser,” Opt. Commun. 283, 4696 (2010).
  9. B. Wang, J. W. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “Direct measurement of micromotion speed in a linear quadrupole trap,” J. Appl. Phys. 108, 013108 (2010).
  10. H. Schnatz, O. Terra, K. Predehl, T. Feldmann, T. Legero, B. Lipphardt, U. Sterr, G. Grosche, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, Th. Udem, Z. H. Lu, L. J. Wang, W. Ertmer, J. Friebe, A. Pape, E.-M. Rasel, M. Riedmann, and T. Wübbena, “Phase-coherent frequency comparison of optical clocks using a telecommunication fiber link,” IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelec. Freq. Control 57, 175 (2010).
  11. J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “Absolute frequency measurement of the molecular iodine hyperfine components near 560nm with a solid-state laser source,” Appl. Opt. 48, 5629 (2009).
  12. R. Sharma, J. P. Mondia, J. Schäfer, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “Effect of Evaporation on Blinking Properties of the Glycerol Microdrop Raman Laser,” J. Appl. Phys. 105, 113104 (2009).
  13. Y. N. Zhao, J. Zhang, A. Stejskal, T. Liu, V. Elman, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “A vibration-insensitive optical cavity and absolute determination of its ultrahigh stability,” Opt. Express 17, 8970 (2009).
  14. B. Sprenger, J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “Atmospheric transfer of optical and radio frequency clock signals,” Opt. Lett. 34, 965 (2009).
  15. J. P. Mondia, R. Sharma, J. Schäfer, W. Smith, Y. P. Zhao, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “An electrodynamically confined single ZnO tetrapod laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 121102 (2008).
  16. J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “Precision refractive index measurements of air, N2, O2, Ar, and CO2 with frequency comb,” Appl. Opt. 47, 3143 (2008).
  17. J. Schäfer, J. P. Mondia, R. Sharma, Z. H. Lu, A. S. Suscha, A. L. Rogach, and L. J. Wang, “Quantum Dot Microdrop Laser,” Nano Lett. 8, 1709 (2008).
  18. H. G. L. Schwefel, W. Koehler, Z. H. Lu, J. Fan, and L. J. Wang, “Direct experimental observation of the single reflection optical Goos-Haenchen shift,” Opt. Lett. 33, 794 (2008).
  19. P. Wolf, Ch. J. Bordé, A. Clairon, L. Duchayne, A. Landragin, P. Lemonde, G. Santarelli, W. Ertmer, E. Rasel, F. S. Cataliotti, M. Inguscio, G. M. Tino, P. Gill, H. Klein, S. Reynaud, C. Salomon, E. Peik, O. Bertolami, P. Gil, J. Páramos, C. Jentsch, U. Johann, A. Rathke, P. Bouyer, L. Cacciapuoti, D. Izzo, P. De Natale, B. Christophe, P. Touboul, S. G. Turyshev, J. D. Anderson, M. E. Tobar, F. Schmidt-Kaler, J. Vigué, A. Madej, L. Marmet, M-C. Angonin, P. Delva, P. Tourrenc, G. Metris, H. Müller, R. Walsworth, Z. H. Lu, L. Wang, K. Bongs, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, H. Dittus, C. Lämmerzahl, G. Galzerano, P. Laporta, J. Laskar, A. Fienga, F. Roques, and K. Sengstock, “Quantum Physics Exploring Gravity in the Outer Solar System: The Sagas Project,” Exp. Astro. 23, 651 (2009).
  20. J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “Precision measurement of the refractive index of carbon dioxide with a frequency comb,” Opt. Lett. 32, 3212 (2007).
  21. F. Shen, J. Gao, A. A. Senin, C. J. Zhu, J. R. Allen, Z. H. Lu, Y. Xiao, and J. G. Eden, “Many-Body Dipole-Dipole Interactions between Excited Rb Atoms Probed by Wave Packets and Parametric Four-Wave Mixing,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143201 (2007).
  22. J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, Y. H. Wang, T. Liu, A. Stejskal, Y. N. Zhao, R. Dumke, Q. H. Gong, and L. J. Wang, “Exact frequency comb mode number determination in precision optical frequency measurements,” Laser Phys. 17, 1025 (2007).
  23. Y. H. Wang, T. Liu, R. Dumke, A. Stejskal, Y. N. Zhao, J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, L. J. Wang, Th. Becker, and H. Walther, “Improved absolute frequency measurement of 115In+ 5s2 1S0-5s5p 3P0 narrowline transition - progress toward an optical frequency standard,” Laser Phys. 17, 1017 (2007).
  24. J. Schaefer, J. Mondia, R. Sharma, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “Modular mircodrop generator,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 78, 066102 (2007).
  25. Y. H. Wang, R. Dumke, J. Zhang, T. Liu, A. Stejskal, Y. N. Zhao, Z. H. Lu, L. J. Wang, Th. Becker, and H. Walther, “Absolute frequency and isotope shift measurements of the cooling transition in singly ionized indium,” Eur. Phys. J. D 44, 307 (2007).
  26. T. Liu, Y. H. Wang, R. Dumke, A. Stejskal, Y. N. Zhao, J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, L. J. Wang, Th. Becker, and H. Walther, “Narrow linewidth light source for an ultraviolet optical frequency standard,” Appl. Phys. B. 87, 227 (2007).
  27. Y. H. Wang, R. Dumke, T. Liu, A. Stejskal, Y. N. Zhao, J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, L. J. Wang, Th. Becker, and H. Walther, “Absolute frequency measurement and high resolution spectroscopy of 115In+ 5s2 1S0–5s5p 3P0 transition,” Opt. Commun. 273, 526-531 (2007).
  28. J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, B. Menegozzi, and L. J. Wang, “Application of frequency combs in the measurement of the refractive index of air,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 77, 083104 (2006).
  29. J. Zhang, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, “Precision measurement of air refractive index with frequency combs,” Opt. Lett. 30, 3314 (2005).
  30. C. J. Zhu, A. A. Senin, Z. H. Lu, J. Gao, Y. Xiao, and J. G. Eden, “Polarization of signal wave radiation generated by parametric four-wave mixing in rubidium vapors: ultrafast (~150 fs) and nanosecond time scale excitation,” Phys. Rev. A 72, 023811 (2005).
  31. Z. H. Lu, J. E. Thomas, and S. Bali, “Observation of Phase-sensitive Temporal Correlations in the Resonance Fluorescence from Two-Level Atoms,” Opt. Lett. 30, 2478 (2005).
  32. Z. H. Lu, C. J. Zhu, A. A. Senin, J. R. Allen, J. Gao, and J. G. Eden, “Production and probing of atomic wavepackets with ultrafast laser pulses: applications to atomic and molecular dynamics,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron 10, 159 (2004).
  33. A. A. Senin, H. C. Tran, J. Gao, Z. H. Lu, C. J. Zhu, A. L. Oldenburg, J. R. Allen, and J. G. Eden, "Molecular Dissociation Observed with an Atomic Wavepacket and Parametric Four Wave Mixing," Chem. Phys. Lett. 381, 53 (2003).
  34. Z. H. Lu, S. Bali, and J. E. Thomas, "Observation of Squeezing in the Phase-dependent Fluorescence Spectra of Two-Level Atoms," Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3635 (1998).
  35. H. Z. Zhao, Z. H. Lu, A. M. Bacon, L. J. Wang, and J. E. Thomas, "Precision Measurement of Phase-dependent Resonance Fluorescence Spectra," Phys. Rev. A 57, 1427 (1998).
  36. H. Z. Zhao, Z. H. Lu, and J. E. Thomas, "Phase-dependent Resonance Fluorescence and Time Ordering in Photodetection," Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 613 (1997).

Awards and Honors

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 11174095, 2012-2015;

  • Program for New Century Excellent Talents by the Ministry of Education, Grant No. NCET-11-0176.

  • National Basic Research Program of China, Grant No. 2012CB821300, 2012-2016.

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 91336213, 2014-2017.

Courses Taught

  • Precision Spectroscopy;
  • Optics;
  • Frontiers for Precision Measurement Physics.
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