Le Luo Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Physics


Ph.D. Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2008                       

M.A. Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2005                

M.S. Optics, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2002        

B.S. Physics, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 1999

Awards & Honors

  • Summer Faculty Award, Purdue Research Foundation (2014)
  • Joint Quantum Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Maryland and NIST (2008-2011).
  • Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council (2008).
  • Fritz London Fellowship, Duke University (2007).
  • Wang Daheng Optics Prize, Chinese Optical Society (2001).
  • Jianhao Scholarship, All-China Students’ Federation (1997)

Select Publications

Jiaming Li, Ji Liu, Wen Xu, Leonardo de Melo, Le Luo, “Parametric cooling of a degenerate Fermi
gas in an optical trap”, Physical Review A 93, 041401(R) (2016)

Antonio A. R. Neves, Philip H. Jones, Le Luo, and Onofrio M. Marag, “Focus issue introduction:
optical cooling and trapping”, Optics Express, 23, 9917 (2015).

Jiaming Li, Le Luo, Jeff Carvell, Ruihua Cheng, Zixin Wang, and Tianshu Lai,“Shot-noise-limited
Optical Faraday Polarimetry with Enhanced Laser Noise Cancelling”, Journal of Applied Physics 115,
103101 (2014)

S. Pironio, A. Acin, S. Massar, A. Boyer de la Giroday, D. N. Matsukevich, P. Maunz, S. Olmschenk, D. Hayes, Le Luo, T. A. Manning, C. Monroe, “Random Numbers Certified by Bell's TheoremNature 464,1021 (2010).

Le Luo, D. Hayes, T.A. Manning, D.N. Matsukevich, P. Maunz, S. Olmschenk, J.D. Sterk, and C. Monroe, "Protocols and Techniques for a Scalable Atom-Photon Quantum Network" Fortschritte der Physik 57, 1133-1152, (2009)

Le Luo, J.E. Thomas “Thermodynamic measurements in a strongly interacting Fermi gasJournal of Low Temperature Physics 154 1-29 (2009).

X. Du, Le Luo, B. Clancy, J.E. Thomas “Observation of anomalous spin segregation in a trapped Fermi gasPhysical Review Letters 101, 150401 (2008).

Le Luo, B.Clancy, J.Joseph, J.Kinast, J.E.Thomas “Measurement of the entropy and critical temperature of a strongly interacting Fermi gasPhysical Review Letters 98,080402 (2007) .

B.Clancy, Le Luo, J.E.Thomas “Observation of nearly perfect irrotational flow in normal and superfluid strongly interacting Fermi gasesPhysical Review Letters 99,140401 (2007).

J.Joseph, B.Clancy, Le Luo, J.Kinast, A.Turlapov, J.E.Thomas "Sound propagation in a Fermi gas near a Feshbach resonance" Physical Review Letters, 98, 170401 (2007). 

Le Luo, B.Clancy, J.Joseph, J.Kinast, A.Turlapov, J.E.Thomas “Evaporative cooling of unitary Fermi gas mixtures in optical trapsNew Journal of Physics, 8,213 (2006).

Z.X.Wu, H.B.Jiang, Le Luo, H.C.Guo, H.Yang, Q.Gong “Multiple focus and long filament of focused femtosecond pusle propagation in fused silicaOptics Letters, 27, 448 (2002).