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Yanhua Shih

Yanhua Shih
Contact Information
shih@umbc.edu
410-455-2558
Physics, Rm 310410-455-2663 (lab)
410-455-2796 (lab)
Quantum Optics & Information Science at UMBC

Title

Professor

Education

PhD., University of Maryland at College Park, 1987
M.S., University of Maryland at College Park, 1984
B.S., Northwestern University, China, 1981

Previous Experience

Dr. Shih held a postdoctoral research associate appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UMCP for two years before joining UMBC.

Professional Interests

My major research field is quantum optics, which involves the use of modern optical technologies to study and to probe the foundations of quantum theory. My laboratory has been recognized as one of the leading groups in this research field. My recent research interests are focused on quantum entanglement, multi-photon interferometry, and quantum imaging. One of the most surprising consequences of quantum mechanics is the nonlocal behavior of a multi-particle system. Although questions regarding fundamental issues of quantum theory still exist, nonclassical surprises have started to play important roles in practical applications. Quantum imaging is one of these exciting areas. The pioneering experimental demonstrations of ghost imaging and ghost interference at UMBC stimulated the foundation of quantum imaging. My other research interests are in the field of experimental general relativity. My current research involves the experimental study of light propagation in rotating coordinate system.

Selected Publications

“Ghost Imaging Experiment by Measuring Reflected Photons,” R. Meyers, K.S. Deacon, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. A, Rapid Comm., Vol. 77, 041801 (R) (2008).

“Quantum Imaging,” Y.H. Shih, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE 13, 1016 (2007).

“Can Two-Photon Correlation of Chaotic Light Be Considered as Correlation of Intensity Fluctuation?,” G. Scarcelli, V. Berardi, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 96, 063602 (2006).

“Two-photon Imaging with Thermal Light,” A. Valencia, G. Scarcelli, M. D’Angelo, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 94, 063601 (2005).

“Two-photon Interference with Thermal Light,” G. Scarcelli, A. Valencia, and Y.H. Shih, Europhysics Lett., Vol. 68, 618 (2004)

“Identifying Entanglement Using Quantum Ghost Interference and Imaging,” M. D’Angelo, Y.H. Kim, S.P. Kulik, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 92, 233601 (2004)

“Entangled Two-photon Wave Packet in a Dispersive Medium,” A. Valencia, M.V. Chekhova, A. Trifonov, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 88, 183601 (2002)

“Two-photon Diffraction and Quantum Lithography,” M. D’Angelo, M.V. Chevova, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 87, 013602(R) (2001).

“Quantum Teleportation with Complete Bell State Measurement,” Y.H. Kim, S.P. Kulik, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 86, 1370 (2001).

“Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser,” Y. Kim, R. Yu, S.P. Kulik, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 84, 1 (2000).

“Can Two-Photon Interference Be Considered the Interference of Two Photon?,” T.B. Pittman, D.V. Strekalov, A. Migdall, M.H. Rubin, A.V. Sergienko, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 77, 1917 (1996).

“Observation of Two-Photon `Ghost’ Interference and Diffraction,” D.V. Strekalov, A.V. Sergienko, D.N. Klyshko, and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 74, 3600 (1995).

“Optical Imaging by Means of Two-Photon Entanglement,” T.B. Pittman, D.V. Strekalov, A.V. Sergienko and Y.H. Shih, Phys. Rev. A, Rapid Comm., Vol. 52, R3429 (1995).

“New High-Intensity Source of Polarization-Entangled Photon Pairs,” P.G. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilinger, A.V.Sergienko, and Y.H. Shih, Phys., Rev. Lett., Vol. 75, 4337 (1995).

“Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-Bohm Experiment Using Pairs of Light Quanta Produced by Type II Parametric Down Conversion,” T.E. Kiess, Y.H. Shih, A.V. Sergienko, and C.O. Alley, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 71, 3893 (1993).

“New Type of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-Bohm Experiment Using Pairs of Light Quanta Produced by Optical Parametric Down Conversion,” Y.H. Shih and C.O. Alley, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 61, 2921 (1988).