Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Lan Shau-Yu

Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF)

Division of Physics & Applied Physics
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Phone: (+65)65141047
Office: SPMS-PAP-04-10

  • PhD (Physics) Georgia Institute of Technology 2009
  • MSc (Physics) Georgia Institute of Technology 2005
  • BS (Physics) National Tsing Hua University 2002
Dr. Lan received his Bachelor’s degree from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and then worked at National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center for one year. He moved on to Georgia Institute of Technology working under Professor Alex Kuzmich for quantum optics and quantum communication experiments and completed his Ph.D. in physics in 2009. Dr. Lan continued his academic career as a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Holger Müller’s group at University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on large momentum transfer beam splitter atom interferometer for precision measurement. In 2013, he won the prestigious NRF award and joined School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in the Division of Physics and Applied Physics at the Nanyang Technological University as Nanyang Assistant Professor.
Research Interests
My research interests focus on utilizing quantum optics, atom optics, and laser cooling and trapping techniques for quantum sensing, precision measurement, and quantum metrology. For example, I am going to explore the use of an optical matter wave guide based on a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. This could lead to demonstration of atom interferometry with optically guided matter waves inside the fiber and use it for mobile gravity gradiometry, testing the charge neutrality of atoms, and eventually measuring Newton’s gravitational constant G. This research could bring research in the field of atomic sensor and precision measurement to the next level of compactness and versatility combined with high accuracy.
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2017-) [by MOE]
  • NRF Research Fellowship (2013-)
Current Projects
  • Investigation of Quantum Sensing and Quantum Metrology
  • Quantum Sensor Using Guided Matter Waves in Optical Fibers
  • Raman Sideband Cooling of Magnetic Insensitive State in an Optical Lattice
  • Study of Decoherence Mechanisms and Systematic Effects of an Inertia-Sensitive Atom Interferometer Inside a Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber
Selected Publications
  • Shau-Yu Lan, Pei-Chen Kuan, Brian Estey, Damon English, Justin Brown, Michael Hohensee, and Holger Müller. (2013). A clock directly linking time to a particle’s mass. Science, 339, 554.
  • Shau-Yu Lan, Pei-Chen Kuan, Brian Estey, Philipp Haslinger, and Holger Müller. (2012). Influence of the Coriolis force in atom interferometry. Physical Review Letters, 108, 090402.
  • Michael Hohensee, Shau-Yu Lan, Rachel Houtz, Cheong Chan, Brian Estey, Geena Kim, Pei-Chen Kuan, and Holger Müller. (2011). Sources and technology for an atomic gravitational wave interferometric sensor. General Relativity and Gravitation, 43(7), 1905.
  • S.-Y. Lan, A. G. Radnaev, O. A. Collins, D. N. Matsukevich, T. A. B. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich. (2009). A Multiplexed quantum memory. Optics Express, 17, 13639.
  • S.-Y. Lan, S. D. Jenkins, T. Chanelière, D. N. Matsukevich, C. J. Campbell, R. Zhao, T. A. B. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich. (2007). Dual species matter qubit entangled with light. Physical Review Letters, 98, 123602.

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