Mingzhen (Ming) Tian

Mingzhen (Ming) Tian

Associate Professor

Primary Research: Experimental Atomic and Molecular Physics

Office: 241 Planetary Hall Phone: 703-993-1285
Personal Website: http://physics.gmu.edu/~mtian1/

Current Research Interests

Ming Tian does research in laser atomic spectroscopy, nonlinear and quantum optics, and quantum information physics. Her current focus is on rare-earth based solid state quantum memory and quantum computing, important elements in developing quantum information science and technology. Other topics also include laser spectroscopic properties of rare-earth ions trapped in inorganic crystal lattice at cryogenic temperature, the coherent and incoherent processes under the excitation of composite laser pulses, and the influence of the static electric and magnetic fields. Study of these processes provides the information needed to set up the physical systems to demonstrate quantum memory and quantum computation and to analyze and optimize performance. This research involves both experimental investigation and theoretical modeling.


Teaching Interests

Quantum mechanics/atomic physics
University physics II lab
Quantum mechanics/atomic physics
Special topics in modern physics


Instructional Faculty

Current projects:

  1. Rare-earth ensemble based solid state quantum memory.

  2. Robust quantum logic gates based on geometric phase.

  3. Multipartite entanglement in GHZ diagonal states.