Zhangqi Yin
Assistant Research Fellow
Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences

Tel: 010-62773713
Fax: 010-62797638

Education Background

Bachelor of Science, 1999-2003, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. 

M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, 2003-2006, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. Thesis title, Realizing distributed quantum computing and generating multipartite entangled state in cavity QED system. Principal thesis advisor, Professor Fu-li Li.

Ph.D. in Optics, 2006-2009, Department of Applied Physics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, Thesis title, Quantum information processes in cavity QED and opto-mechanical systems, Principal thesis advisor, Professor Fu-li Li.
September 2007 - September 2009, visiting student in Physics Department, University of Michigan, MI, USA, under supervision by Professor Lu-ming Duan.

Research Interests

I am interested in the physical implementation of quantum computation and quantum simulation with circuit QED or optomechanics systems. I am also intereted in the foundamental of quantum mechanics and quantum information. In the last few years, I participated in several interesting research projects, such as Space-time crystal, Schrodinger's bacterium, etc. I also experimentally realized and tested the entangled history for the first time. They have got a lot of attentions. I will keep my interests on these foundamental problems in quantum physics. 

For students that are interested in my research and want to work with me, please contact me via email: yinzhangqi at tsinghua.edu.cn .  The requirement for the potential students:

  • Strongly loviing in science.
  • Major in science or engineering with good math and physics ablility.
  • Good reading and oral english.



Counted by Google Citations, my papers have got more than 1000 citations. H index is 17.

  1. Qizhe Hou, Wanli Yang*, Changyong Chen, Zhangqi Yin*, "Electromagnetically induced acoustic wave transparency in diamondmechanical resonator ", accepted for Journal of the Optical Society of America B.

  2. Wan-lu Song, Wan-li Yang*, Zhang-qi Yin, Chang-yong Chen, and Mang Feng*, “Controllable quantum dynamics of inhomogeneous nitrogen-vacancy center ensembles coupled to superconducting",   Scientific Reports 6, 33271 (2016).

  3. Thai M. Hoang, Yue Ma, Jonghoon Ahn, Jaehoon Bang, F. Robicheaux, Zhang-Qi Yin*, and Tongcang Li*, “Torsional optomechanics of a levitated nonspherical nanoparticle”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 123604 (2016), highlighted by Physics, arXiv:1605.03990.

  4. Yizhou Huang, Zhang-qi Yin*, and W. L. Yang, "Realizing Topological Transition in a Non-Hermitian Quantum Walk with Circuit QED", Phys. Rev. A 94, 022302 (2016), arXiv:1601.01774.

  5. Zheng-Yuan Xue, Zhang-Qi Yin*, Yan Chen, Z. D. Wang*, Shi-Liang Zhu*, "Topologically-protected quantum memory interfacing atomic and superconducting qubits", SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy 59, 660301 (2016), arXiv:1301.4139. (3 citations).

  6. Tongcang Li*, Zhang-Qi Yin*, "Quantum superposition, entanglement, and state teleportation of a microorganism on an electromechanical oscillator", Sci. Bull. 61, 163 (2016), arXiv:1509.03763. (11 citations). Erratum to this article. Reported by Guardian, PhysicsWorld, Phys.org, 科技日报参考消息证券时报, etc.

  7. Jing Qiu, Yang-Yang Wang, Zhang-Qi Yin, Mei Zhang, Qing Ai, Fu-Guo Deng, "Quantum Zeno and Zeno-like effects in nitrogen vacancy centers", Sci. Rep. 5, 17615 (2015), arXiv:1508.04560

  8. Zhang-qi Yin*, Zhao Nan*, Tongcang Li*, "Hybrid opto-mechanical systems with nitrogen-vacancy centers" (invited review), SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy 58, 050303 (2015), arXiv:1501:00636. (11 citations)

  9. Zhang-qi Yin*, W. L. Yang, Luyan Sun, L. M. Duan; “Quantum network of superconducting qubits through opto-mechanical interface”, Phys. Rev. A 91, 012333 (2015), arXiv:1407.4938. (20 citations)

  10. Xian-Peng Zhang, Li-Tuo Shen, Zhang-Qi Yin, Huai-Zhi Wu, Zhen-Biao Yang*, “Resonator-Assisted Quantum Bath Engineering of a Flux Qubit”, Phys Rev. A 91, 013825 (2015), arXiv:1407.3337. (2 citations)

  11. W. L. Song, Zhang-qi Yin, W. L. Yang*, Xiaobo Zhu, F. Zhou and M. Feng; “One-step generation of multipartite entanglement among nitrogen-vacancy center ensembles”,  Sci Rep 5, 7755 doi:10.1038/srep07755. (4 citation)

  12. Shuoming An, Jing-Ning Zhang , Mark Um, Dingshun Lv, Yao Lu , Junhua Zhang, Zhang-qi Yin, H. T. Quan*, and Kihwan Kim*; "Experimental Test of Quantum Jarzynski Equality with a Trapped Ion System", arXiv:1409.4485Nature Physics 11, 193 (2015) . (60 citations), ESI Highly Cited Papers.

  13. Nan Zhao*, Zhang-qi Yin*, “Room temperature ultra-sensitive mass spectrometer via dynamic decoupling”, Phys. Rev. A 90, 042118 (2014), arXiv:1311.2266. (12 citations)

  14. Jian Zhou, Yong Hu, Zhang-qi Yin, Z. D. Wang, Shi-Liang Zhu*, and Zheng-Yuan Xue*, “High fidelity quantum state transfer in electromechanical system with intermediate coupling”, Sci. Rep.4, 6237; DOI:10.1038/srep06237 (2014); arXiv:1408.7015. (12 citations)

  15. Markus Grassl, Zhaohui Wei, Zhang-Qi Yin, and Bei Zeng, “Quantum Error-Correcting Codes for Amplitude Damping”,  in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, 2014, pp. 906-910. (3 citations)

  16. Guangcun Shan, Zhang-qi Yin, Chan Hung Shek, Wei Huang*, "Single photon sources with single semiconductor quantum dots" (review), Frontiers of Physics 9, 170 (2014). (10 citations)

  17. Zhang-qi Yin*, Zhen-biao Yang, “Distributed quantum information processing  in fiber-coupled cavity QED systems” (invited review), Journal of Anhui University (Natural Science Edition),Vol. 38, No. 1, page 1-11.

  18. Zhang-qi Yin, Tongcang Li*, Andrew Geraci, “Optomechanics of levitated dielectric particles” (invited review), Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 27, 1330018 (2013), arXiv:1308.4503. (35 citations) Recommended by MIT TechnologyReview.

  19. Zhang-qi Yin*, Tongcang Li, Xiang, Zhang, L. M. Duan; “Large quantum superpositions of a levitated nanodiamond through spin-optomechanical coupling”, Phys. Rev. A 88, 033614 (2013), arXiv:1305.1701. (63 citations).

  20. Tongcang Li, Zhe-Xuan Gong, Zhang-Qi Yin, H. T. Quan, Xiaobo Yin, Peng Zhang, L.-M. Duan, Xiang Zhang*, "Space-time crystals of trapped ions", Source: Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 163001 (2012),arXiv:1206.4772. (53 citations). Cover image, Highlighted by Physics and Nature. Tens of media reports, such as NewScientists, PhysicsWorld, MIT TechnologyReview, and et al.. Reply to comment: arXiv:1212.6959 (7 citations).

  21. W. L. Yang, Z. Q. Yin*, Z. X. Chen, S. P. Kou, M. Feng*, and C. H. Oh*, "Quantum simulation of artificial Abelian gauge field using nitrogen-vacancy center ensembles coupled with superconducting resonators", Phys. Rev. A 86, 012307 (2012). (28 citations)

  22. W. L. Yang*, Z. Q. Yin*, C. Y. Chen, M. Feng*; "Two-mode squeezing of separated nitrogen-vacancy-center ensembles coupled with transmission line resonators", Phys. Rev. A 85, 022324 (2012). (22 citations)

  23. W. L. Yang*, Z. Q. Yin, Z. Y. Xu, M. Feng*, and C. H. Oh*, "Quantum dynamics and quantum state transfer between separated nitrogen-vacancy centers embedded in photonic crystal cavities", Phys. Rev. A 84, 043849 (2011). (44 citations)

  24. W. L. Yang*, Z. Q. Yin, Y. Hu, M. Feng*, and J. F. Du*, "High-fidelity quantum memory using nitrogen-vacancy center ensemble for hybrid quantum computation", Phys. Rev. A 84, 010301(R) (2011). (55 citations).

  25. W. L. Yang*, Y. Hu, Z. Q. Yin, Z. J. Deng, and M. Feng*, "Entanglement of Nitrogen-vacancy-center ensembles using transmission line resonators and a superconducting phase qubit", Phys. Rev. A 83, 022302 (2011). (31 citations)

  26. Zhang-qi Yin*, Tongcang Li, and M. Feng*, "Three dimensional cooling and detecting of a nanosphere with a single cavity", Phys. Rev. A 83, 013816 (2011). (30 citations)

  27. S. R. J. Patrick, Yang Yang, Zhang-qi Yin, Fu-li Li*, "Entangling two multiatom clusters via a single-mode thermal field", Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 25, 2681  (2011). (1 citation)

  28. Z.-X. Gong*, Zhang-qi Yin, and L.-M Duan, "Dynamics of Overhauser Field under nuclear spin diffusion in a quantum dot", New J. Phys. 13, 033036 (2011) arXiv:0912.4322. (7 citations)

  29. W. L. Yang, Z. Q. Yin, Z. Y. Xu, M. Feng*, and J. F. Du*, "One-step implementation of multi-qubit conditional phase gating with nitrogen-vacancy centers coupled to a high-Q silica microsphere cavity", Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 241113 (2010), arXiv:1006.0278, (79 citations). Reported by 《ScienceDaily》,《PhysOrg》 and et al.

  30. Zhang-qi Yin, "Phase noise and laser-cooling limits of optomechanical oscillators", Phys. Rev. A 80, 033821 (2009), arXiv:0906.1379. ( 24 citations)

  31. Zhang-qi Yin* and  Y.-J Han, "Generating EPR beams in a cavity optomechanical system", Phys. Rev. A 79, 024301 (2009), arXiv:0811.0424. (32 citations)

  32. Zhang-qi Yin, Fu-li Li*, and Peng Peng, "Implementation of holonomic quantum computation through engineering and manipulating environment", Phys. Rev. A 76, 062311 (2007), arXiv:0704.0482. (27 citations)

  33. Zhang-qi Yin and Fu-li Li*, "Multiatom and resonant interaction scheme for quantum state transfer and logical gates between two remote cavities via an optical fiber", Phys. Rev. A 75, 012324 (2007), arXiv:quant-ph/0606152 (204 citations). Awarded as "2007 Top 100 most cited Chinese papers published in international journals" and ESI Highly Cited Papers.

  34. Fu-li Li*, Peng Peng and Zhang-qi Yin, "Preparing entangled states of two atoms through the intensity-dependent interaction with the two-mode squeezed vacuum", J. Mod. Opt. 53, 2055 (2006). (2 citation)


  1. Zhang-Qi Yin*, Tongcang Li*. "Bringing quantum mechanics to life: from Schrödinger's cat to Schrödinger 's microbe", arXiv:1608.05322 (review paper).

  2. Xian-Peng Zhang, Li-Tuo Shen, Zhang-Qi Yin, Luyan Sun, Huai-Zhi Wu, and Zhen-Biao Yang*, “Multi-Resonator-Assisted Multi-Qubit Resetting in a Network”, arXiv:1604.08393.

  3. Yue Ma, Zhang-qi Yin*, Pu Huang, W. L. Yang, and Jiangfeng Du*, "Cooling a Mechanical Resonator to Quantum Regime by heating it", arXiv:1603.05807.

  4. Jordan Cotler, Lu-Ming Duan*, Pan-Yu Hou, Frank Wilczek*, Da Xu, Zhang-Qi Yin*, and Chong Zu, “Experimental test of entangled histories”, arXiv:1601.02943.

  5. Qidong Xu, W. L. Yang*, Zhang-qi Yin*, “Phonon induced two-mode squeezing of nitrogen-vacancy-center ensembles”, arXiv:1512.08605.

  6. Markus Grassl, Linghang Kong, Zhaohui Wei, Zhang-Qi Yin, Bei Zeng, "Quantum Error-Correcting Codes for Qudit Amplitude Damping",  arXiv:1509.06829  (2 citaions)

  7. Li-Bo Chen, Wen Yang*, Zhang-Qi Yin, “Heralded entanglement of two distant quantum dot spins via optical interference”, arXiv:1505.04476 (1 citation)

Book Chapters

Zhang-qi Yin, Yong-chun Liu and Yun-feng Xiao, Nonclassical light sources and frequency converters with integrated opto-mechanical systems, book chapter in 'Integrated nanophotonic resonators: fundamentals, devices and applications', Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd. Singapore , 2015.