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Yukai Wu

Assistant Professor
Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University

Office: MMW-S315, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Physical implementation of quantum computing, Quantum information, Quantum machine learning


2015-2019   Ph.D. in Physics, University of Michigan

2011-2015   B.S. in Physics, Tsinghua University


2021-           Assistant Professor, IIIS, Tsinghua University

2019-2021   Postdoc, IIIS, Tsinghua University

Research Interest

Theoretical research on quantum computing & its physical implementation,

quantum information, quantum machine learning


2021      Outstanding Postdoctoral, Tsinghua University

2019      Shuimu Tsinghua Scholar Program, Tsinghua University

2019      International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Program, China

2016      Membership of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Michigan

2015      Physics Department Fellowship, University of Michigan

2015      Outstanding Graduate of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University

2015      Outstanding Graduate of the City of Beijing, Beijing

2015      Chi-Sun YEH Prize of Physics Department, Tsinghua University

2015      Excellent Thesis of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University

2014      National Scholarship, China

2013      National Scholarship, China

2012      National Endeavor Scholarship, China

2011      Tsinghua Xuetang Talents Program, Tsinghua University


[32] Mei, Q.-X.#, Li, B.-W.#, Wu, Y.-K.#, Cai, M.-L., Wang, Y., Yao, L., Zhou, Z.-C. & Duan, L.-M. (2022). Experimental realization of the Rabi-Hubbard model with trapped ions. Physical Review Letters, 128, 160504

[31] Wang, Z.-L., Bao, Z.-H., Wu, Y.-K., Li, Y., Cai, W.-Z., Wang, W.-T., Ma, Y.-W., Cai, T.-Q., Han, X.-Y., Wang, J.-H., Song, Y.-P., Sun, L.-Y., Zhang, H.-Y. & Duan, L.-M. (2022). A flying Schrödinger's cat in multipartite entangled states. Science Advances, 8(10), abn1778

[30] Zhang, S.#, Wu, Y.-K.#, Li, C., Jiang, N., Pu, Y.-F. & Duan, L.-M. (2022). Quantum-memory-enhanced preparation of nonlocal graph states. Physical Review Letters, 128, 080501

[29] Wang, Z.-L., Bao, Z.-H., Wu, Y.-K., Li, Y., Ma, C., Cai, T.-Q., Song, Y.-P., Zhang, H.-Y. & Duan, L.-M. (2021). Improved superconducting qubit state readout by path interference. Chinese Physics Letters, 38, 110303

[28] Li, C., Zhang, S., Wu, Y.-K., Jiang, N., Pu, Y.-F. & Duan, L.-M. (2021). Multicell atomic quantum memory as a hardware-efficient quantum repeater node. PRX Quantum, 2, 040307

[27] Mao, Z.-C., Xu, Y.-Z., Mei, Q.-X., Zhao, W.-D., Jiang, Y., Wang, Y., Chang, X.-Y., He, L., Yao, L., Zhou, Z.-C.*, Wu, Y.-K.* & Duan, L.-M.* (2021). Experimental realization of multi-ion sympathetic cooling on a trapped Ion crystal. Physical Review Letters, 127, 143201

[26] Cai, T.-Q. Han, X.-Y., Wu, Y.-K., Ma, Y.-L., Wang, J.-H., Wang, Z.-L., Zhang, H.-Y, Wang, H.-Y, Song, Y.-P. & Duan, L.-M. (2021). Impact of spectators on a two-qubit gate in a tunable coupling superconducting circuit. Physical Review Letters, 127, 060505

[25] Bao, Z., Wang, Z., Wu, Y., Li, Y., Ma, C., Song, Y., Zhang, H. & Duan, L.-M. (2021). On-demand storage and retrieval of microwave photons using a superconducting multiresonator quantum memory. Physical Review Letters, 127, 010503

[24] Pu, Y.-F., Zhang, S., Wu, Y.-K., Jiang, N., Chang, W., Li, C., & Duan, L.-M. (2021). Experimental demonstration of memory-enhanced scaling for entanglement connection of quantum repeater segments. Nature Photonics, 15, 374-378

[23] Wu, Y.-K.#, Liu, Z.-D.#, Zhao, W.-D., & Duan, L.-M. (2021). High-fidelity entangling gates in a three-dimensional ion crystal under micromotion. Physical Review A, 103, 022419

[22] Cai, M.-L., Liu, Z.-D., Zhao, W.-D., Wu, Y.-K., Mei, Q.-X., Jiang, Y., He, L., Zhang, X., Zhou, Z.-C., & Duan, L.-M. (2021). Observation of a quantum phase transition in the quantum Rabi model with a single trapped ion. Nature Communications, 12, 1126

[21] Wang Z.#, Wu, Y.#, Bao, Z., Li, Y., Ma, C., Wang, H., Song, Y., Zhang, H., & Duan, L.-M. (2021). Experimental realization of a deterministic quantum router with superconducting quantum circuits. Physical Review Applied, 15, 014049

[20] Xu, Y.-Z., Zhao, W.-D., Hou, Y.-H., Mei, Q.-X., Ma, J.-Y., Wang, J., He, L., Zhou, Z.-C.*, Wu, Y.-K.*, & Duan, L.-M.* (2020). Controlled melting of a Wigner ion crystal with atomic resolution. Physical Review A, 102, 063121

[19] Li, X., Cai, T., Yan, H., Wang, Z., Pan, X., Ma, Y., Cai, W., Han, J., Hua, Z., Han, X., Wu, Y., Zhang, H., Wang, H., Song, Y.-P., Duan, L.-M., & Sun, L.-Y. (2020). Tunable coupler for realizing a controlled-phase gate with dynamically decoupled regime in a superconducting circuit. Physical Review Applied, 14, 024070

[18] Han, X.-Y., Cai, T.-Q., Li, X.-G., Wu, Y.-K., Ma, Y.-W., Ma, Y.-L., Wang, J.-H., Zhang, H.-Y., Song, Y.-P., & Duan, L.-M. (2020). Error analysis in suppression of unwanted qubit interactions for a parametric gate in a tunable superconducting circuit. Physical Review A, 102, 022619

[17] Wu, Y.-K., Duan, L.-M., & Deng, D.-L. (2020). Artificial neural network based computation for out-of-time-ordered correlators. Physical Review B, 101, 214308

[16] Li, C., Jiang, N., Wu, Y.-K., Chang, W., Pu, Y.-F., Zhang, S., & Duan, L.-M. (2020). Quantum communication between multiplexed atomic quantum memories. Physical Review Letters, 124, 240504

[15] Wu, Y.-K., & Duan, L.-M. (2020). A two-dimensional architecture for fast large-scale trapped-ion quantum computing. Chinese Physics Letters, 37, 070302

[14] Li, C., Wu, Y.-K., Chang, W., Zhang, S., Pu, Y.-F., Jiang, N., & Duan, L.-M. (2020). High-dimensional entanglement between a photon and a multiplexed atomic quantum memory. Physical Review A, 101, 032312

[13] Ouyang, X.-L., Huang, X.-Z., Wu, Y.-K., Zhang, W.-G., Wang, X., Zhang, H.-L., He, L., Chang, X.-Y., & Duan, L.-M. (2020). Experimental demonstration of quantum-enhanced machine learning in a nitrogen-vacancy-center system. Physical Review A, 101, 012307

[12] Chang, W., Li, C., Wu, Y.-K., Jiang, N., Zhang, S., Pu, Y.-F., Chang, X.-Y., & Duan, L.-M. (2019). Long-distance entanglement between a multiplexed quantum memory and a telecom photon. Physical Review X, 9, 041033

[11] Wang, W.#, Wu, Y.#, Ma, Y., Cai, W., Hu, L., Mu, X., Xu, Y., Chen, Z.-J., Wang, H., Song, Y.-P., Yuan, H., Zou, C.-L., Duan, L.-M., & Sun, L. (2019). Heisenberg-limited single-mode quantum metrology in a superconducting circuit. Nature Communications, 10, 4382

[10] Landsman, K. A.#, Wu, Y.#, Leung, P. H., Zhu, D., Linke, N. M., Brown, K. R., Duan, L.-M., & Monroe, C. (2019). Two-qubit entangling gates within arbitrarily long chains of trapped ions. Physical Review A, 100, 022332

[9]  Ma, C., Wang, Z., Wu, Y., Bao, Z., Song, Y.-P., Zhang, H., & Duan, L.-M. (2019). Four-spin cross relaxation in a hybrid quantum device. Physical Review A, 100, 012322

[8]  Li, M., Miller, D., Newman, M., Wu, Y., & Brown, K. R. (2019). 2D Compass Codes. Physical Review X, 9, 021041

[7]  Hu, L., Ma, Y., Cai, W., Mu, X., Xu, Y., Wang, W., Wu, Y., Wang, H., Song, Y.-P., Zou, C.-L., Girvin, S. M., Duan, L.-M., & Sun, L. (2019). Quantum error correction and universal gate set operation on a binomial bosonic logical qubit. Nature Physics, 15, 503

[6]  Huang, Y.-Y., Wu, Y.-K., Wang, F., Hou, P.-Y., Wang, W.-B., Zhang, W.-G., Lian, W.-Q., Liu, Y.-Q., Wang, H.-Y., Zhang, H.-Y., He, L., Chang, X.-Y., Xu, Y., & Duan, L.-M. (2019). Experimental Realization of Robust Geometric Quantum Gates with Solid-State Spins. Physical Review Letters, 122, 010503

[5]  Pagano, G., Hess, P. W., Kaplan, H. B., Tan, W. L., Richerme, P., Becker, P., Kyprianidis, A., Zhang, J., Birckelbaw, E., Hernandez, M. R., Wu, Y., & Monroe, C. (2018). Cryogenic trapped-ion system for large scale quantum simulation. Quantum Science and Technology, 4, 014004

[4]  Wu, Y., Wang, S.-T., & Duan, L.-M. (2018). Noise analysis for high-fidelity quantum entangling gates in an anharmonic linear Paul trap. Physical Review A, 97, 062325

[3]  Pu, Y., Wu, Y., Jiang, N., Chang, W., Li, C., Zhang, S., & Duan, L.-M. (2018). Experimental entanglement of 25 individually accessible atomic quantum interfaces. Science Advances, 4(4), eaar3931

[2]  Trout, C. J., Li, M., Gutiérrez, M., Wu, Y., Wang, S.-T., Duan, L.-M., & Brown, K. R. (2018). Simulating the performance of a distance-3 surface code in a linear ion trap. New Journal of Physics, 20(4), 043038

[1]  Gujarati, T. P., Wu, Y., & Duan, L.-M. (2018). Intrinsic retrieval efficiency for quantum memories: a three-dimensional theory of light interaction with an atomic ensemble. Physical Review A, 97, 033826