Chuanwei Zhang is a professor of the Physics Department faculty. He is interested in theoretical atomic physics and condensed matter physics. Currently his research activities include:

  • Ultra-cold atomic gases
  • Physical implementation of quantum information
  • Topological superconductors
  • Quantum chaos, physics of strongly-correlated multiferroic materials
  • High temperature cuprate superconductivity
  • Graphene

Learn more about Professor Zhang on his home and Physics Department pages.

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Recent Submissions

  • Spin Current Generation and Relaxation in a Quenched Spin-Orbit-Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensate 

    Li, Chuan-Hsun; Qu, Chunlei; Niffenegger, Robert J.; Wang, Su-Ju; He, Mingyuan; Blasing, David B.; Olson, Abraham J.; Greene, Chris H.; Lyanda-Geller, Yuli; Zhou, Qi; Zhang, Chuanwei; Chen, Yong P. (Nature Publishing Group, 2019-01)
    Understanding the effects of spin-orbit coupling (SOC) and many-body interactions on spin transport is important in condensed matter physics and spintronics. This topic has been intensively studied for spin carriers such ...
  • Time-Reversal-Invariant Spin-Orbit-Coupled Bilayer Bose-Einstein Condensates 

    Maisberger, Matthew; Wang, Lin-Cheng; Sun, Kuei; Xu, Yong; Zhang, Chuanwei
    Time-reversal invariance plays a crucial role for many exotic quantum phases, particularly for topologically nontrivial states, in spin-orbit coupled electronic systems. Recently realized spin-orbit coupled cold-atom ...
  • Self-Adapted Floquet Dynamics of Ultracold Bosons in a Cavity 

    Luo, Xi-Wang; Zhang, Chuanwei
    Floquet dynamics of a quantum system subject to periodic modulations of system parameters provides a powerful tool for engineering new quantum matter with exotic properties. While system dynamics is significantly altered, ...
  • Observation of Floquet Bands in Driven Spin-Orbit-Coupled Fermi Gases 

    Huang, L.; Peng, P.; Li, D.; Meng, Z.; Chen, L.; Qu, Chunlei; Wang, P.; Zhang, Chuanwei; Zhang, J.
    Periodic driving of a quantum system can significantly alter its energy bands and even change the band topology, opening a completely new avenue for engineering novel quantum matter. Although important progress has been ...
  • Topological Triply Degenerate Points Induced by Spin-Tensor-Momentum Couplings 

    Hu, Haiping; Hou, Junpeng; Zhang, Fan; Zhang, Chuanwei
    The recent discovery of triply degenerate points (TDPs) in topological materials has opened a new perspective toward the realization of novel quasiparticles without counterparts in quantum field theory. The emergence of ...
  • Momentum Space Aharonov-Bohm Interferometry in Rashba Spin-Orbit Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates 

    Hou, Junpeng; Luo, Xi-Wang; Sun, Kuei; Zhang, Chuanwei
    The recent experimental realization of synthetic Rashba spin-orbit coupling (SOC) paves a new avenue for exploring topological phases in ultracold atoms. The unequivocal characterization of such topological physics requires ...
  • Topological Triply Degenerate Points Induced by Spin-Tensor- Momentum Couplings 

    Hu, Haiping; Hou, Junpeng; Zhang, Fan; Zhang, Chuanwei
    The recent discovery of triply degenerate points (TDPs) in topological materials has opened a new perspective toward the realization of novel quasiparticles without counterparts in quantum field theory. The emergence of ...
  • Superfluidity in the Absence of Kinetics in Spin-Orbit-Coupled Optical Lattices 

    Hui, Hoi-Yin; Zhang, Yongping; Zhang, Chuanwei; Scarola, V. W.
    At low temperatures bosons typically condense to minimize their single-particle kinetic energy while interactions stabilize superfluidity. Optical lattices with artificial spin-orbit coupling challenge this paradigm, because ...
  • Momentum-Space Josephson Effects 

    Hou, Junpeng; Luo, Xi-Wang; Sun, Kuei; Bersano, Thomas; Gokhroo, Vandna; Mossman, Sean; Engels, Peter; Zhang, Chuanwei
    The Josephson effect is a prominent phenomenon of quantum supercurrents that has been widely studied in superconductors and superfluids. Typical Josephson junctions consist of two real-space superconductors (superfluids) ...
  • Spin-Orbit-Driven Transitions between Mott Insulators and Finite-Momentum Superfluids of Bosons in Optical Lattices 

    Yan, Mi; Qian, Yinyin; Hui, Hoi-Yin; Gong, Ming; Zhang, Chuanwei; Scarola, V. W. (Amer Physical Soc, 2018-11-05)
    Synthetic spin-orbit coupling in ultracold atomic gases can be taken to extremes rarely found in solids. We study a two-dimensional Hubbard model of bosons in an optical lattice in the presence of spin-orbit coupling strong ...
  • Spin-Tensor-Momentum-Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates 

    Luo, Xi-Wang; Sun, Kuei; Zhang, Chuanwei (American Physical Society, 2017-11-06)
    The recent experimental realization of spin-orbit coupling for ultracold atomic gases provides a powerful platform for exploring many interesting quantum phenomena. In these studies, spin represents the spin vector (spin ...
  • Adiabatically Tuning Quantized Supercurrents in an Annular Bose-Einstein Condensate 

    Hou, Junpeng; Luo, Xi-Wang; Sun, Kuei; Zhang, Chuanwei (2018-08-20)
    The ability to generate and tune quantized persistent supercurrents is crucial for building superconducting or atomtronic devices with novel functionalities. In ultracold atoms, previous methods for generating quantized ...
  • Fulde-Ferrell Superfluids without Spin Imbalance in Driven Optical Lattices 

    Zheng, Zhen; Qu, Chunlei; Zou, Xubo; Zhang, Chuanwei
    Spin-imbalanced ultracold Fermi gases have been widely studied recently as a platform for exploring the long-sought Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov superfluid phases, but so far conclusive evidence has not been found. ...
  • Dynamical Spin-Density Waves in a Spin-Orbit-Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensate 

    Li, Yan; Qu, Chunlei; Zhang, Yongsheng; Zhang, Chuanwei (Amer Physical Soc, 2015-07-31)
    Synthetic spin-orbit (SO) coupling, an important ingredient for quantum simulation of many exotic condensed matter physics, has recently attracted considerable attention. The static and dynamic properties of a SO-coupled ...
  • Exciton Polaritons in Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides and Their Direct Excitation via Energy Transfer 

    Gartstein, Yuri N.; Li, Xiao; Zhang, Chuanwei (2015-08-28)
    Excitons, composite electron-hole quasiparticles, are known to play an important role in optoelectronic phenomena in many semiconducting materials. Recent experiments and theory indicate that the band-gap optics of the ...
  • Majorana Fermions in Quasi-One-Dimensional and Higher-Dimensional Ultracold Optical Lattices 

    Qu, Chunlei; Gong, Ming; Xu, Yong; Tewari, Sumanta; Zhang, Chuanwei (2015-08-14)
    We study Majorana fermions (MFs) in quasi-one dimensional (quasi-1D) and higher-dimensional fermionic optical lattices with a strictly 1D spin-orbit coupling, which has already been realized in cold atom experiments. We ...
  • Spin-Orbital-Angular-Momentum Coupling in Bose-Einstein Condensates 

    Sun, Kuei; Qu, Chunlei; Zhang, Chuanwei (Amer Physical Soc, 2015-06-22)
    Spin-orbit coupling (SOC) plays a crucial role in many branches of physics. In this context, the recent experimental realization of the coupling between spin and linear momentum of ultracold atoms opens a completely new ...
  • Tunable Spin-Orbit Coupling via Strong Driving in Ultracold-Atom Systems 

    Jim©nez-Garc©a, K.; Leblanc, L. J.; Williams, R. A.; Beeler, M. C.; Qu, Chunlei; Gong, Ming; Zhang, Chuanwei.; Spielman, I. B. (American Physical Society, 2015-03-24)
    Spin-orbit coupling is an essential ingredient in topological materials, conventional and quantum-gas-based alike. Engineered spin-orbit coupling in ultracold-atom systems - unique in their experimental control and measurement ...
  • Interacting Spin-Orbit-Coupled Spin-1 Bose-Einstein Condensates 

    Sun, Kuei; Qu, Chunlei; Xu, Yong; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, Chaunwei (American Physical Society, 2016-02-10)
    The recent experimental realization of spin-orbit (SO) coupling for spin-1 ultracold atoms opens an interesting avenue for exploring SO-coupling-related physics in large-spin systems, which is generally unattainable in ...
  • Spin-Momentum Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates with Lattice Band Pseudospins 

    Khamehchi, M. A.; Qu, Chunlei; Mossman, M. E.; Zhang, Chuanwei; Engels, P. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016-02-29)
    The quantum emulation of spin-momentum coupling, a crucial ingredient for the emergence of topological phases, is currently drawing considerable interest. In previous quantum gas experiments, typically two atomic hyperfine ...

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