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Welcome to the Chen Research Group!

We are a research group working on quantum defects and quantum optics in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. Our group explores solid-state spins in silicon with telecom optical interfaces as qubits for quantum information processing towards quantum network and computing applications. We develop novel techniques and protocols to manipulate the quantum states of the qubits and engineer interactions between them. On a system level, we aim to build hybrid integrated silicon quantum photonic chips consisting of spin-based quantum memories and other photonic circuit elements, as multiplexed quantum registers and repeaters, for realizing scalable quantum networks.

Recent News

[6/6/2022] Construction ends!

We moved into our newly renovated lab space in Brockman Hall B08! Let's start to do science!

[3/24/2022] Songtao and Junichiro Received Rice Faculty Initiatives Fund!

Songtao and Junichiro have been awarded Rice Faculty Initiatives Fund to seed the exploration of photon-mediated interactions for T-centers in a silicon nanophotonic cavity!

[3/4/2022] Lab Renovation Finally Started!

After long wait for obtaining the city construction permit, lab renovation now gets full thrust to move on! Stay tuned!

[9/24/2021] Welcome, Adam!

We are delighted to welcome a new group member: Adam Johnston. Adam obtained his BS degree in 2020 from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, US. He is joining the quantum defects in silicon effort.

[8/17/2021] Welcome, Ulises!

We are delightful to have our first graduate student, Ulises Felix Rendon, to join the lab! Ulises received his BS and MS degrees in 2020 from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. He is working on the quantum defects in silicon.