Hailin Wang

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Alec and Kay Keith Chair in Physics
  • Phone: 541-346-4758
  • Office: 274 Willamette Hall
  • Interests: Experimental optical and condensed matter physics; quantum optics with spins, excitons, and nanomechanical oscillators, quantum information processing
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Our group explores quantum optical phenomena of solid state systems, including spins in diamond, excitons in semiconductors, and mechanical excitations in microspheres and nanobeams. We develop new experimental techniques for the manipulation of spins, excitons, and mechanical excitations via... Read More


Hailin Wang received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China and the University of Michigan in 1982 and 1990, respectively. He was a research investigator at the University of Michigan and subsequently a staff consultant at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He joined the University of Oregon in 1995 where he is now a professor of physics. Dr. Wang has made important contributions to the current understanding of coherent as well as incoherent optical processes in semiconductor nanostructures. He also made the first experimental demonstration of amplitude squeezed light from an injection-locked diode laser and developed a fused silica optical resonator that feature highly directional evanescent tunneling. His work on exciton spin coherence and biexciton coherence has recently led to the first demonstration of electromagnetically induced transparency for interband optical transitions in semiconductors. His current research interest includes optical manipulation of quantum coherences in semiconductors and especially its application in both classical and quantum information processing. Dr. Wang is a recipient of an NSF-CAREER award and is a fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Curriculum Vitae: 

Ph.D. 1990, Michigan

At UO since: 1995

Field of Specialization: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics