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Lu Deng

Research Interests:

  • Gaseous phase quantum electronics, nonlinear and quantum optics
  • Cold atom physics
  • Matter wave optics and nonlinear effects
  • Integrated and chip-based atom optics
  • Biomedical applications of optical trapping


Dr. Lu Deng is a physicist in the Quantum Measurement Division of the Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST. Before joining the Quantum Measurement Division Dr. Deng worked in the Electron and Optical Physics Division (1999-2011) and before that in Dr. W.D. Phillips’ Laser Cooling and Trapping Group in Atomic Physics Division as a guest researcher (1997-1999, supported by NSF); in Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a guest researcher (1991-1997 supported by DOE-ORAU fellowships); in Georgia Southern University as a faculty (1990-1996); and in ONR-Vanderbilt University Free Electron Program as a consultant (1997-1999, supported by ONR-Vanderbilt nonlinear frequency generation subprogram. He has co-authored 80 papers since 1995 in the fields of nonlinear optics, quantum optics and cold atom physics.

Honors and Awards:

  • OSA 2003 Archie Mahan Prize
  • 2003 E.U. Condon Award (NIST)

Professional Activities:

  • Member of the American Physical Society
  • Co-organizer of ISCAP-2004, ISCAP-2006, and ISCAP-2008 (The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Chinese Academy of Science International Symposium of Cold Atom Physics)

Visiting Appointments:

  • 2000-present: Visiting scientist of Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)
  • 2002-present: Visiting scientist of Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)
  • 2004-present: Honorary Member of the Academic Committee of CAS Center of Cold Atom Physics
Deng, Lu


Quantum Measurement Division
Quantum Optics Group

Phone: (301) 975-8348
Email: lu.deng@nist.gov
Fax: (301) 208-6937