Before joining NIST, Xiao Tang was a research associate professor in the Materials Science Research Center at Howard University, Washington DC. In the latter 1980's, he was a deputy director of Pohl Institute of Solid State Physics and an associate professor in the Department of Physics at Tongji University, Shanghai. In the early 1970's, he and his colleagues developed the first Chinese semiconductor laser, which was contineously operated at room temperature, in the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. He has published over 70 scientific research papers and many conference proceedings.
- Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
- Pohl Institute of Solid State Physics
- Department of Physics at Tongji University, Shanghai
- Materials Science Research Center at Howard University, Washington DC.
Dr. Xiao Tang, supervisory physicist, leads the Quantum Networks project in the Advanced Network Technologies Division (ANTD) in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He joined NIST's ITL in June 1998.
Currently, Xiao Tang concentrates on the research and development of quantum information and quantum key distribution networks. Prior to that, he was a group leader managing the research activities in the Information Storage and Integrated Systems (ISIS) group and became leader of the NIST quantum communication testbed hardware group in 2001. For his excellent research work he received NIST's Jacob Rabinow Applied Research Award in 2003; the Bronze Medal Award issued by US Department of Commerce in 2005.
The following are a selection of his representative papers:
" Hai Xu, Lijun Ma, Alan Mink, Barry Hershman, and Xiao Tang, "1310-nm quantum key distribution system with up-conversion pump wavelength at 1550 nm", Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, PP. 7248 (June 2007).
" Xiao Tang, Lijun Ma, Alan Mink, Anastase Nakassis, Hai Xu, Barry Hershman, Joshua C. Bienfang, David Su, Ronald F. Boisvert, Charles W. Clark, Carl J. Williams, "Experimental study of high speed polarization-coding quantum key distribution with sifted-key rates over Mbit/s", Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2062-2070 (March 2006).
" Xiao Tang, LiJun Ma, Alan Mink, Tassos Nakassis, Hai Xu, Barry Hershman, Joshua C. Bienfang, David Su, Ronald F. Boisvert, Charles W. Clark, and Carl J. Williams, "Quantum Key Distribution System Operating at Sifted-key Rate Over 4 Mbits/s", Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 6244, page 62440P-1-62440P-8 (2006).
" J. Bienfang, A. Gross, A. Mink, B. Hershman, A. Nakassis, X. Tang, R. Lu, D. Su, Charles Clark, Carl Williams, E. Hagley, Jesse Wen, "Quantum key distribution with 1.25 Gbps clock synchronization", Optics Express. Vol. 12 (9), 2011 (2004).
" Xiao Tang and Jian Zheng, "High Precision Measurement of Reflectance for Films Under Substrates", Optical Engineering, Volume 41, Issue 12, pp. 3283-3287, (2002).
" Xiao Tang, Fazla Hossain, Kobchat Wongchotigul and Michael G. Spencer, "Near Band-edge Transition in Aluminum Nitride Thin Films Grown by Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition", Appl. Phys. Lett., 72 (12), (1998).
" Xiao Tang, Yifang Yuan, K. Wongchotigul and Michael G. Spencer. "Dispersion Properties of Alminum Nitride as Measured by an Optical Waveguide Technique." Appl. Phys. Lett., 70 (24), June 16, (1997).
" X. Tang, Kenneth G. Irvine, Dongping Zhang, and Michael G. Spencer, "Linear Electro-optic effect in cubic silicon carbide", Appl. Phys. Lett., 59, 1938 (1991).
" Zheng Haoping, Tang Xiao, Zhao Minzhou, Shao Zhongsu, Xu Dong and Jiang Minghua, "Brillouin scattering study on the single crystal of L-Arginine Phosphate (LAP)", Z. Phys. B-Condensed Matter, 69, 289-293 (1987).