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Raymond Y. Chiao, Ph.D.

Affiliations: 
School of Natural Sciences MIT, UC Berkeley, UC Merced 
Area:
Quantum Optics
Website:
http://faculty1.ucmerced.edu/rchiao/
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Raymond Chiao was born in Hong Kong on Oct. 9, 1940, and moved as a child to the United States in 1947. He grew up in New York City, where he attended Collegiate School. It was there that he first got interested in science through reading Gamow’s book One, Two, Three, ..., Infinity.
He was admitted to Princeton University in 1957 as an electrical engineer, but then switched to the physics department, where he worked on a senior thesis project given to him by John Archibald Wheeler on the quantization of general relativity. He then switched from theoretical physics to experimental physics in graduate studies at MIT under the supervision of Charles Hard Townes, shortly after the experimental realization of the ruby laser. His thesis topic was on the first observation of stimulated Brillouin scattering.
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Paul G. Kwiat grad student UC Berkeley
Morgan W. Mitchell grad student UC Berkeley
Richard Plambeck grad student 1971-1978 UC Berkeley
Ivan H. Deutsch grad student 1987-1992 UC Berkeley
Aephraim Matthew Steinberg grad student 1989-1994 UC Berkeley
Jason R. Zimba grad student 2001 UC Berkeley
Colin F. McCormick grad student 2003 UC Berkeley
Mark D. Pilloff grad student 2004 UC Berkeley
Daniel R. Solli grad student 2004 UC Berkeley
Robin J. Blume-Kohout grad student 2005 UC Berkeley
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Singleton D, Inan N, Chiao RY. (2015) Neutrino induced decoherence and variation in nuclear decay rates Physics Letters, Section a: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics. 379: 941-946
Chiao RY, Haun RW, Inan NA, et al. (2014) A gravitational aharonov-bohm effect, and its connection to parametric oscillators and gravitational radiation Quantum Theory: a Two-Time Success Story: Yakir Aharonov Festschrift the Global Financial Crisis and the Indian Economy. 213-246
Chiao RY, Martinez LA, Minter SJ, et al. (2012) Parametric oscillation of a moving mirror driven by radiation pressure in a superconducting Fabry-Perot resonator system Physica Scripta
Minter SJ, Chiao RY, Martinez LA. (2012) Using abrupt changes in magnetic susceptibility within type-II superconductors to explore global decoherence phenomena Physica Scripta
Chiao RY, Minter SJ, Wegter-McNelly K, et al. (2012) Quantum Incompressibility of a Falling Rydberg Atom, and a Gravitationally-Induced Charge Separation Effect in Superconducting Systems Foundations of Physics. 42: 173-191
Minter SJ, Wegter-McNelly K, Chiao RY. (2010) Do mirrors for gravitational waves exist? Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures. 42: 234-255
Minter SJ, Wegter-McNelly K, Chiao RY. (2009) Charge separation within superconductors in the presence of tidal gravitational fields Aip Conference Proceedings. 1168: 1084-1086
Chiao RY, Gustafson TK, Kelley PL. (2009) Self-focusing of optical beams Topics in Applied Physics. 114: 129-143
Garrison J, Chiao R. (2008) Quantum Optics Quantum Optics. 1-730
Minter SJ, Chiao RY. (2007) Can a charged ring levitate a neutral polarizable object? Can Earnshaw's theorem be extended to such objects? Laser Physics. 17: 942-947
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