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Yongchen Sun

Yongchen Sun

Chair, Physics / Associate Professor


Akeley-Lawrence Science Center 117C

Phone: (605) 677-5063



  • Ph D, Physics, Montana State University, 1993


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Bottger, Thomas, Thiel, Charles W., Cone, Rufus L., Sun, Yongchen, and Faraon, A. Optical spectroscopy and decoherence studies of Yb3+:YAG at 968 nm, 045134. Vol. 94. Physical Review B, 2016. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.045134)
  • Thiel, Charles W., Macfarlane, Roger M., Sun, Yongchen, Bottger, Thomas, Sinclair, Niel, Tittel, Wolfgang, and Cone, Rufus L.. Measuring and analyzing excitation-induced decoherence in rare-earth-doped optical materials, 106002. Vol. 24, Iss. 10. Laser Physics, 2014. (DOI: doi:10.1088/1054-660X/24/10/106002)
  • Thiel, C W., Sun, Yongchen, Macfarlane, R M., Böttger, Thomas, and Cone, R L.. Rare-earth-doped LiNbO$_3$ and KTiOPO$_4$ (KTP) for waveguide quantum memories, 124013. Vol. 45. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics , 2012. (DOI: 10.1088/0953-4075/45/12/124013)
  • Sun, Yongchen, Thiel, C W., and Cone, R L.. Optical Decoherence and Energy Level Structure of 0.1%Tm3+:LiNbO3. Physics Review B, 2012. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.165106)
  • Lauritzen, B, Timoney, N, Gisin, N, Afzelius, M, de Riedmatten, H, Sun, Yongchen, macfarlane, R M., and Cone, R L.. Spectroscopic investigations of Eu3+:Y2SiO5 for quantum memory applications, 115111 . Vol. 85, Iss. 11. Physics Review B, 2012. (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.115111)
  • Cone, R L., Thiel, C W., Sun, Yongchen, Böttger, Thomas, and Mscfarlane, R M.. Rare-earth-doped materials with application to optical signal processing, quantum information science, and medical imaging technology. In Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication V, edited by Zameer U. Hasan; Philip R. Hemmer; Hwang Lee; Charles M. Santori, 82720E. Vol. 8272. Proceedings of SPIE, 2012. (DOI: 10.1117/12.909154)
  • Wang, Guojian, Sun, Yongchen, Yang, Gang, Xiang, Wenchang, Guan, Yutong, Keller, Christina, and Chan, Y -.. Development of Large Size High-Purity Germanium Crystal Growth, 27. Vol. 352. Journal of Crystal Growth , 2012.
  • Yang, Gang, Wang, Guojian, Xiang, Wenchang, Guan, Yutong, Sun, Yongchen, Mei, Dongming, Gray, B, and Chan, Y -.. Radial and axial impurity distribution in high-purity germanium crystals, 43. Vol. 352. Journal of Crystal Growth , 2012.
  • Gehman, V M., Seibert, S R., Rielage, R, Hime, A, Sun, Yongchen, Mei, Dongming, Maassen, J, and Moore, D. Fluorescence Efficiency and Visible Re-emission Spectrum of Tetraphenyl Butadiene Films at Extreme Ultraviolet Wavelengths, 116. Vol. 654. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A , 2011. (DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2011.06.088)
  • Mei, Dongming, Sun, Yongchen, Spaans, Jason, and Keller, Christina. Depletion of 39Ar for Liquid Argon detectors of Dark Matter Search, 813c. Vol. 834, Iss. I-4. Nuclear Physics A, 2010.
  • Mei, Dongming, Keeter, K. J., Durben, D., Zehfus, M., Galbiati, C., Sun, Yongchen, and Alton, A.. Development of a Custom CRDS-based Trace Gas Analyzer for Argon and Xenon, 810c. Vol. 834, Iss. I-4. Nuclear Physics A, 2010.
  • Thiel, Charles W., Macfarlane, Roger M., Boettger, Thomas, Sun, Yongchen, Cone, Rufus L., and Babbitt, W R.. Optical decoherenceandpersistentspectralholeburninginEr3+:LiNbO3, 1603-1609. Vol. 130, Iss. 9. Elsevier: Journal of Luminescence, 2010. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2009.12.020)
  • Thiel, Charles W., Sun, Yongchen, Boettger, Thomas, Babbitt, W R., and Cone, Rufus L.. Optical decoherenceandpersistentspectralholeburninginTm3+:LiNbO3, 1598-1602. Vol. 130, Iss. 9. Elsivier: Journal of Luminescence, 2010. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2009.12.019)
  • Bottger, Thomas, Thiel, Charles W., Sun, Yongchen, Macfarlane, Roger M., and Cone, Rufus L.. Decoherence and absorption of Er3+:KTiOPO4 (KTP) at 1.5 ?m. Elsevier.

Awards and Honors:

  • Member, National Academy of Inventors, 2014


  • Cone, Rufus L., Thiel, C W., Sun, Yongchen, Bottger, Thomas, Sun, Yongchen. Quantum Information, Laser Frequency Stabilization, and Optical Signal Processing with Rare-Earth Doped Materials. Presented at the Frontiers in Optics/Laser > Science XXVIII (FiO/LS). , Orlando, FL. (July 21, 2013)
  • Mei, Dongming, Jiang, Chaoyang, Perevozchikov, Oleg, Weinandt, Nick, Sun, Yongchen. High-Purity Germanium Crystal Characterization for DUSEL Experiments. Presented at the APS March Meeting 2011 , Dallas, TX. (March 21, 2011)