University of Tokyo Project Researcher: Yang Li

Yang Li, Project Researcher




Project Researcher,Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management,School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo

Contact information
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Research Theme

First-principles simulation of molecules in an intense laser field



  1. 2015 Ph. D, Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  2. 2011 B. Sci, Department of Optoelectonics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Work Experiences

  1. Apr. 2020-present, Special Researcher, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan
  2. Apr. 2018-Mar. 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan
  3. Jun. 2015- Mar. 2018 Research Fellow, Dept. of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Grants and Fellowships

  1. 2016-2018 Grant for Young Scientist (National Natural Science Foundation of China)
  2. 2016-2017 Grant for Postdoctoral Research (China Postdoctoral Science Foundation)
  3.  2018-2020 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Standard)


[10] Yang Li, Takeshi Sato, and Kenichi L. Ishikawa, “High-order harmonic generation enhanced by laser-induced electron recollision,” Phys. Rev. A 99, 043401 (2019).

[9] Mingrui He, Yang Li, Yueming Zhou, Min Li, Wei Cao, and Peixiang Lu, “Direct Visualization of Valence Electron Motion Using Strong-Field Photoelectron Holography,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 133204 (2018).

[8] Yang Li, Yueming Zhou, Mingrui He, Min Li, and Peixiang Lu, “Identifying backward-rescattering photoelectron hologram with orthogonal two-color laser fields,” Optics Express 24, 23697-23706 (2016).

[7] Yang Li, Yueming Zhou, Mingrui He, Min Li, Pengfei Lan, and Peixiang Lu, “Time-resolved internal-electron-scattering effect of H2+ in enhanced ionization regions,” Phys. Rev. A 94, 013422 (2016).

[6] Yang Li, Pengfei Lan, Hui Xie, Mingrui He, Xiaosong Zhu, Qingbin Zhang, and Peixiang Lu, Nonadiabatic tunnel ionization in strong circularly polarized laser fields: counterintuitive angular shifts in the photoelectron momentum distribution, Optics Express, 23, 28801-28807 (2015).

[5] Yang Li, Meiyan Qin, Xiaosong Zhu, Qingbin Zhang, Pengfei Lan, and Peixiang Lu, “Ultrafast molecular orbital imaging based on attosecond photoelectron diffraction,” Optics Express 23, 10687-10702 (2015).

[4] Yang Li, Xiaosong Zhu, Qingbin Zhang, Pengfei Lan, Meiyan Qin, and Peixiang Lu, “Molecular-orbital tomography beyond the plane-wave approximation,” Phys. Rev. A 89, 045401 (2014).

[3] Yang Li, Xiaosong Zhu, Qingbin Zhang, Meiyan Qin, and Peixiang Lu, “Quantum-orbit analysis for yield and ellipticity of high order harmonic generation with elliptically polarized laser field,” Optics Express, 21, 4896-4907 (2013).

[2] Yang Li, Qingbin Zhang, Weiyi Hong, Shaoyi Wang, Zhe Wang, and Peixiang Lu,“Efficient generation of high beam-quality attosecond pulse with polarization-gating Bessel-Gauss beam from highly-ionized media,” Optics Express 20, 15427-15439 (2012).

[1] Yang Li, Weiyi Hong, Qingbin Zhang, Shaoyi Wang, and Peixiang Lu, “Mid-infrared laser-driven broadband water-window supercontinuum generation from pre-excited medium,” Optics Express 19, 24376-24386 (2011).


[7] ”High-harmonic generation enhanced by dynamical electron correlation”,  International Conference on Photonic, Electronic, and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC), Deauville, France, 23-30 July, 2019.

[6] “Dynamical multielectron correlation in high harmonic generation” , The 66th Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) Spring meeting, Tokyo, Japan, 9-12 March, 2019 (Poster)

[5]  “Dynamical electron correlation in high harmonic generation of alkali atoms”, The 9th Asian Workshop on Generation and Application of Coherent XUV and X-ray Radiation (9th AWCXR), Sapporo, Japan, 16-17 October, 2018  (Poster).

[4] 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany, 28 June-3 July, 2015.
Young scientist representative of China.

[3] “Quantum trajectory analysis for high-order harmonic generation”, International Workshop on Strong Field Physics and Ultrafast Phenomena (SFPUP), Zhangjiajie, China, 1-5 November 2014 (Poster).

[2] “Molecular orbital tomography beyond plane wave approximation “, Annual meeting of OSA and the international conferences of Frontiers in Optics (FIO), Orlando, Florida, USA, 12-15 Sepetember 2013  (Oral)

[1] “Optimization of attosecond pulse generation using Bessel-Gauss beam”, The Workshop on Strong Field Laser Physics of China, Tongxiang, Zhejiang, China, 26-29 November 2012  (Poster)


1. Dec. 2012 Prize from Huazhong University of Science and Technology for research article

2. Jun. 2015 Prize from Hubei province of China for doctoral thesis