Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2007 APS March Meeting
Volume 52, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 5–9, 2007; Denver, Colorado
Session D2: Ion Traps for Scalable Quantum Computation
2:30 PM–5:30 PM,
Monday, March 5, 2007
Colorado Convention Center Room: Four Seasons 4
Sponsoring Unit: GQI
Chair: Lorenza Viola, Dartmouth College
Abstract ID: BAPS.2007.MAR.D2.3
Abstract: D2.00003 : Ion Trap Quantum Networks*
3:42 PM–4:18 PM
Preview Abstract Abstract
(FOCUS Center and University of Michigan Dept. of Physics)
Trapped atomic ions are among the most promising candidates for a future quantum information processor, with each ion storing a single quantum bit (qubit) of information.~ Trapped ion qubits enjoy an unrivaled level of quantum coherence, and small numbers of ions can be entangled through a suitable interaction with optical fields.~ The next generation experiments will transport and distribute trapped ion qubits to generate truly large-scale entangled quantum states.~ Several approaches for networking trapped ion qubits will be discussed, along with state-of-the-art experimental progress.~ This includes the use of phonons between ions in a Coulomb crystal, the physical shuttling of ions throughout complex and microfabricated ion trap structures, the coupling of remotely-located ions through a photonic coupling, and perhaps even the use of a cold (neutral) atomic gas.
*Co-authors: M. Acton, K.-A. Brickman, M.-S. Chang, A. Chew, D. Cook, D. Matsukevich, P. Maunz, D. Moehring, S. Olmschenk, E. Otto, Y. Rumala, J. Sterk, D. Stick, and K. Younge. Work supported by ARO, DARPA, DTO, NSA, and NSF.
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