Date:

2011-12-18

Reference:

Nature Phys. 8, 147-152 (2012)

Accurately controlling a quantum system is a fundamental requirement in quantum information processing and the coherent manipulation of molecular systems. The ultimate goal in quantum control is to prepare a desired state with the highest fidelity allowed by the available resources and the experimental constraints. Here we experimentally implement two optimal high-fidelity control protocols using a two-level quantum system comprising Bose–Einstein condensates in optical lattices.

Date:

2011-09-01

Reference:

arXiv:1109.0146v1

We study the ability to control d-dimensional quantum systems (qudits) encoded in the hyperfine spin of alkali-metal atoms through the application of radio- and microwave-frequency magnetic fields in the presence of inhomogeneities in amplitude and detuning. Such a capability is essential to the design of robust pulses that mitigate the effects of experimental uncertainty and also for application to tomographic addressing of particular members of an extended ensemble. We study the problem of preparing an arbitrary state in the Hilbert space from an initial fiducial state.

Date:

2010-01-26

Reference:

Phys. Rev. A 81, 012708 (2010)

Date:

2010-11-23

Reference:

Phys Rev A 82, 052326 (2010)

http://arxiv.org/abs/1006.5664

We propose to use a permutation symmetric sample of multi-level atoms to simulate the properties of topologically ordered states. The Rydberg blockade interaction is used to prepare states of the sample which are equivalent to resonating valence bond states, Laughlin states, and string-net condensates and to create and study the properties of their quasi-particle-like fundamental excitations.

Date:

2010-11-29

Reference:

C. Guerlin, E. Brion, T. Essslinger, K. Mølmer

Phys. Rev. A 82, 053832 (2010)

http://de.arxiv.org/abs/1006.3633

We propose to implement the Jaynes-Cummings model by coupling a few-micrometer large atomic ensemble to a quantized cavity mode and classical laser fields. A two-photon transition resonantly couples the single-atom ground state |g> to a Rydberg state |e> via a non-resonant intermediate state |i>, but due to the interaction between Rydberg atoms only a single atom can be resonantly excited in the ensemble.

Date:

2010-09-13

Reference:

K. Henschel, H. Ritsch, J. Majer, J. Schmiedmayer

Phys. Rev. A, 82, 033810 (2010)

We study the nonlinear dynamics of an ensemble of cold trapped atoms with a hyperfine transition magnetically coupled to a resonant microwave cavity mode. Despite the minute single atom coupling one obtains strong coupling between collective hyperfine qubits and microwave photons enabling coherent transfer of an excitation between the long lived atomic qubit state and the mode. Evidence of strong coupling can be obtained from the cavity transmission spectrum even at finite thermal photon number.

Date:

2010-03-25

Reference:

S. Manz, R. Bücker, Th. Betz, C. Koller, S. Hofferberth, I. Mazets, A. Imambekov, E. Demler, A. Perrin,

J. Schmiedmayer, Thorsten Schumm

PRA, 81 (2010), S. 031610-1 - 031610-4

We measure the two-point density correlation function of freely expanding quasicondensates in the weakly interacting quasi-one-dimensional (1D) regime. While initially suppressed in the trap, density fluctuations emerge gradually during expansion as a result of initial phase fluctuations present in the trapped quasicondensate. Asymptotically, they are governed by the thermal coherence length of the system.

Date:

2010-05-11

Reference:

T. V. Tscherbul, T. Calarco, I. Lesanovsky, R. V. Krems, A. Dalgarno, and J. Schmiedmayer

Phys. Rev. A 81, 050701 (2010)

A rigorous quantum theory of atomic collisions in the presence of radio frequency (rf) magnetic fields is developed and applied to elucidate the effects of combined dc and rf magnetic fields on ultracold collisions of Rb atoms. We show that rf fields can be used to induce Feshbach resonances, which can be tuned by varying the amplitude and frequency of the rf field.