Date:

2012-03-07

Reference:

Submitted to Physical Review Letters (2011)

We propose a method of simulating many-body interacting fermion lattice models in trapped ions, including highly nonlinear interactions in arbitrary spatial dimensions and for arbitrarily distant couplings. We encode the products of fermionic operators in nonlocal spin operators of an ion string, which are efficiently implementable, while a Trotter expansion of the total evolution operator can be applied by using only polynomial resources.

Date:

2011-07-29

Reference:

New Journal of Physics 13, 075014 (2011)

doi:10.1088/1367-2630/13/7/075014

We present a detailed theoretical and conceptual study of a planned experiment to excite Rydberg states of ions trapped in a Paul trap. The ultimate goal is to exploit the strong state-dependent interactions between Rydberg ions to implement quantum information processing protocols and simulate the dynamics of strongly interacting spin systems. We highlight the promise of this approach when combining the high degree of control and readout of quantum states in trapped ion crystals with the novel and fast gate schemes based on interacting giant Rydberg atomic dipole moments.

Date:

2011-03-31

Reference:

Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 130506 (2011)

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.130506

We report the creation of Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states with up to 14 qubits. By investigating the coherence of up to 8 ions over time, we observe a decay proportional to the square of the number of qubits. The observed decay agrees with a theoretical model which assumes a system affected by correlated, Gaussian phase noise. This model holds for the majority of current experimental systems developed towards quantum computation and quantum metrology.

Date:

2011-09-01

Reference:

Science Express, September 1, 2011

doi: 10.1126/science.1208001

A digital quantum simulator is an envisioned quantum device that can be programmed to efficiently simulate any other local system. We demonstrate and investigate the digital approach to quantum simulation in a system of trapped ions. Using sequences of up to 100 gates and 6 qubits, the full-time dynamics of a range of spin systems are digitally simulated. Interactions beyond those naturally present in our simulator are accurately reproduced, and quantitative bounds are provided for the overall simulation quality.

Date:

2011-02-23

Reference:

Nature 470, 486 (2011)

The control of quantum systems is of fundamental scientific interest and promises powerful applications and technologies. Impressive progress has been achieved in isolating quantum systems from the environment and coherently controlling their dynamics, as demonstrated by the creation and manipulation of entanglement in various physical systems. However, for open quantum systems, engineering the dynamics of many particles by a controlled coupling to an environment remains largely unexplored.

Date:

2010-01-26

Reference:

Phys. Rev. A 81, 012708 (2010)

Date:

2011-06-23

Reference:

Phys. Rev. A 83, 062329 (2011)

ariXiv:1103.2253

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.062329

It is expected that ion trap quantum computing can be made scalable through protocols that make use of transport of ion qubits between sub-regions within the ion trap. In this scenario, any magnetic field inhomogeneity the ion experiences during the transport, may lead to dephasing and loss of fidelity. Here we demonstrate a scalable way to measure the magnetic field gradient inside a segmented ion trap, by transporting a single ion over variable distances.

Date:

2011-03-23

Reference:

arXiv:1009.6126

We report the creation of Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states with up to 14 qubits. By investigating the coherence of up to 8 ions over time, we observe a decay proportional to the square of the number of qubits. The observed decay agrees with a theoretical model which assumes a system affected by correlated, Gaussian phase noise. This model holds for the majority of current experimental systems developed towards quantum computation and quantum metrology.

Date:

2010-03-09

Reference:

Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 100503 (2010)

Date:

2010-06-28

Reference:

M. Hellwig, A. Bautista-Salvador, K. Singer, G. Werth, F. Schmidt-Kaler

New Journal of Physics 12 065019 (2010)

We describe a versatile planar Penning trap structure, which allows to dynamically modify the trapping configuration almost arbitrarily. The trap consists of 37 hexagonal electrodes, each of 300 mikron diameter, fabricated in a gold-on-sapphire lithographic technique. Every hexagon can be addressed individually, thus shaping the electric potential. The fabrication of such a device with clean room methods is demonstrated.