Quantum Technologies


Full Name: 
Integrated Quantum Information Technology
Running time: 
2011-10-01 - 2014-09-30

From 2011-10-01 to 2014-09-30 Objective IQIT will develop and demonstrate novel routes towards scaling up physical devices for quantum information science (QIS) with particular attention to communication between different parts of a quantum processor by means of a quantum bus.

High-fidelity quantum driving


M. G. Bason, M. Viteau, N. Malossi, P. Huillery, E. Arimondo, D. Ciampini, R. Fazio, V. Giovannetti, R. Mannella, and O. Morsch


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.

Single-spin magnetometry with multi-pulse dynamical decoupling sequences


G. de Lange, D. Ristè, V. V. Dobrovitski, R. Hanson


Physical Review Letters106, 080802

We experimentally demonstrate single-spin magnetometry with multipulse sensing sequences. The use of multipulse sequences can greatly increase the sensing time per measurement shot, resulting in enhanced ac magnetic field sensitivity. We theoretically derive and experimentally verify the optimal number of sensing cycles, for which the effects of decoherence and increased sensing time are balanced. We perform these experiments for oscillating magnetic fields with fixed phase as well as for fields with random phase.

Efficient controlled-phase gate for single-spin qubits in quantum dots


T. Meunier, V.E. Calado, L.M.K. Vandersypen


Physical Review B 83, 121403

Two-qubit interactions are at the heart of quantum information processing. For single-spin qubits in semiconductor quantum dots, the exchange gate has always been considered the natural two-qubit gate. The recent integration of a magnetic field or g-factor gradients in coupled quantum dot systems allows for a one-step, robust realization of the controlled-phase (C-phase) gate instead.

Generating Entanglement and Squeezed States of Nuclear Spins in Quantum Dots


M. S. Rudner, L. M. K. Vandersypen, V. Vuletić, and L. S. Levitov


Physical Review Letters 107, 206806

We present a scheme for achieving coherent spin squeezing of nuclear spin states in semiconductor quantum dots. The nuclear polarization dependence of the electron spin resonance generates a unitary evolution that drives nuclear spins into a collective entangled state. The polarization dependence of the resonance generates an area-preserving, twisting dynamics that squeezes and stretches the nuclear spin Wigner distribution without the need for nuclear spin flips. Our estimates of squeezing times indicate that the entanglement threshold can be reached in current experiments. 

Quantum Information Classification Scheme updated


Version 1.2 of the QICS is available.

The on-line version of the document can be browsed here.
A pdf of the full document will be generated following this link.
Old versions of the QICS are archived here.

QIPC cluster review meeting

2012-04-18 - 2012-04-20
NH Hotel Bingen, Museumstrasse 3, D-55411 Bingen (Mainz) Germany

This is the traditional QIPC cluster reviews. The program is as follows:

Q-ESSENCE highlights

The EU sponsored research initiative QESSENCE (Quantum Interfaces, Sensors, and Communication based on Entanglement) with a 3-year budget of €4.7 million to explore quantum entanglement, is in its final year. The research outcomes are expected to make significant impact on future disruptive technologies and provide enabling physics for larger scale quantum computers in the longer-term.

Just to name a few, the recent highlights of research within the consortium include:

Call For Conference Proposals published


A call for proposals for the next QUIE2T sponsored QIPC conference has been published.

A call for proposals for the next QUIE2T sponsored QIPC conference has been published.

Demonstration of UV-written waveguides, Bragg gratings and cavities at 780nm, and an original experimental measurement of group delay


G. Lepert, M. Trupke, E.A. Hinds, H. Rogers, J.C. Gates, P.G.R. Smith


Optics Express, 19 (2011)

We present direct UV-written waveguides and Bragg gratings operating at 780 nm. By combining two gratings into a Fabry-Perot cavity we have devised and implemented a novel and practical method of measuring the group delay of Bragg gratings.

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