Prof. Dr. Jonathan Home
Trapped-ion quantum computing
Donnerstag 25. Oktober 2018,
um 19:30 Uhr
These are trapped in ultra-high vacuum, but interact with each other through strong electric forces. They can be controlled using laser light, which couples to the electrons inside the atom, but through the momentum of light, also to the motion of the atoms. This has allowed the highest precision quantum gates in any physical system, and been used for the largest and most reliable quantum processors built to-date.
I will review quantum computing experiments in this area, and outline the contributions which we are making in the trapped ion group at ETH Zurich. In particular, I will outline methods for overcoming the challenges in scaling these systems up to larger numbers of ions.