Nuts and bolts for trapped-ion quantum information processing
Trapped ions have demonstrated many of the basic elements of quantum information processing and have provided the most complex simulations to date, as demonstrated by the groups of Chris Monroe and Rainer Blatt. In Boulder, our recent work has focused on developing some of the infrastructure that will be required for scaling to larger numbers of qubits. This includes the development of UV-damage-resistant fibers, superconducting single photon detectors (SCSPD’s), multi-species logic gates, and alternative entanglement schemes. These and some related techniques will be discussed.