How to turn a string of trapped ions into an interacting quantum many body system

17 11/2014

Monday, 17 Nov. 2014, 17:30 - 19:00

Presenter: Christian Roos
Host: Markus Aspelmeyer
Where: Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, 1. Stck., Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Wien

Laser-cooled trapped ions constitute a  quantum system that can be

prepared, controlled and measured by suitably tailored pulses of laser

light. In this talk, I will discuss the basics of how to encode quantum

information, how to manipulate quantum bits and how to entangle them

with each other by dressing the ions with laser light. Making qubits

interact with each other provides interesting perspectives for

trapped-ion quantum simulations but also for spectroscopic measurements

where entanglement can enhance the measurement capabilities in various ways.