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Ion Storage Group

The Ion Storage Group conducts experiments on laser cooled atomic ions that are confined in electromagnetic traps. Experiments employ RF (Paul) traps and Penning traps for applications in quantum information processing and precision measurements.

The Ion Storage Group consists of John Bollinger (group leader), Didi Leibfried, Daniel Slichter, and Andrew Wilson (staff physicists, quantum information), James Chou, David Hume and David Leibrandt (staff physicists, precision measurements) and an international group of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers working on experiments in quantum information and precision measurements. Please click on the pictures above for more information on these research areas or see our lists of publications organized by topic: Ion frequency standards, Quantum logic and coherent control, Penning traps and non-neutral plasmas, General and miscellaneous.

We frequently have research opportunities for motivated students and postdocs. Please contact us if you are interested in learning about current opportunities.

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Publications

High-fidelity laser-free universal control of trapped ion qubits

Author(s)
Raghavendra Srinivas, Emanuel Knill, Robert Sutherland, Alexander T. Kwiatkowski, Hannah M. Knaack, Scott Glancy, David J. Wineland, Shaun C. Burd, Dietrich Leibfried, Andrew C. Wilson, David T. Allcock, Daniel Slichter
Universal control of multiple qubits—the ability to entangle qubits and to perform arbitrary individual qubit operations—is a fundamental resource for quantum

Motional Squeezing for Trapped Ion Transport and Separation

Author(s)
Robert Sutherland, Shaun Burd, Daniel Slichter, Stephen Libby, Dietrich Leibfried
Transport, separation, and merging of trapped ion crystals are essential operations for most large-scale quantum computing architectures. In this Letter, we

Resource-efficient dissipative entanglement of two trapped-ion qubits

Author(s)
Daniel Cole, Stephen Erickson, Giorgio Zarantonello, Panyu Hou, Jenny Wu, Karl Horn, Daniel Slichter, Florentin Reiter, Christiane Koch, Dietrich Leibfried
We demonstrate a simplified method for generating an entangled state of two trapped-ion qubits. Our implementation produces its target state faster and with

Quantum amplification of boson-mediated interactions

Author(s)
Shaun C. Burd, Raghavendra Srinivas, Hannah M. Knaack, Wenchao Ge, Andrew C. Wilson, David J. Wineland, Dietrich Leibfried, John J. Bollinger, David T. Allcock, Daniel Slichter
Strong and precisely controlled interactions between quantum objects are essential for quantum information processing\citeSackett2000,Majer2007}, simulation

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