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Coherent Quantum State Manipulation of Trapped Atomic Ions



David J. Wineland, C Monroe, D M. Meekhof, B E. King, Dietrich G. Leibfried, Wayne M. Itano, James C. Bergquist, D J. Berkeland, John J. Bollinger, J D. Miller


A single, laser-cooled, trapped 9Be+ ion is used to investigate methods of coherent quantum-state synthesis. We create and characterize nonclassical states of motion including "Schrödinger- cat" states. A fundamental quantum logic gate is realized using the quantized motion and internal states as qubits. We explore some of the applications for, and problems in realizing, quantum computation based on multiple trapped ions.
Advances In Quantum Chemistry


Wineland, D. , Monroe, C. , Meekhof, D. , King, B. , Leibfried, D. , Itano, W. , Bergquist, J. , Berkeland, D. , Bollinger, J. and Miller, J. (1998), Coherent Quantum State Manipulation of Trapped Atomic Ions, Advances In Quantum Chemistry, [online], (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created January 1, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017