Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Entangled States of Atomic Ions for Quantum Metrology and Computation

Published

Author(s)

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

Abstract

A single trapped 9Be+ ion is used to investigate Jaynes-Cummings dynamics for a two-level atomic system coupled to harmonic atomic motion. We create and investigate 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 logic based on multiple trapped ions.
Proceedings Title
15^uth^ Int. Conf. on Atomic Physics
Conference Dates
August 1, 1996
Conference Location
Amsterdam
Conference Title
Proc. 15^uth^ Int. Conf. on Atomic Physics

Citation

Wineland, D. , Monroe, C. , Meekhof, D. , King, B. , Leibfried, D. , Itano, W. , Bergquist, J. , Berkeland, D. , Bollinger, J. and Miller, J. (1996), Entangled States of Atomic Ions for Quantum Metrology and Computation, 15^uth^ Int. Conf. on Atomic Physics , Amsterdam, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=105695 (Accessed October 22, 2021)
Created January 1, 1996, Updated February 17, 2017