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Experimental Demonstration of a Technique to Generate Arbitrary Quantum Superposition States of a Harmonically Bound Spin-1/2 Particle

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Author(s)

A Ben-kish, B M. Demarco, V Meyer, Mary A. Rowe, Joseph W. Britton, Wayne M. Itano, Branislav M. Jelenkovic, Christopher Langer, Dietrich Leibfried, Till P. Rosenband, David J. Wineland

Abstract

Using a single, harmonically trapped 9Be+ ion, we experimentally demonstrate a technique for generation of arbitrary states of a two-level particle confined by a harmonic potential. Rather than engineering a single Hamiltonian that evolves the system to a desired final state, we implement a technique that applies a sequence of simple operations to synthesize the state.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
90

Citation

Ben-kish, A. , Demarco, B. , Meyer, V. , Rowe, M. , Britton, J. , Itano, W. , Jelenkovic, B. , Langer, C. , Leibfried, D. , Rosenband, T. and Wineland, D. (2003), Experimental Demonstration of a Technique to Generate Arbitrary Quantum Superposition States of a Harmonically Bound Spin-1/2 Particle, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=104850 (Accessed October 18, 2021)
Created January 23, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021