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High Fidelity Universal Gate Set for 9Be+ Ion Qubits



John P. Gaebler, Ting R. Tan, Yong Wan, Yiheng Lin, Ryan S. Bowler, Adam C. Keith, Scott Glancy, Kevin Coakley, Emanuel Knill, Dietrich Leibfried, David J. Wineland


We report high-fidelity laser-beam-induced quantum logic gates on qubits comprised of hyperfine states in 9Be+ ions, achieved in part through a combination of improved laser beam quality and control and improved state preparation. We demonstrate single-qubit gates with error per gate of 3.7(3) x 10-5. By creating a Bell state with a deterministic two-qubit gate, we deduce a gate infidelity of 8(4) x 10-4. We characterize the errors in our implementation and discuss methods to further reduce errors towards values that are compatible to fault-tolerant processing with realistic overhead.
Physical Review Letters


Entanglement, Quantum computation, Quantum information processing, Quantum logic gates, Quantum state manipulation, Trapped ions


Gaebler, J. , Tan, T. , Wan, Y. , Lin, Y. , Bowler, R. , Keith, A. , Glancy, S. , Coakley, K. , Knill, E. , Leibfried, D. and Wineland, D. (2016), High Fidelity Universal Gate Set for 9Be+ Ion Qubits, Physical Review Letters, [online], (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created August 3, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021