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Quantum walk on a line for a trapped ion

Published

Author(s)

Peng Xue, Barry Sanders, Dietrich Leibfried

Abstract

We show how a quantum walk can be experimentally realized for a single trapped ion and how to interpolate between the quantum and random walk by randomizing the phase of a generalized Hadamard coin flip. The signature of the quantum walk is manifested not only in the ion's position but also its phonon number, which makes an ion trap implementation of the quantum walk feasible.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
103

Keywords

quantum control, quantum random walk, trapped ion

Citation

Xue, P. , Sanders, B. and Leibfried, D. (2009), Quantum walk on a line for a trapped ion, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=902359 (Accessed October 18, 2021)
Created October 29, 2009, Updated October 12, 2021