The Georgia Tech Quantum Institute is hosting a lecture series during the 2011-2012 academic year.
For more information on the GTQI lecture series, please contact Ken Brown at
January 30, 2012
Ike Chuang, MIT
Location: Room L1–205 in the ES&T building
Time: 2:00 pm “Ion trap technologies for quantum information science”
The application of trapped ions to quantum information science presents a grand challenge
premised on the integration of many unusual technologies into a single system. In this talk,
I present results from four experiments which bridge between trapped ion quantum computation
and areas of condensed matter physics and optical communicatoin. These are demonstrations of
(1) superconducting ion traps, suitable for integration of solid-state quantum devises,
(2) a transparent-conductor ion trap, made of indium tin-oxide, (3) ion traps fabricated
around an integrated optical fiber, and (4) ion traps fabricated on the surface of a high-reflectivity
mirror, suitable for high-finesse cavity quantum-electrodynamics. We also have preliminary
results from characterizing single ions trapped above a surface made of graphene, in a system
which offers novel opportunities for quantum probes of surface physics.