Quantum computing with neutral atoms in an optical lattice

Ivan H. Deutsch*, Gavin K. Brennen, Poul S. Jessen

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We present a proposal for quantum information processing with neutral atoms trapped in optical lattices as qubits. Initialization and coherent control of single qubits can be achieved with standard laser cooling and spectroscopic techniques. We consider entangling two-qubit logic gates based on optically induced dipole-dipole interactions, calculating a figure-of-merit for various protocols. Massive parallelism intrinsic to the lattice geometry makes this an intriguing system for scalable, fault-tolerant quantum computation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-943
Number of pages19
JournalFortschritte der Physik
Issue number9-11
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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