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Quantum computation with Rydberg atoms: across the periodic table and beyond

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:15pm
Spilker 232

Prof. Mark Saffman

Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison 


 Recent years have witnessed substantial progress in using interactions between Rydberg excited atoms for quantum gates and entanglement generation. Nevertheless there remain several outstanding challenges that must be overcome to achieve scalable quantum computation. These include gate fidelity, atom loss, and quantum nondemolition state measurements without crosstalk to nearby qubits. After reviewing the current state of the art we will present some new ideas for simple solutions using complex atoms.