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Title: Semiconductor-based Architectures For Quantum Bits: Early Steps    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 11/22/2010
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte
Speaker: Belita Koiller
Affiliation: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The rush towards an operational quantum computer has led to ingenious proposals in many different physical systems. Among those, semiconductor-based architectures are attractive from the perspectives of scalability and, particularly for Si, using resources associated with existing Si technology infrastructure. Elementary operations required for quantum computing will be discussed. Progress in semiconductor spin and charge qubits will be reported, illustrating the potential as well as the tremendous challenges posed by this endeavor.