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Title: 290F Atomic Physics Seminar    (Seminar)
Start Date: 11/30/2005
End Date: 11/30/2005
Time: 11:00 am
Location: 375 Le Conte Hall
Speaker: Louis Deslauriers
Affiliation: University of Michigan
Contact Person: Daniel W. Tatum   (510) 643-4906

"Tackling the challenges of quantum computing with trapped Cd ions"

Trapped atomic ions have a number of desirable features that make them well suited for quantum information applications. Pairs of hyperfine ground states can behave as an ideal quantum bit, and entanglement between multiple ions can proceed through Coulomb interaction mediated by appropriate laser fields. Many of the critical components of a trapped ion quantum computer have now been demonstrated here at Michigan as well as by a few other groups around the world.  I will review the Michigan effort which consists of three main thrusts: Ion-ion entanglement, ion-photon entanglement, and scalable trap development.