Trapped ions for multi-valued quantum information


Senko, C. (2018). Trapped ions for multi-valued quantum information. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/18110059


Senko, Crystal. Trapped ions for multi-valued quantum information. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 07, 2018, https://pirsa.org/18110059


          @misc{ pirsa_18110059,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/18110059},
            author = {Senko, Crystal},
            keywords = {Other},
            language = {en},
            title = {Trapped ions for multi-valued quantum information},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2018},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:18110059 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}


I give an overview of trapped ion quantum information experiments and discuss prospects for implementing multi-valued quantum logic using trapped ions. Qudits (the multi-state generalization of qubits) are attractive for quantum computing because they enable a much larger Hilbert space for the same number of trapped ions, which may allow us to improve the information capacity of a quantum processor. I describe possible advantages and disadvantages of using qudits in place of qubits, and lay out some of the protocols that my lab will test for implementing measurements, single-qudit operations, and two-qudit operations in a trapped ion system.