DLS: Quantum optics and quantum information with trapped ions
Prof Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
University of Mainz, Germany
The quantum states of ions are perfectly controlled, and may be used for fundamental research in quantum physics, as highlighted by the Nobel Prize given to Dave Wineland in 2012. In this talk, I will highlight the advantages of trapped ions for quantum information processing, taking advantage of modern trap technologies to pave a way for scalability. The laser-ion interactions allow for high fidelity quantum gate operations, while the application of well-suited trap control voltages realizes ion shuttles and reconfigurations of the ion quantum register. Alternatively, one may employ Rydberg excitations of trapped ions to allow for long-range interactions and quantum gate operation.
The Distinguished Lecturer Series (DLS) follows a colloquium format for a broad audience and will be followed by a reception to provide an opportunity for meeting the speaker.