Quantum information processing with trapped neutral atoms

P. S. Jessen, I. H. Deutsch, R. Stock

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Quantum information can be processed using large ensembles of ultracold and trapped neutral atoms, building naturally on the techniques developed for high-precision spectroscopy and metrology. This article reviews some of the most important protocols for universal quantum logic with trapped neutrals, as well as the history and state-of-the-art of experimental work to implement these in the laboratory. Some general observations are made concerning the different strategies for qubit encoding, transport and interaction, including trade-offs between decoherence rates and the likelihood of two-qubit gate errors. These trade-offs must be addressed through further refinements of logic protocols and trapping technologies before one can undertake the design of a general-purpose neutral-atom quantum processor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-103
Number of pages13
JournalQuantum Information Processing
Issue number1-5
StatePublished - Oct 2004


  • Controlled collisions
  • Neutrals atoms
  • Optical lattice
  • Quantum information processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Signal Processing
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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