Quantum logic gates in optical lattices

Gavin K. Brennen, Carlton M. Caves, Poul S. Jessen, Ivan H. Deutsch

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We propose a new system for implementing quantum logic gates: neutral atoms trapped in a very far-off-resonance optical lattice. Pairs of atoms are made to occupy the same well by varying the polarization of the trapping lasers, and then a near-resonant electric dipole is induced by an auxiliary laser. A controlled-NOT can be implemented by conditioning the target atomic resonance on a resolvable level shift induced by the control atom. Atoms interact only during logical operations, thereby suppressing decoherence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1060-1063
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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