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Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions

Dr David Kielpinski

Griffith University, Brisbane.

Friday 15th September 2006, 11.00AM, Seminar Room AR103, Graduate Research Centre.

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize many fields of information technology. A large-scale quantum computer could efficiently solve important computing tasks that are exponentially difficult on classical computers. One of the most promising implementations of quantum computing uses trapped ions controlled by laser excitation. Small trapped-ion quantum processors have already been demonstrated and there is a viable roadmap from these small devices to a large-scale quantum computer. I will review recent experimental results and describe the challenges that lie on the road to large-scale ion-trap quantum computing. I will also discuss the ion-trap quantum computing experiments getting underway in my group at Griffith University.

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