Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ion Trap Toffoli Gate

Whoo-hoo, an interesting looking paper from Reiner Blatt's group:

Realization of the quantum Toffoli gate with trapped ions.

2 Comments:

At 9:45 PM, Blogger caboolture said...

Also see http://arxiv.org/abs/0804.0272.

These were originally posted to the arXiv back to back, but due to a SNAFU this paper got shifted to the next day!

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger rdv said...

Yeah, I saw that one, too. Looks fantastic. There was actually a string of high-impact papers in the last couple of weeks. Exciting work, but I haven't had time to sit down and read them, with the semester starting this week and grant application deadlines this month and paper deadlines coming up and and and...

Perhaps some of our papers will generate similar excitement some day. My goal is to discover architecture principles and build design (and programming and debugging!) tools to advance the development of large-scale quantum computing systems. I'm convinced that distributed is the only way to get the scale we want, but that definitely adds an extra hurdle to the overall system design.

One reason I do this -- beyond the idea that a quantum computer is exciting -- is that I believe that we must learn to design and build systems that operate on a quantum level, manipulating individual electrons and photons and using principles such as reversible computing.

But see the next post...

 

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