Quantum Computing with Spatially Delocalized Qubits

TitleQuantum Computing with Spatially Delocalized Qubits
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsMompart, J, Eckert, K, Ertmer, W, Birkl, G, Lewenstein, M
JournalPhys. Rev. Lett.
Date PublishedApr

We analyze the operation of quantum gates for neutral atoms with qubits that are delocalized in space, i.e., the computational basis states are defined by the presence of a neutral atom in the ground state of one out of two trapping potentials. The implementation of single-qubit gates as well as a controlled phase gate between two qubits is discussed and explicit calculations are presented for rubidium atoms in optical microtraps. Furthermore, we show how multiqubit highly entangled states can be created in this scheme.

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