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Prospects of electric-dipole forbidden transitions for qubit logic
Author(s): Eric Donkor
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Paper Abstract

Many approaches have been proposed towards the realization of practical quantum information processing. They include laser manipulation of the energy states in atomic or ion traps, nuclear magnetic resonance in molecules, quantum computation in optical lattices, and in Bose-Einstein condensates. For any of these system to be viable quantum computation, it should have stable and long-lived internal states. In addition it should be possible to quantum- mechanically entangle two or more qubits and the entangled states should be capable of non-local realism phenomena. The ground state and metastable states of low Z atoms especially the single and two-electron atoms and their ions are the most commonly used qubits for quantum information processing systems. Efforts to exhibit these phenomena in high Z elements has been much more challenging. In part because of the high energy needed to ionize the high Z elements into effective one- or two-electron system suitable for quantum information processing. Furthermore the energy difference between two stable states of the High Z elements that are possible qubits states turn to be very high. Preferably the energy difference of two qubits levels should be in the meV to a few tens of electron volts for practical realization of a quantum computing system. In general any two stable terms of an atomic or molecular system with low to moderate energy separation, that do not violate term rules for selection and symmetry, may be viable qubits states.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4386, Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications III, (26 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434214
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Eric Donkor, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4386:
Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications III
Andrew R. Pirich; Eric Donkor; Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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