Accession Number:

ADA527821

Title:

Colloquium: Quantum Networks with Trapped Ions

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Quantum computation and communication exploit the quantum properties of superposition and entanglement in order to perform tasks that may be impossible using classical means. In this Colloquium recent experimental and theoretical progress in the generation of entangled quantum networks based on the use of optical photons as carriers of information between fixed trapped atomic ion quantum memories are reviewed. Taken together, these quantum platforms offer a promising vision for the realization of a large-scale quantum network that could impact the future of communication and computation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems
  • Optics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE