Quantum Information Processing (QIP) control in hybrid systems

In collaboration with experimentalists (Schmiedmayer, TU Vienna), we investigate the possibilities of quantum information processing transfer and storage in hybrid systems comprised of diverse blocks integrated on chips: superconducting (SC) qubits coupled via a microwave resonator to ensembles of ultra-cold atoms or NV-center spins. Strong coupling between these blocks is mediated by the microwave transmission-line resonator that interacts near- resonantly with the atoms or spins, either via a magnetic-dipole transition or by a Raman process, via their optically excited states. Such hybrid devices allow us to benefit from the advantages of each block and compensate for their disadvantages. Specifically, the SC qubits can rapidly implement quantum logic gates, but are “noisy” (prone to decoherence) while collective metastable states of the atomic or spin ensemble are “quiet” (protected from decoherence) and thus can be employed for long-term storage of quantum information. To improve the overall performance (fidelity) of such devices we propose dynamical control to optimize quantum state transfer from a “noisy” (write-in) qubit to its “quiet” counterpart (storage ensemble). 
Significant improvements of the overall fidelity of hybrid devices are expected under realistic conditions. In particular, hybrid devices may allow higher fidelity of storage than high-Q cavities.

Bath-mediated transfer of quantum information
The ability to transfer an unknown quantum state between nodes where the quantum information (QI) can be reliably stored and/ or processed is at the heart of QI processing and communication schemes. Since practically any medium connecting distant nodes corrupts the QI, one commonly resorts to probabilistic quantum repeaters, effected by conditional measurements: only the desired outcomes are kept while the undesired outcomes are discarded. Such protocols are severely constrained by high qubit-overhead and long average duration of successful QI transfer. It is clearly desirable to resort to deterministic protocols whenever possible. Here we advocate the possibility of such protocols, whose high success rate relies on dynamical control that is optimally adapted to the medium.


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Shahmoon, E; Kurizki, G (2013). Nonradiative Interaction and Entanglement Between Distant Atoms.  Physical Review A. 87

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