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Events During the Week of January 4th through January 11th, 2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015

No events scheduled

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Faculty Search Committee Meeting
Faculty Search Committee Meeting (Particle)
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: 4272 Chamberlin Hall
Host: Sridhara Dasu
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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

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Thursday, January 8th, 2015

R. G. Herb Condensed Matter Seminar
A Quantitative Study of Bias Triangles in Chemical Potential Space
Time: 10:00 am
Place: 5310 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Dr. Justin Perron
Abstract: Pauli-spin blockade (PSB) is a common method of spin-to-charge conversion used for readout of spin based qubits in double quantum dot architectures. A prerequisite to studies of PSB is a strong understanding of bias triangles in the absence of blockade. To this end I will present measurements of bias triangles in various biasing configurations. I use these measurements to validate a new analysis technique allowing the data to be presented in chemical potential space as opposed to the usual gate voltage space. This analysis allows comparisons between different biasing directions to be made in a clean and straightforward manner. This ability will be useful for investigations into PSB where these comparisons are paramount.
Host: Eriksson
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Friday, January 9th, 2015

Atomic Physics Seminar
Modular Quantum Information Processing
Time: 10:00 am
Place: 5310 Chamberlin
Speaker: David Hucul , University of Maryland
Abstract: Trapped ions are qubit standards in quantum information science because of their long coherence times and high fidelity entangling gates controlled with external fields. Scaling to very large dimensions may require the use of a modular architecture where trapped ions in separate ion trap modules are entangled using a photonic interface while ions in the same module are entangled using a phonon bus. We report the successful combination of these types of entanglement within and between two modules. We use fast optics to generate heralded remote entanglement between modules at rates exceeding 4 per second, faster than the experimentally measured decoherence rate of the remote entangled state. The resource scaling in such a modular architecture is super-exponential in the ratio of the mean remote entanglement time to the entangled qubit coherence time, and trapped ions are the only experimental system to date where this ratio is small and the overhead is not forbidding.<br>
Modular quantum networks may involve the use of different types of qubits to create a large scale network. Heralded entanglement between qubits using photon interference is a powerful tool to create entanglement within heterogeneous quantum systems. We experimentally demonstrate the entanglement of non-identical qubits by interfering distinguishable photons emitted from distinguishable trapped ions without significant loss of remote entanglement rate or fidelity.
Host: Saffman
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