Realization of a scalable Shor algorithm

Shor’s algorithm is likely the most famous quantum algorithm. It solves a centuries-old problem, namely the factoring of numbers into primes. Physicists led by Rainer Blatt joined forces with scientists at MIT, led by Isaac Chuang, to efficiently implement Shor’s algorithm in an ion-trap based quantum computer. Here their approach can be directly applied to larger numbers.

Welcome! Lukas Gerster has joined the group as a PhD student

Lukas did his master's thesis in Jonathan Home’s trapped ion group at the ETH in Zurich. During his thesis, he worked on spectral filtering and laser diode injection for multi-qubit trapped ion gates.

In Innsbruck, Lukas has joined the SQIP project, which aims at implementing a scalable trapped ion quantum computing architecture.

Welcome! Heng Shen has joined the group as a Postdoc

Heng has just received his PhD in the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, where he worked in Eugene Polzik's group. During his thesis work, he generated spin-squeezed states of room-temperature atomic ensembles and used them to enhance the sensitivity of a magnetometric measurement. He also demonstrated deterministic continuous variable teleportation between two ensembles. In our group, he will be working in the quantum simulation team at the IQOQI.

Bernardo Casabone receives his PhD

Felicitaciones Bernardo!

Thesis title: "Two ions coupled to an optical cavity: from an enhanced quantum computer interface towards distributed quantum computing".




Spectroscopy of interacting quasiparticles

Magnetic interactions engineered by dressing a string of trapped ions with laser light can be described in terms of interacting quasiparticles. Our paper describing many-body Ramsey spectroscopy of these quasiparticles has been published by Physical Review Letters.



The Rydberg experiment has moved

The Rydberg Strontium Ions experiment has moved to the University of Stockholm, Sweden.