Independent individual addressing of multiple neutral atom qubits with a micromirror-based beam steering system

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We demonstrate a scalable approach to addressing multiple atomic qubits for use in quantum information processing. Individually trapped 87Rb atoms in a linear array are selectively manipulated with a single laser guided by a microelectromechanical beam steering system. Single qubit oscillations are shown on multiple sites at frequencies of ≃3.5 MHz with negligible crosstalk to neighboring sites. Switching times between the central atom and its closest neighbor were measured to be 6-7 μs while moving between the central atom and an atom two trap sites away took 10-14 μs. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.






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Knoernschild, C, XL Zhang, L Isenhower, AT Gill, FP Lu, M Saffman and J Kim (2010). Independent individual addressing of multiple neutral atom qubits with a micromirror-based beam steering system. Applied Physics Letters, 97(13). p. 134101. 10.1063/1.3494526 Retrieved from

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Jungsang Kim

Schiciano Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jungsang Kim leads the Multifunctional Integrated Systems Technology group at Duke University. His main area of current research is quantum information sciences, where his group uses trapped atomic ions and a range of photonics technologies in an effort to construct a scalable quantum information processors and quantum communication networks. His research focuses on introduction of new technologies, such as micro fabricated ion traps, optical micro-electromechanical systems, advanced single photon detectors, compact cryogenics and vacuum technologies, towards a functional integration of quantum information processing systems.

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