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Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule

The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121. For more information, contact Diego Dalvit.

March 23, 2006
1:00 PM

Thad Walker,
University of Wisconsin at Madison

Quantum Manipulations Using Rydberg Atoms

Abstract

The strong, long-range interactions between Rydberg atoms may be an excellent means of producing entanglement between atoms at distances that are resolvable by conventional. In particular, using Rydberg states o block the production of multi-atom excited states appears promising for producing robust entanglement of atomic ensembles. I will present ideas for sing Rydberg blockade to achieve single atom and single photon surces, teleportation, and fast qubit readout. I will describe an appratus we ave built at Wisconsin to try to investigate Rydberg blockade of qubit pairs and ensembles, and present results on addressble ubit manipulation. Preliminary experiments o Rydberg excitation will be described.


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