# Fifteenth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Start Date: Feb 21, 2013 - 07:00am

End Date: Feb 23, 2013 - 07:00pm

Host: University of New Mexico Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC)

Location: Holiday Inn Goleta, Santa Barbara, California

The 15th Annual SQuInT Workshop was hosted by the University of New Mexico Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC).

# Invited Speakers

- John Bollinger, NIST
- Gavin Brennen, Macquarie University
- Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm
- Andrew Cleland, UC Santa Barbara
- Konrad Lehnert, JILA
- Theresa Lynn, Harvey Mudd
- Gerard Milburn, University of Queensland
- Christian Roos, University of Innsbruck
- Aephraim Steinberg, University of Toronto
- Lorenza Viola, Dartmouth
- Birgitta Whaley, UC Berkeley
- Howard Wiseman, Griffith University

# Wednesday Program

5:00 - 7:00 pm | Conference Early Registration - Lobby |

# Thursday Program

7:00 - 8:30 | Conference Breakfast |

SESSION 1: Quantum Simulation | |

8:30 - 9:15 | John Bollinger, National Institute of Standards and Technology (invited) |

Quantum simulation and many-body physics with hundreds of trapped ions | |

9:15 - 9:45 | Phil Richerme, Joint Quantum Institute |

Quantum Simulation of Frustrated Spin Models with Trapped Ions | |

9:45 - 10:15 | Morning Break |

10:15 - 11:00 | Gavin Brennen, Macquarie University (invited) |

Instantaneous Quantum Circuits for Ising Models | |

11:00 - 11:30 | Akimasa Miyake, Center for Quantum Information and Control, University of New Mexico |

Relying more on a classical computer during quantum computation | |

11:30 - 12:00 | Rolando Somma, Los Alamos National Laboratory |

A real-space renormalization method with applications to frustration-free Hamiltonians | |

12:00 - 1:30 | Lunch |

SESSION 2: Quantum Control | |

1:30 - 2:15 | Lorenza Viola, Dartmouth College (invited) |

Quantum state stabilization with engineered quasi-local Markovian dissipation | |

2:15 - 2:45 | Carlton Caves, University of New Mexico |

Quantum Control: A Circuit-Based Classification | |

2:45 - 3:15 | Afternoon Break |

3:15 - 3:45 | Brian Anderson, University of Arizona |

Unitary Transformations in a Large Hilbert Space | |

3:45 - 4:30 | Tommaso Calarco, University of Ulm (invited) |

Quantum Technology Taken to its Limits | |

SESSION 3: Poster Session | |

4:30 - 6:30 | Poster Abstracts |

# Friday Program

7:00 - 8:30 | Conference Breakfast |

SESSION 4: Superconductors | |

8:30 - 9:15 | Andrew Cleland, University of California - Santa Barbara (invited) |

Is building a superconducting quantum computer actually feasible? | |

9:15 - 9:45 | Stefano Poletto, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, US |

Entanglement of two superconducting qubits in a three-dimensional architecture via monochromatic two-photon excitation | |

9:45 - 10:15 | Morning Break |

SESSION 5: Nanomechanics | |

10:30 - 11:15 | Konrad Lehnert, University of Colorado (invited) |

Using a mechanical resonator to catch, store, and release propagating microwave fields | |

11:15 - 12:00 | Gerard Milburn, The University of Queensland (invited) |

Single photon optomechanics | |

12:00 - 1:30 | Lunch |

SESSION 6a: Break-Out 1: Quantum Control | |

1:30 - 2:00 | Nathan Wiebe, Institute for Quantum Computing |

Quantum Control and Simulation Using Product Formulas for Exponentials of Commutators | |

2:00 - 2:30 | Constantin Brif, Sandia National Laboratories |

Exploring adiabatic quantum computing trajectories via optimal control | |

2:30 - 3:00 | Gerardo Paz Silva, University of Southern California |

Quantum Control and Fault-tolerant quantum computing | |

3:00- 3:30 | Afternoon Break |

SESSION 6b: Break-out 2: Experimental Implementations | |

1:30 - 2:00 | David Pappas, National Institute of Standards and Technology |

Long-lived, radiation-suppressed superconducting quantum bit in a planar geometry | |

2:00 - 2:30 | Mingwu Lu, Stanford University |

Quantum degenerate Bose and Fermi dipolar gases of dysprosium realized | |

2:30 - 3:00 | Jonathan Mizrahi, Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland |

Ultrafast Spin-Motion Entanglement in Single Atomic Qubits | |

3:00 - 3:30 | Afternoon Break |

SESSION 6c: Break-out 3: Quantum Information Theory | |

1:30 - 2:00 | Jon Yard, Microsoft Research Station Q |

On the structure of symmetric quantum measurements | |

2:00 - 2:30 | Arjendu Pattanayak, Carleton College |

Lyapunov exponents across the quantum-classical transition | |

2:30 - 3:00 | Lin Tian, University of California, Merced |

Robust entanglement generation via optomechanical quantum interface | |

2:45 - 3:15 | Afternoon Break |

SESSION 7a: Break-out 1: Quantum Tomography and Measurement | |

3:30 - 4:00 | Seth Merkel, IBM Watson Research Center |

Self-consistent quantum process tomography | |

4:00 - 4:30 | Robin Blume-Kohout, Sandia National Laboratories |

Adaptive gate-set tomography | |

4:30 - 5:00 | Chris Ferrie, Center for Quantum Information and Control, University of New Mexico |

Minimax quantum tomography: the ultimate bounds on accuracy | |

5:00 - 5:30 | Leon Loveridge, University of British Columbia |

Quantum Measurements Constrained by Symmetry | |

SESSION 7b: Break-out 2: Quantum Computing | |

3:30 - 4:00 | Thomas Wong, UC San Diego |

Nonlinear Quantum Search | |

4:00 - 4:30 | Olivier Pfister, University of Virginia |

Hypercubic cluster entanglement in the optical frequency comb | |

4:30 - 5:00 | Chris Cesare, Center for Quantum Information and Control, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico |

Accurate quantum Z rotations with less magic | |

5:00 - 5:30 | Peter Brooks, California Institute of Technology |

Magic state distillation with noisy Clifford gates | |

SESSION 7c: Break-out 3: Quantum Many-body Physics | |

3:30 - 4:00 | Asif Shakeel, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. |

When is a Quantum Cellular Automaton (QCA) a Quantum Lattice Gas Automaton (QLGA)? | |

4:00 - 4:30 | David Feder, University of Calgary |

Graph Equitable Partitioning in Quantum Many-Body Physics | |

4:30 - 5:00 | Zhang Jiang, University of New Mexico |

Quantum many-body problems for identical particles:The (anti-)symmetrized n-fold product states. | |

5:00 - 5:30 | Olivier Landon-Cardinal, Universite de Sherbrooke |

Local topological order inhibits thermal stability in 2D | |

6:00 - 7:00 | Cocktail Reception |

7:00 - 9:00 | Banquet |

# Saturday Program

7:00 - 8:30 | Conference Breakfast |

SESSION 8: Ion Traps | |

8:30 - 9:15 | Christian Roos, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (invited) |

Schrödinger cat state spectroscopy with trapped ions | |

9:15 - 9:45 | Andrew Wilson, National Institute of Standards & Technology |

Trapped-ion quantum information processing experiments at NIST* | |

9:45 - 10:15 | Morning Break |

SESSION 9: Quantum Foundations | |

10:15 - 11:00 | Howard Wiseman, Griffith University (invited) |

Loophole-free steering for quantum cryptography and for testing the subjectivity of atomic quantum jumps | |

11:00 - 11:45 | Theresa Lynn, Harvey Mudd College (invited) |

Distinguishing Hyperentangled Bell States with Linear Evolution and Local Measurement | |

11:45- 1:15 | Lunch |

SESSION 10: Quantum Optics | |

1:15 - 2:00 | Aephraim Steinberg, University of Toronto (invited) |

Weak Measurement, Uncertainty Relationships, and Tradeoffs in Experimental Quantum Measurement | |

2:00 - 2:30 | Ben Baragiola, Center for Quantum Information and Control, University of New Mexico |

Squeezing of Spin Waves in Atomic Ensembles | |

2:30 - 3:00 | Zilong Chen, JILA and Department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder |

Cavity-enhanced non-demolition measurements for atom counting and spin squeezing | |

3:00 - 3:30 | Afternoon Break |

SESSION 11: Adiabatic Quantum Computation | |

3:30 - 4:00 | Sergio Boixo, University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute |

Experimental signatures of quantum annealing | |

4:00 - 4:30 | Aaron Hankin, University of New Mexico |

Adiabatic Quantum Computation with Neutral Cesium | |

SESSION 12: Quantum Biology | |

4:30 - 5:15 | Birgitta Whaley, UC Berkeley (invited) |

Quantum Coherence in Biology | |

5:15 - 6:00 | Evening Break |

6:00 - 7:00 | Nobel Lecture |

David J. Wineland, National Institute of Standards and Technology (invited) | |

Superposition, entanglement, and raising Schroedinger's cat. |