# 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).

Congratulations to Dr. David J. Wineland, SQuInTer, recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."

# 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. |