First Annual SQuInT Workshop

First Annual SQuInT Workshop

Start Date: Apr 30, 1999 - 08:00am
End Date: May 02, 1999 - 02:00pm

Host: University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Studies

Location: Holiday Inn Mountain View, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Group photo


Friday April 30, 1999

8:00 am-8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast


SESSION I: Quantum Information Processing in Cavity QED

Chair: David Wineland

8:40-9:10 Serge Haroche: Entanglement knitting in cavity QED: from QND measurement of a single photon to the generation of GHZ atomic states and beyond
9:10-9:40 H. Jeff Kimble: Cavity QED with Cold Qubits
9:40-10:10 Hideo Mabuchi: Feedback control of dressed-state cascades: Mollow doublets and active Sysiphus cooling

10:10-10:30 Coffee Break

SESSION II: Quantum Information Processing with Trapped Ions

Chair: Dale Tupa

10:30-11:00 Chris Myatt: Experimental study of motional decoherence of trapped ions
11:00-11:30 Richard Hughes: Practical quantum cryptography systems
11:30-12:00 Ralph Devoe: Quantum logic experiments using trapped barium 137 ions

LUNCH: 12:00-2:00

SESSION III: Issues in Quantum vs. Classical Algorithms

Chair: Paul Alsing

2:00pm-2:30 Ashwin Nayak: Quantum lower bounds for approximating the median and related problems
2:30-3:00 Paul Kwiat: Entangled states: The good, the bad, and the ugly
3:00-3:30 Jonathan Dowling: Two-slit diffraction, entanglement, and nonlocality

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break and Poster Previews

4:00-5:00 Break/Poster Setup

SESSION IV: Poster Session and Reception


Poster Presenters

  • Paul Alsing: Some exact eigenstates for an arbitrary number of atoms in a externally driven cavity: the driven Tavis-Cummings cavity QED Hamiltonian
  • David Bacon: Concatenating decoherence free subspaces with quantum error correcting codes
  • Gennady Berman: Non-resonant effects and the process of measurement
  • Gavin Brennen: Entanglement of neutral atoms using dipole-dipole interactions
  • John Grondalski: Spatial correlation diagnostics for atoms in optical lattices
  • Mark Gulley: Progress towards quantum logic with trapped calcium ions
  • Julia Kempe: Multipartite entanglement and its applications to cryptography
  • Brian King: Quantum-state manipulation and quantum logic with trapped 9Be+ ions
  • Christian Kurtsiefer: Towards a quantum computing experiment with 137Ba ions
  • Debbie Leung: Decoupling and Selective re-coupling in Crystal Lattice Quantum Computer
  • Morgan Mitchell: Ground-state quantum computation
  • Cris Moore: Parallel quantum computation
  • Gilles Nogues: Operation of a quantum logic gate with a single photon control bit
  • Denis Pelekhov: Magnetic resonance force microscopy: current status
  • Sara Schneider: Quantum gates with "hot" ions
  • M. Werner: Giant Kerr nonlinearity and photon blockade
  • Nan Yu: Towards a CQED system with trapped ions

Saturday May 1, 1999

8:00am-8:40 Continental Breakfast

SESSION V: Quantum Information with Neutral Atoms

Chair: John McIver

8:40 am-9:10 am Paul Julienne: Atomic collisions in optical lattices
9:10-9:40 Ivan Deutsch: Entangling atoms in optical lattice with dipole-dipole interactions
9:40-10:10 Poul Jessen: Atom tunneling in optical double-well potentials: a testbed for decoherence in optical lattices

10:10-10:30 Coffee Break

SESSION VI: Quantum Information Processing with NMR

Chair: Emanuel Knill

10:30-11:00 David Cory: An introduction to solid state NMR based quantum information processors
11:00-11:30 Ike Chuang: Zero temperature dynamics from hot systems: logical labeling
11:30-12:00 Raymond Laflamme: Demonstration of quantum control using NMR

LUNCH: 12:00-2:00

SESSION VII: Quantum Information Processing in Solids

Chair: K. Birgitta Whaley

2:00 pm-2:30 Jay Gupta: Injection, transport, and storage of spin coherence in semiconductor structures
2:30-3:00 P. Chris Hammel: Implementing a silicon-based nuclear spin quantum computer
3:00-3:30 Fumiko Yamaguchi: Crystal lattice quantum computer
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00-6:00 Break

Banquet and SQuInT Business 6:00-8:00

  • Summer retreat at Santa Barbara
  • Web page discussion
  • New initiatives and funding sources
  • The SQuInT Network logo competition

Sunday May 2, 1999

8:00am-8:40 Continental Breakfast

SESSION VIII: Quantum Information Theory I

Chair: Christopher Fuchs

8:40 am-9:10 Alexei Kitaev: Anyons for quantum computation
9:10-9:40 Wojciech Zurek: Decoherence - An algorithmic point of view
9:40-10:10 Eric Dennis: Fault-tolerant quantum computation without concatenation

10:10-10:30 Coffee Break

SESSION IX: Quantum Information Theory II

Chair: Atac Imamoglu

10:30-11:00 David Meyer: Finite precision measurement nullifies the Kochen-Specker theorem
11:00-11:30 Daniel Lidar: Decoherence-free subspaces and implications for realizing quantum memory and computation
11:30-12:00 Carl Caves: Classical models for NMR quantum computation

LUNCH 12:00-2:00

Sponsored by


Ivan Deutsch and Carl Caves