Fourth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Millennium Hotel

Start Date: Mar 08, 2002 - 08:30 am
End Date: Mar 10, 2002 - 02:00 pm

Host: National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Studies

Location: Millennium Hotel, Boulder, Colorado

Group photo

The fourth annual meeting of the Southwest Quantum Information and Technology Network, or "SQuInT" was held Friday, March 8 through noon Sunday, March 10, 2002 in Boulder, Colorado. This meeting followed the previous meetings held at the University of New Mexico ('99 and '00) and Cal Tech ('01).

Sponsors for the meeting were: NSA/ARDA, DARPA, ONR, Institute for Quantum Information (Cal Tech), LANL, and NIST.

Daytime sessions were held in the auditorium of the main building of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 325 Broadway.

Oral presentations began at 9:00 AM, March 8, with a continental breakfast available beforehand.

A poster session was held on Friday, March 9 and a banquet on Saturday night at the Millennium Hotel (the conference hotel).


Thursday, March 7

6:30 -- 9:00 PM: Check in at the Millennium Hotel

Friday, March 8

8:30 -- 9:00 AM: Continental breakfast at NIST

9:00 -- 10:30 AM:SQUBITS (Chair: Sae Woo Nam)

  • Michel Devoret, Yale, Observation of Ramsey fringes in a novel charge-flux qubit

  • John Martinis, NIST Boulder, Rabi oscillations in large-area Josephson junctions

  • Jon Dowling, JPL, Quantum logic gates based on Coulomb blockade devices

10:30 -- 11:00 AM: Coffee break

11:00 AM -- 12:30 PM:Macro-ensembles, Nano-fabrication, and Femto-pulses (Chair: Richard Hughes)

  • Ike Chuang, MIT, Experimental implementation of Shor's algorithm with NMR

  • Michael Roukes, Cal Tech, Nanomechanical systems towards quantum measurements

  • Henry Kapteyn, Univ. Colorado, Coherent control of quantum systems using shaped light pulses

12:30 -- 2:00 PM: Lunch

2:00 -- 3:30 PM:Trapped Charged Particles (Chair: Dana Berkeland)

  • John Goodkind, UCSD, Status of device development for electrons on helium

  • Rainer Blatt, Innsbruck, Towards quantum information processing with trapped Ca+ ions

  • Brian DeMarco, NIST Boulder, Trapped-ion quantum-state processing experiments at NIST

3:30 -- 4:00 PM: Snack break

4:00 -- 5:30 PM: Poster previews (Chair: Ivan Deutsch)

6:00 -- 7:30 PM:Poster session at Millennium Hotel

Saturday, March 9

8:30 -- 9:00 AM: Continental breakfast at NIST

9:00 -- 10:30 AM:Quantum Algorithms, Information, and Error Correction (I) (Chair: Colin Williams)

  • Julia Kempe, UC Berkeley, Encoded universality -- an overview

  • Andrew Doherty, Cal Tech, Distinguishing separable and entangled states

  • Salman Habib, LANL, Quantum conditional dynamics applications to feedback control and the quantum-classical transition

10:30 -- 11:00 AM: Coffee break

11:00 AM -- 12:30 PM:Quantum Algorithms, Information, and Error Correction (II) (Chair: Carl Caves)

  • Ivan Deutsch, Univ. New Mexico, Physical resource requirements for scalable quantum computation

  • Andrew Landahl, Cal Tech, Continuous-time quantum error correction

  • Lu Ming Duan, Cal Tech, Physical implementation of quantum repeaters and many-party entanglement with laser manipulation of atomic ensembles

12:30 -- 2:00 PM: Lunch

2:00 -- 3:30 PM:Quantum Information Processing with Atoms (Chair: Mike Holzscheiter)

  • Poul Jessen, Univ. Arizona, Continuous measurement and feedback on atomic motion in optical traps

  • Carl Williams, NIST Gaithersburg, Quantum computing with neutral atoms

  • Dan Stamper-Kurn, UC Berkeley, Toward deterministic cavity QED with magnetically trapped atomic clouds

3:30 -- 4:00 PM: Snack break

4:00 -- 5:30 PM:Special Session on BEC (Chair: Dave Wineland)

  • Carl Wieman, CU/JILA, Bose-Einstein condensates with adjustable interactions

  • Eric Cornell, CU/JILA, Highly rotating Bose-Einstein condensates

7:30 PM: Banquet at Millennium Hotel

Sunday, March 10

8:30 -- 9:00 AM: Continental breakfast at NIST

9:00 -- 10:30 AM:Condensed Matter (Chair: Daniel James)

  • Chris Hammel, LANL, Progress toward a silicon-based quantum computer

  • Mark Phillips, Univ. Oregon, Spin coherence and electromagnetically-induced transparency via exciton correlations

  • Hari Manoharan, Stanford, Manipulating spins at the spatial limit

10:30 -- 11:00 AM: Coffee break

11:00 AM -- 12 noon:Photons (Chair: Hideo Mabuchi)

  • Richard Hughes, LANL, Free-space quantum key distribution over 10 km

  • Aephraim Steinberg, Univ. Toronto, Nonlinear optics in the quantum limit

12 noon -- 2:00 PM: Lunch