Ninth Annual SQuInT Workshop


Start Date: Feb 16, 2007 - 07:30am
End Date: Feb 18, 2007 - 02:00pm

Host: California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Studies

Location: Caltech Campus, Pasadena, California

SQuInT brings together researchers in theoretical and experimental quantum information science from around the Southwest and beyond. The 9th Annual SQuInT Workshop was hosted by the California Institute of Technology and the University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Studies from February 16-18, 2006. The local organizers for this year's meeting were Hideo Mabuchi and John Preskill with administrative assistance from Sheri Stoll and Ann Harvey.


Friday 16 February 2007

07:30 - 08:30Conference Breakfast
08:30 - 08:45Welcome to SQuInT 2007
SESSION 1Quantum Information with Atoms (I)
Session Chair: Poul Jessen
08:45 - 09:30Brian Demarco, University of Illinois (invited)
Quantum Simulation with Ultra-Cold Atoms
09:30 - 10:00Patricia Lee, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Subwavelength addressibility and spin-exchange in a double-well optical lattice
10:00 - 10:30Morning Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00Worawarong Rakreungdet, University of Arizona
Progress towards Quantum Logic with Cs Atoms in an Optical Lattice
11:00 - 11:30Michael G. Raymer, Univeristy of Oregon
Entanglement of mesoscopic optical wave-packets and collective atomic ensembles
11:30 - 13:00Conference Lunch
SESSION 2Quantum Information with Atoms (II)
Session Chair: Trey Porto
13:00 - 13:45Peter Zoller, University of Innsbruck (invited)
Dissipative dynamics of atomic Hubbard models coupled to a phonon bath: Dark state cooling in a Bloch band of an optical lattice
13:45 - 14:15James (Chin-wen) Chou, California Institute of Technology
Real-time Manipulation of Remote Atomic Ensembles for a Scalable Quantum Network
14:15 - 14:45Ivan Deutsch, University of New Mexico
QIP with Nuclear Spins and Quantum Statistics in Group-II Neutral Atoms
14:45 - 15:15Afternoon Coffee Break
SESSION 3Quantum Error Correction and Fault Tolerance
Session Chair: John Preskill
15:15 - 16:15Bryan Eastin, University of New Mexico (invited tutorial)
Thresholds for Quantum Computation
16:15 - 16:45Dave Bacon, University of Washington
Is Fault-Tolerant Adiabatic Quantum Computation Possible?
16:45 - 17:00Mid-Session Break
17:00 - 17:30Krysta Svore, Microsoft Research
Noise Threshold for a Fault-tolerant Two-dimensional Lattice Architecture
17:30 - 18:00Kaveh Khodjasteh, University of Southern California
Dynamical Error Correction without Measurement
SESSION 4Poster Session
18:00 - 19:30Poster Abstracts

Saturday 17 February 2007

07:30 - 08:30Conference Breakfast
SESSION 5Quantum Metrology and Precision Measurement
Session Chair: Krzysztof Wodkiewicz
08:30 - 09:15Dirk Bouwmeester, University of California, Santa Barbara (invited)
Quantum state manipulation with photons, solid-state cavity QED systems and micromechanical structures
09:15 - 09:45Rolando Somma, Los Alamos National Labs
Optimal Quantum Measurements
09:45 - 10:15Morning Coffee Break
10:15 - 10:45Steven T. Flammia, University of New Mexico
Generalized Limits for Single-Parameter Quantum Estimation
10:45 - 11:15Ben Lev, JILA
Stark decelerated OH: magnetic trapping, precision measurement, and cooling
SESSION 6Quantum Information Theory
Session Chair: Howard Barnum
11:15 - 12:00Renato Renner, University of Cambridge (invited)
Quantum information theory without independence assumptions
12:00 - 13:30Conference Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Peter Hoyer, University of Calgary
Strengthening the quantum adversary method with negative weights
14:00 - 14:30Andrew Childs, California Institute of Technology
Quantum algorithms for hidden quadratic structures
14:30 - 15:00Jon Yard, California Institute of Technology
The operational meaning of quantum conditional information
15:00 - 15:30Afternoon Coffee Break
SESSION 7Quantum Control
Session Chair: Hideo Mabuchi
15:30 - 16:30Navin Khaneja, Harvard University (invited tutorial)
Quantum Control Theory
16:30 - 17:00Break
17:00 - 17:30JM Geremia, University of New Mexico
Optical Quantum State Discrimination with a Closed-Loop Measurement
17:30 - 18:00Souma Chaudhury, University of Arizona
Quantum State Control in a Large Spin System
SESSION 8Poster Session
18:00 - 19:00Additional Poster Viewing Period
19:00 -Conference Banquet

Sunday 18 February 2007

07:30 - 08:30Conference Breakfast
SESSION 9Quantum Information with Trapped Ions
08:30 - 09:00Signe Seidelin, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Towards scalable ion trap quantum information processing
09:00 - 09:30Dietrich Leibfried, National Institute of Standards and Technology
QIP Implementation and Small Algorithms with Trapped Ions at NIST
09:30 - 10:00John Chiavarini, Los Alamos National Labs
Progress toward Simulations of Quantum System with Trapped Ions at LANL
10:00 - 10:30Morning Coffee Break
SESSION 10Quantum Communication and Cryptography
10:30 - 11:00Jim Harrington, Los Alamos National Labs
Long distance decoy state quantum key distribution
11:00 - 11:30Mark M. Wilde, University of Southern California
Coherent Communication with Continuous Variables
11:30 - 12:00Pick up box lunches for breakout sessions
SESSION 11Breakout Sessions During Lunch
12:00 - 12:30Nickolas Vanmeter Krzysztof Wodkiewicz Peter Love
12:30 - 13:00Ronald Pepino A.R.P. Rau Andrew Landahl
13:00 - 13:30Nathan Babcock Anil Shaji Gilad Gour
13:30 - 14:00Dimitri Dounas-Frazer Kishor Kapale Bei Zeng
SESSION 11aBreakout: Quantum Information in AMO Physics
12:00 - 12:30Nickolas Vanmeter, Louisiana State University
A General Linear-Optical Quantum State Generator
12:30 - 13:00Ronald Pepino, University of Colorado
Atomtronics: Creating ultracold atom analogs of electronic circuits and devices
13:00 - 13:30Nathan Babcock, University of Calgary
Rapid control and measurement of clock-state qubits in Yb and Sr
13:30 - 14:00Dimitri Dounas-Frazer, Colorado School of Mines
Tunneling resonances and entanglement dynamics of cold bosons in a double well
SESSION 11bBreakout: Quantum Entanglement
12:00 - 12:30Krzysztof Wodkiewicz, University of New Mexico
Quantum separability of correlated qutrits in noisy channels
12:30 - 13:00A.R.P. Rau, Louisiana State University
Geometric phases and Bloch sphere for two qubits
13:00 - 13:30Anil Shajhi, University of New Mexico
Multiply constrained bounds on measures of entanglement
13:30 - 14:00Kishor Kapale, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
A Bootstrapping Approach for Generating Maximally Path-Entangled Photon States
SESSION 11cBreakout: Quantum Information Theory
12:00 - 12:30Peter Love, Haverford College
Quantum cellular automata and quantum simulation
12:30 - 13:00Andrew Landahl, University of New Mexico
Printed quantum circuits
13:00 - 13:30Gilad Gour, University of Calgary
Quantum Resource Theories and Super Selection Rules
13:30 - 14:00Bei Zeng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Transversality versus universality for stabilizer codes
14:00END OF SQuInT 2007