Tenth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Hilton Santa Fe

Start Date: Feb 15, 2008 - 07:30 am
End Date: Feb 17, 2008 - 02:00 pm

Host: University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Studies

Location: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico

SQuInT brings together researchers in theoretical and experimental quantum information science from around the Southwest and beyond.

The 10th Annual SQuInT Workshop was hosted by the University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Studies, and organized by Ivan Deutsch and JM Geremia with assistance from Jennie Peer and Cathy Webster.

Invited Speakers:

  • Eddie Farhi (MIT)
  • Serge Haroche (Ecole Normale Superieure)
  • Patrick Hayden (McGill University)
  • Alex Kuzmich (Georgia Tech)
  • Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano (University of Pavia)
  • Irina Novikova (College of William & Mary)
  • Ray Simmonds (NIST Boulder)

Tutorials and Pedagogical Lectures:

To help celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we held a day of tutorials and pedagogical lectures on Thursday February 14, the day preceding the main meeting February 15-17. These lectures mixed introductory material for newcomers to Quantum Information Science with some of the details of the latest techniques in theory and experiment, of interest across a wide range of subdisciplines.
  • Steven van Enk (University of Oregon)
    "Entanglement and Verification"
  • John Martinis (University of Californian, Santa Barbara)
    " Measuring Coherence Times"
  • Howard Barnum (Los Alamos National Laboratory) and Andrew Landahl (University of New Mexico)
    "Convexity and Positivity in Quantum Information"


Quantum InstituteSandia National LabNISTCenter for Advanced Studies

Thursday Program

09:00 - 10:00 Conference Breakfast and Registration

SESSION 101: Special Thursday Tutorials

Session Chair:
10:00 - 12:00Steven van Enk, University of Oregon (invited)
Entanglement and Verification
12:00 - 13:30Conference Lunch
13:30 - 15:30John Martinis, University of California, Santa Barbara (invited)
Beyond T1: Measuring Coherence with State and Process Tomography
15:30 - 16:00Afternoon Break
16:00 - 18:00Howard Barnum, Los Alamos National Laboratory (invited)
Convexity and Positivity in Quantum Information: Part I
16:00 - 18:00Andrew Landahl, University of New Mexico (invited)
Convexity and Positivity in Quantum Information: Part II
18:00 - 20:00SQuInT 2008 Pre-Registration

Friday Program

07:30 - 08:30Conference Breakfast and Registration
08:30 - 08:45Welcome to SQuInT 2008

SESSION 1: Quantum and Atom Optics

Session Chair: JM Geremia
08:45 - 09:30Serge Haroche, Ecole Normale Supérieure (invited)
Quantum Non-Demolition counting of photons in Cavity QED
09:30 - 10:00Thomas Gerrits, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Generation of optical Cat States by squeezed photon subtraction
10:00 - 10:30Morning Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00Steve Flammia, Perimeter Institute
Ultracompact Generation of Continuous-Variable Cluster States

SESSION 2: Laser Trapping and Cooling

Session Chair: Poul Jessen
11:00 - 11:30Nathan Lundblad, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ultracold atoms in a radiofrequency-dressed optical lattice
11:30 - 13:00Conference Lunch
13:00 - 13:45Alex Kuzmich, Georgia Institute of Technology (invited)
A Nuclear Clock

SESSION 3: Information Theory

Session Chair: Cris Moore
13:45 - 14:30Patrick Hayden, McGill University (invited)
Black Holes as Mirrors
14:30 - 15:00Afternoon Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:30Gregory Crosswhite, University of Washington, Department of Physics
Using the cutting edge of matrix product state techniques to slice infinitely large entangled systems down to size
15:30 - 16:00Jon Walgate, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Generic local distinguishability and completely entangled subspaces

SESSION 4: Quantum Control

Session Chair: Todd Brun
16:00 - 16:30Brad Chase, University of New Mexico
Efficient feedback controllers for continuous-time quantum error correction
16:30 - 17:00Afternoon Coffee Break
17:00 - 17:30Seth Merkel, University of New Mexico
Optimal Control of Large Spin-Atomic Systems with Coherent Electromagnetic Fields
17:30 - 18:00Souma Chaudhury, University of Arizona
A Quantum Kicked Top with Cold Atomic Spins

SESSION 5: Poster Session

18:00 - 20:00Poster Abstracts

Saturday Program

07:30 - 08:30Conference Breakfast and Registration

SESSION 6: Algorithms

Session Chair: Wim van Dam
08:30 - 09:15Edward Farhi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (invited)
A quantum computer can determine who wins a game faster than a classical computer
09:15 - 9:45Jon Yard, Los Alamos National Laboratory
A general quantum algorithm for knot and link polynomials
09:45 - 10:15Morning Coffee Break
10:15 - 10:45David Meyer, University of California at San Diego
When a quantum query is no better than a classical one

SESSION 7: Quantum Computing I: Experiment

Session Chair: John Martinis
10:45 - 11:30Raymond Simmonds, National Institute of Standards and Technology (invited)
Engineering coherent quantum states in superconducting systems
11:30 - 12:00Jason Amini, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Scalable Traps and Novel Gates for Quantum Information Processing with Ions
12:00 - 13:30Conference Lunch

SESSION 8: Quantum Computing II: Theory

Session Chair: Howard Barnum
13:30 - 14:15Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano, Università di Pavia (invited)
Quantum Circuits Architecture
14:15 - 14:45Robert Raussendorf, University of British Columbia
On measurement-based quantum computation with the toric code states
14:45 - 15:15Barry Sanders, University of Calgary
Quantum walk on a circle in phase space via superconducting circuit
15:15 - 15:45Afternoon Coffee Break

SESSION 9: Quantum Error Correction

Session Chair: Dave Bacon
15:45 - 16:15Mark Wilde, University of Southern California
Quantum Convolutional Coding with Entanglement Assistance
16:15 - 16:45Ognyan Oreshkov, University of Southern California
Fault-tolerant holonomic computation on quantum error-correcting codes
16:45 - 17:15Matthew Elliott, University of New Mexico
A graphical description of stabilizer states

SESSION 10: Poster Session

17:15 - 19:00Poster Abstracts
19:00Conference Banquet

Sunday Program

07:30 - 08:30Conference Breakfast

SESSION 11: Quantum Communication

Session Chair:
08:30 - 09:15Irina Novikova, The College of William & Mary (invited)
Optimal control of light storage and retrieval
09:15 - 09:45Jim Harrington, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Practical long distance quantum key distribution
09:45 - 10:15Shellee Dyer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ultra-Low Noise Photon Pair Source in Dispersion Shifted Optical Fiber
10:15 - 10:45Morning Coffee Break

SESSION 12: Quantum Processes and Decoherence

Session Chair: Andrew Landahl
10:45 - 11:15David Poulin, California Institute of Technology
Preserved information in quantum processes
11:15 - 11:45Anil Shaji, University of New Mexico
Resources and decoherence in qubit metrology
11:45 - 12:00Pick up Box Lunch

SESSION 13: Breakout I - Quantum and Atom Optics

Session Chair:
12:00 - 12:30Kavan Modi, University of Texas
The role of state preparation in quantum process tomography
12:30 - 13:00Cody Leary, Oregon Center for Optics, University of Oregon
Single-Photon Spin-Orbit Coupling for Cluster State Quantum Computation
13:00 - 13:30Rolando Somma, Perimeter Institute
Quantum Simulated Annealing
13:30 - 14:00Fernando Cucchietti, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Polarons in Bose-Einstein condensates

SESSION 14: Breakout II - Quantum Information A

Session Chair:
12:00 - 12:30Bei Zeng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Codeword Stabilized Quantum Codes
12:30 - 13:00Raisa Karasik, University of California, Berkeley
Decoherence-free subspaces and incoherently generated coherences
13:00 - 13:30Sergio Boixo, University of New Mexico
Quantum-limited metrology with product states
13:30 - 14:00Ali Rezakhani, University of Southern California Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology
Superoperator Dynamics Approach for Identification and Control of Hamiltonian Systems

SESSION 15: Breakout III - Quantum Information B

Session Chair:
12:00 - 12:30Haitao Quan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
quantum thermodynamic cycles and quantum heat engines
12:30 - 13:00Gilad Gour, Institute of Quantum Information Science
Polygamy of entanglement of assistance: duality for monogamy of entanglement
13:00 - 13:30Paul M. Alsing, University of New Mexico
Spin-induced non-geodesic motion, Wigner rotation and EPR correlations of massive spin-1/2 particles in a gravitational field
13:30 - 14:00Animesh Datta, University of New Mexico
Entanglement is an important resource ??!!