Eleventh Annual SQuInT Workshop

Seattle, Washington

Start Date: Feb 19, 2009 - 12:00 am
End Date: Feb 22, 2009 - 12:00 am

Host: University of Washington and the University of New Mexico Center for Advanced Studies

Location: Hotel Deca, Seattle, Washington

Thursday Program

5:00 - 5:50Conference Registration and Reception
5:50 - 6:00Welcome to SQuInT 2009
SESSION 1: Condensed Matter QI
Session Chair:
6:00 - 6:45Jack Harris, Yale University (invited)
Optomechanical systems
6:45 - 7:15Malcolm Carroll, Sandia National Laboratories
Development of a Silicon Physical Qubit and Single Logical Qubit Design
7:15 - 7:45Evening Break
7:45 - 8:15Thaddeus Ladd, Stanford University
Recent Progress in Quantum Computing with Optically Controlled Semiconductors
8:15 - 8:45Haitao Quan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Quantum Fidelity and Thermal Phase Transitions

Friday Program

7:30 - 8:30Conference Breakfast and Registration
SESSION 2: Neutral Atom QI
Session Chair:
8:30 - 9:15David Weiss, Penn State (invited)
Quantum computing with atoms in a 3D optical lattice
9:15 - 9:45Poul Jessen, University of Arizona
Quantum Control of Large Atomic Hyperfine Manifolds
9:45 - 10:15Morning Coffee Break
10:15 - 10:45Benjamin Lev, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Exploring exotic matter through the quantum manipulation of dipolar atoms
10:45 - 11:15Nathan Lundblad, Joint Quantum Institute/NIST/Univ. of Maryland
Optical lattice-based addressing and control of long-lived neutral-atom qubits
11:15 - 11:45Iris Reichenbach, University of New Mexico
Two-qubit quantum logic gates via optical Feshbach resonances in alkaline-earth-like atoms
11:45 - 1:15Conference Lunch
SESSION 3: Error Correction
Session Chair:
1:15 - 2:00Barbara Terhal, IBM Research (invited)
No-Go Results for a 2D Quantum Memory Based on Stabilizer Codes
2:00 - 2:30Bei Zeng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Generalized Concatenated Quantum Codes
2:30 - 3:00Bryan Eastin, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Restrictions on Transversal Encoded Quantum Gate Sets
3:00 - 3:30Afternoon Coffee Break
SESSION 4: Entanglement
Session Chair:
3:30 - 4:00Steven van Enk, University of Oregon
Verifying multi-partite mode entanglement of W states
4:00 - 4:30Shohini Ghose, Wilfrid Laurier University
Relationship between 3-qubit entanglement and nonlocality
SESSION 5: Poster Session
5:00 - 7:00Poster Abstracts

Saturday Program

7:30 - 8:30Conference Breakfast
SESSION 6: Ion Trap QI
Session Chair:
8:30 - 9:15Luming Duan, University of Michigan (invited)
Large Scale Quantum Computation in a Linear Ion Trap
9:15 - 10:45John Jost, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder
Ion Motional Entanglement and Quantum Information Experiments at NIST*
9:45 - 10:15Morning Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:00Christopher Monroe, JQI and University of Maryland (invited)
Ion Trap Photonic Quantum Networks
11:00 - 11:30Matt Dietrich, University of Washington
Preparation and detection of a 137Ba+ hyperfine qubit
11:30 - 1:00Conference Lunch
SESSION 7: Quantum Measurement
Session Chair:
1:00 - 1:30Anil Shaji, The University of New Mexico
Heisenberg limited phase estimation with mode-entangled coherent states
1:30 - 2:00John Sidles, University of Washington
Renewing and Uniting Two Challenges of John von Neumann and Richard Feynman: Atomic-Resolution Biomicroscopy and Simulating Quantum Physics with Computers
2:00 - 2:30Kevin Young, University of California - Berkeley
Optimal experiment design for parameter estimation as applied to dipole- and exchange-coupled qubits
2:30 - 3:00Robert Cook, University of New Mexico
Continuous measurement of a quantum phase transition in a collective atomic system weakly coupled to a single optical mode
3:00 - 3:30Afternoon Coffee Break
SESSION 8: Breakout I - Quantum Information Theory
Session Chair:
3:30 - 4:00Rodney Van Meter, Keio University
Resource Handling for Quantum Networks of Arbitrary Topology
4:00 - 4:30Sevag Gharibian, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
Strong NP-Hardness of the Quantum Separability Problem
4:30 - 5:00Soraya Taghavi, University of Southern California
Channel-Optimized Quantum Error Correction
5:00 - 5:30Beni Yoshida, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Duality theorem and topological properties in local stabilizer codes
SESSION 9: Breakout II - Resources for Quantum Information
Session Chair:
3:30 - 4:00Joseph Renes, Technical University of Darmstadt
Measurement-Based Quantum Computation in Realistic Spin-1 Chains
4:00 - 4:30Xie Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Gapped Two-body Hamiltonian whose Unique Ground State is Universal for One-way Quantum Computation
4:30 - 5:00Dmitry Uskov, Tulane/LSU
Designing Optimal States and Transformations for Quantum Optical Communication and Metrology
5:00 - 5:30Samuel Gasster, The Aerospace Corporation
Resource Requirements for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Simulation: The Transverse Ising Model Ground State
SESSION 10: Breakout III - Decoherence
Session Chair:
3:30 - 4:00Mark Byrd, Southern Illinois University
Creating and manipulating quantum decoherence-free, or noiseless, systems of qudits
4:00 - 4:30Michael Biercuk, NIST - Ion Storage Group
Dynamical Decoupling in a Model Quantum Memory
4:30 - 5:00Sergio Boixo, California Institute of Technology
Quantum computing through decoherence
5:00 - 5:30Cesar Rodriguez-Rosario, Harvard University
Non-Markovian Environmental Contributions to the Efficiency of Energy Transfer
6:30 - 8:30Conference Banquet

Sunday Program

7:30 - 8:30Conference Breakfast
SESSION 11: Quantum Algorithms
Session Chair:
8:30 - 9:15Andrew Childs, University of Waterloo (invited)
The relationship between continuous- and discrete-time quantum walk
9:15 - 9:45Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard University
The Role of Coherence in Photosynthetic Energy Transfer
9:45 - 10:15Robert Koenig, California Institute of Technology
Simplifying quantum double Hamitonians using perturbative gadgets
10:15 - 10:45Morning Coffee Break
SESSION 12: Quantum Communication
Session Chair:
10:45 - 11:15Jon Yard, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Quantum communication with zero-capacity channels
11:15 - 11:45Patrick Rice, Los Alamos National Lab
Comparison between continuous wave and pulsed laser EQKD
11:45 - 12:15Min-Hsiu Hsieh, Quantum Computation and Information Project, Solution Oriented Research for Science and Technology
The Classically-Enhanced Father Protocol
12:15Box Lunch