Fourteenth Annual SQuInT Workshop

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Start Date: Feb 16, 2012 - 04:00 pm
End Date: Feb 19, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Host: University of New Mexico Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC)

Location: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

14th Annual SQuInT Workshop

Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 16-19, 2012
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

The 14th Annual SQuInT Workshop was locally hosted by the University of New Mexico Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC).

Invited Speakers

  • Antoine Browaeys (Institut d'Optique)
  • Luiz Davidovich (Instituto de Física)
  • Jeremy O'Brien (University of Bristol)
  • Norbert Schuch (IQI, Caltech)
  • Robert Schoelkopf (Yale)
  • Robert Spekkens (Perimeter Institute)
  • James Thompson (JILA)
  • Stephanie Wehner (Center for Quantum Technologies, Singapore)

Thursday Program

SESSION 1: Tomography - Alvarado "D"
Session Chair:
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSteven Flammia, University of Washington
Direct Fidelity Estimation from Few Pauli Measurements
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmBrian Anderson, University of Arizona
Quantum Control and Quantum State Tomography in the Hyperfine Ground Manifold of Atomic Cesium
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmSteven van Enk, University of Oregon
Information criteria for quantum state estimation and everything else
5:30 pm - 7:00 pmEvening Break Buffet - Franciscan Room
SESSION 2: Foundations - Alvarado "D"
Session Chair:
7:00 pm - 7:45 pmRobert Spekkens, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (invited)
Formulating Quantum Theory as a Causally Neutral Theory of Bayesian Inference
7:45 pm - 8:15 pmYanbao Zhang, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder
Asymptotically optimal data analysis for rejecting local realism
8:15 pm - 8:45 pmJibran Rashid, Institute for Quantum Information Science at the University of Calgary
Quantum Nonlocal Boxes Exhibit Stronger Distillability

Friday Program

7:30 am - 8:30 amConference Breakfast - North and East Atriums
SESSION 3: Ion Trap QIP - Alvarado "D"
Session Chair:
8:30 am - 9:00 amUlrich Warring, NIST Ion Storage Group; National Institute of Standards and Technology
Trapped-ion quantum information processing experiments at NIST*
9:00 am - 9:30 amKenton Brown, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Trapped-Ion Physics at GTRI: Towards Large-Scale Integration and Automation
9:30 am - 10:00 amHeather Partner, Sandia National Labs / University of New Mexico
Magnetic field gradient effects on a trapped ion frequency standard
10:00 am - 10:30 amMorning Break - North and East Atriums
SESSION 4: Quantum Information Theory - Alvarado "D"
Session Chair:
10:30 am - 11:15 amLuiz Davidovich, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (invited)
Quantum metrology with noisy systems
11:15 am - 11:45 amWim van Dam, University of California, Santa Barbara
Mutually unbiased bases for quantum states defined over p-adic numbers
11:45 am - 12:15 pmGilad Gour, Institute for Quantum Information Science
Local additivity of the minimum entropy output of a quantum channel
12:15 pm - 1:45 pmLunch - Alvarado A, B & C
SESSION 5: Quantum Optics - Alvarado "D"
Session Chair:
1:45 pm - 2:30 pmPete Shadbolt, University of Bristol (invited)
Integrated quantum photonics
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmMichael Raymer, University of Oregon
Quantum Optical Pulse Shaping, Routing, and Frequency Translation by Four-Wave Mixing in Optical Fiber
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmJian Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Strong Photon-photon Interaction in Cavity-Quantum Dot System
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmAfternoon Break - North And East Atriums
SESSION 6: Quantum Many-Body Physics and QIP - Alvarado "D"
Session Chair:
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmNorbert Schuch, California Institute of Technology (invited)
Matrix Product States, Projected Entangled Pair States, and the entanglement spectrum of two-dimensional quantum systems
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmRolando Somma, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Spectral Gap Amplification
SESSION 7: Poster Session - Atrium
5:15 pm - 7:15 pmPoster Abstracts - East Atrium

Saturday Program

SESSION 8: Superconductors, Resonators, and Optomechanics - Alvarado "D"
Session Chair:
7:30 am - 8:30 amConference Breakfast - North and East Atriums
8:30 am - 9:15 amRobert Schoelkopf, Yale University (invited)
Entanglement and Quantum Algorithms with Superconducting Circuits
9:15 am - 9:45 amFrederick Strauch, Williams College
Entangled State Synthesis for Superconducting Resonator Qudits
9:45 am - 10:15 amLin Tian, University of California, Merced
Transient and Adiabatic Quantum State Transfer in Optomechanical Systems
10:15 am -10:45 amMorning Break - North and East Atriums
10:45 am - 11:30 amStephanie Wehner, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore (invited)
Quantum to Classical Randomness Extractors
SESSION 9: Quantum Measurement - Alvarado "D"
Session Chair:
11:30 am - 12:00 pmAdam Meier, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Randomized Benchmarking of Multiple Qubits
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmAlexandre Tacla, University of New Mexico
Entanglement-based perturbation theory for highly anisotropic Bose-Einstein condensates
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch - Alvarado A, B & C
SESSION 10: Neutral Atom QIP - Alvarado "D"
Session Chair:
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmAntoine Browaeys, Institut Optique, CNRS (invited)
Entanglement of two atoms using the Rydberg Blockade
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmL. Paul Parazzoli, Sandia National Laboratories
Adiabatic Quantum Computing with Neutral Atoms
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmJae Hoon Lee, University of Arizona
Sub-wavelength Resonance Imaging and Robust Addressing of Atoms in an Optical Lattice
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmAfternoon Break - North and East Atriums
SESSION 11a: Breakout A - Quantum Control and Measurement - Alvarado "A"
Session Chair:
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmConstantin Brif, Sandia National Laboratories
Improving robustness of quantum gates to control noise
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmThaddeus Ladd, HRL Laboratories, LLC
Coherent Control of Si-based Qubits
5:15 pm - 5:45 pmRobert Cook, Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico
Single shot quantum state estimation via continuous measurement in a strong back-action regime
5:45 pm - 6:15 pmOlivier Landon-Cardinal, Université de Sherbrooke
Learning in a variational class of states : efficient tomography method for Matrix Product and Multi Scale Entangled states
SESSION 11b: Breakout B - Quantum Information Theory - Alvarado "B"
Session Chair:
4:15pm-4:45 pmIman Marvian, Perimeter Institute, Institute for quantum computing
Information-theoretic approach to the study of symmetric dynamics
4:45pm-5:15 pmOrest Bucicovschi, University of California San Diego
The achievable values for pairwise concurrences of three qubits
5:15pm-5:45 pmVlad Gheorghiu, Institute for Quantum Information Sciences and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary
Optimal hybrid quantum secret sharing schemes via stabilizer codes and twirling of symplectic structures
5:45pm-6:15 pmKamil Bradler, School of Computer Science, McGill University
Crossing Tsirelsons bound with supersymmetric non-local states
SESSION 11c: Breakout C - Decoherence, Entanglement and Error Correction - Alvarado "C"
Session Chair:
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmZhang Jiang, University of New Mexico
Conditions imposing physical ancillary states in Stinespring dilations
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmPeter Rose, Carleton College
Decoherence Leads to Non-monotonicity in the "Quantumness" of Fock States
5:15 pm - 5:45 pmChris Cesare, Center for Quantum Information and Control, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico
Relationships Between Defect Encodings for Topological Codes
5:45 pm - 6:15 pmGerardo Paz-Silva, University of Southern California
Open-loop methods for protection of encoded information
7:00 pm - 9:00 pmConference Banquet - Alvarado "D"

Sunday Program

7:30 am - 8:30 amConference Breakfast - Franciscan Room
SESSION 12: Atom-Light Interface - Franciscan Room
Session Chair:
8:30 am  - 9:15 amJames Thompson, JILA (invited)
Ensemble Cavity QED & Precision Metrology
9:15 am - 9:45 amMorgan Mitchell, ICFO - Institute of Photonic Sciences
Quantum Technologies for Light-Matter Interaction
9:45 am - 10:15 amLeigh Norris, University of New Mexico
Enhanced Spin Squeezing Through Quantum Control of Qudits
10:15 am - 10:45 amMorning Break - Franciscan Room
SESSION 13: Quantum Computation and Error Correction - Franciscan Room
Session Chair:
10:45 am - 11:15 amSergio Boixo, Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California
Progress on theoretical studies and practical applications of quantum annealing and D-Wave One
11:15 am - 11:45 amNathan Wiebe, Institute for Quantum Computing
Improved Error-Scaling for Adiabatic Quantum Evolutions
11:45 am - 12:15 pmJonas Anderson, University of New Mexico
Homological Stabilizer Codes
12:15 pm - 12:45 pmMatteo Mariantoni, Department of Physics and California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Photon Shell Game and the Quantum von Neumann Architecture with Superconducting Circuits