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Time & Frequency Division Seminars

Workshop on Trapped Ion Quantum Computing

February 22 - 24, 2006 (Tutorial Session: February 21, afternoon)

NIST is hosting a follow-on workshop to the one hosted by Chris Monroe and his colleagues at the University of Michigan, May 13-15, 2004. This workshop is being primarily supported by DTO (The Disruptive Technology Office), which currently funds several efforts in quantum information processing including ones based on trapped ions. The format will be very similar to the Michigan workshop; however, since ion trappers as a group are now faced with fabricating more complicated trap apparatus and desire to have other technologies developed to support these more complicated traps, we will encourage attendance by professional fabricators and system integrators who may be able help us with this task.

The main workshop will be held February 22, 23, and the morning of the 24th, 2006, at NIST in Boulder, CO. An introductory/tutorial session on quantum computing and ion trap quantum information processing will be held on the afternoon of February 21, the day preceding the meeting, for those who may not be aware of the broader issues and basic elements of quantum computing using ions.

In addition to invited speakers, we encourage poster contributions from participants. If you wish to make a poster presentation, please submit a one-page abstract to Dietrich Leibfried (dil@boulder.nist.gov) by February 13, 2006. For those posters accepted, abstracts will be reproduced as received and distributed to attendees.

Registration Information

A registration fee of $225 is required of all registrants. Depending on meeting support and the needs of registrants, we will make all efforts to give at least partial travel/lodging/registration support to speakers and other attendees. For those requiring support please direct your inquiries to the conference secretary, Eyvon Petty (pettye@boulder.nist.gov).

Online registration is closed. Please note that the registration deadline was February 10, 2006. There will be no on-site registration. (This is necessitated by NIST security requirements.)

Conference Site
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305 USA

(Note: Both hotels listed below are within a 15 minute walk to NIST)

Best Western Boulder Inn
770 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303 USA
Phone: 303-449-3800 or 1-800-233-8469 Fax: 303-402-9118
Best Western Boulder Inn

Rate: $79.99 + 10.25% tax, Single
Rate is valid until January 20, 2006
Rate includes a deluxe continental breakfast and one pass to local health club.
Please mention NIST Workshop on Trapped Ion Quantum Computing when making your reservation.

Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites
800 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303 USA
Phone: 303-443-3322 or 1-800-542-0304 Fax: 303-449-5130
Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites

Rate: $87.99 + 10.25% tax, Single/Double
Rate is valid until January 20, 2006
Rate includes a deluxe continental breakfast served from 6:30 am - 10 am
Please mention NIST Workshop on Trapped Ion Quantum Computing when making your reservation.

Information on other hotels can be found at Boulder, Colorado Convention and Visitors Bureau

Oral presentations will be given in main NIST auditorium (at front of building). Coffee breaks, lunch, and posters will be in rooms adjacent to main auditorium.

PDF files of talks and posters
Participant List


DAY 0    (Tuesday, February 21, 2006) Tutorial Session

1:00 - 1:45 PM: "The Essentials of Quantum Computing"(Carl Williams, NIST, Gaithersburg)
1:45 - 2:30 PM: "Basics of Ion trapology" (Dave Wineland, NIST, Boulder)

2:30 - 3:00 PM: Break

3:00 - 3: 45 PM: "Manipulating and entangling ion qubits with laser light"(Chris Monroe, University of Michigan)
3:45 - 4:30 PM: "Systems requirements for large-scale quantum computers" (Ike Chuang, MIT)

DAY 1    (Wednesday, February 22) Ion trap QIP: Current status and future plans

8:40 - 8:45 AM: Welcome and introductory remarks
8:45 - 9:00 AM: DTO program summary (Mark Heiligman)

Status in DTO funded groups (Here, recent results will only be highlighted; details will be covered in poster presentations. Emphasis will be on problem areas and future plans to overcome these problems)

9:00 - 9:45 AM: University of Innsbruck (Rainer Blatt)
9:45 - 10:30 AM: University of Michigan (Chris Monroe)

10:30 - 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 - 11:45 AM: Oxford University (David Lucas)
11:45 - 12:30 PM: NIST, Boulder (Didi Leibfried)

Lunch 12:30 - 2:30 PM: (Box lunches will be provided; combine with poster viewing and informal discussions)

Work at other laboratories
2:30 - 2:55 PM: "The Aarhus quantum logic project" (Michael Drewsen, Aarhus)
2:55 - 3:20 PM: "Quantum simulations using Sr+ in macroscopic and microfabricated traps" (Dana Berkeland, LANL)
3:20 - 3:45 PM: "Trapped ion QIP progress at NPL" (Patrick Gill and Alastair Sinclair, NPL)
3:45 - 4:10 PM: "Ion-trap cavity-QED for interfacing atoms and photons" (Wolfgang Lange, Sussex)

4:10 - 4:40 PM: Break

4:40 - 5:05 PM: "Elements of QIP with trapped Yb+ ions" (Christof Wunderlich, Siegen)
5:05 - 5:30 PM: "Ba+ traps for atom-photon entanglements" (Mike Chapman, Georgia Tech)

DAY 2    (Thursday, February 23) Large systems: error correction, parallelism, etc:

9:00 - 9:45 AM: "Spatial Locality and Robust Quantum Computation" (Dave Bacon, University of Washington)
9:45 - 10:30 AM: "Accurate prediction of large-scale ion trap quantum computer relability and performance" (Ike Chuang, MIT)

10:30 - 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 - 11:45 AM: "Techniques for fault-tolerant quantum error correction" (Ben Reichardt, Berkeley)
11:45 - 12:30 PM: "Quantum computing with very noisy gates" (Manny Knill, NIST, Boulder)

Lunch 12:30 - 2:30 PM: (Box lunches will be provided; combine with poster viewing and informal discussions)

Scaling up

2:30 - 2:40 PM: EU Trapology program update (Patrick Gill, NPL)
2:40 - 3:10 PM: "Scalable Planar Trapology"(Dick Slusher, Lucent)
3:10 - 3:40 PM: "MEMS-based Ion Trap Chips:  Microfabrication and Packaging Considerations" (Matt Blain, Sandia)
3:40 - 4:10 PM: "Practical Neutral Atom Chip Technology" (Dana Anderson, JILA)

4:10 - 4:40 PM: Break

4:40 - 5:10 PM "Optical MEMS for QIP applications"(Olga Blum-Spahn, Sandia)
5:10 - 5:40 PM "Integration issues in micro-optical systems for ion trap quantum computation" (Jungsang Kim, Duke University)
5:40 - 6:10 PM "Recent advances in UV/blue laser diodes and detectors" (Mary Crawford, Sandia)

DAY 3    (Friday, February 24) System requirements

9:00 - 9:30 AM: "Some problems and issues for implementing a ion trap quantum computer" (Carl Williams, NIST, Gaithersburg)
9:30 - 10:00 AM: "A systems approach to quantum computation" (Jake Taylor, MIT)

10:00 - 10:15 AM: Break (15 minutes only!)

10:15 - 10:45 AM "Scalable Quantum Systems using Planar Traps" (Dick Slusher, Lucent)
10:45 - 11:30 AM: Panel discussion, moderator: Carl Williams

11:45 Meeting adjourned and Lunch (Box lunches will be provided)


The Disruptive Technology Office (DTO), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), FOCUS (University of Michigan)

Conference Co-Chairs:

David Wineland (djw@boulder.nist.gov)
Carl Williams (carl.williams@nist.gov)

Time and Frequency Division Contacts:

Eyvon Petty (pettye@boulder.nist.gov)
Thomas R. O'Brian (obrian@boulder.nist.gov)


Dietrich Leibfried (dil@boulder.nist.gov)

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