Headshot of Nathan Lysne in front of trees with fall leaf colors.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ion Storage Group

Project Description

The project is part of the Trapped-ion Quantum Information Project (QIP) in the Time and Frequency Division.  Experiments will be performed toward implementing multi-qubit gates by driving atomic ions that are confined in two-dimensional arrays. The gates will be driven by laser fields that are currently used to generate the highest fidelity logic gates on ions. Implementation of gates in 2D arrays has not been attempted previously and will offer new challenges but also useful advantages. The goal is to identify, characterize, and overcome these special challenges to reach the highest possible fidelities in multi-qubit logic gates on arrays of ions.

Research Interests

quantum information, quantum simulation, higher-dimensional quantum systems (qudits)