Quantum simulation of spin models on an arbitrary lattice with trapped ions

Journal Article

A collection of trapped atomic ions represents one of the most attractive platforms for the quantum simulation of interacting spin networks and quantum magnetism. Spin-dependent optical dipole forces applied to an ion crystal create long-range effective spin-spin interactions and allow the simulation of spin Hamiltonians that possess nontrivial phases and dynamics. Here we show how the appropriate design of laser fields can provide for arbitrary multidimensional spin-spin interaction graphs even for the case of a linear spatial array of ions. This scheme uses currently available trap technology and is scalable to levels where the classical methods of simulation are intractable. © IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Korenblit, S; Kafri, D; Campbell, WC; Islam, R; Edwards, EE; Gong, ZX; Lin, GD; Duan, LM; Kim, J; Kim, K; Monroe, C

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 /

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1367-2630

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/1367-2630/14/9/095024