Modular universal scalable ion-trap quantum computer (MUSIQC)

Journal Article

We describe a scalable architecture for general-purpose quantum computation based on trapped ions and photonic interconnect network. The quantum computer is made up of several elementary logic units (ELUs) each containing a modest number of trapped ions representing physical qubits. Each ELU is provided with an optical communication port through which a photon entangled with a communication ion is extracted. Quantum entanglement is distributed between an arbitrary pair of ELUs through a reconfigurable photonic network, which can be utilized to perform two-qubit quantum logic operation between any pair of physical qubits in the entire quantum computer. We show that this architecture can support universal, fault-tolerant quantum computation. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, J; Maunz, P; Kim, T; Hussman, J; Noek, R; Mehta, A; Monroe, C

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1363 /

Start / End Page

  • 190 - 193

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0094-243X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.3630178