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new lab temperature

lab temperature

atomic time




Spatial pattern observed in a nonlinear optical resonator. (pdf file) 

Quantum physics with atoms and


Mark Saffman  Professor 
Fall 2014 teaching Ph 805 Quantum information and computation



News from the lab:

First Holmium MOT November 2012



Recent papers:

Magneto-Optical Trapping of Holmium Atoms, editor's suggestion PRA (2014)

Atomic Fock state preparation using Rydberg blockade, PRL (2014)

Hybrid Atom-Photon Quantum Gate in a Superconducting Microwave Resonator, PRA (2014)

Coherent control of mesoscopic atomic ensembles for quantum information, arXiv (2013)

Analysis of a controlled phase gate using circular Rydberg states, PRA (2013)

A two-dimensional lattice of blue detuned atom traps using a projected Gaussian beam array, PRA (2013)

Atom trapping in a bottle beam created by a diffractive optical element, arXiv (2013)

Preparation of entangled and antiferromagnetic states by dissipative Rydberg pumping, PRL (2013)

Quantum gates in mesoscopic atomic ensembles based on adiabatic passage and Rydberg blockade, PRA (2013)

Entanglement of Two Atoms using Rydberg Blockade, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. (2012)

Fidelity of a Rydberg blockade quantum gate from simulated quantum process tomography, Phys. Rev. A (2012)

A crossed vortex bottle beam trap for single-atom qubits, Opt. Lett. (2012)

Magic-wavelength optical traps for Rydberg atoms, Phys. Rev. A (2011)

Multibit CkNOT quantum gates via Rydberg blockade, Quant. Inf. Proc. (2011)

Efficient Grover search with Rydberg blockade, J. Phys. B (2011) see also J. Phys. B lab talk

Rydberg-induced Solitons: Three-dimensional Self-trapping of Matter Waves, PRL (2011)



Quantum computing curiosity


For more information on quantum computing research in Madison look here.

Research funded by:


Mark Saffman
Department of Physics
University of Wisconsin
1150 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin
53706, USA
office: 5330 Chamberlin

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