We report results for simulating an effective field theory to compute the binding energy of the deuteron nucleus using a hybrid algorithm on a trapped-ion quantum computer. Two increasingly complex unitary coupled-cluster ansaetze have been used to compute the binding energy to within a few percent for successively more complex Hamiltonians. By increasing the complexity of the Hamiltonian, allowing more terms in the effective field theory expansion and calculating their expectation values, we present a benchmark for quantum computers based on their ability to scalably calculate the effective field theory with increasing accuracy. Our result of E4=\−2.220\±0.179MeV may be compared with the exact Deuteron ground-state energy \−2.224MeV. We also demonstrate an error mitigation technique using Richardson extrapolation on ion traps for the first time. The error mitigation circuit represents a record for deepest quantum circuit on a trapped-ion quantum computer.\

}, url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.04338}, author = {Omar Shehab and Kevin A. Landsman and Yunseong Nam and Daiwei Zhu and Norbert M. Linke and Matthew J. Keesan and Raphael C. Pooser and Christopher R. Monroe} } @article {2412, title = {Two-qubit entangling gates within arbitrarily long chains of trapped ions}, year = {2019}, month = {05/28/2019}, abstract = {Ion trap systems are a leading platform for large scale quantum computers. Trapped ion qubit crystals are fully-connected and reconfigurable, owing to their long range Coulomb interaction that can be modulated with external optical forces. However, the spectral crowding of collective motional modes could pose a challenge to the control of such interactions for large numbers of qubits. Here, we show that high-fidelity quantum gate operations are still possible with very large trapped ion crystals, simplifying the scaling of ion trap quantum computers. To this end, we present analytical work that determines how parallel entangling gates produce a crosstalk error that falls off as the inverse cube of the distance between the pairs. We also show experimental work demonstrating entangling gates on a fully-connected chain of seventeen 171Yb+ ions with fidelities as high as 97(1)\%.

}, url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.10421}, author = {Kevin A. Landsman and Yukai Wu and Pak Hong Leung and Daiwei Zhu and Norbert M. Linke and Kenneth R. Brown and Luming Duan and Christopher R. Monroe} }