Optimizing the fast Rydberg quantum gate

TitleOptimizing the fast Rydberg quantum gate
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsSafronova, MS, Williams, CJ, Clark, CW
JournalPhysical Review A
Date Published2003/4/17

The fast phase gate scheme, in which the qubits are atoms confined in sites
of an optical lattice, and gate operations are mediated by excitation of
Rydberg states, was proposed by Jaksch et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2208 (2000).
A potential source of decoherence in this system derives from motional heating,
which occurs if the ground and Rydberg states of the atom move in different
optical lattice potentials. We propose to minimize this effect by choosing the
lattice photon frequency \omega so that the ground and Rydberg states have the
same frequency-dependent polarizability \alpha(omega). The results are
presented for the case of Rb.

Short TitlePhys. Rev. A