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True defends PhD Thesis

True Merrill successfully defended his thesis Compensating sequences for robust quantum
control of trapped-ion qubits
on May 14. Congratulations to True!

Ancilla management for Steane code article posted on arXiv


As part of the ORAQL project in collaboration with the GTRI QIS group, we examined how the management of ancilla affects the time and fidelity of error correction. The results are now posted on the arXiv: Comparison of ancilla preparation and measurement procedures for the Steane [[7,1,3]] code on a model ion trap quantum computer, arXiv:1305.0349.

GTRI microwave trap article posted on arXiv

Our paper with collaborators at GTRI, Spatially uniform single-qubit gate operations with near-field microwaves and compensating pulses was posted on the arXiv. You can see the article here http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.6636.

Jared Huggins wins Georgia Tech Scholarship

Jared Huggins received Cynthia L. Bossart and James Efron Scholarship from the College of Sciences. Congratulations to Jared!

JP and Karl present at the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

JP Addison (diamond tie) and Karl Burkhardt (striped tie) gave presentations on their research at the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium. Karl gave a talk on Quantum Sympathetic Heating Spectroscopy. JP presented a poster on Narrowband Composite Pulse Sequences for Addressing Errors that won 3rd place in the College of Sciences!

"Identifying Single Molecular Ions by Resolved Sideband Measurements" accepted by J. Phys. Chem. A

James (pictured above), Craig, Grahame, Ken W. and Ricardo worked together to assemble an experimental apparatus capable of measuring the mass of a sympathetically cooled molecular ion by resolved sideband spectroscopy of an atomic ion. The accepted, preformatted version is available here

John Gray receives undergraduate Chemistry awards

John Gray received the Chance Family Award and the WM Spice Scholarship both recognizing outstanding Chemistry undergraduates. Congratulations to John!

"Approximation of realistic errors by Clifford channels and Pauli measurements" published in Phys. Rev. A

Mauricio, Lukas, Alex, and I published our realistic error channel paper in Phys. Rev. A Rapid Communications. The paper is available here.

Cryogenic ion trap paper posted on arXiv

Grahame Vittorini et al. post designs and results for a flexible, modular cryogenic ion trap on the arXiv. Download the paper here. The work is a collaboration between the Brown lab and the QIS group at GTRI.

Spencer Nichols, BS Physics, 2012

The group celebrating Spencer Nichols' graduation from Georgia Tech at Yeah! Burger .
Spencer earned his BS in Physics and is off to graduate school next fall.

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