System design for large-scale ion trap quantum information processor

J. Kim, Stanley K H Pau, Z. Ma, H. R. McLellan, J. V. Gates, A. Kornblit, R. E. Slusher, R. M. Jopson, I. Kang, M. Dinu

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We present a detailed system design and available technology choices for building a large scale (> 100 qubits) ion trap quantum information processor (QIP). The system design is based on technologies that are within reach today, and utilizes single-instruction-on-multiple-data (SIMD) principles to re-use resources that cannot be duplicated easily. The system engineering principles adopted highlight various design tradeoffs in the QIP design and serve as a guideline to find design spaces for a much larger QIP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-537
Number of pages23
JournalQuantum Information and Computation
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Kim, J., Pau, S. K. H., Ma, Z., McLellan, H. R., Gates, J. V., Kornblit, A., ... Dinu, M. (2005). System design for large-scale ion trap quantum information processor. Quantum Information and Computation, 5(7), 515-537.