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Final Report - 43CAQIP (High fidelity quantum gates with trapped 43Ca+ ions)

Project ID: 220105
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE


The discovery that information processing based on the laws of quantum mechanics could be more powerful than its classical counterpart started the field of quantum information processing and led to investigations of the role of information in quantum theory. In quantum information processing, the basic unit of information is a quantum bit or 'qubit' comprised of two energy levels. In a qubit, information is encoded as superpositions of two basis states.

The implementation of the high fidelity entangling gate has opened up many possibilities for exciting research. One of the most striking implementation of the entangling gate was a test of quantum contextuallity on trapped ions, which was performed halfway the project.

The results obtained during the project are of importance for developing future platforms for quantum simulation and computation and laid the foundation for future collaborations and experiments at the host institute. The researcher will stay at the host institute for another short period, before leaving to reach a position of independence elsewhere.

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