Friday, January 24, 2003
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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"Prospects for Quantum Computation"

David Divincenzo , IBM
[Host: Olivier Pfister]
A "standard model" for the physical implementation of a quantum computer was laid out some years ago. It indicated a set of capabilities that had to be achieved to make quantum processing possible: 1) systems with well-characterized qubits must be constructed. 2) These qubits should be initializable to the "0" state. 3) It must be possible to control the one- and two-qubit Hamiltonian of the system, so that unitary quantum logic gates are enacted. 4) Decoherence and imprecision of gate operations must be kept very low. 5) Reliable measurements of the quantum state of individual qubits must be possible. In this talk I will indicate progress towards these goals, after first reviewing why we want to do quantum computation.

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