Site-Specific and Coherent Manipulation of Individual Qubits in a 1D Optical Lattice with a 532-nm Site Separation

Hyok Sang Han, Hyun Gyung Lee, D. Cho

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We demonstrate gate operations on a single qubit at a specific site without perturbing the coherence of an adjacent qubit in a 1D optical lattice when the site separation is only 532 nm. Three types of spin rotations are performed on the target qubit with fidelities between 0.88±0.05 and 0.99±0.01, whereas the superposition state of the adjacent one is preserved with fidelities between 0.93±0.04 and 0.97±0.04. The qubit is realized by a pair of Zeeman-sensitive ground hyperfine states of a Li7 atom, and each site is identified by its resonance frequency in a magnetic field gradient of 1.6 G/cm. We achieve the site-specific resolving power in the frequency domain by using magic polarization for the lattice beam that allows a Fourier-limited transition linewidth as well as by highly stabilizing the lattice parameters and the ambient conditions. We also discuss a two-atom entanglement scheme using a blockade by cold collisional shifts in a 1D superlattice, for which a coherent manipulation of individual qubits is a prerequisite.

Original languageEnglish
Article number133201
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 5

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Seokchan Yoon and J. H. Lee for valuable discussions. This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (Grant No. 2017R1A2B3002543).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 American Physical Society.

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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