|Objectives:||Initialize, manipulate, and read out the quantum state of a trapped ion qubit.|
|Benefits:||Simplified setup through combination of multi-frequency pulse generation, timing-precise 32 bit TTL control, and pulse counting capability|
|Relevant products:||UHF Arbitrary Waveform Generator, UHF-CNT Pulse Counter, UHF-MF Multi-frequency option|
Trapped ion quantum computing aims at speeding up numerical computation by using atomic ions as information carriers (so-called quantum bits, qubits). The UHF hardware platform integrates all essential electronic signal generation and processing tools for these complex experiments. Zurich Instruments technology provides a clean, long-term solution, improving setup reliability and simplifying setup control.
The two phases of a typical trapped ion experiment are performed with the following tools:
Both tools are fully integrated into the LabOne user interface and support easy integration into LabVIEW, Python, and Matlab. Internal cross-domain triggering simplifies the synchronization of preparation and measurement phase, and open the possibility to perform ultra-fast feed-forward protocols for deterministic qubit reset and quantum error correction.
Trapped Ion Setup
Ions are kept floating in vacuum by an electromagnetic trap. RF Pulses generated by the AWG are directed to AOMs which deflect and modulate laser beams. In the measurement phase, light scattered by the ions is collected by a lens and detected with photomultiplier tube.
Key features of the UHF Arbitrary Waveform Generator for this application