Quantum Seminar: Ion Trap Quantum Simulation with Spins and Phonons
Prof. Yukai Wu, Tsinghua University
Ion trap is one of the leading platforms for the physical implementation of quantum information processing. Apart from the internal energy levels (spin states) that are widely used for quantum computing, motional states (phonons) of trapped ions can also be accurately manipulated through laser-induced spin-phonon interactions. In this talk, I will introduce basic tools to control and measure phonon states. Then I will describe recent experiments at Tsinghua University about quantum simulation of spin-phonon coupled systems using one or multiple ions.