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49. Quantum information processing with NMR

This experiment will let you perform a series of simple quantum computations on a two spin system, demonstrating one and two quantum-bit quantum logic gates, and a circuit implementing the Deutsch-Jozsa quantum algorithm. You will use NMR techniques and manipulate the state of a proton and a carbon nucleus in a chloroform molecule, measuring ensemble nuclear magnetization.

WARNING: you should know Matlab well to successfully do this experiment! You will measure:

  • the coupling constant describing the electron-mediated interaction between the proton and carbon nuclear spins of chloroform,
  • the classical input-output truth table for a controlled-not gate
  • the numerical output of the Deutsch-Jozsa quantum algorithm, and
  • optionally, the output and oscillatory behavior of the Grover quantum search algorithm.
  • Student Wiki: Quantum Information processing with NMR

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    References (certificates required)

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    29. J. Sakurai Notes on Density Matricesfrom Modern Quantum Mechanics 2nd Edition, 1994

    Selected Resources

    1. Frequently Asked Questions
    2. Oxford Instruments - 200 MHz Superconducting Magnet - Operating Instructions
    3. Shimming Ain't Magic - The Shimming of High Resolution NMR Magnets
    4. The Probehead - Function, Structure and Overview
    5. Quantum Info. Sci. @ MIT
    6. Quantum Information Literature
    7. Bruker Bio-Spin Technical Support


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