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Prof. Isaac Chuang

The quanta research group develops tools and technologies for quantum computation. Previous work focused on the development of an NMR quantum computer leading to the experimental demonstration of Shor's factoring algorithm. Current work focuses on implementing a scalable ion trap architecture. The group is approaching the challenge in three ways:

  • modelling ion trap quantum computers with realistic parameters to assess the fault-tolerance threshold and optimize the layout,
  • testing and constructing planar traps thatcan move ions through an arbitrary two dimensional layout and
  • building an atomic ion trap system capable of performing quantum operations in these planar traps.
More information about these three projects can be found on the research page. Additionally, the group is interested in left handed materials, electron transport through break junctions and molecules, and composite pulse techniques for both quantum and classical control.