Coherent Addressing of Individual Neutral Atoms in a 3D Optical Lattice

Yang Wang, Xianli Zhang, Theodore A. Corcovilos, Aishwarya Kumar, David S. Weiss

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We demonstrate arbitrary coherent addressing of individual neutral atoms in a 5×5×5 array formed by an optical lattice. Addressing is accomplished using rapidly reconfigurable crossed laser beams to selectively ac Stark shift target atoms, so that only target atoms are resonant with state-changing microwaves. The effect of these targeted single qubit gates on the quantum information stored in nontargeted atoms is smaller than 3×10-3 in state fidelity. This is an important step along the path of converting the scalability promise of neutral atoms into reality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043003
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 23 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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