Generalized measurements of atomic qubits

Franke-arnold, S., Andersson, E., Barnett, S.N. and Stenholm, S. (2001) Generalized measurements of atomic qubits. Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 63(5), 052301. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.63.052301)

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Abstract

We discuss how generalized measurements may be performed on various atomic systems including cold ions and Rydberg atoms. The suggested methods rely on the fact that any generalized measurement can be identified with a unitary transformation followed by a projective measurement in a higher-dimensional Hilbert space. If the information to be measured is stored in the form of atomic qubits this unitary transformation can be accomplished by redistributing the population of the relevant atomic levels.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Franke-Arnold, Dr Sonja
Authors: Franke-arnold, S., Andersson, E., Barnett, S.N., and Stenholm, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1050-2947
ISSN (Online):1094-1622

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