Multiple RF coil nuclear magnetic resonance quantum computing

Lisa C. Siskind, Bruce E. Hammer, Nelson L. Christensen, Jeffrey Yepez

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Recent work has demonstrated the feasibility of using an array of quantum information processors connected via classical channels (type II quantum computer) to implement a quantum lattice-gas algorithm. This paper describes work towards constructing a new experimental set-up for a type II quantum computer. This set-up has new hardware and software specifications but does follow previously published approaches of operation encoding the initial mass density onto a twoqubit processor and using standard pulse techniques to step through the algorithm. New hardware for this system includes the ability to read both qubits at once, effectively reducing the processing time by twofold. Hardware changes also include the use of multiple coils controlled by a single spectrometer and a hardware switch. New software includes a top level control system for the spectrometer for quick experimental configuration as well as configurable modeling software to verify results. Results are presented here from a system with the final software implementations and the two channel spectrometer configuration run on a single prototype coil. Progress towards the final multi-coil implementation is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-455
Number of pages23
JournalQuantum Information Processing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2005

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to acknowledge his indebtedness to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and their support of the Quantum Computation for Physical Modeling theme. Long-term support was provided through the Computational Mathematics Program of the AFOSR for algorithm development research beginning in 1992 under the Novel Strategies for Parallel Computing Initiative at the Air Force Research Laboratory.


  • Diffusion equation
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum information processing
  • Quantum lattice gas


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