Optimized planar Penning traps for quantum information studies

J. Goldman, G. Gabrielse*

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Single electron qubits are attractive for quantum information processing because they offer, for example, the possibility of extremely long coherence times. For scaling up to a large number of coupled qubits, an array of planar Penning traps is a much more promising option than the cylindrical Penning traps within which one-quantum transitions have been observed. This report summarizes optimized trap configurations, discussed at length in Goldman and Gabrielse (Phys Rev A 81:052335, 2010), which promise to make it possible to realize one-electron qubits in a scalable configuration for the first time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-289
Number of pages11
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Electron trapping
  • Penning trap
  • Quantum computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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