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Refocusing two qubit gates with measurements for trapped ions

Research paper by Tuvia Gefen, Daniel Cohen, Itsik Cohen, Alex Retzker

Indexed on: 20 Apr '16Published on: 20 Apr '16Published in: Quantum Physics



Abstract

Dynamical decoupling techniques are the method of choice for increasing gate fidelities. While these methods have produced very impressive results in terms of decreasing local noise and increasing the fidelities of single qubit operations, dealing with the noise of two qubit gates has proven more challenging. The main obstacle is that the noise time scale is shorter than the two qubit gate itself so that refocusing methods do not work. We present a measurement and feedback based method to refocus two qubit gates which cannot be refocused by conventional methods. We analyze in detail this method for an error model which is relevant for trapped ions quantum information.