University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
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Quantum physics promises a large enhancement in the performance of some next-generation devices, like sensors and computers. Such improvements help coping with the ever-more demanding tasks that we, the users, want them to carry out. Trapped ions offer a mature platform for diverse quantum applications, but this scheme, like any other, is limited by state-of-the-art technology and the imagination of the experimentalists. I will present a brief introduction to the field of ion traps for Quantum Information Processing, with focus on Paul traps and Doppler cooling, and then talk about how we attack one of our biggest challenges: The scalability of the trapped-ion system, by using a programmable hologram.
For anyone that's interested in hearing about what opportunities a physics education can grant you beyond academia, and how you can best utilize your education, then this will be a great talk to attend.
This talk is geared toward an upper year audience; as always, everyone is welcome to attend.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.