Infrared-dressed entanglement of cold open-shell polar molecules for universal matchgate quantum computing

Felipe Herrera, Yudong Cao, Sabre Kais, K. Birgitta Whaley

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Implementing a scalable quantum information processor using polar molecules in optical lattices requires precise control over the long-range dipole-dipole interaction between molecules in selected lattice sites. We present here a scheme using trapped open-shell Ó 2 polar molecules that allows dipolar exchange processes between nearest and next-nearest neighbors to be controlled in order to construct a generalized transverse Ising spin Hamiltonian with tunable XX, YY and XY couplings in the rotating frame of the driving lasers. The scheme requires a moderately strong bias magnetic field together with near-infrared light to provide local tuning of the qubit energy gap, and mid-infrared pulses to perform rotational state transfer via stimulated Raman adiabatic passage. No interaction between qubits occurs in the absence of the infrared driving. We analyze the fidelity of the resulting two-qubit matchgate, and demonstrate its robustness as a function of the driving parameters. We discuss a realistic application of the system for universal matchgate quantum computing in optical lattices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075001
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014



  • cold molecules
  • quantum computing
  • quantum control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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