Jul 17 – 22, 2022
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
America/Toronto timezone

Aquila: a field-programmable atom array on the cloud

Jul 18, 2022, 5:00 PM
1h 30m
Hart House (Hart House)

Hart House

Hart House

7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Poster presentation Trapped ions, Rydberg atoms, and cold plasmas Poster session


Neutral atom arrays, trapped and arranged using optical tweezers and interacting with each other when excited to Rydberg states, constitute a rapidly evolving platform for quantum simulation and quantum computation. QuEra Inc. presents Aquila: a 256-qubit cloud-accessible machine, with a connectivity that is programmable by the user via their arrangement in 2D, enabling the encoding of problems ranging from quantum simulation to combinatorial optimization. A global drive to the Rydberg state is also programmable, lending itself to a variety of protocols ranging from collective gate pulses to adiabatic state preparation. Finally, a programmable pattern of local detunings of the Rydberg drive offers a degree of individual addressability for state preparation and optimization over weighted graphs. The field-programmable nature of the Aquila platform makes it a very versatile platform for NISQ-era applications, as well as a versatile testbed for developments towards a fully-controllable neutral atom quantum computer.

Presenter name Alexei Bylinskii
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Primary authors

Dr Alexei Bylinskii (QuEra Computing Inc.) Dr Alexander Keesling (QuEra Computing Inc.) Dr Nathan Gemelke (QuEra Computing Inc.) Dr Florian Huber (QuEra Computing Inc.) Dr Alexander Lukin (QuEra Computing Inc.) Dr Jesse Amato-Grill (QuEra Computing Inc.) Dr Sergio Cantu (QuEra Computing Inc.) Dr Boris Braverman (QuEra Computing Inc.)

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