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Postdoctoral positions in trapped Rydberg ion experiments (quantum computing / cryo)

Trapped ion quantum technologies group, Stockholm University

The Trapped Ion Quantum Technology group at Stockholm University invites applications for two postdoctoral positions on our trapped Rydberg ion
experiments. The first position is to work on a room-temperature experimental setup to investigate Rydberg physics and perform quantum gates in longer ion
strings, the second position is to set up a novel cryogenic Rydberg ion trap experiment. Closing date for both position is 31 March 2022.
Trapped Rydberg ions are a new system for quantum computation. By laser pulses the ions’ outermost electron is excited to a high-lying Rydberg orbital [1]. Such Rydberg ions are million times bigger than ions in the ground state, and due to their size obtain very peculiar properties. Trapped ions can be entangled via a strong Rydberg interaction in less than a microsecond [2]. This method supports fast entangling gates in large ions crystals, thus enabling a fast trapped ion quantum computer or quantum simulator.
For more information please visit our group website
( and/or contact Assoc. Prof. Markus Hennrich .
[1] Higgins, et al., Coherent control of a single trapped Rydberg ion, Physical Review Letters 119 (22), 220501 (2017).
[2] Zhang, et al., Submicrosecond entangling gate between trapped ions via Rydberg interaction, Nature 580, 345 (2020).

How to apply

Links to the official job announcment on our website. Closing date is 31 March 2022.

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Published on March 16, 2022

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