Welcome to the Laboratory for Quantum Information with Trapped Ions (QITI) of Prof. K. Rajibul Islam! We are a predominantly experimental research group at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Laser-cooled trapped ions are among the most pristine and controllable quantum systems. Research performed in Prof. Islam’s group is currently focused on the following:

  • Quantum simulation: The QITI laboratory is building a programmable trapped-ion quantum simulator with 171Yb+ qubits, with optical controls at the level of individual ions for studying problems in quantum many-body physics and computation.
  • QuantumION: In collaboration with Prof. Crystal Senko’s group and supported by Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) , we are building an open-access, remotely operable trapped-ion quantum computer (QuantumION). The hardware is based on up to sixteen 133Ba+ ion-qubits.
  • Quantum simulation algorithms: We research on classical and quantum algorithms to make quantum simulation more efficient, e.g. by using modern machine learning methods. We collaborate with the Perimeter Institute Quantum Intelligence Laboratory

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We acknowledge financial support from University of Waterloo, NSERC, Government of Ontario, US ARO, and Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT, CFREF).

Recent News

14 Aug, 2020 - Manas defends his MSc thesis!

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Recent Publications

Experimental and theoretical investigations of radio-frequency and optical trapping potentials for atomic ions

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Machine learning design of a trapped-ion quantum spin simulator

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Holographic Optical Manipulation of Trapped Ions for Quantum Simulation

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IQC - Quantum Nano Centre, University of Waterloo