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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: 273–275

MEMS-based optical beam steering system for quantum information processing in two-dimensional atomic systems

Caleb Knoernschild, Changsoon Kim, Bin Liu, Felix P. Lu, and Jungsang Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 273-275 (2008)

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To provide scalability to quantum information processors utilizing trapped atoms or ions as quantum bits (qubits), the capability to address multiple individual qubits in a large array is needed. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology can be used to create a flexible and scalable optical system to direct the necessary laser beams to multiple qubit locations. We developed beam steering optics using controllable MEMS mirrors that enable one laser beam to address multiple qubit locations in a two-dimensional trap lattice. MEMS mirror settling times of 10 μ s were demonstrated, which allow for fast access time between qubits.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.6750) Integrated optics : Systems
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2007
Published: January 30, 2008

Caleb Knoernschild, Changsoon Kim, Bin Liu, Felix P. Lu, and Jungsang Kim, "MEMS-based optical beam steering system for quantum information processing in two-dimensional atomic systems," Opt. Lett. 33, 273-275 (2008)

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