Two fully-connected trapped-ion processors and a few application experiments
Quantinuum has constructed two generations of QCCD (quantum charge-coupled device) quantum processors. These processors use trapped-ions for qubits and sympathetic cooling, and shuttling operations to achieve high-fidelity gating operations on individual qubits and between any pair of qubits – making them fully-connected. In this talk, I’ll go over our efforts to rigorously benchmark the performance of these machines, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. I’ll also give a brief survey of our efforts toward near-term quantum advantage and quantum error correction. Finally, I’ll sketch out some technology development efforts aimed at scaling these processors and the implications for future devices.
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