Chapter 22. Could We Quantum Compute with Electrons on Helium?

  1. Prof. Dr. Samuel L. Braunstein3,
  2. Dr. Hoi-Kwong Lo4 and
  3. Pieter Kok Assistant Editor3
  1. M. J. Lea1,
  2. P. G. Frayne1 and
  3. Yu. Mukharsky2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603182.ch22

Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization

Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization

How to Cite

Lea, M. J., Frayne, P. G. and Mukharsky, Yu. (2000) Could We Quantum Compute with Electrons on Helium?, in Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization (eds S. L. Braunstein, H.-K. Lo and P. Kok), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603182.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Wales, Bangor, UK

  2. 4

    MagiQ Technologies, Inc., New York, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 OEX, UK

  2. 2

    CEA, Saclay, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 DEC 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527403219

Online ISBN: 9783527603183

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Keywords:

  • quantum computation;
  • quantum computing;
  • electrons on helium

Summary

Phil Platzman and Mark Dykman have recently suggested (Science 284 (1999) 1967) that electrons on the surface of liquid helium could form a set of interacting quantum bits (qubits) and, in principle, act as the basis for a quantum computer. This paper evaluates their proposal and discusses the technical and experimental challenges in implementing such a system.