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Topologically protected quantum state transfer in a chiral spin liquid

Yao, N. Y. and Laumann, C. R. and Gorshkov, A. V. and Weimer, H. and Jiang, L. and Cirac, J. I. and Zoller, P. and Lukin, M. D. (2013) Topologically protected quantum state transfer in a chiral spin liquid. Nature Communications, 4 (3). Art. No. 1585. ISSN 2041-1723. doi:10.1038/ncomms2531.

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Topology plays a central role in ensuring the robustness of a wide variety of physical phenomena. Notable examples range from the current-carrying edge states associated with the quantum Hall and the quantum spin Hall effects to topologically protected quantum memory and quantum logic operations. Here we propose and analyse a topologically protected channel for the transfer of quantum states between remote quantum nodes. In our approach, state transfer is mediated by the edge mode of a chiral spin liquid. We demonstrate that the proposed method is intrinsically robust to realistic imperfections associated with disorder and decoherence. Possible experimental implementations and applications to the detection and characterization of spin liquid phases are discussed.

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Jiang, L.0000-0002-0000-9342
Cirac, J. I.0000-0003-3359-1743
Lukin, M. D.0000-0002-8658-1007
Additional Information:© 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Received 6 Sep 2012; Accepted 20 Jan 2013; Published 12 Mar 2013. We gratefully acknowledge conversations with T. Kitagawa, S. Bennett, P. Maurer, E. Altman, E. Demler, S. Sachdev, M. Freedman and J. Preskill. This work was supported, in part, by the NSF, DOE (FG02-97ER25308), CUA, DARPA, AFOSR MURI, NIST, Lawrence Golub Fellowship, Lee A. DuBridge Foundation, the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, IQIM and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. H.W. was supported by the National Science Foundation through a grant for the Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and by a fellowship within the Postdoc Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Author contributions: All authors contributed extensively to all aspects of this work.
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Department of Energy (DOE)FG02-97ER25308
Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold AtomsUNSPECIFIED
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)UNSPECIFIED
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)UNSPECIFIED
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Lee A. DuBridge FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Sherman Fairchild FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)UNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:Yao, N. Y. et al. Topologically protected quantum state transfer in a chiral spin liquid. Nat. Commun. 4:1585 doi: 10.1038/ncomms2531 (2013)
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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