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Research Description

Both laser-cooled atomic ions and neutral atoms in electromagnetic traps provide pristine quantum systems that can be engineered from the ground up to an unprecedented level of control. Atoms interacting with lasers offer unmatched coherence properties, deterministic entanglement generation and nearly perfect detection of individual quantum systems. In our lab we will use trapped ions and neutral atoms to assemble atom-by-atom quantum systems whose parameters can be tailored microscopically to investigate unexplored quantum many-body phenomena and tackle new ways of processing quantum information.

Selected Publications


Dissipative Floquet Dynamics: from Steady State to Measurement Induced Criticality in Trapped-ion Chains:
Piotr Sierant, Giuliano Chiriacò, Federica M. Surace, Shraddha Sharma, Xhek Turkeshi, Marcello Dalmonte, Rosario Fazio, Guido Pagano, arXiv: 2107.05669 (2021).

Observation of Stark many-body localization without disorder: W. Morong, F. Liu, P. Becker, K. S. Collins, L. Feng, A. Kyprianidis, G. Pagano, T. You, A. V. Gorshkov, C. Monroe, Nature (accepted, 2021).

Programmable Quantum Simulations of Spin Systems with Trapped Ions:
C. Monroe, W. C. Campbell, L.-M. Duan, Z.-X. Gong, A. V. Gorshkov, P. Hess, R. Islam, K. Kim, G. Pagano, P. Richerme, C. Senko, N. Y. Yao, Review of Modern Physics, 93, 025001 (2021).

Observation of a prethermal discrete time crystal,
A. Kyprianidis, F. Machado, W. Morong, P. Becker, K. S. Collins, D. V. Else, L. Feng, P. W. Hess, C. Nayak, G. Pagano, N. Y. Yao, C. Monroe, Science 372, 1192 (2021).

Domain Wall Confinement and Dynamics in a Quantum Simulator,
W. L. Tan, P. Becker, F. Liu, G. Pagano, K. S. Collins, A. De, L. Feng, H. B. Kaplan, A. Kyprianidis, R. Lundgren, W. Morong, S. Whitsitt, A. V. Gorshkov, C. Monroe, Nature Physics 17, 742 (2021).


Quantum Approximate Optimization with a Trapped-Ion Quantum Simulator
G. Pagano, A. Bapat, P. Becker, K. S. Collins, A. De, P. W. Hess, H. B. Kaplan, A. Kyprianidis, W. L. Tan, C. Baldwin, L. T. Brady, A. Deshpande, F. Liu, S. Jordan, A. V. Gorshkov, C. Monroe, Proc. Natl. Ac. Sci., 2006, 373117 (2020).

Efficient ground-state cooling of large trapped-ion chains with an EIT tripod scheme: L. Feng, W. L. Tan, A. De, A. Menon, A.Chu, G. Pagano, C. Monroe, Physical Review Letters, 125, 053001 (2020).

Towards analog quantum simulations of lattice gauge theories with trapped ions: Z. Davoudi, M. Hafezi, C. Monroe, G. Pagano, A. Seif, A. Shaw, Physical Review Research, 2, 023015 (2020).

Many-Body Dephasing in a Trapped-Ion Quantum Simulator:
H. B. Kaplan, L. Guo, W. L. Tan, A. De, F. Marquardt, G. Pagano, C. Monroe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 120605, (2020).