Storage ring as a platform for large-scale quantum computers and simulators
Boris Blinov, University of Washington
We evaluate the possibility of constructing a large-scale storage-ring-type ion-trap system capable of storing, cooling, and controlling a large number (~ 100,000) of ions as a platform for scalable quantum computing and quantum simulations. In such a trap, the ions form a crystalline beam moving along a circular path with a constant velocity determined by the frequency and intensity of the cooling lasers. The challenge of creating this large-scale quantum system while maintaining the necessary coherence of the qubits and the high fidelity of quantum logic operations is significant. Thus, performing analog quantum simulations may be an achievable initial goal for such a device.