Charles D. Hill

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In drug discovery, there is a clear and urgent need for detection of cell-membrane ion-channel operation with wide-field capability. Existing techniques are generally invasive or require specialized nanostructures. We show that quantum nanotechnology could provide a solution. The nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in nanodiamond is of great interest as a(More)
New magnetometry techniques based on nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defects in diamond allow for the detection of static (dc) and oscillatory (ac) nanoscopic magnetic fields, yet are limited in their ability to detect fields arising from randomly fluctuating (FC) environments. We show here that FC fields restrict dc and ac sensitivities and that probing the NV(More)
Quantum communication typically involves a linear chain of repeater stations, each capable of reliable local quantum computation and connected to their nearest neighbors by unreliable communication links. The communication rate of existing protocols is low as two-way classical communication is used. By using a surface code across the repeater chain and(More)
The exceptionally long quantum coherence times of phosphorus donor nuclear spin qubits in silicon, coupled with the proven scalability of silicon-based nano-electronics, make them attractive candidates for large-scale quantum computing. However, the high threshold of topological quantum error correction can only be captured in a two-dimensional array of(More)
Recent work on fault-tolerant quantum computation making use of topological error correction shows great potential, with the 2d surface code possessing a threshold error rate approaching 1% [1, 2]. However, the 2d surface code requires the use of a complex state distillation procedure to achieve universal quantum computation. The colour code of [3] is a(More)
  • Judith Brinkschulte, C. Denson Hill, Mauro Nacinovich, JUDITH BRINKSCHULTE, MAURO NACINOVICH
  • 2001
In this paper, we consider the boundary M of a weakly pseudoconvex domain in a Stein manifold. We point out a striking difference between the local cohomology and the global cohomology of M, and illustrate this with an example. We also discuss the first and second Cousin problems, and the strong Poincaré problem for CR meromorphic functions on the weakly(More)
There are many cases where the interaction between two qubits is not precisely known, but single-qubit operations are available. In this Letter we show how, regardless of an incomplete knowledge of the strength or form of the interaction between two qubits, it is often possible to construct a controlled-NOT gate which has arbitrarily high fidelity. In(More)
Here we show a mapping between waveguide theory and spin-chain transport, opening an alternative approach to solid-state quantum information transport. By applying temporally varying control profiles to a spin chain, we design a virtual waveguide or "spin guide" to conduct spin excitations along defined space-time trajectories of the chain. We show that the(More)
  • Judith Brinkschulte, C. Denson Hill, Mauro Nacinovich, MAURO NACINOVICH
  • 2001
It is necessary to make two tiny corrections in [BHN]. This is because the last two authors, having become aware of some inconsistencies in [HN1], have repaired the situation in [HN2], but the results they obtained are slightly different than what was originally claimed. Namely, for local results, it is important to make a distinction between the vanishing(More)