Deterministic Entanglement of Two Trapped Ions

  title={Deterministic Entanglement of Two Trapped Ions},
  author={Quentin A. Turchette and C. S. Wood and B. E. King and Christopher J. Myatt and Dietrich Leibfried and Wayne M. Itano and Christopher R. Monroe and David J. Wineland},
  journal={Physical Review Letters},
We have prepared the internal states of two trapped ions in both the Bell-like singlet and triplet entangled states. In contrast to all other experiments with entangled states of either massive particles or photons, we do this in a deterministic fashion, producing entangled states on demand without selection. The deterministic production of entangled states is a crucial prerequisite for large-scale quantum computation. 

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