# Quantum Computations with Cold Trapped Ions.

@article{Cirac1995QuantumCW, title={Quantum Computations with Cold Trapped Ions.}, author={Cirac and Zoller}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={1995}, volume={74 20}, pages={ 4091-4094 } }

A quantum computer can be implemented with cold ions confined in a linear trap and interacting with laser beams. Quantum gates involving any pair, triplet, or subset of ions can be realized by coupling the ions through the collective quantized motion. In this system decoherence is negligible, and the measurement (readout of the quantum register) can be carried out with a high efficiency.

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