Quantum simulation of spin models on an arbitrary lattice with trapped ions

@article{Korenblit2012QuantumSO,
  title={Quantum simulation of spin models on an arbitrary lattice with trapped ions},
  author={Simcha Korenblit and Dvir Kafri and Wes Campbell and Rajibul Islam and Emily E. Edwards and Zhe-Xuan Gong and Guin-Dar Lin and Luming Duan and Jaewan Kim and K. W. Kim and Christopher R. Monroe},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={095024-095024}
}
A collection of trapped atomic ions represents one of the most attractive platforms for the quantum simulation of interacting spin networks and quantum magnetism. Spin-dependent optical dipole forces applied to an ion crystal create long-range effective spin–spin interactions and allow the simulation of spin Hamiltonians that possess nontrivial phases and dynamics. Here we show how the appropriate design of laser fields can provide for arbitrary multidimensional spin–spin interaction graphs… 
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