High-fidelity multiqubit Rydberg gates via two-photon adiabatic rapid passage

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We present a robust protocol for implementing high-fidelity multiqubit controlled phase gates (CkZ) on neutral atom qubits coupled to highly excited Rydberg states. Our approach is based on extending adiabatic rapid passage to two-photon excitation via a short-lived intermediate excited state common to alkali-atom Rydberg experiments, accounting for the full impact of spontaneous decay and differential AC Stark shifts from the complete manifold of hyperfine excited states. We evaluate and optimise gate performance, concluding that for Cs and currently available laser frequencies and powers, a CCZ gate with fidelity F > 0.995 for three qubits and CCCZ with F > 0.99 for four qubits is attainable in ∼ 1.8 μs via this protocol. Higher fidelities are accessible with future technologies, and our results highlight the utility of neutral atom arrays for the native implementation of multiqubit unitaries.
Original languageEnglish
Article number045020
Number of pages12
JournalQuantum Science and Technology
Issue number4
Early online date19 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2022


  • Ryberg states
  • alkali-atom Ryberg experiments
  • atom qubits


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