Making qubits from a free electron

Supervisor(s):Prof. Ido Kaminar

Abstract:

Recent preliminary discoveries in our group show that it is possible to implement a single qubit on a single free electron using electron-laser interactions. This work aims to explore the prospects of processing quantum information on free electrons, suggesting a new and promising implementation for a quantum computer, using the infrastructure of the Ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscope (UTEM).
Based on the students’ background and preference, the project can concentrate on the theory side, building the foundations for free electron quantum computing, or on the experimental side, working with the group’s UTEM to plan and conduct experiments showing quantum information processing with free electrons.