Mixed dynamical decoupling

Genko T. Genov*, Nati Aharon, Fedor Jelezko, Alex Retzker

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We propose a scheme for mixed dynamical decoupling (MDD), where we combine continuous dynamical decoupling with robust sequences of phased pulses. Specifically, we use two fields for decoupling, where the first continuous driving field creates dressed states that are robust to environmental noise. Then, a second field implements a robust sequence of phased pulses to perform inversions of the dressed qubits, thus achieving robustness to amplitude fluctuations of both fields. We show that MDD outperforms standard concatenated continuous dynamical decoupling in realistic numerical simulations for dynamical decoupling in NV centers in diamond. Finally, we also demonstrate how our technique can be utilized for improved sensing.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number035010
JournalQuantum Science and Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2019

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  • coherent control
  • dynamical decoupling
  • quantum memory
  • quantum sensing


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