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David DiVincenzo

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David P. DiVincenzo (born 1959) is an American theoretical physicist. He is the director of the Institute of Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Peter Grünberg Institute in Jülich and Professor at the Institute for Quantum Information at RWTH Aachen University. With Daniel Loss (at the University of Basel), he proposed the Loss-DiVincenzo quantum computer in 1997,[2] which would use electron spins in quantum dots as qubits.[3]


In 1996, during his research at IBM, he published a paper "Topics in Quantum Computing"[4] which outlined the 5 minimal requirements he predicted were necessary for creating a quantum computer. It has since become known as the "DiVincenzo Criteria"[5][6][7][8] and has influenced much of the experimental research into developing a working quantum computer.[9]

The DiVincenzo Criteria that a quantum computer implementation must satisfy are as follows:[10]

  1. A scalable physical system with well-characterized qubits,
  2. The ability to initialize the state of the qubits to a simple fiducial state, such as to ,
  3. A "universal" set of quantum gates,
  4. Long relevant decoherence times, much longer than the gate-operation time,
  5. A qubit-specific measurement capability.

For quantum communication, the act of transmitting intact qubits from place to place, two additional criteria must be satisfied:

        6. The ability to interconvert stationary and flying qubits, and
        7. The ability to transmit flying qubits between distant locations.

See also


  1. ^ Alexander von Humboldt Professorship – Award Winners 2011
  2. ^ D. Loss and D. P. DiVincenzo, "Quantum computation with quantum dots", Phys. Rev. A 57, p120 (1998); on in Jan. 1997
  3. ^ Hellemans, Alexander (2 October 2015). "David DiVincenzo on his Tenure at IBM and the Future of Quantum Computing". IEEE Spectrum. Retrieved 14 December 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ DiVincenzo, David (16 December 1996). "TOPICS IN QUANTUM COMPUTERS". Mesoscopic Electron Transport. arXiv:cond-mat/9612126.
  5. ^ "Proposed modular quantum computer architecture offers scalability to large numbers of qubits". Retrieved 2015-12-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Langford, N. K.; Ramelow, S.; Prevedel, R.; Munro, W. J.; Milburn, G. J.; Zeilinger, A. (2011-10-20). "Efficient quantum computing using coherent photon conversion". Nature. 478 (7369): 360–363. arXiv:1106.1992. Bibcode:2011Natur.478..360L. doi:10.1038/nature10463. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 21993627.
  7. ^ Azuma, Koji; Tamaki, Kiyoshi; Lo, Hoi-Kwong (2015-04-15). "All-photonic quantum repeaters". Nature Communications. 6: 6787. arXiv:1309.7207. Bibcode:2015NatCo...6E6787A. doi:10.1038/ncomms7787. PMC 4410623. PMID 25873153.
  8. ^ "A Blueprint for Building a Quantum Computer". Retrieved 2015-12-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Pérez-Delgado, Carlos A.; Kok, Pieter (2011-01-13). "Quantum computers: Definition and implementations". Physical Review A. 83 (1): 012303. arXiv:0906.4344. Bibcode:2011PhRvA..83a2303P. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.83.012303.
  10. ^ DiVincenzo, David P. (2000). "The Physical Implementation of Quantum Computation". Fortschritte der Physik. 48 (9–11): 771–783. arXiv:quant-ph/0002077. Bibcode:2000ForPh..48..771D. doi:10.1002/1521-3978(200009)48:9/11<771::aid-prop771>;2-e. ISSN 0015-8208.

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