Kenneth R Brown

Kenneth R Brown

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Associate Professor of Chemistry (Secondary)

Associate Professor of Physics (Secondary)

Office Location: 
701 W Main St, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 
(919) 660-1376

Overview

Prof. Brown's research interest is the control of quantum systems for both understanding the natural world and developing new technologies. His current research areas are the development of robust quantum computers and the study of molecular properties at cold and ultracold temperatures.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 2003

  • B.S., University Puget Sound 1998

Brown, K. R., et al. “Co-designing a scalable quantum computer with trapped atomic ions.” Npj Quantum Information, vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1038/npjqi.2016.34. Full Text

Rugango, Rene, et al. Trapping and Sympathetic Cooling of Boron Ions. 2016.

Delaubenfels, T. E., et al. “Modulating carrier and sideband coupling strengths in a standing-wave gate beam.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 92, no. 6, Dec. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.92.061402. Full Text

Khanyile, Ncamiso B., et al. “Observation of vibrational overtones by single-molecule resonant photodissociation..” Nature Communications, vol. 6, July 2015. Epmc, doi:10.1038/ncomms8825. Full Text

Rugango, R., et al. “Sympathetic cooling of molecular ion motion to the ground state.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 17, Mar. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/3/035009. Full Text

Gutiérrez, M., and K. R. Brown. “Comparison of a quantum error-correction threshold for exact and approximate errors.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 91, no. 2, Feb. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.91.022335. Full Text

Trout, C. J., and K. R. Brown. “Magic state distillation and gate compilation in quantum algorithms for quantum chemistry.” International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, vol. 115, no. 19, Jan. 2015, pp. 1296–304. Scopus, doi:10.1002/qua.24856. Full Text

Merrill, J. T., et al. “Transformed composite sequences for improved qubit addressing.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 90, no. 4, Oct. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.90.040301. Full Text

Kabytayev, C., et al. “Robustness of composite pulses to time-dependent control noise.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 90, no. 1, July 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.90.012316. Full Text

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