Storing entanglement of nuclear spins via Uhrig dynamical decoupling Academic Article uri icon


  • Stroboscopic spin flips have already been shown to prolong the coherence times of quantum systems under noisy environments. Uhrig's dynamical decoupling scheme provides an optimal sequence for a quantum system interacting with a dephasing bath. Several experimental demonstrations have already verified the efficiency of such dynamical decoupling schemes in preserving single-qubit coherences. In this work we describe the experimental study of Uhrig's dynamical decoupling in preserving two-qubit entangled states using an ensemble of spin-1/2 nuclear pairs in solution state. We find that the performance of odd-order Uhrig sequences in preserving entanglement is superior to both even-order Uhrig sequences and periodic spin-flip sequences. We also find that there exists an optimal order of the Uhrig sequence in which a singlet state can be stored at high correlation for about 30 seconds. 2011 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Roy, S. S., Mahesh, T. S., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Roy, Soumya Singha||Mahesh, TS||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • June 2011