Physical Review Letters
We demonstrate the advantages of randomization in coherent quantum dynamical control. For systems which are either time-varying or require decoupling cycles involving a large number of operations, we find that simple randomized protocols offer superior convergence and stability as compared to deterministic counterparts. In addition, we show how randomization may allow us to outperform purely deterministic schemes at long times, including combinatorial and concatenated methods. General criteria for optimally interpolating between deterministic and stochastic design are proposed and illustrated in explicit decoupling scenarios relevant to quantum information storage.
Santos, Lea F. and Viola, Lorenza, "Enhanced Convergence and Robust Performance of Randomized Dynamical Decoupling" (2006). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 2011.