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Condensed Matter/Biophysics Seminar – Constantin Schrade (MIT)
Protected qubits in superconducting circuits
Superconducting circuits are the foundation for impressive progress in quantum computing technology. However, the protection of quantum information in superconducting circuits against environmental noise remains a significant obstacle towards a large-scale quantum computer. Should we keep improving device parameters for resolving this problem, or should we opt for a fundamentally new approach that relies on the same well-developed technology but enables the robust storage of quantum information? In this talk, I will present my work and vision towards the design of a protected superconducting superconductor islands as new circuit elements for reliable quantum information storage. I will then specify the requirements for initialization, read-out, and, most importantly, a universal quantum gate qubit design, and discuss its implementation in a superconducting interference device.
Host: Dominique Laroche