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Coherent-state storage and retrieval between superconducting cavities using parametric frequency conversion.

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Author(s)

Adam J. Sirois

Abstract

In superconducting quantum information, machined aluminum superconducting cavities have proven to be a well-controlled, low-dissipation electromagnetic environment for quantum circuits such as qubits. They can possess large internal quality factors, Qint > 10^8 for times far exceeding those of microfabricated circuits. However, in order to be useful as a storage element, these cavities require a fast “read/write” mechanism— in other words, they require tunable coupling between other systems of interest such as other cavity modes and qubits, as well as any associated readout hardware. In this work, we demonstrate these qualities in a simple dual cavity architecture in which a low-Q “readout” mode is parametrically coupled to a high-Q “storage” mode, allowing us to store and retrieve classical information. Specifically, we employ a flux-driven Josephson junction-based coupling scheme to controllably swap coherent states between two cavities, demonstrating full, sequenced control over the coupling rates between modes.
Citation
Applied Physics Letters
Volume
106
Issue
17

Citation

Sirois, A. (2015), Coherent-state storage and retrieval between superconducting cavities using parametric frequency conversion., Applied Physics Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4919759 (Accessed March 2, 2024)
Created March 10, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018