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Versatile parametric coupling between two statically decoupled transmon qubits

May 4, 2023
Xiaoyue Jin, Zachary Parrott, SHLOMI KOTLER, Katarina Cicak, Florent Lecocq, John Teufel, Joe Aumentado, Raymond Simmonds
Parametric coupling is a powerful technique for generating tunable interactions between superconducting circuits using only microwave tones. Here, we present a highly flexible parametric coupling scheme demonstrated with two transmon qubits, which can be

Contactless Excitation of Acoustic Resonance in Thin Wafers

October 4, 2022
Gan Zhai, Yizhou Xin, Cameron Kopas, Ella Lachman, Mark Field, Josh Y Mutus, Katarina Cicak, Joe Aumentado, Zuhawn Sung, William Halperin
Contactless excitation and detection of high harmonic acoustic overtones in a thin single crystal are described using radio frequency spectroscopy techniques. Single crystal [001] silicon wafer samples were investigated, one side covered with a Nb thin

Control and readout of a superconducting qubit using a photonic link

March 24, 2021
Florent Lecocq, Franklyn Quinlan, Katarina Cicak, Joe Aumentado, Scott Diddams, John Teufel
Delivering on the revolutionary promise of a universal quantum computer will require processors with millions of quantum bits (qubits). In superconducting quantum processors, each qubit is individually addressed with microwave signal lines that connect

Demonstration of efficient nonreciprocity in a microwave optomechanical circuit

July 6, 2017
Gabriel A. Peterson, Florent Q. Lecocq, Katarina Cicak, Raymond W. Simmonds, Jose A. Aumentado, John D. Teufel
Abstract The ability to engineer nonreciprocal interactions is an essential tool in modern communication technology as well as a powerful resource for building quantum networks. Aside from large reverse isolation, a nonreciprocal device suitable for

Field Programmable Josephson Amplifier for non-reciprocal microwave signal processing

February 17, 2017
Florent Q. Lecocq, Leonardo Ranzani, Gabriel A. Peterson, Katarina Cicak, Raymond W. Simmonds, John D. Teufel, Jose A. Aumentado
We report on the design and implementation of a Field Programmable Josephson Amplifier (FPJA) - a compact and lossless superconducting circuit that can be programmed in-situ by a set of microwave drives to perform reciprocal and non-reciprocal frequency

Optomechanical Raman-Ratio Thermometry

September 9, 2015
Katarina Cicak, Thomas P. Purdy, Pen Li Yu, Nir Kampel, Bob Peterson, Raymond Simmonds, Cindy Regal
The temperature dependence of the asymmetry between Stokes and anti-Stokes Raman scattering can be exploited for self-calibrating, optically-based thermometry. In the context of cavity optomechanics, we observe the cavity-enhanced scattering of light

Tunable Resonant and Nonresonant Interactions between a Phase Qubit and LC Resonator

March 26, 2014
Michael S. Allman, Jed D. Whittaker, Manuel C. Castellanos Beltran, Katarina Cicak, Fabio C. Da Silva, Michael DeFeo, Florent Q. Lecocq, Adam J. Sirois, John D. Teufel, Jose A. Aumentado, Raymond W. Simmonds
We use a flux-biased radio frequency superconducting quantum interference device (rf SQUID) with an embedded flux-biased direct current SQUID to generate strong resonant and nonresonant tunable interactions between a phase qubit and a lumped-element

A phononic bandgap shield for high-Q membrane microresonators

January 15, 2014
Raymond W. Simmonds, P.-L. Yu, Katarina Cicak, N. S. Kampel, Y. Tsaturyan, T. P. Purdy, C. A. Regal
A phononic crystal can control the acoustic coupling between a resonator and its support structure. We micromachine a phononic bandgap shield for high Q silicon nitride membranes and study the driven displacement spectra of the membranes and their support

Dynamical Autler-Townes control of a phase qubit

September 10, 2012
Jian Li, G.S. Paraoanu, Katarina Cicak, Fabio Altomare, Jae Park, Raymond Simmonds, Mika A. Sillanpaa, Pertti Hakonen
We present an experimental demonstration of a phase qubit acting as an on/o® switch for the absorbtion of photons in a probe microwave beam. The switch is controlled by a second control microwave ¯eld. The on/o® states of the qubit are steady states which

Decoherence, Autler-Townes effect, and dark states in two-tone driving of a three-level superconducting system

September 30, 2011
Jian Li, G.S. Paraoanu, Katarina Cicak, Fabio Altomare, Jae Park, Raymond Simmonds, Mika A. Sillanpaa, Pertti Hakonen
We present a detailed theoretical and experimental study of a multi-level quantum system coupled to two radiation ¯elds and subject to decoherence. We concentrate on an e®ect known from quantum optics as the Autler-Townes splitting, which has been recently

Sideband cooling of micromechanical motion to the quantum ground state

July 6, 2011
John Teufel, Tobias Donner, Dale Li, Michael S. Allman, Katarina Cicak, Adam Sirois, Jed D. Whittaker, Konrad Lehnert, Raymond Simmonds
The advent of laser cooling techniques revolutionized the study of many atomic-scale systems, fuelling progress towards quantum computing with trapped ions and generating new states of matter with Bose–Einstein condensates. Analogous cooling techniques can

Circuit cavity electromechanics in the strong-coupling regime

March 9, 2011
John Teufel, Dale Li, Michael S. Allman, Katarina Cicak, Adam Sirois, Jed D. Whittaker, Raymond Simmonds
Demonstrating and exploiting the quantum nature of macroscopic mechanical objects would help us to investigate directly the limitations of quantum-based measurements and quantum information protocols, as well as to test long-standing questions about

Measurement crosstalk between two phase qubits coupled by a coplanar waveguide

September 14, 2010
Fabio Altomare, Katarina Cicak, Mika A. Sillanpaa, Michael S. Allman, Dale Li, Adam J. Sirois, Joshua Strong, Jae Park, Jed D. Whittaker, Raymond W. Simmonds
We investigate measurement crosstalk in a system with two flux-biased phase qubits coupled by a resonant coplanar waveguide cavity. After qubit measurement, the superconducting phase undergoes damped oscillations in a deep anharmonic potential producing a

Tripartite interactions between two phase qubits and a resonant cavity

August 1, 2010
Fabio Altomare, Jae Park, Katarina Cicak, Mika Sillanpaa, Michael S. Allman, Adam J. Sirois, Joshua Strong, Jed D. Whittaker, Raymond Simmonds
The ability to create and manipulate the entanglement of a large number of quantum systems lies at the heart of emerging quantum information technologies. Thus far, multipartite entanglement has been achieved using various forms of quantum bits (qubits)

RFSQUID-Mediated Coherent Tunable Coupling Between a Superconducting Phase Qubit and a Lumped Element Resonator

April 29, 2010
Michael S. Allman, Fabio Altomare, Jed D. Whittaker, Katarina Cicak, Dale Li, Adam J. Sirois, Joshua Strong, John D. Teufel, Raymond W. Simmonds
We demonstrate coherent tunable coupling between a superconducting phase qubit and a lumpedelement resonator. The coupling strength is mediated by a flux-biased rf SQUID operated in the nonhysteretic regime. By tuning the applied flux bias to the rf SQUID

Low-loss superconducting resonant circuits using vacuum-gap -based microwave components

March 4, 2010
Katarina Cicak, Dale Li, Joshua Strong, Michael S. Allman, Fabio Altomare, Adam J. Sirois, Jed D. Whittaker, Raymond W. Simmonds
We have produced high quality resonant microwave circuits through developing a vacuum-gap technology for fabricating lumped-element capacitive and inductive components. We use micromachining to eliminate amorphous dielectric materials leaving vacuum in

Vacuum-Gap Capacitors for Low-Loss Superconducting Resonant Circuits

June 16, 2009
Katarina Cicak, Michael S. Allman, Joshua Strong, Kevin Osborn, Raymond W. Simmonds
Low-loss microwave components are used in many superconducting resonant circuits from multiplexed readouts of low-temperature detector arrays to quantum bits. Two-level system (TLS) defects in amorphous dielectric materials cause excess energy loss. In an

Electromagnetically induced transparency in a superconducting three-level system

April 16, 2009
Mika Sillanpaa, Katarina Cicak, Fabio Altomare, Jae Park, Raymond Simmonds, Jian Li, G. S. Paraoanu, Pertti Hakonen
When a three-level quantum system is irradiated by an intense coupling field resonant with two of the three possible transitions, the resonant absorption of the system from its ground state by an additional radiation field is suppressed. This effect, where

Elimination of two level fluctuators in superconducting quantum bits by an epitaxial tunnel barrier

September 7, 2006
Seongshik Oh, Katarina Cicak, Jeffrey S. Kline, Mika Sillanpaa, Jed D. Whittaker, Raymond W. Simmonds, David P. Pappas, Kevin Osborn
Quantum computing based on Josephson junction technology is considered promising due to its scalable architecture. However, decoherence is a major obstacle. Here, we report evidence for improved Josephson quantum bits qubits using a single-crystal Al2O3

Decoherence in Josephson Qubits from Dielectric Loss

November 16, 2005
John M. Martinis, Ken B. Cooper, Robert Mcdermott, Matthias Steffen, Markus Ansmann, Kevin Osborn, Katarina Cicak, Seongshik Oh, David P. Pappas, Raymond Simmonds, Clare Yu
Dielectric loss from two-level states is shown to be a dominant decoherence source in superconducting quantum bits. Depending on the qubit design, dielectric loss from insulating materials or the tunnel junction can lead to short coherence times. We show

Epitaxial growth of rhenium with sputtering

October 6, 2005
Seongshik Oh, Dustin P. Hite, Katarina Cicak, Kevin Osborn, Raymond W. Simmonds, Robert Mcdermott, Ken B. Cooper, Matthias Steffen, John M. Martinis, David P. Pappas
We have grown epitaxial renium (0001) films on α-Al 2O 3(0001) substrates using sputter deposition in an ultra high vacuum system. We find that better epitaxy is achieved with DC rather than with RF sputtering. With DC sputtering, epitaxy is obtained with

Low-Leakage Superconducting Tunnel Junctions with a Single-Crystal Al2O3 Barrier

September 5, 2005
Seongshik Oh, Katarina Cicak, Kevin Osborn, Raymond Simmonds, David P. Pappas, Robert Mcdermott, Ken B. Cooper, Matthias Steffen, John M. Martinis
We have developed a two-step growth scheme for single-crystal Al2O3 tunnel barriers. The barriers are epitaxially grown on single-crystal rhenium (Re) base electrodes that are grown epitaxially on a sapphire substrate, while polycrystalline Al is used as

Simultaneous state measurement of coupled Josephson phase qubits

February 25, 2005
Robert McDermott, Raymond Simmonds, Matthias Steffen, Ken B. Cooper, Katarina Cicak, Kevin Osborn, Seongshik Oh, David P. Pappas, John M. Martinis
One of the many challenges of building a scalable quantum computer is singleshot measurement of all the quantum bits (qubits). We have used simultaneous single-shot measurement of coupled Josephson phase qubits to directly probe interaction of the qubits