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Nb/a-Si/Nb-junction Josephson-based arbitrary waveform synthesizers for quantum information

February 24, 2023
David Olaya, John Biesecker, Manuel Castellanos Beltran, Adam Sirois, Paul Dresselhaus, Samuel P. Benz, Pete Hopkins, Logan Howe
We demonstrate Josephson arbitrary waveform synthesizers (JAWS) with increased operating temperature range for temperatures below 4 K. These JAWS synthesizers were fabricated with externally-shunted Nb/a-Si/Nb junctions whose critical current exhibits

Measurement Challenges for Scaling Superconductor-based Quantum Computers

June 23, 2022
Pete Hopkins, Manuel Castellanos Beltran, John Biesecker, Paul Dresselhaus, Anna Fox, Logan Howe, David Olaya, Adam Sirois, Dylan Williams, Samuel P. Benz, Alirio De Jesus Soares Boaventura, Justus Brevik
Global investment in the research and development of quantum information systems by industry, government, and academic institutions continues to accelerate and is expected to reach over $16B by 2027 [1]. Systems based on optical photons, atoms or ions

Digital Control of Superconducting Qubit Using a Josephson Pulse Generator at 3K

March 25, 2022
Logan Howe, Manuel Castellanos Beltran, Adam Sirois, David Olaya, John Biesecker, Paul Dresselhaus, Samuel P. Benz, Pete Hopkins
Scaling of quantum computers to fault-tolerant levels relies critically on the integration of energy-efficient, stable, and reproducible qubit control and readout electronics. In comparison to traditional semiconductor-control electronics (TSCE) located at

Single-Flux-Quantum Multiplier Circuits for Synthesizing Gigahertz Waveforms With Quantum-Based Accuracy

February 3, 2021
Manuel C. Castellanos Beltran, David I. Olaya, Adam J. Sirois, Christine A. Donnelly, Paul Dresselhaus, Samuel Benz, Peter F. Hopkins
We designed, simulated, and experimentally demonstrated components for a microwave frequency digital-to-analog converter (DAC) based on rapid single flux quantum (RSFQ) circuits and a superconducting amplifier based on SQUID stacks. These are key

Josephson Microwave Sources Applied to Quantum Information Systems

December 18, 2020
Adam J. Sirois, Manuel C. Castellanos Beltran, Anna E. Fox, Samuel P. Benz, Peter F. Hopkins
Quantum computers with thousands or millions of qubits will require a scalable solution for qubit control and readout electronics. Colocating these electronics at millikelvin temperatures has been proposed and demonstrated, but there exist significant

Stacked Josephson Junctions as inductors for SFQ circuits

February 11, 2019
Manuel C. Castellanos Beltran, David I. Olaya, Adam J. Sirois, Paul D. Dresselhaus, Samuel P. Benz, Peter F. Hopkins
In order for Single Flux Quantum (SFQ) circuits to be scaled to densities needed for large-scale integration, typical lithographically-patterned circuit components should be made to be as compact as possible. In this work, we characterize the performance

Scalable, High-Speed, Digital Single-Flux-Quantum Circuits at NIST

June 11, 2017
Pete Hopkins, Manuel Castellanos Beltran, Christine A. Donnelly, Paul Dresselhaus, David Olaya, Adam Sirois, Samuel P. Benz
We describe NIST's capabilities for designing and fabricating niobium-based single-flux quantum (SFQ) digital and mixed-signal circuits and show test results of our first circuits. We have assembled a package of software design tools that are readily

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

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

Introduction of a DC Bias into a High-Q Superconducting Microwave Cavity

March 31, 2011
Rimberg J. Alex, Fei Chen, Adam J. Sirois, Raymond Simmonds
We report a technique for applying a dc voltage or current bias to the center conductor of a high-quality factor superconducting microwave cavity without significantly disturbing selected cavity modes. This is accomplished by incorporating dc bias lines

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

Frequency-Tunable Josephson Junction Resonator for Quantum Computing

June 23, 2007
Kevin Osborn, Joshua Strong, Adam J. Sirois, Raymond W. Simmonds
We have fabricated and measured a high-Q Josephson junction resonator with a tunable resonance frequency. A dc magnetic flux allows the resonance frequency to be changed by over 10%. Weak coupling to the environment allows a quality factor of 7000 in the