Coherent manipulation of coupled Josephson charge qubits

Pashkin, Yuri and Yamamoto, T. and Astafiev, Oleg V. and Nakamura, Y. and Averin, D. V. and Tilma, T. and Nori, F. and Tsai, Jaw-Shen (2005) Coherent manipulation of coupled Josephson charge qubits. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 426-43 (2). pp. 1552-1560. ISSN 0921-4534

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Abstract

We have analyzed and measured the quantum coherent dynamics of a circuit containing two-coupled superconducting charge qubits. Each qubit is based on a Cooper pair box connected to a reservoir electrode through a Josephson junction. Two qubits are coupled electrostatically by a small island overlapping both Cooper pair boxes. Quantum state manipulation of the qubit circuit is done by applying non-adiabatic voltage pulses to the common gate. We read out each qubit by means of probe electrodes connected to Cooper pair boxes through high-Ohmic tunnel junctions. With such a setup, the measured pulse-induced probe currents are proportional to the probability for each qubit to have an extra Cooper pair after the manipulation. As expected from theory and observed experimentally, the measured pulse-induced current in each probe has two frequency components whose position on the frequency axis can be externally controlled. This is a result of the inter-qubit coupling which is also responsible for the avoided level crossing that we observed in the qubits’ spectra. Our simulations show that in the absence of decoherence and with a rectangular pulse shape, the system remains entangled most of the time reaching maximally entangled states at certain instances.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3104
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 84741
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2017 10:26
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 05:17
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/84741

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