Wirebond crosstalk and cavity modes in large chip mounts for superconducting qubits

Wenner, J. et al. (2011) Wirebond crosstalk and cavity modes in large chip mounts for superconducting qubits. Superconductor Science and Technology, 24(6), 065001. (doi:10.1088/0953-2048/24/6/065001)

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We analyze the performance of a microwave chip mount that uses wirebonds to connect the chip and mount grounds. A simple impedance ladder model predicts that transmission crosstalk between two feedlines falls off exponentially with distance at low frequencies, but rises to near unity above a resonance frequency set by the chip to ground capacitance. Using SPICE simulations and experimental measurements of a scale model, the basic predictions of the ladder model were verified. In particular, by decreasing the capacitance between the chip and box grounds, the resonance frequency increased and transmission decreased. This model then influenced the design of a new mount that improved the isolation to − 65 dB at 6 GHz, even though the chip dimensions were increased to 1 cm × 1 cm, three times as large as our previous devices. We measured a coplanar resonator in this mount as preparation for larger qubit chips, and were able to identify cavity, slotline, and resonator modes.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Weides, Professor Martin
Authors: Wenner, J., Neeley, M., Bialczak, R. C., Lenander, M., Lucero, E., O’Connell, A.D., Sank, D., Wang, H., Weides, M., Cleland, A.N., and Martinis, J. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Superconductor Science and Technology
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN (Online):1361-6668

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