Reduced phase error through optimized control of a superconducting qubit

Lucero, E. et al. (2010) Reduced phase error through optimized control of a superconducting qubit. Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 82(4), 042339. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.82.042339)

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Minimizing phase and other errors in experimental quantum gates allows higher fidelity quantum processing. To quantify and correct for phase errors, in particular, we have developed an experimental metrology—amplified phase error (APE) pulses—that amplifies and helps identify phase errors in general multilevel qubit architectures. In order to correct for both phase and amplitude errors specific to virtual transitions and leakage outside of the qubit manifold, we implement “half derivative,” an experimental simplification of derivative reduction by adiabatic gate (DRAG) control theory. The phase errors are lowered by about a factor of five using this method to ~ 1.6 ∘ per gate, and can be tuned to zero. Leakage outside the qubit manifold, to the qubit | 2 ⟩ state, is also reduced to ~ 10 − 4 for 20 % faster gates.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Weides, Professor Martin
Authors: Lucero, E., Kelly, J., Bialczak, R. C., Lenander, M., Mariantoni, M., Neeley, M., O’Connell, A. D., Sank, D., Wang, H., Weides, M., Wenner, J., Yamamoto, T., Cleland, A. N., and Martinis, J. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1094-1622
Published Online:29 October 2010

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