Journal Club Archive 2012

Dec. 18, 2012
C. Quintana, K. Petersson, L. McFaul, S. Srinivasan, A. Houck, J. Petta
Cavity-Mediated Entanglement Generation Via Landau-Zener Interferometry,
arXiv:1207.0726 (2012).
Discussion leader: Leo.

Dec. 4, 2012.
Z. Leghtas, G. Kirchmair, B. Vlastakis, R. Schoelkopf, M. Devoret, M. Mirrahimi
Hardware-efficient autonomous quantum error correction,
arXiv:1207.0679 (2012).
Discussion leader: Marcin.

Nov. 27, 2012.
M. Sandberg, M. Vissers, T. Ohki, J. Gao, J. Aumentado, M. Weides, D. Pappas,
Long-lived, radiation-suppressed superconducting quantum bit in a planar geometry,
arXiv:1211.2017 (2012).
Discussion leader: Maryna.

Nov. 20, 2012.
Gerhard Kirchmair, Brian Vlastakis, Zaki Leghtas, Simon E. Nigg, Hanhee Paik, Eran Ginossar, Mazyar Mirrahimi, Luigi Frunzio, S. M. Girvin, R. J. Schoelkopf,
Observation of quantum state collapse and revival due to the single-photon Kerr effect,
arXiv:1211.2228 (2012).
Discussion leader: Diego.

Nov. 13, 2012.
K. Geerlings, Z. Leghtas, I. M. Pop, S. Shankar, L. Frunzio, R. J. Schoelkopf, M. Mirrahimi & M. H. Devoret,
Demonstrating a Driven Reset Protocol of a Superconducting Qubit,
arXiv:1211.0491 (2012)
Discussion leader: Ad.

Oct. 30, 2012.
Discussion on dilution fridges, reading material: Pobell ch 7.

Oct. 23, 2012.
Y. Yin, Y. Chen, D. Sank, P.J.J. O’Malley, T.C. White, R. Barends, J. Kelly, E. Lucero, M. Mariantoni, A. Megrant, C. Neill, A. Vainsencher, J. Wenner, A.N. Korotkov, A.N. Cleland & J.M. Martinis,
Controlled catch and release of microwave photon states,
arXiv:1208.2950.
Discussion leader: Gijs.

Sep. 25, 2012.
S. Ritter, C. Nolleke, C. Hahn, A. Reiserer, A. Neuzner, M. Uphoff, M. Mucke,
E. Figueroa, J. Bochmann & G. Rempe,
An elementary quantum network of single atoms in optical cavities,
Nature 484, 195 (2012).
Discussion leader: Leo.

Sep. 11, 2012.
C. Eichler, C. Lang, J.M. Fink, J. Govenius, S. Filipp, and A. Wallraff,
Observation of Entanglement Between Itinerant Microwave Photons and a Superconducting Qubit,
arXiv:1209.0441.
Discussion leader: Vishal.

Sept. 4, 2012
K.J. Stone, K.G. Megerian, P.K. Day, P.M. Echternach, J. Bueno, and N. Llombart,
Real time quasiparticle tunneling measurements on an illuminated quantum capacitance detector ,
Applied Physics Letters 100, 263509 (2012).
Discussion leader: Pieter.

Aug. 8, 2012
D.H. Slichter, R. Vijay, S.J. Weber, S. Boutin, M. Boissonneault, J.M. Gambetta, A. Blais, and I. Siddiqi,
Measurement-induced qubit state mixing in circuit QED from upconverted dephasing noise ,
arXiv:1206.6946.
Discussion leader: Diego.

Jul. 24, 2012
Tuesday, Jul. 24, at 10 am in F028.
K.W. Murch, U. Vool, D. Zhou, S.J. Weber, S.M. Girvin, and I. Siddiqi,
Cavity-assisted quantum bath engineering ,
arXiv:1207.0053.
Discussion leader: Niels.

Jul. 17, 2012
J.M. Pirkkalainen, S.U. Cho, J. Li, G.S. Paraoanu, P.J. Hakonen, and M.A. Sillanpää,
Hybrid circuit cavity quantum electrodynamics with a micromechanical resonator ,
arXiv:1207.1637.
Discussion leader: Julia.

Jul. 10, 2012
A.P. Sears, A. Petrenko, G. Catelani, L. Sun, H. Paik, G. Kirchmair, L. Frunzio, L.I. Glazman, S.M. Girvin, and R.J. Schoelkopf,
Photon Shot Noise Dephasing in the Strong-Dispersive Limit of Circuit QED ,
arXiv:1206.1265.
Discussion leader: Leo.

Jul. 3, 2012
G. Oelsner, P. Macha, O.V. Astafiev, E. Il’ichev, M. Grajcar, U. Hübner, B.I. Ivanov, P. Neilinger, and H.-G. Meyer,
Dressed-state amplification by a superconducting qubit ,
arXiv:1205.3017.
Discussion leader: Ad.

Jun. 12, 2012
O. Zilberberg, A. Romito, D.J. Starling, G.A. Howland, J.C. Howell, and Y. Gefen,
Null weak values and quantum state discrimination ,
arXiv:1205.3877.
Discussion leader: Marcin.

Jun. 5, 2012
S. Gustavsson, F. Yan, J. Bylander, F. Yoshihara, Y. Nakamura, T.P. Orlando, and W.D. Oliver,
Dynamical decoupling and dephasing in interacting two-level systems ,
arXiv:1204.6377v1.
Discussion leader: Vishal.

May 22, 2012
S. Gustavsson, J. Bylander, F. Yan, P. Forn-Díaz, V. Bolkhovsky, D. Braje, G. Fitch, K. Harrabi, D. Lennon, J. Miloshi, P. Murphy, R. Slattery, S. Spector, B. Turek, T. Weir, P.B. Welander, F. Yoshihara, D.G. Cory, Y. Nakamura, T.P. Orlando, and W.D. Oliver,
Driven dynamics and rotary echo of a qubit tunably coupled to a harmonic oscillator ,
Phys Rev. Lett. 108, 170503 (2012).
Discussion leader: Joost.

May 15, 2012
J.Li, M.P. Silveri, K.S. Kumar, J.-M. Pirkkalainen, A. Vepsäläinen, W.C. Chien, J. Tuorila, M.A. Sillanpää, P.J. Hakonen, E.V. Thuneberg, and G.S. Paraoanu,
Motional averaging in a superconducting qubit ,
arXiv:1205.0675.
Discussion leader: Diego.

May 8, 2012
K. Geerlings, S. Shankar, E. Edwards, L. Frunzio, R.J. Schoelkopf, and M.H. Devoret,
Improving the quality factor of microwave compact resonators by optimizing their geometrical parameters ,
arXiv:1204.0742v2.
Discussion leader: Thibault.

May 1, 2012
J.E. Johnson, C. Macklin, D.H. Slichter, R. Vijay, E.B. Weingarten, J. Clarke, and I. Siddiqi,
Heralded state preparation in a superconducting qubit ,
arXiv:1202.5541v1.
Discussion leader: Niels.

Apr. 24, 2012
L. Steffen, M.P. da Silva, A. Fedorov, M. Baur, and A. Wallraff,
Experimental Monte Carlo quantum process certification ,
arXiv:1202.5196.
Discussion leader: Julia.

Apr. 17, 2012
M.R. Vissers, M.P. Weides, J.S. Kline, M.O. Sandberg, and D.P. Pappas,
Identifying capacitive and inductive loss in lumped element superconducting hybrid titanium nitride/aluminum resonators ,
arXiv:1203.5112.
Discussion leader: Pieter.

Apr. 10, 2012
H. Malissa, D.I. Schuster, A.M. Tyryshkin, A.A. Houck, and S.A. Lyon,
Superconducting coplanar waveguide resonators for low temperature
pulsed electron spin resonance spectroscopy
,
arXiv:1202.6305.
Discussion leader: Vishal.

Apr. 3, 2012
N.S. Williams, and A.N. Jordan,
Weak values and the Leggett-Garg inequality in solid-state qubits,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 026804 (2008).
Discussion leader: Leo.

Mar. 27, 2012
K.W. Murch, S.J. Weber, E.M. Levenson-Falk, R.Vijay, and I. Siddiqi,
1/f noise of Josephson-junction-embedded microwave resonators at
single photon energies and millikelvin temperatures
,
arXiv:1112.3584.
Discussion leader: Ad.

Mar. 20, 2012
J.M. Chow, J.M. Gambetta, A.D. C’orcoles, S.T. Merkel, J.A. Smolin, C. Rigetti, S. Poletto, G.A. Keefe, M.B. Rothwell, J.R. Rozen, M.B. Ketchen, and M. Steffen,
Complete universal quantum gate set approaching fault-tolerant thresholds with superconducting qubits ,
arXiv:1202.5344.
Discussion leader: Joost.

Mar. 13, 2012
E. Lucero, R. Barends, Y. Chen, J. Kelly, M. Mariantoni, A. Megrant, P. O’Malley, D. Sank, A. Vainsencher, J. Wenner, T. White, Y. Yin, A.N. Cleland, and J.M. Martinis,
Computing prime factors with a Josephson phase qubit quantum processor ,
arXiv:1202.5707.
Discussion leader: Diego.

Mar. 6, 2012
N. Didier, Ya. M. Blanter, and F.W.J. Hekking,
Quantum dynamics of a driven three-level Josephson-atom maser ,
Phys Rev. B 82, 214507 (2010).
Discussion leader: Yaroslav.

Feb. 21, 2012
A. Frisk Kockum, L. Tornberg, and G. Johansson,
Undoing measurement-induced dephasing in circuit QED ,
arXiv:1202.2386v1.
Discussion leader: Marcin.

Feb. 14, 2012
B.H. Eom, P.K. Day, H.G. Leduc, and J. Zmuidzinas,
A Wideband, low-noise superconducting amplifier with high dynamic range ,
arXiv:1201.2392v1.
Discussion leader: Francois.

Jan. 31, 2012
A. Megrant, C. Neill, R. Barends, B. Chiaro, Y. Chen, L. Feigl, J. Kelly, E. Lucero, M. Mariantoni, P.J.J. O’Malley, D. Sank, A. Vainsencher, J. Wenner, T. C. White, Y. Yin, J. Zhao, C.J. Palmstrøm, J.M. Martinis, and A.N. Cleland,
Planar superconducting resonators with internal quality factors above one million ,
arXiv:1201.3384v1.
Discussion leader: Pieter.

Jan. 10, 2012
F. Nguyen, E. Zakka-Bajjani, R. Simmonds, and J. Aumentado,
Quantum interference between two single photons of different microwave frequencies ,
arXiv:1112.1943v1.
Discussion leader: Eva.

Jan. 10, 2012
Y.V. Fominov, M.Houzet, and L.I. Glazman,
Surface impedance of superconductors with weak magnetic impurities,
Phys. Rev. B 84,224517 (2011).
Discussion leader: Vishal.