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Walther-Meißner-Institut (WMI), Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Chair for Technical Physics (E23), Technische Universität München

Seminar on
Superconducting Quantum Circuits
SS 2015


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Tuesday, 14:30 - 16:00 h

Library, Room 145
Walther-Meißner-Str. 8
Research Campus Garching

Date Speaker Title
F. Deppe, A. Marx, R. Gross
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BAdW) and Technische Universität München (TUM)
Preliminary discussion and assignment of topics
Miriam Müting
Title of Talk
no talk
Whitsun Holidays
Jonas Lederer
Gradiometric flux qubit with tunable magic point
Daniel Arweiler
Transmon qubit in a 3D cavity
Deividas Sabonis
TU München
Observation of Topological Transitions in Interacting Quantum Circuits
Stefan Pogorzalek
Title of Talk
Paul Dichtl
TU München
Measurement and Control of Quasiparticle Dynamics in a Superconducting Qubit

Seminar description:

Using superconducting quantum circuits on silicon chips we make artificial atoms, resonators and waveguides. This "quantum optics on a chip" has become a prospering field of research in recent years. On the one hand, it can be used to study fundamental light-matter coupling similar to traditional quantum optics. On the other hand, these systems provide large potential for solid state based quantum information systems and quantum simulation.

Within the seminar students can give talks on current topics related to solid-state quantum information systems. The seminar is relevant for the special courses on "Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics" and "Applied Superconductivity". The seminar is suitable for bachelor and master students in the 6. semester and higher. Seminar talks can be given either in English or in German.

List of open topics for seminar talks in SS 2015:

  1. Tunable Resonant and Nonresonant Interactions between a Phase Qubit and LC Resonator (M. S. Allman et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 123601 (2014))
  2. Photon-Mediated Interactions Between Distant Artificial Atoms (A. van Loo et al., Science 342, 6165 (2013))
  3. Measurement and control of quasiparticle dynamics in a superconducting qubit (C. Wang et al., Nature Communications 5, 5836 (2014))
  4. Defining and detecting quantum speedup (T. Rønnow et al., Science 345, 6195 (2014))
  5. Microwave-Controlled Generation of Shaped Single Photons in Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics (M. Pechal et al., Phys. Rev. X 4, 041010 (2014))
  6. Microwave amplification with nanomechanical resonators (F. Massel et al., Nature 480, 351 (2011))

  7. Experimental Violation of Bell-like Inequalities by Electronic Shot Noise (J.-C. Forgues et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 130403 (2015))
  8. Observation of Topological Transitions in Interacting Quantum Circuits (P. Roushan et al., Nature 515, 241 (2014))
  9. Tracking Photon Jumps with Repeated Quantum Non-demolition Parity Measurements (L. Sun et al., Nature 511, 444 (2014))
  10. Coherent Suppression of Electromagnetic Dissipation due to Superconducting Quasiparticles (I.M. Pop et al., Nature 508, 369 (2014))
  11. Observation of Measurement-Induced Entanglement and Quantum Trajectories of Remote Superconducting Qubits (N. Roch et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 170501 (2014))
  12. Defining and detecting quantum speedup (see Science 345, 420 (2014))
  13. Bidirectional and efficient conversion between microwave and optical light (see Nature Physics 10, 321–326 (2014))
  14. Observation of a Dissipation-Induced Classical to Quantum Transition (see Phys. Rev. X 4, 031043 (2014))
  15. Unconditional quantum teleportation between distant solid-state quantum bits (see Science 345,532 (2014))
  16. Protecting a spin ensemble against decoherence in the strong-coupling regime of cavity QED (see Nature Physics 10, 720-724 (2014))
  17. Quantum limited amplification and entanglement in coupled nonlinear resonators (see Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 110502 (2014))

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