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Author Rebentrost, Patrick ♦ Wilhelm, Frank K.
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2008-08-19
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Quantum Physics ♦ physics:quant-ph
Abstract Physical implementations of quantum bits can contain coherent transitions to energetically close non-qubit states. In particular, for anharmonic oscillator systems such as the superconducting phase qubit and the transmon a two-level approximation is insufficient. We apply optimal control theory to the envelope of a resonant Rabi pulse in a qubit in the presence of a single, weakly off-resonant leakage level. The gate error of a spin flip operation reduces by orders of magnitude compared to simple pulse shapes. Near-perfect gates can be achieved for any pulse duration longer than an intrinsic limit given by the nonlinearity. The pulses can be understood as composite sequences that refocus the leakage transition. We also discuss ways to improve the pulse shapes.
Description Reference: Phys. Rev. B 79, 060507(R) (2009)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 4


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