Controllable coherent population transfers in superconducting qubits for quantum computing

L. F. Wei, J. R. Johansson, L. X. Cen, Sahel Ashhab, Franco Nori

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We propose an approach to coherently transfer populations between selected quantum states in one- and two-qubit systems by using controllable Stark-chirped rapid adiabatic passages. These evolution-time insensitive transfers, assisted by easily implementable single-qubit phase-shift operations, could serve as elementary logic gates for quantum computing. Specifically, this proposal could be conveniently demonstrated with existing Josephson phase qubits. Our proposal can find an immediate application in the readout of these qubits. Indeed, the broken parity symmetries of the bound states in these artificial atoms provide an efficient approach to design the required adiabatic pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113601
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


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