Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2013
Volume 58, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 18–22, 2013; Baltimore, Maryland
Session T10: Invited Session: Superconducting Qubits
8:00 AM–11:00 AM,
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Sponsoring Units: GQI DCMP
Chair: Matthias Steffen, IBM
Abstract ID: BAPS.2013.MAR.T10.3
Abstract: T10.00003 : Are materials good enough for a superconducting quantum computer?
9:12 AM–9:48 AM
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(UC Santa Barbara)
Recent developments of surface codes now place superconducting quantum computing at an important crossroad, where ``proof of concept'' experiments involving small numbers of qubits can be transitioned to more challenging and systematic approaches that could actually lead to building a quantum computer. Although the integrated circuit nature of these qubits helps with the design of a complex architecture and control system, it also presents a serious challenge for coherence since the quantum wavefunctions are in contact with a variety of materials defects. I will review both logic gate design and recent developments in coherence in superconducting qubits, and argue that state-of-the-art devices are now near the fault tolerant threshold. Future progress looks promising for fidelity ten times better than threshold, as needed for scalable quantum error correction and computation.
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