Title:Quantum Journal Club:Cavity quantum electrodynamics for superconducting electric
Speaker: Yulin Ma Tsinghua University
Time: 2016-03-03 16:00-2016-03-03 17:00


We propose a realizable architecture using one-dimensional transmission line resonators to reach the strongcoupling limit of cavity quantum electrodynamics in superconducting electrical circuits. The vacuum Rabi frequency for the coupling of cavity photons to quantized excitations of an adjacent electrical circuit (qubit) can easily exceed the damping rates of both the cavity and qubit. This architecture is attractive both as a macroscopic analog of atomic physics experiments and for quantum computing and control, since it provides strong inhibition of spontaneous emission, potentially leading to greatly enhanced qubit lifetimes, allows high-fidelity quantum nondemolition measurements of the state of multiple qubits, and has a natural mechanism for entanglement of qubits separated by centimeter distances. In addition it would allow production of microwave photon states of fundamental importance for quantum communication.