Title:Quantum Journal Club: Tunable Superconducting Qubits with Flux-Independent Coherence
Speaker: Tianqi Cai Tsinghua University
Time: 2017-04-13 16:00-2017-04-13 17:00


We have studied the impact of low-frequency magnetic flux noise upon superconducting transmon qubits with various levels of tunability. We find that qubits with weaker tunability exhibit dephasing that is less sensitive to flux noise. This insight was used to fabricate qubits where dephasing due to flux noise was suppressed below other dephasing sources, leading to flux-independent dephasing times T*2 ~15 µs over a tunable range of ~ 340 MHz. Such tunable qubits have the potential to create high-fidelity, fault-tolerant qubit gates and fundamentally improve scalability for a quantum processor.