Measurement crosstalk between two phase qubits coupled by a coplanar waveguide

Fabio Altomare, Katarina Cicak, Mika A. Sillanpää, Michael S. Allman, Adam J. Sirois, Dale Li, Jae I. Park, Joshua A. Strong, John D. Teufel, Jed D. Whittaker, Raymond W. Simmonds

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We investigate measurement crosstalk in a system with two flux-biased phase qubits coupled by a resonant coplanar waveguide cavity. After qubit measurement, the superconducting phase undergoes damped oscillations in a deep anharmonic potential producing a frequency chirped voltage or crosstalk signal. We show experimentally that a coplanar waveguide cavity acts as a bandpass filter that can significantly reduce the propagation of this crosstalk signal when the qubits are far off resonance from the cavity. The transmission of the crosstalk signal ( ωq Cx ) 2 can be further minimized by reducing the qubit frequencies and the coupling capacitance to the cavity. We model the large amplitude crosstalk signal and qubit response classically with results that agree well with the experimental data. We find that the maximum energy transferred by the crosstalk generating qubit roughly saturates for long energy relaxation times (T1 >100 ns) while the delay time necessary for the crosstalk signal to propagate to the cavity scales linearly with T1. Ultimately, the use of resonant cavities as coupling elements and crosstalk filters is extremely beneficial for future architectures incorporating many coupled qubits.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094510
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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