Assembling a Quantum Processor
If you have watched the suggested previous videos, then get ready for the real deal! In this video, prof. DiCarlo will show you the design of the quantum processor currently used for the approach to fault-tolerant quantum computing named Surface Code.
He will start with the architecture of the quantum hardware of the Surface-17 code and show why this new design for a quantum processor is so useful: it can easily be expanded to a larger version of surface code algorithms!.
- Surface codes
- Operations on the transmon qubit 1 2 3
In the video, professor DiCarlo talks about three examples of surface codes, surface-7, surface-17, surface-49. What do the number ‘7’, ‘17’, and ‘49’ represent? What are these surface codes able to correct?
Read about the different generations of quantum processors shown in the video, all of which are from much-cited papers!
- First-generation, built by prof. DiCarlo and his colleagues at Yale. https://arxiv.org/abs/0903.2030
- Second-generation, five-qubit processor, built in the DiCarlo lab at QuTech. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421804/
- Additionally, you can browse through recent publications of the DiCarlo lab; you’ll be surprised by how much will make sense now. https://qutech.nl/dicarlo-lab-welcome/dicarlo-publications/