For superconducting, or transmon qubits, we bring a multi-level system back to an artificial quantum two-level system. However, merely having this two-level system is, of course, not enough! In this video, professor Leo DiCarlo will elaborate on the main operations on the transmon qubits: qubit readout and two-qubit gates.
After this, he will discuss the resulting architecture, combining the qubits and transmission-line resonators used and illustrate the concept with several examples from recent research.
At the end of the video, professor DiCarlo teases us with a new design for the third-generation of quantum processors, with the top priority to scale up to a hundred qubits. Before diving into this video, what requirements do you think these processors should have?
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/