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Superconducting electrical circuits: A platform for fundamental science and advanced quantum technologies

  • 2023-08-16
  • Dr R. Vijayaraghavan, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Starting in the mid-1980s with the quantum control and detection of individual atoms/ions, we now have access to a variety of controllable quantum systems. One particular platform which has emerged as a popular choice is superconducting circuits which are macroscopic electrical circuits that can be engineered to show quantum mechanical phenomena like superposition and entanglement. In this talk, I will introduce the concept of a quantum electrical circuit and how one can use superconducting materials to build them. The flexibility in circuit design allows one to create near ideal custom Hamiltonians which can be used to implement textbook measurements and explore quantum optics in previously unexplored regimes. The same flexibility also enables the possibility of large-scale chips for quantum computing applications. I will discuss a few examples from research efforts around the world a nd conclude by summarizing some of the activities in our research group.

Dr. Vijayaraghavan obtained his PhD from Yale University in 2008 and did his postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. Since December 2012, he has been the Principal Investigator at the Quantum Measurement and Control Laboratory at TIFR where the main goal is to develop superior quantum processors and develop techniques to stabilize quantum states against decoherence. Some key highlights of this group's work incl ude development of a broadband ultralow noise amplifier for quantum measurements and a novel multi-qubit processor design. He is currently leading several projects to build small scale quantum processors with funding from DAE, DRDO, TCS and DST.