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Fermion parity measurement and control in Majorana circuit quantum electrodynamics

Yavilberg, K, Ginossar, E and Grosfeld, E (2014) Fermion parity measurement and control in Majorana circuit quantum electrodynamics PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 92 (7), 075143.

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Combining superconducting qubits with mesoscopic devices that carry topological states of matter may lead to compact and improved qubit devices with properties useful for fault-tolerant quantum computation. Recently, a charge qubit device based on a topological superconductor circuit has been introduced where signatures of Majorana fermions could be detected spectroscopically in the transmon regime. This device stores quantum information in coherent superpositions of fermion parity states originating from the Majorana fermions, generating a highly isolated qubit whose coherence time could be greatly enhanced. We extended the conventional semi-classical method and obtained analytical derivations for strong transmon-photon coupling. The analytical challenge is rendered tractable via a formalism based on the WKB method that allows to extract the energy eigenstates of the qubit and its dipole matrix elements. Using this formalism, we study the effect of the Majorana fermions on the quantum electrodynamics of the device embedded within an optical cavity and develop protocols to initialise, control and measure the parity states. We show that, remarkably, the parity eigenvalue can be detected via dispersive shifts of the optical cavity in the strong coupling regime and its state can be coherently manipulated via a second order sideband transition.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute
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Date : 20 November 2014
Identification Number : 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.075143
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Additional Information : © 2015 American Physical Society
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Aug 2015 08:07
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:34

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