Linnaeus Colloquium: Quantum information in superconducting and nanomechanical systems

​Colloquium by Andrew Cleland, University of Chicago, USA. Andrew is an expert in the field of quantum computing, quantum communication and quantum sensors.

If you are interested in discussing with Andrew Cleland during his visit, please contact Per Delsing.


Superconducting qubits offer excellent prospects for manipulating quantum information, with good qubit lifetimes, high fidelity single- and two-qubit gates, and straightforward scalability (admittedly with multi-dimensional interconnect challenges). One interesting route for experimental development is the exploration of hybrid systems, i.e. coupling superconducting qubits to other systems. I will review the current status of our qubit development, and report on our group's efforts to develop approaches that will allow interfacing superconducting qubits in a quantum-coherent fashion to nanomechanical and optomechanical devices. The longer term goals of these efforts include transferring quantum states between different qubit systems; generating and receiving ``flying'' acoustic phonon-based as well as optical photon-based qubits; and ultimately developing systems that can be used for quantum memory, quantum computation and quantum communication, the last in both the microwave and fiber telecommunications bands. Work is supported by grants from AFOSR, ARO, DOE and NSF
​Coffee and cake will be served 15 min. before the start of the seminar
Category Colloquium
Location: Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2
Starts: 13 September, 2017, 15:15
Ends: 13 September, 2017, 16:00

Published: Fri 25 Aug 2017. Modified: Mon 11 Sep 2017