Solid State Systems for Quantum Information Processing
Research Project, 2010 – 2013

The SOLID concept is to develop small solid-state hybrid systems capable of performing elementary processing and communication of quantum information. This involves design, fabrication and investigation of combinations of qubits, oscillators, cavities, and transmission lines, creating hybrid devices interfacing different types of qubits for quantum data storage, qubit interconversion, and communication. The SOLID main idea is to implement small solid-state pure and hybrid QIP systems on common platforms based on fixed or tunable microwave cavities and optical nanophotonic cavities. Various types of solid-state qubits will be connected to these "hubs": Josephson junction circuits, quantum dots and NV centres in diamond. The approach can immediately be extended to connecting different types of solid-state qubits in hybrid devices, opening up new avenues for processing, storage and communication. The SOLID objectives are to design, fabricate, characterise, combine, and operate solid-state quantum-coherent registers with 3-8 qubits. Major SOLID challenges involve: Scalability of quantum registers; Implementation and scalability of hybrid devices; Design and implementation of quantum interfaces; Control of quantum states; High-fidelity readout of quantum information; Implementation of algorithms and protocols. The SOLID software goal is to achieve maximal use of the available hardware for universal gate operation, control of multi-qubit entanglement, benchmark algorithms and protocols, implementation of teleportation and elementary error correction, and testing of elementary control via quantum feedback. An important SOLID goal is also to create opportunities for application-oriented research through the increased reliability, scalability and interconnection of components. The SOLID applied objectives are to develop the solid-state core-technologies: Microwave engineering; Photonics; Materials science; Control of the dynamics of small, entangled quantum systems


Göran Wendin (contact)

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

Per Delsing

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Technology

Vitaly Shumeiko

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics


Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Paris, France

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Karlsruhe, Germany

Leibniz-Institut Für Photonische Technologien E.V.

Jena, Germany

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Pisa, Italy

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Zürich, Switzerland

Technical University of Munich

Muenchen, Germany

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1

Grenoble, France

University of Basel

Basel, Switzerland

University of California

Oakland, USA

University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, USA

University of Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Leioa, Spain


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/248629
Funding Chalmers participation during 2010–2013

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