Quantum phase dynamics in an LC shunted Josephson junction
Journal article, 2011

We have studied both theoretically and experimentally how an LC series circuit connected in parallel to a Josephson junction influences the Josephson dynamics. The presence of the shell circuit introduces two energy scales, which in specific cases, can strongly differ from the plasma frequency of the isolated junction. Josephson junctions were manufactured using the Nb/Al-AlOx/Nb fabrication technology with various on-chip LC shunt circuits. Spectroscopic measurements in the quantum limit show excellent agreement with theory taking into account the shunt inductance and capacitance in the resistively and capacitively shunted junction model. The results clearly show that the dynamics of the system are two-dimensional, resulting in two resonant modes of the system. These findings have important implications for the design and operation of Josephson junction based quantum bits. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3581139]



C. Kaiser

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Thilo Bauch

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

Floriana Lombardi

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

M. Siegel

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Journal of Applied Physics

0021-8979 (ISSN) 1089-7550 (eISSN)

Vol. 109 093915

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Physical Sciences