Designing Kerr Interactions for Quantum Information Processing via Counterrotating Terms of Asymmetric Josephson-Junction Loops
Journal article, 2022

Continuous-variable systems realized in high-coherence microwave cavities are a promising platform for quantum information processing. While strong dynamic nonlinear interactions are desired to implement fast and high-fidelity quantum operations, static cavity nonlinearities typically limit the performance of bosonic quantum error-correcting codes. Here we study theoretical models of nonlinear oscillators describing superconducting quantum circuits with asymmetric Josephson-junction loops. Treating the nonlinearity as a perturbation, we derive effective Hamiltonians using the Schrieffer-Wolff transformation. We support our analytical results by numerical experiments and show that the effective Kerr-type couplings can be canceled by an interplay of higher-order nonlinearities. This can be better understood in a simplified model supporting only cubic and quartic nonlinearities. Our results show that a cubic interaction allows an increase in the effective rates of both linear and nonlinear operations without an increase in the undesired anharmonicity of an oscillator which is crucial for many bosonic encodings.


Timo Hillmann

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

Fernando Quijandría

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Physical Review Applied

2331-7019 (eISSN)

Vol. 17 6 064018

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Computational Mathematics

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