Progress in the development of a single Cooper-pair box qubit
Journal article, 2009
We describe in this review progress in techniques for measuring the quantum states of the single Cooper-pair box (SCB) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the use of these techniques to characterize their performance as quantum bits. Initially, the Radio-Frequency-Single-Electron Transistor was used to measure conventional and differential versions of the SCB. To overcome some of the difficulties associated with the radio-frequency single-electron transistor, a transition was made to readout based on the quantum capacitance technique. Using this method, entanglement between two SCBs was demonstrated spectroscopically and with ground state characterization.