Quantum information processing with superconducting circuits: a review
Review article, 2017

During the last ten years, superconducting circuits have passed from being interesting physical devices to becoming contenders for near-future useful and scalable quantum information processing (QIP). Advanced quantum simulation experiments have been shown with up to nine qubits, while a demonstration of quantum supremacy with fifty qubits is anticipated in just a few years. Quantum supremacy means that the quantum system can no longer be simulated by the most powerful classical supercomputers. Integrated classical-quantum computing systems are already emerging that can be used for software development and experimentation, even via web interfaces. Therefore, the time is ripe for describing some of the recent development of superconducting devices, systems and applications. As such, the discussion of superconducting qubits and circuits is limited to devices that are proven useful for current or near future applications. Consequently, the centre of interest is the practical applications of QIP, such as computation and simulation in Physics and Chemistry.

microwave resonators

Josephson junctions

quantum information processing

quantum simulation

quantum control

superconducting circuits

quantum error correction


Göran Wendin

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

Reports on Progress in Physics

0034-4885 (ISSN) 1361-6633 (eISSN)

Vol. 80 10 106001

Scalable Superconducting Processors for Entangled Quantum Information Technology (ScaleQIT)

European Commission (EC) (EC/FP7/600927), 2013-02-01 -- 2016-01-31.

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