RSFQ based microwave controller for qubit
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet), 2007
We present a Rapid Single Flux Quantum (RSFQ) microwave controller for superconducting qubits. Applying microwaves from room temperature sources is the conventional approach to excite quantum state transitions. Finding a method to apply short microwave bursts with a narrow linewidth is a challenge for on-chip Josephson based oscillators. We present a scheme containing an RSFQ pulse generator, ultra narrowband filter, SQUID based resonator and coupler. The operating frequency of the designed controller is 3-6 GHz. The unique feature of this design is a SQUID based resonator. By varying magnetic field in the SQUID, the
resonance length can be varied between λ/4 and λ/2. The
resonator is added as a shunt between the filter and coupler. Transmission of microwave signals from the filter to the output is determined by the shunt resonance. RSFQ T flip-flop circuit is designed to control the magnetic field applied to the SQUID in the resonator. Miniaturization of the coupler of 2-10 GHz has been done using a quasi-lumped element designed. We present the simulations results for the frequency response of
different resonance lengths of the modulator.