Quantum Engineering for Superconducting Qubits

M. Schwartz
MIT Lincoln Laboratory,
United States

Keywords: quantum computing, superconducting qubits


Quantum computing has advanced over the past several decades from fundamental physics experiments and proofs of concept to a booming industry. Bringing quantum computers out of the laboratory and into the commercial world has required the development of predictive, quantitative approaches to fabrication, design, measurement, and control of quantum devices. This emerging field of Quantum Engineering is still being defined, but is already enabling critical bridges to be built between scientific discoveries and fully-fledged quantum processors deployed on the cloud and in government testbed facilities. In this talk, I will describe our approach to quantum engineering in the context of superconducting qubits, a promising candidate for quantum technology. This research was funded in part by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Activity (DARPA), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering via MIT Lincoln Laboratory under Air Force Contract No. FA8702-15-D-0001. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of the ODNI, IARPA, DARPA, DOD, or the U.S. Government.