High-Stability Cryogenic System for Quantum Computing With Compact Packaged Ion Traps

Cryogenic environments benefit ion trapping experiments by offering lower motional heating rates, collision energies, and an ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) environment for maintaining long ion chains for extended periods of time. Mechanical vibrations caused by compressors in closed-cycle cryostats can introduce relative motion between the ion and the wavefronts of lasers used to manipulate the ions. […]

Quantum Control of Optically Active Artificial Atoms With Surface Acoustic Waves

Surface acoustic waves (SAWs) are a versatile tool for realizing coherent quantum interfaces between various solid-state qubits spanning microwave to optical frequencies. Through strain, electric, or magnetic fields associated with acoustic waves, qubit states can be controlled and measured with exquisite precision for applications in quantum information processing, memory, transduction, and sensing. In this review, […]

Qubit-Compatible Substrates With Superconducting Through-Silicon Vias

We fabricate and characterize superconducting through-silicon vias and electrodes suitable for superconducting quantum processors. We measure internal quality factors of a million for test resonators excited at single-photon levels, on chips with superconducting vias used to stitch ground planes on the front and back sides of the chips. This resonator performance is on par with […]