Decoherence In Superconducting Qubits

Decoherence in Superconducting Qubits is an invited workshop focused on the problem of decoherence. The workshop is designed to promote free discussion of the physics of decoherence mechanisms associated with the solid state environment and quantum measurement circuitry. A variety of talks and discussion panels were given by leaders in the field. The following is the list of invited speakers and panelists:

F. Wilhelm
J. Martinis
L. Ioffe
R. Simmonds
Y. Nakamura
J. Clarke
L. Faoro
F. Wellstood
M. Devoret
R. Schoelkopf
S. Girvin
R. McDermott
K. Harmans
D. Esteve
D. Van Harlingen
W. Oliver
G. Schön

Archived Talks

Many of the speakers have graciously made copies of their talks available for download. They can be accessed here, or by clicking on the links in the agenda below.

Conference Agenda

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Thursday, December 6th

7:30 - 8:45

Breakfast/Registration - California Break Room

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome/Introduction - Irfan Siddiqi, UC Berkeley

Speaker Session I (Chair: John Martinis, UCSB) - California Room

9:30 - 10:15

"Decoherence of Superconducting Qubits"
Steve Girvin, Yale University

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10:15 - 11:00

"Optimal Gates in Imperfect Qubits"
Frank Wilhelm, University of Waterloo

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11:00 - 11:30

BREAK - California Break Room

11:30 - 12:15

"The Coherence Properties of Optimized Charge Qubits"
Robert Schoelkopf, Yale University

12:15 - 1:00

"Ultra-Low Noise Josephson Amplifiers for the Readout of Superconducting Qubits"
Michel Devoret, Yale University

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1:00 - 2:00

LUNCH - Bay Grille

Speaker Session II (Chair: Robert Schoelkopf, Yale) - California Room

2:00 - 2:45

"Decoherence in flux qubit"
Yasunobu Nakamura, NEC

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2:45 - 3:30

"The Phase-Slip-based flux-qubit: a low decoherence alternative?"
Kees Harmans, Delft University of Technology

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3:30 - 4:00

BREAK - California Break Room

4:00 - 4:45

"Suppression of the Effect of the Noise on the Large Josephson Structures Protected by Non-Local Symmetries"
Lev Ioffe, Rutgers University

4:45 - 5:45

PANEL DISCUSSION I: Decoherence in Charge & Flux Qubits

Moderator: John Clarke, UC Berkeley
Panelists: Daniel Esteve (CEA, Saclay), Franco Nori (RIKEN), Will Oliver (LL/MIT), David Pappas (NIST), Dale Van Harlingen (UIUC)

6:15 - 7:15

DINNER - Bay Grille

Friday, December 7th

7:30 - 8:45

Breakfast - California Break Room

Speaker Session III (Chair: Dale Van Harlingen, UIUC) - California Room

9:00 - 9:45

"Decoherence and Relaxation in Driven Circuit QED Systems"
Gerd Schön, Universität Karlsruhe

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9:45 - 10:30

"Model for 1/f Flux Noise in Qubits and SQUIDs"
John Clarke, University of California, Berkeley

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10:30 - 11:00

BREAK - California Break Room

11:00 - 11:45

"Decoherence in Josephson Phase Qubits"
John Martinis, University of California, Santa Barbara

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11:45 - 12:30

"Low-frequency Flux Noise in SQUIDs and Superconducting Qubits"
Robert McDermott, University of Wisconsin, Madison

12:30 - 1:30

LUNCH - Bay Grille

1:30 - 2:30

PANEL DISCUSSION II: Decoherence in Phase Qubits California Room

Moderator: John Clarke, UC Berkeley
Panelists: Jim Eckstein (UIUC), Lara Faoro (Rutgers), Ray Simmonds (NIST, Boulder), Fred Wellstood (University of Maryland, College Park)

2:30 - 2:35


UC Berkeley Physics Lab Tour


Bus Departs Doubletree Hotel Lobby

3:30 - 5:00

Guided Lab Tours

5:00 - 6:00

Reception in the Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics


Bus Departs UC Berkeley for Doubletree Hotel

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