We propose a qubit consisting of a superconducting ring with two zero junctions and one ferromagnetic π junction. In the system, degenerate states appear in the phase space without an external magnetic field because of a competition between the zero and π states. Quantum tunneling between the degenerate states leads to a formation of bonding and antibonding states which are used as a bit. For manipulating the states, only a small magnetic field around zero is required. This feature leads to a large-scale integration and a construction of the smaller-sized qubit which is robust to the decoherence by external noises.
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)