Superconducting π qubit with three Josephson junctions

T. Yamashita, S. Takahashi, S. Maekawa

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number132501
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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