Non-Markovian dynamics of a superconducting qubit in an open multimode resonator

Moein Malekakhlagh, Alexandru Petrescu, Hakan E. Türeci

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We study the dynamics of a transmon qubit that is capacitively coupled to an open multimode superconducting resonator. Our effective equations are derived by eliminating resonator degrees of freedom while encoding their effect in the Green's function of the electromagnetic background. We account for the dissipation of the resonator exactly by employing a spectral representation for the Green's function in terms of a set of non-Hermitian modes and show that it is possible to derive effective Heisenberg-Langevin equations without resorting to the rotating-wave, two-level, Born, or Markov approximations. A well-behaved time-domain perturbation theory is derived to systematically account for the nonlinearity of the transmon. We apply this method to the problem of spontaneous emission, capturing accurately the non-Markovian features of the qubit dynamics, valid for any qubit-resonator coupling strength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063848
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 21 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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