Superconducting qubit with purcell protection and tunable coupling

J. M. Gambetta, A. A. Houck, Alexandre Blais

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We present a superconducting qubit for the circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture that has a tunable qubit-resonator coupling strength g. This coupling can be tuned from zero to values that are comparable with other superconducting qubits. At g=0, the qubit is in a decoherence-free subspace with respect to spontaneous emission induced by the Purcell effect. Furthermore, we show that in this decoherence-free subspace, the state of the qubit can still be measured by either a dispersive shift on the resonance frequency of the resonator or by a cycling-type measurement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number030502
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 20 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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