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(Submitted) Scalable quantum circuit and control for a superconducting surface code

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Author: Versluis, R. · Poletto, S. · Khammassi, N. · Haider, N. · Michalak, D.J. · Bruno, A. · Bertels, K. · DiCarlo, L.
Type:article
Date:2016
Publisher: Cornell University Library
Source:Quantum Physics
Identifier: 575415
Keywords: Quantum physics · Nano Technology · NI - Nano Instrumentation · TS - Technical Sciences

Abstract

We present a scalable scheme for executing the error-correction cycle of a monolithic surface-code fabric composed of fast-flux-tuneable transmon qubits with nearest-neighbor coupling. An eight-qubit unit cell forms the basis for repeating both the quantum hardware and coherent control, enabling spatial multiplexing. This control uses three fixed frequencies for all single-qubit gates and a unique frequency detuning pattern for each qubit in the cell. By pipelining the interaction and readout steps of ancilla-based X- and Z-type stabilizer measurements, we can engineer detuning patterns that avoid all second-order transmon-transmon interactions except those exploited in controlled-phase gates, regardless of fabric size. Our scheme is applicable to defect-based and planar logical qubits, including lattice surgery.