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Characterization of control in a superconducting qutrit using randomized benchmarking

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submitted on 2024-05-09, 09:30 and posted on 2024-05-09, 09:31 authored by M. Kononenko, M. A. Yurtalan, S. Ren, J. Shi, S. Ashhab, A. Lupascu

We characterize control of a qutrit implemented in the lowest three energy levels of a capacitively shunted flux-biased superconducting circuit. Randomized benchmarking over the qutrit Clifford group yields an average fidelity of 98.89±0.05%. For a selected subset of the Clifford group, we perform quantum process tomography and observe the behavior of repeated gate sequences. Each qutrit gate is generated using only two-state rotations via a method applicable to any unitary. We find that errors are due primarily to decoherence and have a significant contribution from level shifts. This work demonstrates high-fidelity qutrit control and outlines avenues for future work on the optimal control of superconducting qudits.

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Published in: Physical Review Research
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  • English


American Physical Society

Publication Year

  • 2021

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Institution affiliated with

  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute - HBKU