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Microwave Techniques in Superconducting Quantum Computers

Microwave Techniques in Superconducting Quantum Computers

By (author): Alan Salari
Copyright: 2024
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781630819873

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The first of its kind, Microwave Techniques in Superconducting Quantum Computers introduces microwave and quantum engineers to essential practical techniques and theoretical foundations crucial for operating and implementing hardware in superconducting quantum processors. This practical resource covers an extensive range of topics, including Introduction to Quantum Physics, Introduction to Quantum Computing, Superconducting Qubits, Microwave Systems, Microwave Components, Principles of Electromagnetic Compatibility, Control Hardware for Superconducting Qubits, and Principles of Cryogenics. Such technical knowledge equips the reader with essential skills to succeed in the demanding industries and research settings surrounding quantum technologies. With clearly outlined learning objectives and coherent explanations of intricate concepts, this is a must-have reference for a wide spectrum of professionals, including microwave and quantum engineers, technical managers, technical sales engineers in quantum computing and microwave companies, as well as newcomers entering this field. To enrich the reader's experience, this book offers additional complementary content accessible via

1.0 Introduction to Quantum Physics
1.1 A Brief History of Quantum Mechanics
1.2 Quantum Versus Classical Mechanics
1.3 Schrödinger Equation
1.4 The Machinery of Quantum Calculations
1.5 Solving the Schrödinger Equation
1.6 Quantum Measurement
1.7 Quantum Entanglement


2.0 Introduction to Quantum Computing
2.1 Quantum Computing
2.2 Quantum Information Processing
2.3 Quantum Computing Platforms
2.4 Challenges and Opportunities in Quantum Computing


3.0 Superconducting Qubits
3.1 Introduction to Superconductivity
3.2 Superconducting Qubit
3.3 Qubit Control and Readout
3.4 Two-Qubit System
3.5 Calibration of Single-Qubit Operations
3.6 Testing the Performance of a Quantum Processor


4.0 Microwave Systems
4.1 A Brief History of Microwave Engineering
4.2 Microwave Engineering
4.3 Microwave System Analysis


5.0 Microwave Components
5.1 Microwave Component Analysis
5.2 Signal Generation
5.3 Signal Transmission
5.4 Signal Processing
5.5 Signal Detection


6.0 Principles of Electromagnetic Compatibility
6.1 Signal Integrity
6.2 Electromagnetic compatibility
6.3 Electromagnetic Shielding
6.4 Filtering
6.5 Grounding


7.0 Control Hardware for Superconducting Qubits
7.1 High-Level Description of the Setup
7.2 Low-Level Description of the Setup
7.3 Room-Temperature Setup
7.4 Cryogenic Setup
7.5 Future Directions for the Control Hardware
7.6 Automation and Control of the Experiment


8.0 Principles of Cryogenics
8.1 Introduction
8.2 An overview of cooling techniques
8.3 Cryogens
8.4 Mechanical refrigerators
8.5 Pumped helium refrigerators
8.6 Dilution refrigerator
8.7 Cryogenic thermometry
8.8 Materials in cryogenic environments

  • Alan Salari

    is an experimental quantum physicist and microwave engineer actively involved in developing cutting-edge technologies. With extensive experience gained from working at leading industrial entities such as Hughes Network Systems, Quantum Circuits Inc., and Fraunhofer Institute, he has contributed to diverse fields: superconducting qubits, ultracold atomic gases, pixel detectors for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), microwave plasma generators, and radar and satellite communication systems. Alan is a senior member of IEEE, the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), and the Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance. Notably, he has been honored with numerous awards from esteemed organizations, including the National Science Foundation (NSF); Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), Chicago; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (EXIST Gründerstipendium); and Siemens AG.

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