Cotunneling in pairs of coupled flux qubits

T. Lanting, R. Harris, J. Johansson, M. H S Amin, A. J. Berkley, S. Gildert, M. W. Johnson, P. Bunyk, E. Tolkacheva, E. Ladizinsky, N. Ladizinsky, T. Oh, I. Perminov, E. M. Chapple, C. Enderud, C. Rich, B. Wilson, M. C. Thom, S. Uchaikin, G. Rose

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We report measurements of macroscopic resonant tunneling between the two lowest energy states of a pair of magnetically coupled rf-superconducting quantum interference device flux qubits. This technique provides both a direct means of measuring the energy gap of the two-qubit system and a method for probing of the environment coupled to the pair of qubits. Measurements of the tunneling rate as a function of qubit flux bias show a Gaussian line shape that is well matched to theoretical predictions. Moreover, the peak widths indicate that each qubit is coupled to a local environment whose fluctuations are uncorrelated with that of the other qubit.

Original languageEnglish
Article number060512
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Lanting, T., Harris, R., Johansson, J., Amin, M. H. S., Berkley, A. J., Gildert, S., Johnson, M. W., Bunyk, P., Tolkacheva, E., Ladizinsky, E., Ladizinsky, N., Oh, T., Perminov, I., Chapple, E. M., Enderud, C., Rich, C., Wilson, B., Thom, M. C., Uchaikin, S., & Rose, G. (2010). Cotunneling in pairs of coupled flux qubits. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 82(6), [060512].