Nonlinear oscillators and high fidelity qubit state measurement in circuit quantum electrodynamics

Research paper by Eran Ginossar, Lev S. Bishop, S. M. Girvin

Indexed on: 19 Jul '12Published on: 19 Jul '12Published in: Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect


In this book chapter we analyze the high excitation nonlinear response of the Jaynes-Cummings model in quantum optics when the qubit and cavity are strongly coupled. We focus on the parameter ranges appropriate for transmon qubits in the circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture, where the system behaves essentially as a nonlinear quantum oscillator and we analyze the quantum and semi-classical dynamics. One of the central motivations is that under strong excitation tones, the nonlinear response can lead to qubit quantum state discrimination and we present initial results for the cases when the qubit and cavity are on resonance or far off-resonance (dispersive).