Rapid high-fidelity multiplexed readout of superconducting qubits

Research paper by Johannes Heinsoo, Christian Kraglund Andersen, Ants Remm, Sebastian Krinner, Theodore Walter, Yves Salathé, Simone Gasperinetti, Jean-Claude Besse, Anton Potočnik, Christopher Eichler, Andreas Wallraff

Indexed on: 24 Jan '18Published on: 24 Jan '18Published in: arXiv - Quantum Physics


The duration and fidelity of qubit readout is a critical factor for applications in quantum information processing as it limits the fidelity of algorithms which reuse qubits after measurement or apply feedback based on the measurement result. Here we present fast multiplexed readout of five qubits in a single 1.2 GHz wide readout channel. Using a readout pulse length of 80 ns and populating readout resonators for less than 250 ns we find an average correct assignment probability for the five measured qubits to be $97\%$. The differences between the individual readout errors and those found when measuring the qubits simultaneously are within $1\%$. We employ individual Purcell filters for each readout resonator to suppress off-resonant driving, which we characterize by the dephasing imposed on unintentionally measured qubits. We expect the here presented readout scheme to become particularly useful for the selective readout of individual qubits in multi-qubit quantum processors.