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F48: Novel Superconducting Qubit Readout


Sponsoring Units: DQIChair: Raymond Simmonds, National Institute of Standards and Technology, BoulderSession Tags:
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Tue. March 5, 10:12 a.m. – 10:24 a.m. CST


Superconducting qubit readout stands out as a main bottleneck of circuit quantum electrodynamics, with the fidelity and length of the operation typically lagging in comparison to state-of-the-art single and two qubit gates. In this two-part talk, we introduce a constant memory numerical method to compute arbitrary gradients of a master equation, that scales favorably with system size and evolution time. This approach enables the realization of quantum optimal control on arbitrary dissipative quantum systems with a large Hilbert space. Here, we demonstrate it on the optimization of a dispersive transmon readout that includes both a readout resonator and a Purcell filter. We obtain robust and interpretable pulses and show a reduction of readout times by up to a factor 2 compared to standard readout for our realistic system parameters. This optimization is achieved using dynamiqs (, an open-source Python library powered by PyTorch. The library offers GPU-accelerated and differentiable solvers for closed and open quantum systems. It is designed for large-scale quantum simulations, optimal control, and parameter estimation, thus enabling straightforward replication of this work.

In the first part of this talk, we focus on the constant-memory differentiation method and the optimization of transmon readout.

Presented By

  • Ronan Gautier (Alice & Bob)


  • Ronan Gautier (Alice & Bob)
  • Elie Genois (Universite de Sherbrooke)
  • Pierre Guilmin (Alice & Bob)
  • Adrien Bocquet (Alice & Bob)
  • Alexandre Blais (Universite de Sherbrooke)