Physicist National Institute of Standards & Technology, CO, United States
Developing a large scale quantum information processor has become a major industrial challenge over the last few years. Of the many quantum systems available to tackle this challenge, superconducting circuits have shown impressive results thus far and appear to be posed to scale up rapidly. In this presentation, I will discuss some of the challenges associated with developing superconducting circuits for large scale quantum information processors. This includes providing a basic introduction to superconducting qubits, their fabrication, measurement, and coupled operations. I will then explore some of the emerging opportunities for improving, connecting, and expanding these systems for processing quantum information. In particular, I will highlight some of the efforts at the National Institute of Standards & Technology in Boulder, Colorado.