RLE Recent Papers

Coherent control of a hybrid superconducting circuit made with graphene-based van der Waals heterostructures

Joel I-Jan Wang, Daniel Rodan-Legrain, Landry Bretheau, Daniel L. Campbell, Bharath Kannan, David Kim, Morten Kjaergaard, Philip Krantz, Gabriel O. Samach, Fei Yan, Jonilyn L. Yoder, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Terry P. Orlando, Simon Gustavsson, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero and William D. Oliver

doi:10.1038/s41565-018-0329-2

Abstract:

Quantum coherence and control is foundational to the science and engineering of quantum systems1,2. In van der Waals materials, the collective coherent behaviour of carriers has been probed successfully by transport measurements3,4,5,6. However, temporal coherence and control, as exemplified by manipulating a single quantum degree of freedom, remains to be verified. Here we demonstrate such coherence and control of a superconducting circuit incorporating graphene-based Josephson junctions. Furthermore, we show that this device can be operated as a voltage-tunable transmon qubit7,8,9, whose spectrum reflects the electronic properties of massless Dirac fermions travelling ballistically4,5. In addition to the potential for advancing extensible quantum computing technology, our results represent a new approach to studying van der Waals materials using microwave photons in coherent quantum circuits.