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PD Dr. rer. nat. Frank Deppe

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Technical Physics
TUM Department of Physics
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Herstellung von verlustarmen Josephson-Kontakten für Quanten-Bauelemente

Josephson junctions (JJs) represent a fundamental building block of modern quantum circuits such as superconducting qubits or Josephson parametric amplifiers. The JJs are conventionally fabricated with Al while the surrounding quantum circuits are often made of Nb. Henceforth, there is a need of galvanic connection between them which includes removing Nb oxide via ion milling.  As a consequence, one needs to develop a careful milling and fabrication technique in order to preserve a low-loss microwave environment in the close vicinity of JJs. This task is of paramount importance for achieving high coherence times of the related quantum devices.

The goal of this Master project is to develop a fabrication technique for Al/Nb superconducting circuits which will include Ar/O2 milling. This also includes cryogenic microwave studies of fabricated superconducting circuits (such as Josephson parametric amplifiers and transmon qubits) and participation in experiments towards quantum information processing with superconducting devices.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Frank Deppe
Kalibrierung von Frequenz und Nichtlinearität in einem Bose-Hubbard-System

Bose-Hubbard systems offer an intriguing opportunity of studying quantum driven-dissipative dynamics. Nowadays, these systems can be conveniently implemented by combining superconducting resonators with Josephson junctions. In order to successfully measure nonclassical effects in these systems, such as generation of antibunched light, one needs to accurately quantify their respective frequency range and nonlinearity strength. This goal can be achieved by cryogenic microwave measurements of a Bose-Hubbard dimer with superconducting quantum circuits and numerical modelling of the respective Hamiltonian. These two steps comprise the main body of the current master project. The successful project will potentially lead to a development of robust single-photon microwave sources and further exploration of quantum matter in the form of networks of nonlinear superconducting resonators.

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Quantum Science & Technology
Supervisor: Rudolf Gross
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