Superconducting quantum computing devices Chapter uri icon


  • 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Superconductivity manifestsmacroscopic quantum phenomena. A superconducting circuit composed of Josephson junctions, Cooper pair boxes, and rf-/dc-SQUID, properly miniaturized, becomes quantized and demonstrates Rabi oscillations and entanglement. In this paper, we offer an overview of this approach. We begin with an introduction of the history and elementary theory of superconductivity. Then we describe the building blocks of superconducting classical circuits and derive their canonical quantizations. The set-up of qubits and superconducting quantum logic gates are then examined. Finally, ways to make measurements are discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, Z., & Chen, G.

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Z||Chen, G

Book Title

  • Mathematics of Quantum Computation and Quantum Technology

publication date

  • January 2007