Decoherence in Conventional and Topologically Protected Superconducting Qubits
Our theoretical research effort has few complementary goals:
(i) Development of the complete phenomenological characterization of the noise in superconducting qubits and identification of its microscopic origin; (ii) Realization of a fundamentally new class of fault-tolerant and scalable nanosystems for quantum computing protected from the environment. Our aim is to produce the designs whose decoherence times will be sufficiently long for the practical implementation of quantum error correction protocols. (iii) To adapt the error correction protocols to the physical nature of the errors in these devices.
In this research we interact strongly with the leading experimentalist groups in the field.