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Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
State-of-the-art qubits for quantum computing continue to push the boundaries with-respect-to minimizing control and readout errors. Many of the leading approaches such as superconducting circuits, silicon quantum dots and trapped ions are now no longer limited by errors in the qubits themselves, but are reaching the limits imposed by classical control electronics and readout schemes. Furthermore, once calibrated, high fidelity operations often tend to drift over time either due to device or control-electronics-based variations. Finally, readout is often a much slower when compared to gate operations and with much lower fidelity. However, quantum error correction relies on both high fidelity operations and fast feedback of syndrome measurements in a multi-qubit environment.
This topic aims to reduce these error sources by developing novel control and readout schemes. The main focus is on high fidelity control and/or readout in a multi-qubit environment.
Examples of novel control techniques to be considered in this topic include (but not limited to):
Examples of novel readout techniques to be considered in this topic include (but not limited to):
Relevance to the Intelligence Community:
All known major applications for quantum computing require fault-tolerant quantum error correction codes. These codes require fast and high fidelity control and readout in multi-qubit environments. Due to recent advances in leading qubit technologies, these fidelities are becoming limited by standard qubit control and readout electronics. Furthermore, often control and readout in multi-qubit environments is limited by crosstalk and poor signal-to-noise. This call aims to overcome these limitations by developing novel approaches to qubit control and readout.
Key Words: Quantum Computing, Qubits, Readout, Noise, Multi-Qubit Devices, Superconducting Qubits, Spin Qubits, Trapped Ions