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Five Tips to Boost Your Qubit Measurements

07.06.2022

When operating qubits, speed and high system utilization are key to achieving rapid progress. In this blog post, you’ll find a collection of five important tips to optimize the throughput of your Zurich Instruments Quantum Computing Control System (QCCS) and perform measurements faster than ever!

Interfaces: How to Make or Break a Nanodevice - Q&A

05.04.2022

This blog post accompanies the webinar "Interfaces: How to make or break a nanodevice". In this webinar, we discussed the role of interfaces for nanodevices: why they are important, how they can destroy the properties of a nanodevice, and how you can characterize interfaces using different measurement techniques.

Synchronizing Multiple AWG Channels

09.09.2022

Pulse sheet

Does your application require multiple AWG channels with precise and stable timing synchronization? In this blog post, we will show how to achieve this with the HDAWG Arbitrary Waveform Generator for setup sizes ranging from few channels up to 144. We demonstrate 3 methods suitable for different use cases.

Understanding the Sweep Duration in the LabOne Sweeper Module

31.08.2022

sweeper logo

A fast sweep capability is often desired by researchers working on fast physical phenomena or short-lived samples, and may also be beneficial purely from a time-saving perspective. This blog post will elucidate the factors on which the sweep rate depends and guide you along several possible ways to make the...

How to Choose the Optimal Demodulator Data Transfer Rate

30.08.2022

Setting the data transfer rate in the UHFLI Lock-in Amplifier

The most beautiful measurement data is useless if it cannot be saved and analyzed. Choosing the data transfer rate from the instrument to the host computer wisely is important to capture the information of interest and avoid measurement artifacts. In this blog post, we will look at the data transfer concept of a Zurich Instruments lock-in amplifier in more detail and provide guidelines on how to choose it.

DLTS User Meeting 2022 – Q&A

25.07.2022

DLTS User Meeting 2022

This blog post presents a selection of questions and answers raised during the DLTS User Meeting 2022. The meeting intended to bring together the community who may face common measurement challenges and allow them to share core competencies and know-how.

Hands-on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

28.06.2022

Hands-on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

This blog post accompanies the webinar, which introduced basics of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and provided practical tips & tricks to measure EIS consistently. We share the recording, additional information and answers to the questions asked by the attendees during the webinar.

DC-biased Impedance Measurements Using an External Bias Tee

23.06.2022

DC-biased impedance measurement

A bias tee is often used in DC-biased impedance measurements. In fact, some impedance analyzers may have a built-in bias tee to allow the output of a sine wave with DC offset. Advanced ones such as the MFIA Impedance Analyzer, are further equipped with an analog adder path to add...

Qubit and Resonator Spectroscopy at the Speed Limit: Your Measurements. Faster.

23.06.2022

Qubit Spectroscopy

Getting your measurements up and running as fast as possible is a priority at Zurich Instruments. Together with one of our Application Scientists, researchers at the ETH Zurich - Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) Quantum Computing Hub were able to install the SHFQC Qubit Controller and perform qubit spectroscopy, Ramsey, and Rabi measurements on 5 qubits in parallel in half a day. The ability of our instruments to perform fast frequency sweeping was at the heart of the fast qubit tune-up procedures. Learn more in this blog post.

Quantum Technology User Meeting 2022 in Munich

23.06.2022

Participants of the QT User Meeting

Isn't the best way to learn about experimental methods by exchange with other experts in the field? In this spirit, we hosted the Quantum Technology User Meeting together with Rohde & Schwarz from 13.-15.06.2022 in Munich. If you could not join in person, take a look at this blog post - and stay tuned for the next edition.

Why You Should Use the SHFQC for Few-Qubit Measurements

03.06.2022

Two-qubit setup based on SHFQC

It all starts with a few qubits: a masterfully engineered few-qubit system forms the groundwork for advances in large-scale quantum computers. This blog post gives you our 5 top reasons why you should base your few-qubit setup on the Zurich Instruments SHFQC Qubit Controller.

Measuring Photo-Enhanced Ionic Conductivity

02.06.2022

Dino holding the MFIA and the April issue of Nature Materials

This blog post summarizes the latest academic project of Dino, our new Application Scientist Impedance Analysis. He investigated materials for high-temperature fuel cells in Fukuoka, Japan and the results made it to the front cover of Nature Materials. Learn how light can be used to increase the ionic conductivity of standard electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells, and how to measure this effect using the MFIA Impedance Analyzer.

A Pythonic Approach to LabOne

18.05.2022

A Pythonic Approach to LabOne

In this blog post, we intend to shed light on zhinst-toolkit, our all-new high-level Python API. It aims to provide a pythonic approach to interface the test and measurement instruments from Zurich Instruments.

如何利用MFIA测量两个频率的阻抗值?

17.05.2022

Figure 3

对于一些阻抗测量的应用,诸如传感器表征、电介质材料表征来说,有时需要同时测量两个频率的阻抗值。除了基频之外,另一个频率可能是倍频,也有可能是另一个完全独立的频率。当您的 MFIA 安装 MF-MD 多频选件 之后,就可以完成这一要求,只不过这里的设置与 MFLI 中的 MF-MD 多频选件振荡器频率设置步骤略有不同,这篇博文将予以说明。

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