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


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


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.

Five Tips to Boost Your Qubit Measurements


Speedup of QCCS

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!

Why You Should Use the SHFQC for Few-Qubit Measurements


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.

Efficient Generation of Dynamic Pulses


Rabi Cyclic

Solid-state qubits are typically characterized and operated by a series of very short pulses. To achieve a high-fidelity control, it is necessary to generate many sequences of them, with very accurate timing. In this blog post, I will show how to use the advanced feature set of the HDAWG Arbitrary...

Bell-State Stabilization of Superconducting Qubits with Real-Time Feedback


The surface code which consists of a two-dimensional array of qubits

Bell-state stabilization with real-time feedback is a key milestone for the implementation of surface code [1], which is one of the most promising quantum error correction codes for building large-scale quantum computers [2]. Fundamental requirements for realizing this code are high fidelity and rapid readout of qubits, high fidelity gate...

Randomized Benchmarking in Seconds


Random Benchmarking Sequence

Randomized benchmarking (RB) is a widely used tool in quantum information science to determine qubit fidelity and to characterize individual qubit gates. It is also an excellent example of a quantum experiment with advanced requirements on the control hardware and software. For an RB experiment, we apply random sequences of...

The Next Generation of Signal Generators - SHFSG Launch Event


SHFSG Launch Event

On April 29th, Jan Benhelm, Mark Kasperczyk and I welcomed a crowd of customers to the interactive online event introducing Zurich Instruments’ newest product, the SHFSG Signal Generator. Our aim was to present multiple perspectives on the launch of this powerful instrument. Jan provided an overview of Zurich Instruments’ quantum...

Practical Active Qubit Reset


Active Qubit Reset Setup

When working with qubits, it’s essential to have a reliable state preparation. The easiest method for superconducting qubits is to passively wait for the qubit to decay into its ground state, but it’s slow and has poor fidelity. Active qubit reset decreases considerably the initialization time, while greatly increasing the...

Automating IQ Mixer Calibration on the HDIQ


LO Leakage

As a crucial step in the bring-up of superconducting experiments, IQ mixer calibration normally requires multiple instruments from different parties and manual cabling work. This blog post describes how to use the Zurich Instruments HDIQ, HDAWG and UHFQA (or other UHF instruments) to automate IQ mixer calibration and: Simplify the...

The Next Generation of Quantum Analyzers – SHFQA Launch Event


SHFQA Launch Event

On September 1, we launched the second generation of our readout analyzers for superconducting and spin qubits - the SHFQA Quantum Analyzer. On November 17, we dedicated an hour-long event to provide you with the latest insights into the instrument, demonstrate key features and answer your questions. If you missed...

Multiplexed Readout of Superconducting Qubits with the UHFQA


QA Histogram

Frequency-multiplexed readout of qubits is at the heart of superconducting quantum processors and an essential step for scalable architectures. The UHFQA Quantum Analyzer is specifically tailored for this challenge and brings the latest technology to work in your lab - using high level API. In this blog post we demonstrate...

AWG Precompensation for High-Fidelity CZ Gates in Transmon Qubits


Noise feature of HDAWG 5V range

High quantum gate fidelity is essential for all quantum hardware platforms. Temporal sensitivity to flux noise and flux pulse distortion can pose major limitations to achieving high fidelity with repeatable two-qubit gates in transmon qubits. In a recent publication, Rol and collaborators demonstrated a fast (40 ns), low-leakage (0.1%), high-fidelity...

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