Princeton University Library Catalog

Josephson Parametric Amplification for Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics: Theory and Implementation

Author/​Artist:
Quintana, Christopher [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Petta, Jason [Browse]
Contributor(s):
Houck, Andrew [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Physics [Browse]
Class year:
2013
Description:
107 pages
Restrictions note:
Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Summary note:
Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics (cQED) is a highly promising platform for quantum control, quantum simulation, and quantum optics in a solid-state environment. Such systems consist of artificial atoms coupled to superconducting resonators, and can be probed with microwave signals on a chip. This thesis theoretically and experimentally studies the method of quantum-limited Josephson parametric amplification for improving such microwave measurements. A theoretical analysis of parametric amplification with a nonlinear quantum oscillator is given, along with an analysis of a particular implementation with a superconducting coplanar waveguide resonator shunted by an array of SQUIDs. A parametric amplifier chip is designed and a fabrication process is developed. Measurement and analysis of a successfully fabricated device is presented, and future outlook is discussed.