The Quantum Circuit Lab is engaged in a number of individual and collaborative projects. An overview of these projects is presented on this webpage.
- EPSRC: Entangled quantum sensors: enhanced precision at the Heisenberg limit
Multi-body interactions enable the implementation of quantum-mechanically entangled multi-qubit states, and if used as a sensor will greatly improve its sensitivity. As today or near-term 'quantum' sensors still work without entanglement, an improvement in sensitivity can be the key break-through for achieving a quantum advantage, where true quantum sensors surpass the capabilities of classical technology. Compelling applications of our sensors are e.g. noise detection in quantum computers, or particle physics experiments.
- EPSRC: Control Interface for QUantum Integrated Technology Arrays
Single Flux Quantum (SFQ) electronics can operate at cryogenic temperature with unrivalled high frequency and ultra-low power consumption relying on the peculiar current to voltage relation of their basic element: the Josephson Junctions (JJ). Under proper condition, JJs generates ~2 ps width voltage pulses at repetition frequency above 500 GHz, with unprecedented time accuracy, stability and low power consumption. This project is to deploy advanced technology in the field of quantum science.
- EPSRC Hub in Quantum Computing and Simulation
We are contributing to Workpackage 2 (Superconducting qubits)
- ERC Consolidator: QuantumMagnonics
We experimentally interface ferromagnets with superconducting quantum circuits to study dynamics within the magnet. To this end, magnonic elements made up by thin, structured magnetic films will be strongly coupled to the electromagnetic resonators.
- FET Open: AVaQus
A European project funded to develop a quantum processor that demonstrates coherent quantum annealing and its potential to solve real-life optimization problems. The project brings together European research groups and companies to overcome the limitations of current annealing devices by applying the latest developments in superconducting quantum circuits. AVaQus will build and operate a quantum annealer prototype with 5 qubits with high connectivity, tunable interactions and long coherence times.
- Innovate UK: Superconducting hardware
To produce superconducting circuits at commercial scale in the UK, partners are researchers from the University of Glasgow and Kelvin Nanotechnology with Oxford Instruments, SeeQCUK, and the Royal Holloway University in London. The consortium will industrialise the design, manufacture and test of superconducting quantum devices.