Design of an experimental platform for hybridization of atomic and superconducting quantum systems
Chean, Lim Chin
Yap, Yung Szen
Nguyen, Long Hoang
Date of Issue2019
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Hybrid quantum systems have the potential of mitigating current challenges in developing a scalable quantum computer. Of particular interest is the hybridization between atomic and superconducting qubits. We demonstrate an experimental setup for transferring and trapping ultracold atoms inside a millikelvin cryogenic environment, where interactions between atomic and superconducting qubits may be established, paving the way for hybrid quantum systems. We prepare 87Rb atoms in a conventional magneto-optical trap and transport them via a magnetic conveyor belt into a UHV compatible dilution refrigerator with optical access. We store 5×108 atoms with a lifetime of 794 s in the vicinity of the millikelvin stage.
Physical Review A
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