Author(s): N. Earnest, S. Chakram, Y. Lu, N. Irons, R. K. Naik, N. Leung, L. Ocola, D. A. Czaplewski, B. Baker, Jay Lawrence, Jens Koch, and D. I. Schuster We realize a Λ system in a superconducting circuit, with metastable states exhibiting lifetimes up to 8 ms. We exponentially suppress the tunneling matrix elements involved in spontaneous energy relaxation by creating a “heavy” fluxonium, realized by adding a capacitive shunt to the original circuit... [Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 150504] Published Fri Apr 13, 2018
General Physics: Statistical and Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Information, etc.