Multilayer microwave integrated quantum circuits for scalable quantum computing

Teres A. Brecht, Wolfgang Pfaff, Chen Wang, Yiwen Chu, Luigi Frunzio, Michel H. Devoret, Robert J. Schoelkopf

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


As experimental quantum information processing (QIP) rapidly advances, an emerging challenge is to design a scalable architecture that combines various quantum elements into a complex device without compromising their performance. In particular, superconducting quantum circuits have successfully demonstrated many of the requirements for quantum computing, including coherence levels that approach the thresholds for scaling. However, it remains challenging to couple a large number of circuit components through controllable channels while suppressing any other interactions. We propose a hardware platform intended to address these challenges, which combines the advantages of integrated circuit fabrication and the long coherence times achievable in three-dimensional circuit quantum electrodynamics. This multilayer microwave integrated quantum circuit platform provides a path towards the realisation of increasingly complex superconducting devices in pursuit of a scalable quantum computer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number16002
Journalnpj Quantum Information
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


Dive into the research topics of 'Multilayer microwave integrated quantum circuits for scalable quantum computing'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this