Publications

"First-order sideband transitions with flux-driven asymmetric transmon qubits" J. D. Strand, Matthew Ware, Felix Beaudoin, T. A. Ohki, B.R. Johnson, Alexandre Blais, B. L. T. Plourde ––Physical Review B 87, 220505(R) (2013); pdf (Copyright 2013 by the American Physical Society)

"Process verification of two-qubit quantum gates by randomized benchmarking" A. D. Corcoles, Jay M. Gambetta, Jerry M. Chow, John A. Smolin, Matthew Ware, J. D. Strand, B. L. T. Plourde, M. Steffen –Physical Review A 87, 030301(R) (2013); pdf (Copyright 2013 by the American Physical Society)

"Superconducting qubit in waveguide cavity with coherence time approaching 0.1ms" Chad Rigetti, Stefano Poletto, Jay M. Gambetta, B. L. T. Plourde, Jerry M. Chow, A. D. Corcoles, John A. Smolin, Seth T. Merkel, J. R. Rozen, George A. Keefe, Mary B. Rothwell, Mark B. Ketchen, M. Steffen –Physical Review B 86, 100506(R) (2012); pdf (Copyright 2012 by the American Physical Society)

"Superconducting microstrip amplifiers with sub-Kelvin noise temperature near 4 GHz" M.P. DeFeo, B.L.T. Plourde –Applied Physics Letters,101, 052603 (2012); pdf (Copyright 2012 by the American Institute of Physics)

"Rectification of vortex motion in a circular ratchet channel" N.S. Lin, K. Yu, T.W. Heitmann, B.L.T. Plourde, V.R. Misko – Physical Review B 84, 144511 (2011); pdf (Copyright 2011 by the American Physical Society)

"Microstrip superconducting quantum interference device amplifiers with submicron Josephson junctions: enhanced gain at gigahertz frequencies" M.P. DeFeo, P. Bhupathi, K. Yu, T.W. Heitmann, C. Song, R. McDermott, B.L.T. Plourde – Applied Physics Letters, 97, 092507 (2010); pdf (Copyright 2010 by the American Institute of Physics)

"Vortex dynamics in superconducting channels with periodic contrictions" K. Yu, M.B.S. Hesselberth, P.H. Kes, B.L.T. Plourde – Physical Review B 81, 184503 (2010); pdf (Copyright 2010 by the American Physical Society)

"Reducing microwave loss in superconducting resonators due to trapped vortices" C. Song, M.P. DeFeo, K. Yu, B.L.T. Plourde – Applied Physics Letters 95, 232501 (2009); pdf (Copyright 2009 by the American Institute of Physics)

"Nanostructured Superconductors With Asymmetric Pinning Potentials: Vortex Ratchets" Britton L.T. Plourde – IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 19, 3698 (2009).

"Microwave response of vortices in superconducting thin films of Re and Al" C. Song, T.W. Heitmann, M.P. DeFeo, K. Yu, R. McDermott, M. Neeley, John M. Martinis, B.L.T. Plourde – Physical Review B 79, 174512 (2009); pdf (Copyright 2009 by the American Physical Society)

“Quantum nondemolition-like fast measurement scheme for a superconducting qubit” I. Serban, B.L.T. Plourde, F.K.Wilhelm – Physical Review B 78, 054507 (2008); pdf (Copyright 2008 by the American Physical Society)

"Picovoltmeter for probing vortex dynamics in a single weak-pinning Corbino channel" T.W. Heitmann, K. Yu, C. Song, M.P. DeFeo, B.L.T. Plourde, M.B.S. Hesselberth, P.H. Kes – Rev. Sci. Inst. 79, 103906 (2008); pdf (Copyright 2008 by the American Institute of Physics)

"Asymmetric weak-pinning superconducting channels: vortex ratchets" K. Yu, T.W. Heitmann, C. Song, M.P. DeFeo, B.L.T. Plourde, M.B.S. Hesselberth, P.H. Kes – Physical Review B 76, 220507(R) (2007); pdf (Copyright 2007 by the American Physical Society)

“Long-range coupling and scalable architecture for superconducting flux qubits” Austin G. Fowler, William F. Thompson, Zhizhong Yan, Ashley M. Stephens. B.L.T. Plourde, Frank K.Wilhelm – Physical Review B 76, 174507 (2007); pdf (Copyright 2007 by the American Physical Society)

"Solid-State Qubits with Current-Controlled Coupling" T. Hime, P.A. Reichardt, B.L.T. Plourde, T.L. Robertson, C.-E. Wu, A.V. Ustinov, John Clarke -- Science 314, 1427 (2006).

"Quantum theory of three-junction flux qubit with non-negligible loop inductance: Towards scalability" T.L. Robertson, B.L.T. Plourde, P.A. Reichardt, T. Hime, C.-E. Wu, John Clarke -- Physical Review B 73, 174526 (2006); pdf (Copyright 2006 by the American Physical Society)

"Flux qubits and readout device with two independent flux lines" B.L.T. Plourde, T.L. Robertson, P.A. Reichardt, T. Hime, S. Linzen, C.-E. Wu, and John Clarke -- Physical Review B 72, 060506(R) (2005); pdf (Copyright 2005 by the American Physical Society)

"Superconducting quantum interference device with frequency-dependent damping: Readout of flux qubits" T.L. Robertson, B.L.T. Plourde, T. Hime, S. Linzen, P.A. Reichardt, F.K. Wilhelm, and John Clarke -- Physical Review B 72, 024513 (2005); pdf (Copyright 2005 by the American Physical Society)

“Entangling flux qubits with a bipolar dynamic inductance” B.L.T. Plourde, J. Zhang, K.B. Whaley, F.K. Wilhelm, T.L Robertson, T. Hime, S. Linzen, P.A. Reichardt, C.-E. Wu, and John Clarke – Physical Review B 70, 140501(R) (2004); pdf (Copyright 2004 by the American Physical Society)

“Low-noise computer-controlled current source for quantum coherence experiments” S. Linzen, T.L. Robertson, T. Hime, B.L.T. Plourde, P.A. Reichardt, and John Clarke -- Review of Scientific Instruments 75, 2541 (2004); pdf (Copyright 2004 by the American Institute of Physics)

“Decoherence in Josephson-junction qubits due to critical-current fluctuations” D.J. Van Harlingen, T.L. Robertson, B.L.T. Plourde, P.A. Reichardt, T.A. Crane, and John Clarke – Physical Review B 70, 064517 (2004); pdf (Copyright 2004 by the American Physical Society)

“Decoherence in Flux Qubits Due to 1/f Noise in Josephson Junctions” D.J. Van Harlingen, B.L.T. Plourde, T.L. Robertson, P.A. Reichardt, and John Clarke -- in Quantum Computing and Quantum Bits in Mesoscopic Systems, Kluwer Academic, 2004.

“Vortex distributions near surface steps observed by scanning SQUID microscopy” B.L.T. Plourde, D.J. Van Harlingen, N. Saha, R. Besseling, M.B.S. Hesselberth, and P.H. Kes – Physical Review B 64, 054529 (2002); pdf (Copyright 2002 by the American Physical Society)

“Influence of edge barriers on vortex dynamics in thin weak-pinning superconducting strips” B.L.T. Plourde, D.J. Van Harlingen, D. Yu. Vodolazov, R. Besseling, M.B.S. Hesselberth, and P.H. Kes – Physical Review B 64, 014503 (2001); pdf (Copyright 2001 by the American Physical Society)

“Scanning SQUID Microscopy of Flux Distributions and Motion near Surface Features in NbSe2” B.L.T. Plourde and D.J. Van Harlingen - NATO Advanced Study Institute Proceedings 356, 281 (1999).

 

Theses

"Microstrip Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices for Quantum Information Science" -- Michael DeFeo (2012).

"Microwave Properties of Vortices in Superconducting Resonators" -- Chunhua Song (2011).

“Vortex Dynamics in Nanostructured Superconducting Weak-Pinning Channels” -- Kang Yu (2010).

 

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