By Topic

Classical and Quantum Operation Modes of the Reversible Josephson-Junction Logic Circuits

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Vasili K. Semenov ; Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook ; George V. Danilov ; Dmitri V. Averin

One of the most important features of the quantum computing circuits that distinguishes them from the traditional computational models is their full, physical and logical, reversibility at all stages of the calculations. This makes the large-scale architecture of potential quantum and classical reversible computers quite similar. The goal of this work is to analyze this similarity in the case of reversible superconducting logic circuits based on the recently suggested elementary gate, the nSQUID. Specifically, we present the results of numerical simulations and some limited measurements of a reversible 8-bit circular shift register fabricated at HYPRES, Inc., and working in the classical mode. The measured energy dissipation per bit operation per nSQUID is still about 20 times higher than the thermodynamic reversibility threshold of kBTIn 2 at T ap 4 K. We also discuss qualitatively operation of the reversible circuits of galvan- ically-coupled nSQUIDs in the quantum mode which provides the basis for implementation of "flying" superconducting qubits. Such qubits have several attractive features for Josephson-junction quantum logic devices beyond the single- or two-qubit circuits.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 2 )