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Over the past decade, quantum coherent behavior has been observed in electrical circuits engineered to have discrete, individually addressable energy levels. These devices operate at cryogenic temperatures and microwave frequencies-conditions which permit the utilization of superconducting passive and active resonant circuits for measurement. The basic architecture of a quantum dispersive measurement consisting of a two level quantum bit coupled to a LC tank circuit is reviewed. Recent progress with this type of readout has led to the real time monitoring of a superconducting qubit with the observation of quantum jumps between energy levels.
Date of Conference: 5-10 June 2011