Quantum computing holds the promise to achieve unprecedented computation power and to solve problems today intractable. State-of-the-art quantum processors consist of arrays of quantum bits (qubits) operating at a very low base temperature, typically a few tens of mK, as shown in Fig. 15.5.1 The qubit states degrade naturally after a certain time, upon loss of quantum coherence. For proper operation, an error-correcting loop must be implemented by a classical controller, which, in addition of handling execution of a quantum algorithm, reads the qubit state and performs the required corrections. However, while few qubits (∼10) in today's quantum processors can be easily connected to a room-temperature controller, it appears extremely challenging, if not impossible, to manage the thousands of qubits required in practical quantum algorithms [1].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2017
Subtitle of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers
EditorsLaura C. Fujino
Place of PublicationDanvers, MA
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3758-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3757-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventISSCC 2017: 64th IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 5 Feb 20179 Feb 2017


ConferenceISSCC 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

    Research areas

  • Cryogenics, Oscillators, Substrates, Program processors, Semiconductor device modeling, Quantum computing, Temperature sensors

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