Demonstration of an entangling gate between non-interacting superconducting qubits using the quantum Zeno effect

TYPEStudent Seminar
Speaker:Eliya Blumenthal
Organizer:Ari Turner
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lewiner Seminar Room (412)

The Zeno effect occurs in quantum systems when a very strong measurement is applied, which can alter the dynamics in non-trivial ways. Despite being dissipative, the dynamics stay coherent within any degenerate subspaces of the measurement. Here we show that such a measurement can turn a single-qubit operation into a two- or multi-qubit entangling gate, even in a non-interacting system. We demonstrate this gate between two effectively non-interacting transmon qubits. Our Zeno gate works by imparting a geometric phase on the system, conditioned on it lying within a particular non-local subspace.