Fast control of dissipation in a superconducting resonator

  1. Vasilii Sevriuk,
  2. Kuan Yen Tan,
  3. Eric Hyyppä,
  4. Matti Silveri,
  5. Matti Partanen,
  6. Máté Jenei,
  7. Shumpei Masuda,
  8. Jan Goetz,
  9. Visa Vesterinen,
  10. Leif Grönberg,
  11. and Mikko Möttönen
We report on fast tunability of an electromagnetic environment coupled to a superconducting coplanar waveguide resonator. Namely, we utilize a recently-developed quantum-circuit refrigerator
(QCR) to experimentally demonstrate a dynamic tunability in the total damping rate of the resonator up to almost two orders of magnitude. Based on the theory it corresponds to a change in the internal damping rate by nearly four orders of magnitude. The control of the QCR is fully electrical, with the shortest implemented operation times in the range of 10 ns. This experiment constitutes a fast active reset of a superconducting quantum circuit. In the future, a similar scheme can potentially be used to initialize superconducting quantum bits.