Stimulated Raman adiabatic passage is a quantum protocol that can be used for robust state preparation in a three-level system. It has been commonly employed in quantum optics, but recently this technique has drawn attention also in circuit quantum electrodynamics. The protocol relies on two slowly varying drive pulses that couple the initial and the target state via an intermediate state, which remains unpopulated. Here we study the detrimental effect of the parasitic couplings of the drives into transitions other than those required by the protocol. The effect is most prominent in systems with almost harmonic energy level structure, such as the transmon. We show that under these conditions in the presence of decoherence there exists an optimal STIRAP amplitude for population transfer.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2018|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||International Conference on Low Temperature Physics - Gothenburg, Sweden|
Duration: 9 Aug 2017 → 16 Aug 2017
Conference number: 28