Landau-Zener-Stückelberg-Majorana lasing in circuit quantum electrodynamics

P. Neilinger, S. N. Shevchenko, J. Bogár, M. Rehák, G. Oelsner, D. S. Karpov, U. Hübner, O. Astafiev, M. Grajcar, E. Il'Ichev

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We demonstrate amplification (and attenuation) of a probe signal by a driven two-level quantum system in the Landau-Zener-Stückelberg-Majorana regime by means of an experiment, in which a superconducting qubit was strongly coupled to a microwave cavity, in a conventional arrangement of circuit quantum electrodynamics. Two different types of flux qubit, specifically a conventional Josephson junctions qubit and a phase-slip qubit, show similar results, namely, lasing at the working points where amplification takes place. The experimental data are explained by the interaction of the probe signal with Rabi-like oscillations. The latter are created by constructive interference of Landau-Zener-Stückelberg-Majorana (LZSM) transitions during the driving period of the qubit. A detailed description of the occurrence of these oscillations and a comparison of obtained data with both analytic and numerical calculations are given.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094519
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes


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