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Qubit spectroscopy

An important step in controlling a qubit is figuring out its resonance frequency. Here we perform a spectroscopy to do exactly that.


The configuration defines the quantum element rr the readout resonator, and qubit the one we're measuring. We define the 2 inputs, one for the I component and one for the Q component for both quantum elements. Furthermore, we define one operation for the qubit - the saturation and the corresponding pulse saturation_pulse. The saturation_pulse is defined for several T1 lengths to ensure the qubit's response. In addition, we define the readout operation on the readout resonator, to measure the qubit's response using the rr element. The readout_pulse pulse is defined as non-zero on the I component only as we're intrested just in the magnitude of the response.


The program qubit_spectroscopy consists out of two loops. The outer used for averaging and the inner using for a frequency scan. We define the range of fequencies to scan using python variables and then loop over those with a qua for_ loop. In each cycle we update the qubit's frequency that we want to examine and play a saturation pulse to the qubit. Then, we use the align command and wait for the saturation pulse to be done. Afterwards, we measure the readout resonator and save the IQ components.

with for_(n, 0, n < 10, n + 1):
with for_(f, f_min, f < f_max, f + df):
update_frequency("qubit", f)
play("saturation", "qubit")
align("qubit", "rr")
demod.full("integW1", I),
demod.full("integW2", Q),
save(I, "I")
save(Q, "Q")

Post Processing#

No post processing provided. One needs to use the extracted I,Q values to determine the resonance frequency by the response spectrum.


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