Publications

Books and Lectures

Foundations of Applied Superconductivity
T.P. Orlando and K.A. Delin, Addison-Wesley (1991)

Introductory Applied Quantum and Statistical Mechanics
P. Hagelstein, S.D. Senturia, and T.P. Orlando, John Wiley and Sons (2004)

Quantum Information Processing: Lecture Notes of the 44th IFF Spring School
W.D. Oliver. Editor: David P. DiVincenzo, Juelich (2013)


Journal Articles

2017

Analysis and mitigation of interface losses in trenched superconducting coplanar waveguide resonators
G. Calusine, A. Melville, W. Woods, R. Das, C. Stull, V. Bolkhovsky, D. Braje, D. Hover, D.K. Kim, X. Miloshi, D. Rosenberg, A. Sevi, J.L. Yoder, E. Dauler, W.D. Oliver
arXiv:1709.10015

3D integrated superconducting qubits
D. Rosenberg, D.K. Kim, R. Das, D. Yost, S. Gustavsson, D. Hover, P. Krantz, A. Melville, L. Racz, G.O. Samach, S.J. Weber, F. Yan, J. Yoder, A.J. Kerman, W.D. Oliver
npj Quantum Information 3, 42 (2017) 

Coherent coupled qubits for quantum annealing
S.J. Weber, G.O. Samach, D. Hover, S. Gustavsson, D.K. Kim, A. Melville, D. Rosenberg, A.P. Sears, F. Yan, J.L. Yoder, W.D. Oliver, A.J. Kerman
Physical Review Applied 8, 014004 (2017)

2016

Improved superconducting qubit coherence with high-temperature substrate annealing
A. Kamal, J.L. Yoder, F. Yan, T.J. Gudmundsen, D. Hover, A.P. Sears, P.B. Welander, T.P. Orlando, S. Gustavsson, W.D. Oliver
arXiv:1606.09262

Suppressing relaxation in superconducting qubits by quasiparticle pumping
S. Gustavsson, F. Yan, G. Catelani, J. Bylander, A. Kamal, J. Birenbaum, D. Hover, D. Rosenberg, G. Samach, A. P. Sears, S. Weber, J. L. Yoder, J. Clarke, A. J. Kerman, F. Yoshihara, Y. Nakamura, T. P. Orlando, W. D. Oliver
Science 354, 1573 (2016)

The role of master clock instability in quantum information processing
H. Ball, W. D. Oliver, M. J. Biercuk
npj Quantum Information 2, 16033 (2016)

The flux qubit revisited to enhance coherence and reproducibility
F. Yan, S. Gustavsson, A. Kamal, J. Birenbaum, A. P. Sears, D. Hover, T. J. Gudmundsen, D. Rosenberg, G. Samach, S. Weber, J. L. Yoder, T. P. Orlando, J. Clarke, A. J. Kerman, W. D. Oliver
Nature Communications 7, 12964 (2016)

Single microwave-photon detector using an artificial Λ-type three-level system
K. Inomata, Z. Lin, K. Koshino, W. D. Oliver, J.-S. Tsai, T. Yamamoto, Y. Nakamura
Nature Communications 7, 12303 (2016)

Resonance fluorescence from an artificial atom in squeezed vacuum
D.M. Toyli, A.W. Eddins, S. Boutin, S. Puri, D. Hover, V. Bolkhovsky, W. D. Oliver, A. Blais, I. Siddiqi
Phys. Rev. X 6, 031004 (2016)
See also: Viewpoint by Howard J. Carmichael
See also: Research Highlight in Nature Photonics by David Pile

Single-shot Readout of a Superconducting Qubit using a Josephson Parametric Oscillator
P. Krantz, A. Bengtsson, M. Simoen, S. Gustavsson, V. Shumeiko, W. D. Oliver, C. M. Wilson, P. Delsing, J. Bylander
Nature Communications 7, 11417 (2016)

2015

A near–quantum-limited Josephson traveling-wave parametric amplifier
C. Macklin, K. O’Brien, D. Hover, M. E. Schwartz, V. Bolkhovsky, X. Zhang, W. D. Oliver, I. Siddiqi
Science 350, 307 (2015)
See also: Perspective by Andrew N. Cleland

Heisenberg-Limited Qubit Read-Out with Two-Mode Squeezed Light
N. Didier, A. Kamal, W. D. Oliver, A. Blais, and A A. Clerk
Physical Review Letters 115, 093604 (2015)

Thermal and Residual Excited-State Population in a 3D Transmon Qubit
X.  Y. Jin, A. Kamal, A. P. Sears, T. Gudmundsen, D. Hover, J. Miloshi, R. Slattery, F. Yan, J. Yoder, T. P. Orlando, S. Gustavsson, and W. D. Oliver
Physical Review Letters 114, 240501 (2015)

Z-Gate Operation on a Superconducting Flux Qubit via its Readout SQUID
X. Y. Jin, S. Gustavsson, J. Bylander, F. Yan, F. Yoshihara, Y. Nakamura, T. P. Orlando, and W. D. Oliver
Physical Review Applied 3, 034004 (2015)

Coherence and Decay of Higher Energy Levels of a Superconducting Transmon Qubit
M. J. Peterer, S. J. Bader, X. Y. Jin, F. Yan, A. Kamal, T. Gudmundsen, P.J. Leek, T.P. Orlando, W.D. Oliver, and S. Gustavsson
Physical Review Letters 114, 010501 (2015)

2014

Fabrication process and properties of fully-planarized deep-submicron Nb/Al-AlOx/Nb Josephson junctions
S.K. Tolpygo, V. Bolkhovsky, T.J. Weir, L.M. Johnson, M.A. Gouker, and W. D. Oliver
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 25, 1101312 (2014)

Quantum control: Engineering a revolution
W. D. Oliver
Nature Physics 10, 794 (2014)

Microwave Down-Conversion with an Impedance-Matched Λ System in Driven Circuit QED
K. Inomata, K. Koshino, Z. R. Lin, W. D. Oliver, J. S. Tsai, Y. Nakamura, T. Yamamoto
Physical Review Letters 113, 063604 (2014)

Josephson parametric phase-locked oscillator and its application to dispersive readout of superconducting qubits
Z. R. Lin, K. Inomata, K. Koshino, W. D. Oliver, Y. Nakamura, J. S. Tsai, T. Yamamoto
Nature Communications 5, 4480 (2014)

Flux qubit noise spectroscopy using Rabi oscillations under strong driving conditions
F. Yoshihara, Y. Nakamura, F. Yan, S. Gustavsson, J. Bylander, W. D. Oliver, J.S. Tsai
Physical Review B 89, 020503(R) (2014)

Deep sub-micron stud-via technology of superconductor VLSI circuits
S.K. Tolpygo, V. Bolkhovsky, T.J. Weir, L.M. Johnson, W. D. Oliver, and M.A. Gouker
Superconductor Science and Technology 27, 025016 (2014)

2013

Materials in Superconducting Qubits
W. D. Oliver, P. B. Welander
MRS Bulletin, 38, 816-825 (2013)

Investigation of nonlinear effects in Josephson parametric oscillators used in circuit quantum electrodynamics
P. Krantz, Y. Reshitnyk, W. Wustmann, J. Bylander, S. Gustavsson, W. D. Oliver, T. Duty, V. Shumeiko, P. Delsing
New Journal of Physics 15, 105002 (2013)

Single-shot readout of a superconducting flux qubit with a flux-driven Josephson parametric amplifier
Z. R. Lin, K. Inomata, W. D. Oliver, K. Koshino, Y. Nakamura, J. S. Tsai, T. Yamamoto
Applied Physics Letters 103, 132602 (2013)

Rotating-frame relaxation as a noise spectrum analyser of a superconducting qubit undergoing driven evolution
F. Yan, S. Gustavsson, J. Bylander, X. Y. Jin, F. Yoshihara, D. G. Cory, Y. Nakamura, T. P. Orlando, W. D. Oliver
Nature Communications 4, 2337 (2013)

Quantum physics: Andreev states taken to the next level
S. Gustavsson, W. D. Oliver
Nature 499, 286 (2013)

Magnetic Flux Noise in dc SQUIDs: Temperature and Geometry Dependence
S. M. Anton, J. S. Birenbaum, S. R. O’Kelley, V. Bolkhovsky, D. A. Braje, G. Fitch, M. Neeley, G. C. Hilton, H.-M. Cho, K. D. Irwin, F. C. Wellstood, W. D. Oliver, A. Shnirman, J. Clarke
Physical Review Letters 110, 147002 (2013)

Improving quantum gate fidelities by using a qubit to measure microwave pulse distortions
S. Gustavsson, O. Zwier, J. Bylander, F. Yan, F. Yoshihara, Y. Nakamura, T. P. Orlando, W. D. Oliver
Physical Review Letters 110, 040502 (2013)

Time-Reversal Symmetry and Universal Conductance Fluctuations in a Driven Two-Level System
S. Gustavsson, J. Bylander, W. D. Oliver
Physical Review Letters 110, 016603 (2013)

2012

Dynamical decoupling and dephasing in interacting two-level systems
S. Gustavsson, F. Yan, J. Bylander, F. Yoshihara, Y. Nakamura, T. P. Orlando, W. D. Oliver
Physical Review Letters 109, 010502 (2012)

Spectroscopy of transverse and longitudinal low-frequency noise and their temperature dependencies in a superconducting qubit
F. Yan, J. Bylander, S. Gustavsson, F. Yoshihara, K. Harrabi, D.G. Cory, T.P. Orlando, Y. Nakamura, J.-S. Tsai, W. D. Oliver
Physical Review B 85, 174521 (2012)

Driven dynamics and rotary echo of a qubit tunably coupled to a harmonic oscillator
S. Gustavsson, J. Bylander, F. Yan, P. Forn-Díaz, V. Bolkhovsky, D. Braje, G. Fitch, K. Harrabi, D. Lennon, J. Miloshi, P. Murphy, R. Slattery, D. Spector, B. Turek, T. Weir, P. B. Welander, F. Yoshihara, D. G. Cory, Y. Nakamura,
T. P. Orlando, W. D. Oliver
Physical Review Letters 108, 170503 (2012)

Sub-micrometer epitaxial Josephson junctions for quantum circuits
J.S. Kline, M.R. Vissers, F.C.S. da Silva, D.S. Wisbey, M. Weides, T.J. Weir, B. Turek, D.A. Braje, W.D. Oliver, Y. Shalibo, N. Katz, B.R. Johnson, T.A. Ohki, D.P. Pappas,
Superconductor Science and Technology, 25, 025005 (2012)

2011

Noise correlations in a flux qubit with tunable tunnel coupling
S. Gustavsson, J. Bylander, F. Yan, W. D. Oliver, F. Yoshihara, Y. Nakamura
Physical Review B 84, 014525 (2011)

Quantum physics: Keep your feet on the ground
W. D. Oliver
Nature 473, 164 (2011)

Study of loss in superconducting coplanar waveguide resonators
J.M. Sage, V. Bolkhovsky, W.D. Oliver, B. Turek, P.B. Welander
Journal of Applied Physics 109, 063915 (2011)

Noise spectroscopy through dynamical decoupling with a superconducting flux qubit
J. Bylander, S. Gustavsson, F. Yan, F. Yoshihara, K. Harrabi, G. Fitch, D. G. Cory, Y. Nakamura, J.-S. Tsai , W. D. Oliver
Nature Physics 7, 565 (2011)
See also: News and Views by Michael Biercuk

2009

Pulse imaging and nonadiabatic control of solid-state artificial atoms
J. Bylander, M. S. Rudner, A. V. Shytov, S. O. Valenzuela, D. M. Berns, K. K. Berggren, L. S. Levitov, W. D. Oliver
Physical Review B 80, 220506(R) (2009)

Large-amplitude driving of a superconducting artificial atom
W. D. Oliver, S. O. Valenzuela
Quantum Information Processing 8, 261-281 (2009)

2008

Quantum Phase Tomography of a Strongly Driven Qubit
M. S. Rudner, A. V. Shytov, L. S. Levitov, D. M. Berns, W. D. Oliver, S. O. Valenzuela, T. P. Orlando
Physical Review Letters 101, 190502 (2008)

Amplitude spectroscopy of a solid-state artificial atom
D. M. Berns, M. S. Rudner, S. O. Valenzuela, K. K. Berggren, W. D. Oliver, L. S. Levitov, T. P. Orlando
Nature 455, 51-57 (Sep 2008)
See also: News and Views by Frank K. Wilhelm

High-fidelity quantum operations of superconducting qubits in the presence of noise
A.J. Kerman and W. D. Oliver
Physical Review Letters 101, 070501 (2008)

Flux-driven Josephson parametric amplifier
T. Yamamoto, K. Inomata, M. Watanabe, K. Matsuba, T. Miyazaki, W. D. Oliver, Y. Nakamura, J. S. Tsai
Applied Physics Letters 93, 042510 (2008)

2007

Tomonaga-luttinger liquid features in ballistic single-walled carbon nanotubes: Conductance and shot noise
N. Y. Kim, P. Recher, W. D. Oliver, Y. Yamamoto, J. Kong, H. Dai
Physical Review Letters 99, 036802 (2007)

Nonlinear Resonant Behavior of the Dispersive Readout Scheme for a Superconducting Flux Qubit
J. C. Lee, W. D. Oliver, K. K. Berggren, T. P. Orlando
Physical Review B 75, 144505 (2007)

2006

Microwave-Induced Cooling of a Superconducting Qubit
S. O. Valenzuela, W. D. Oliver, D. M. Berns, K. K. Berggren, L. S. Levitov, T. P. Orlando
Science 314, 1589-1592 (2006)
See also: Perspective by Irinel Chiorescu

Coherent Quasiclassical Dynamics of a Persistent Current Qubit
D. M. Berns, W. D. Oliver, S. O. Valenzuela, A. V. Shytov, K. K. Berggren, L. S. Levitov, T. P. Orlando
Physical Review Letters 97, 150502 (2006)

Electromagnetically induced transparency in superconducting quantum circuits: Effects of decoherence, tunneling, and multilevel crosstalk
Z. Dutton, K. V. R. M. Murali, W. D. Oliver, T. P. Orlando
Physical Review B 73, 104516 (2006)

2005

Mach-Zehnder Interferometry in a Strongly Driven Superconducting Qubit
W. D. Oliver, Y. Yu, J. C. Lee, K. K. Berggren, L. S. Levitov, T. P. Orlando
Science 310, 1653-1657 (2005)

Multi-Photon, Multi-Level Dynamics in a Superconducting Persistent-Current Qubit
Y. Yu, W. D. Oliver, J. C. Lee, K. K. Berggren, L. S. Levitov, T. P. Orlando
arXiv:cond-mat/0508587

Numerical Simulation of multi-junction bias circuits for superconducting detectors
K. Segall, J. J. Mazo, T. P. Orlando
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 15, 583-586 (2005)

Resonant Reasout of a Persistent Current Qubit
J. C. Lee, W. D. Oliver, T. P. Orlando, K. K. Berggren
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 15, 841-844 (2005)

Energy relaxation times in a Nb persistent current qubit
Y. Yu, W. D. Oliver, D. Nakada, J. C. Lee, K. K. Berggren, T. P. Orlando
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 15, 845-848 (2005)

Measurements of a persistent-current qubit driven by an on-chip radiation source
J. L. Habif, B. Singh, D. S. Crankshaw, T. P. Orlando
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 15, 872-875 (2005)

Implementation Schemes for the Factorized Quantum Lattice-Gas Algorithm for the One Dimensional Diffusion Equation using Persistent-Current Qubits
D. M. Berns, T. P. Orlando
Quantum Information Processing 4, 265-282 (2005)

2004

Probing decoherence with electromagnetically induced transparency in superconductive quantum circuits
K. V. R. M. Murali, Z. Dutton, W. D. Oliver, D. S. Crankshaw, T. P. Orlando
Physical Review Letters 93, 087003 (2004)

dc measurements of macroscopic quantum levels in a superconducting qubit structure with a time-ordered meter
D. S. Crankshaw, K. Segall, D. Nakada, T. P. Orlando, L. S. Levitov, S. Lloyd, S. O. Valenzuela, N. Markovic, M. Tinkham, K. K. Berggren
Physical Review B 69, 144518 (2004)

Energy relaxation time between macroscopic quantum levels in a superconducting persistent-current qubit
Y. Yu, D. Nakada, J. C. Lee, B. Singh, D. S. Crankshaw, T. P. Orlando, K. K. Berggren, W. D. Oliver
Physical Review Letters 92, 117904 (2004)

2003

Improved critical-current-density uniformity by using anodization
D. Nakada, K. K. Berggren, E. Macedo, V. Liberman, K. K. Berggren
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 13, 111-114 (2003)

An RSFQ variable duty cycle oscillator for driving a superconductive qubit
D. S. Crankshaw, J. L. Habif, X.-X. Zhou, T. P. Orlando, M. J. Feldman, M. F. Bocko
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 13, 966-969 (2003)

Experimental characterization of the two current states in a Nb persistent-current qubit
K. Segall, D. S. Crankshaw, D. Nakada, B. Singh, J. C. Lee, T. P. Orlando, K. K. Berggren, N. Markovic, S. O. Valenzuela, M. Tinkham
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 13, 1009-1012 (2003)

Projective measurement scheme for solid-state qubits
L. Tian, S. Lloyd, T. P. Orlando
Physical Review B 67, 220505 (2003)

Impact of time-ordered measurements of the two states in a niobium superconducting qubit structure
K. Segall, D. S. Crankshaw, D. Nakada, T. P. Orlando, L. S. Levitov, S. Lloyd, N. Markovic, S. O. Valenzuela, M. Tinkham, K. K. Berggren
Physical Review B 67, 220506 (2003)

Discrete breathers in Josephson arrays
J. J. Mazo, T. P. Orlando
Chaos 13, 733-743 (2003)

2002

Flux-based superconducting qubits for quantum computation
T. P. Orlando, S. Lloyd, L. S. Levitov, K. K. Berggren, M. J. Feldman, M. F. Bocko, J. E. Mooij, C. J. P. M. Harmans, C. H. van der Wal
Physica C-Superconductivity and its Applications 372, 194-200 (2002)

Fluxon ratchet potentials in superconducting circuits
F. Falo, P. J. Martinez, J. J. Mazo, T. P. Orlando, K. Segall, E. Trias
Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing 75, 263-269 (2002)

Decoherence and relaxation of a superconducting quantum bit during measurement
L. Tian, S. Lloyd, T. P. Orlando
Physical Review B 65, 144516 (2002)

Engineering the quantum measurement process for the persistent current qubit
T. P. Orlando, L. Tian, D. S. Crankshaw, S. Lloyd, C. H. van der Wal, J. E. Mooij, F. Wilhelm
Physica C-Superconductivity and its Applications 368, 294-299 (2002)

Interactions between Josephson vortices and breathers
E. Trias, J. J. Mazo, T. P. Orlando
Physical Review B 65, 054517 (2002)

2001

Discrete breathers in Josephson ladders
E. Trias, J. J. Mazo, A. Brinkman, T. P. Orlando
Physica D-Nonlinear Phenomena 156, 98-138 (2001)

Inductance effects in the persistent current qubit
D. S. Crankshaw, T. P. Orlando
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 11, 1006-1009 (2001)

Magnetic flux controlled Josephson array oscillators
D. S. Crankshaw, E. Trias, T. P. Orlando
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 11, 1223-1226 (2001)

2000

Quantum superposition of macroscopic persistent-current states
C. H. van der Wal, A. C. J. ter Haar, F. K. Wilhelm, R. N. Schouten, C. J. P. M. Harmans, T. P. Orlando, S. Lloyd, J. E. Mooij
Science 290, 773-777 (2000)

Depinning of kinks in a Josephson-junction ratchet array
E. Trias, J. J. Mazo, F. Falo, T. P. Orlando
Physical Review E 61 (3): 2257-2266 (2000)

Discrete breathers in nonlinear lattices: Experimental detection in a Josephson array
E. Trias, J. J. Mazo, T. P. Orlando
Physical Review Letters 84 (4): 741-744 (2000)

1999

Superconducting persistent-current qubit
T. P. Orlando, J. E. Mooij, L. Tian, C. H. van der Wal, L. S. Levitov, S. Lloyd, J. J. Mazo
Physical Review B 60 (22): 15398-15413 (1999)

Josephson persistent-current qubit
J. E. Mooij, T. P. Orlando, L. S. Levitov, L. Tian, C. H. van der Wal, S. Lloyd
Science 285 (5430): 1036-1039 (1999)