Granular Aluminum Meandered Superinductors for Quantum Circuits

Plamen Kamenov, Wen Sen Lu, Konstantin Kalashnikov, Thomas Dinapoli, Matthew T. Bell, Michael E. Gershenson

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We design superinductors made of strongly disordered superconductors for implementation in "hybrid" superconducting quantum circuits. The superinductors are fabricated as meandered nanowires made from granular aluminum films. Optimization of the device geometry enables the realization of superinductors with an inductance of approximately 1 μH and a self-resonance frequency of over 3 GHz. These compact superinductors are attractive for a wide range of applications, from superconducting circuits for quantum computing to microwave elements of cryogenic parametric amplifiers and kinetic inductance photon detectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number054051
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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