"Majorana fermions in the superconducting qubit architecture"

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem , Condensed-Matter Physics Seminar

"Majorana fermions in the superconducting qubit architecture"

Dr. Eytan Grosfeld

Department of Physics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Thursday, 27 Mar, 2014 - 12:00 - 13:30

Danciger B Building, Seminar room

Solid state Majorana fermions are generating intensive interest due to their unique properties and possible applications in fault tolerant quantum memory devices. In this talk I will propose a method to detect signatures of Majorana fermions in hybrid devices by employing the sensitive apparatus of the superconducting charge-qubit architecture and its efficient coupling to microwave photons. I will describe robust signatures of the underlying Majorana fermions that are, remarkably, not washed out by the smallness of the Majorana contribution to the Josephson current.