The Laboratory of Artificial Quantum Systems (AQS) researchers headed by Professor O. Astafyev joined forces with the Laboratory of Quantum Chains of the Russian Quantum Center (RQS) headed by Professor A. Ustinov and the RAS Institute of Solid State Physics (ISPP) Laboratory of Superconductivity headed by Professor V. Ryazanov to manufacture and test the first superconducting qubit in Russia.
This event can rightly be considered a breakthrough in the field of Russian quantum technology. Contemporary development of such technologies as well as control methods for individual quantum systems provides opportunities for developing radically novel devices and technology based on superconducting elements.
This strategic field has traditionally been represented rather poorly in Russian science. Several Russian organizations joined forces by pooling their human and technological resources in order to make this feasible (MIPT, the RAS ISSP, the RQC, the MISIS National University for Science and Technology, and the Novosibirsk State Technical University). The first operational qubit prototypes have already been manufactured and tested successfully.
Potential application fields
- Quantum computers
- Quantum informatics (absolutely secured transmission of data)
- Quantum electronics devices of anew generation.
- Hybrid quantum systems of various applications (metrology, supersensitive sensors, amplifiers with peak performance, etc.).