Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT)_graduate student researcher_Trevor Chistolini

Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research program, the interactive collaborations allow broad exploration of cutting edge science with systems engineering suitable for the applications that rely on gate-based quantum computing. AQT enables research to support DOE’s science and energy mission.

Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT)_superconducting circuits_dilution refrigerator Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT)_director_Irfan Siddiqi

Since its inception in 2018, AQT builds on the decades-long research and development and benefits from DOE’s Office of Science investments. It was built from the ground up to support projects from external teams through access to both the full quantum computing platform and to the expertise of AQT scientists to maximize the testbed’s potential.

AQT testbed user program

AQT functions as an open testbed accepting research proposals on a rolling basis. Teams from academia, industry, and government laboratories may apply to become AQT users. The length of typical research projects is a few weeks to a few months. Access to the testbed and staff is provided at no cost to users for non-proprietary work that will be published in the scientific literature. 

echnical illustration, fluxonium QPU (Credit_ Ngueyn BerkeleyLab)

AQT researchers simulated two types of programmable logic gates in the quantum device based on fluxonium qubits to validate the performance of the proposed blueprint. The researchers hope that continued research and development on fluxonium and superconducting qubit alternatives will bring about the next generation of devices for quantum information processing.

Recent Publications

The Quantum Nanoelectronics Laboratory (QNL) at the University of California, Berkeley, frequently collaborates with AQT. QNL investigates a broad range of single-quantum devices and large multi-qubit systems to explore quantum simulation, chemistry, topological matter, control, condensed matter physics, cosmology, and high-energy physics, among many other areas.

Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT)_controls partnership with Zurich Instrument Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT)_head of hardware_Ravi Naik

AQT offers an ideal training laboratory for the growing quantum workforce. In the process of training graduate students, postdocs, and early career researchers on AQT projects, researchers collaborate with National Labs and industry, integrating them into the wider quantum information research community.

AQT Alum Yosep Kim Making Strides AQT Head of Measurement Ravi Naik Superposición subjetiva Lab 1 por Benjamín Arizmendi AQT Summit, Day 2, Hardware Breakout session. Researchers from left to right: Trevor Chistolini (UC Berkeley), Long Nguyen (Berkeley Lab), Wim Lavrijsen (Berkeley Lab), John Martinis (UC Santa Barbara and Qolab Inc), Neelay Fruitwala (Berkeley Lab), Kasra Nowrouzi (Berkeley Lab), and Ravi Naik (Berkeley Lab)

Organized by AQT, seminars feature renowned speakers in the United States and internationally, discussing the latest quantum computing and quantum information science research. The entire playlist is available on YouTube.