Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The interaction between a superconducting circuit and its environment can cause decoherence. However, interactions with an environment are necessary for quantum state preparation and measurement. Through the dynamics of open quantum systems, the environment is a resource to control and readout superconducting circuit states. I present an experimental result demonstrating qubit state stabilization from engineered dissipation with a microwave photonic crystal. In addition, I discuss the statistical arrow of time in the dynamics of continuous quantum measurement. These results demonstrate an interplay between open quantum system dynamics and statistics, which highlights the role of both dissipation and measurement for quantum control.
Chair and Committee
James Buckley, Sophia Hayes, Erik Henriksen, Henric Krawzynski,
Harrington, Patrick, "Measurement, Dissipation, and Quantum Control with Superconducting Circuits" (2020). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2195.