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We present a scheme to couple trapped 87 Rb atoms to a superconducting flux qubit through a magnetic dipole transition. We plan to trap atoms on the evanescent wave outside an ultrathin fiber to bring the atoms to less than 10 µm above the surface of the superconductor. This hybrid setup lends itself to probing sources of decoherence in superconducting… (More)
A complete physical approach to quantum information requires a robust interface among flying qubits, long-lifetime memory, and computational qubits. Here we present a unified interface for microwave and optical photons, potentially connecting engineerable quantum devices such as superconducting qubits at long distances through optical photons. Our approach… (More)
This report presents biotin-functionalized semiconducting polymers that are based on fluorene and bithiophene co-polymers (F8T2). Also presented is the application of these polymers to an organic thin film transistor used as a biosensor. The side chains of fluorene were partially biotinylated after the esterification of the biotin with corresponding… (More)
We present a scheme and our advances to magnetically couple Rb atoms to a superconducting flux qubit by trapping the atoms in the evanescent wave outside an tapered optical fiber.