# The role of master clock stability in scalable quantum information processing

@article{Ball2016TheRO, title={The role of master clock stability in scalable quantum information processing}, author={Harrison Ball and William D. Oliver and Michael J. Biercuk}, journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics}, year={2016} }

Experimentalists seeking to improve the coherent lifetimes of quantum bits have generally focused on mitigating decoherence mechanisms through, for example, improvements to qubit designs and materials, and system isolation from environmental perturbations. In the case of the phase degree of freedom in a quantum superposition, however, the coherence that must be preserved is not solely internal to the qubit, but rather necessarily includes that of the qubit relative to the "master clock" (e.g. a…

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