Chapter 20. Superconducting Circuits for Quantum Computing

  1. Prof. Dr. Samuel L. Braunstein2,
  2. Dr. Hoi-Kwong Lo3 and
  3. Pieter Kok Assistant Editor2
  1. Timothy P. Spiller

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603182.ch20

Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization

Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization

How to Cite

Spiller, T. P. (2000) Superconducting Circuits for Quantum Computing, in Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization (eds S. L. Braunstein, H.-K. Lo and P. Kok), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603182.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Wales, Bangor, UK

  2. 3

    MagiQ Technologies, Inc., New York, USA

Author Information

  1. Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol, Filton Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8QZ, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 DEC 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527403219

Online ISBN: 9783527603183



  • quantum computation;
  • superconducting circuits;
  • quantum computing;
  • DiVincenzo checklist


Superconducting circuits provide one of the numerous current candidate routes for the realization of quantum computing (QC) technology. In this paper I review the basic physics behind this candidature and outline some superconducting QC proposals currently on the table, demonstrating their common origins. More detailed discussion of the proposals follows, assessing how they measure up to the “DiVincenzo checklist” for QC realizations and the current status of experiments.