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Superconducting Electronics for Quantum Computing and RF Communications


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Electromagnetics Division

RO# Location
50.68.72.C0376 Boulder, CO

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Hopkins, Peter F. 303 497-4696


The Superconductive Electronics (SCE) Group is developing single-flux-quantum electronic circuits for applications in wireless communications, neuromorphic computing, and quantum computing. More specifically, we are developing quantum-based circuits for waveform synthesizers1 for RF metrology, cryogenic on-chip signal processing, qubit control and readout, and neuromorphic synaptic training.2 We have also fabricated and tested some of the highest-speed SCE digital circuits in the world for potential applications in energy-efficient, high performance computing.3 Our vibrant laboratory has facilities and expertise in circuit design and simulation, nanofabrication, and cryogenic high-speed testing.

P. F. Hopkins et al., "RF Waveform Synthesizers with Quantum-Based Voltage Accuracy for Communications Metrology," IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., Vol. 29, No. 5, Aug 2019.

M. L. Schneider et al., "Ultralow power artificial synapses using nanotextured magnetic Josephson junctions," Sci. Adv., vol. 4, no. 1, p. e1701329, Jan. 2018.

D. Olaya et al., "300-GHz operation of divider circuits using high-Jc Nb/Nbx Si1−x /Nb Josephson junctions," IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., vol. 25, no. 3, Jun. 2015, Art. no. 1101005.

superconducting electronics; single flux quantum circuits; Josephson junctions; quantum computing; arbitrary waveform synthesis; wireless communications


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,030.00 $3,000.00
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