Population-transfer schemes are commonly used to convert information robustly stored in some quantum system for manipulation and memory into more macroscopic degrees of freedom for measurement. These schemes may include, e.g., spin-to-charge conversion for spins in quantum dots, detuning of charge qubits between a noise-insensitive operating point and a measurement point, spatial shuttling of qubits encoded in spins or ions, and parity-to-charge conversion schemes for qubits based on Majorana zero modes. A common strategy is to use a slow (adiabatic) conversion. However, in an adiabatic scheme, the adiabaticity conditions on the one hand, and accumulation of errors through dephasing, leakage, and energy relaxation processes on the other hand, limit the fidelity that can be achieved. Here, we give explicit fast quasi-adiabatic (fast-QUAD) conversion strategies (pulse shapes) beyond the adiabatic approximation that allow for optimal state conversion. In contrast with many other approaches, here we account for a general source of noise in combination with pulse shaping. Inspired by analytic methods that have been developed for dynamical decoupling theory, we provide a general framework for unique noise mitigation strategies that can be tailored to the system and environment of interest.
Title of Poster
Generalized fast quasi-adiabatic population transfer for improved qubit readout, shuttling, and noise mitigation