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AWG Precompensation for high-fidelity CZ gates in transmon qubits

on 02.11.2019 at 10:44 by Chunyan Shi on Blog of Chunyan
High quantum gate fidelity is essential for all quantum hardware platforms. Temporal sensitivity to flux noise and flux pulse distortion can pose major limitations to achieving high fidelity with repeatable two-qubit gates in transmon qubits. demonstrated a fast (40 ns), low-leakage […]


on 24.09.2019 at 11:05 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
很多器件和材料的阻抗都受到频率和其它参数(例如DC偏置电压)的影响。为了能够完整的表征这些样品,我们需要一种能在两个维度下进行参数扫描的阻抗分析仪。通过使用LabOne自带的任意5个API之一,我们可以轻易控制MFIA阻抗分析仪(或者MFLI锁相放大器和MF-IA升级选件)来进行这种全面参数分析。本文将详细说明如何使用简短的Python 3.7的程序,进行多参数维度的阻抗扫描。


on 23.09.2019 at 08:25 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
阻抗分析仪的精度是一个重要指标,它定义了器件或样品的实测阻抗和真值的区别大小。因为阻抗分析仪的精度会随着频率和阻抗大小而变化,因此我们使用一种能体现出仪器所能达到的最高精度的指标,即为基本精度,与此同时也能够对不同仪器做横向比较。MFIA阻抗分析仪的基本精度区间很宽,在1 Ohm到1 MOhm和 1 mHz到500 kHz范围内,MFIA可以达到0.05%的基本精度,这对表征不同器件和材料很有帮助。

Resonance enhancement: a tale of two data analysis methods

on 17.09.2019 at 11:37 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
The Benefit and Challenge of using Resonance Enhancement Resonance enhancement technique is the fastlane toward raising signal well above the noise floor to increase signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and dynamical range. Such an approach is common for Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) […]

Synchronization of Multiple MFLI Lock-in Amplifiers by MDS

on 16.09.2019 at 00:00 by Mehdi on Blog of Mehdi Alem
Introduction  Multi-channel signal generation and detection are indispensable in many applications such as multi-qubit quantum computing and multi-sensor systems. Synchronization of signal channels comes to the equation when the temporal sequence of events is of interest, especially for fast physical […]

Are your parametric two-qubit gates limited by the driving AWG?

on 13.09.2019 at 14:39 by janb on Blog of Jan Benhelm
Noise PSD of Zurich Instruments HDAWG
No, is the short answer, if you are using a Zurich Instruments HDAWG. 😀 Here is why Parametrically modulated superconducting qubit gates (parametric gates) are usually accomplished by RF-modulation – typically several hundred MHz – of the flux through a […]

Reloading Data into LabOne Modules

on 29.08.2019 at 12:48 by Tim on Blog of Tim Ashworth
LabOne now supports reloading data into the LabOne Modules when using the HDF5 file format. Starting from LabOne 19.05, data acquired in modules such as the Sweeper, DAQ, Scope and Spectrum Analyzer, can now be reloaded into the same LabOne […]

What is the Basic Accuracy of an Impedance Analyzer?

on 29.08.2019 at 11:09 by Tim on Blog of Tim Ashworth
This blog explains the meaning of basic accuracy when referring to impedance analyzers. The accuracy of an impedance analyzer is a critical parameter that allows the user to know how close the measured impedance will be to the true impedance […]

Automated 2D Impedance Sweep on the MFIA

on 28.08.2019 at 15:43 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
Many devices and materials exhibit an impedance which depends on both frequency and other parameters such as bias voltage. To fully characterize the impedance of these samples requires an impedance analyzer with the ability to sweep in two dimensions. The MFIA (and MFLI with MF-IA option) can be easily controlled via any of the five included APIs to open up the full parameter space of impedance analysis.This blog details a short script for Python 3.7 which demonstrates the ease in which multi-dimension impedance sweeps can be carried out.

Connect MFLI with External Signal Generator

on 26.07.2019 at 16:18 by Marco Brunner on Blog of Marco Brunner
This blog describes how to use an MFLI lock-in amplifier with an external reference frequency. The reference frequency comes from a signal generator Model 6221 from Keithley which is used to apply higher voltage pulses or sinusoidal signals on the […]


on 17.07.2019 at 14:59 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
直流支撑电容器(DC-link 电容器)本身和接口的ESL和ESR对绝缘栅双极晶体管(IGBT)开关模组的性能有着很大的影响。当IGBT模组关闭时,瞬时产生的电压浪涌会储存在寄生电感之中。为了降低或者消除此电压浪涌的影响,设计低ESL的直流支撑电容器至关重要。在本文中,我们将使用MFIA阻抗分析仪和专用的低ESL阻抗测试夹具来验证标称的器件参数。在1 kHz到5 MHz的测试频率范围内,最低的串联等效电感(ESL)仅为9.5 nH (742 kHz),而最低的串联等效电阻(ESR)仅为0.7 mOhm (11 kHz)。

Measuring low ESL and low ESR of a DC-Link Capacitor with the MFIA Impedance Analyzer

on 10.06.2019 at 09:25 by Tim on Blog of Tim Ashworth
Introduction: This blog post describes how the MFIA (and MFLI with MF-IA option), can characterize the equivalent series inductance (ESL) and equivalent series resistance (ESR) of a DC-Link capacitor typically used in power inverters for electric vehicles. The ESR and […]

SPM community brought together in Zurich

on 03.06.2019 at 10:16 by Romain Stomp on Blog of Romain Stomp
Zurich Instruments User Meeting
“Jamais 2 sans 3,” as the French say, where number three worked as a charm. For this 3rd SPM User Meeting, we were able to host the meeting in our home city and brought together more users than ever before […]


on 27.05.2019 at 14:48 by Meng on Blog of Meng Li
超级电容器(简称:超电容器)是应用广泛的储能装置,从小到SRAM,大到高铁都有应用。它的能量密度一般是传统电解质电容器的10−100倍以上。而和锂离子电池相比,虽然超级电容器的能量密度较低,但是功率密度却非常优秀。对电容器而言最主要的是以下三个参数:电容,漏电流,和串联等效电阻(ESR)。其中ESR能够反映器件自身发热。同时它还能显示器件的剩余寿命。在本文中,我们将使用MFIA阻抗分析仪,测量超级电容器在mHz到kHz频率范围段的动态ESR。使用阻抗分析对超级电容器造成的损耗较小,同时还能获取更多关于超级电容器内部工作原理的信息。与其他的阻抗分析仪相比,MFIA本身并不需要桥电路反馈,而是通过直接测量电流和电压来推导阻抗。这使得它能够轻易测量到低频率(mHz级别)的信号。ESR的最低值在46 Hz时仅0.33 mOhm。

Frequency-Domain Response of Lock-in Filters

on 19.03.2019 at 18:10 by Mehdi on Blog of Mehdi Alem
Introduction  The response of a lock-in amplifier is characterized by the parameters of its low-pass filter (LPF), i.e. time constant and filter order. The temporal response of the LPF demonstrates the latency of measurement while its spectral response shows the […]