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Dr. Lupascu is an experimental physicist interested in the quantum dynamics of various types of physical systems and the application of quantum effects to build new types of detectors and quantum information processors. His Superconducting Quantum Device lab focuses on experimental research with superconducting devices, ranging from quantum bits for quantum information experiments, to superconducting resonators for loss characterization, among other projects.
Dr. Lupascu and his research group investigate quantum effects in solid state devices. The physical systems we are primarily interested in consist of nanostrucutured superconductors with Josephson junctions. With proper design and experimental control, these systems behave as artificial atoms. We are interested in using superconducting quantum devices as quantum bits (or qubits), which are the basic units of quantum information processors. In addition, we use the strong interaction between superconducting devices and eletromagnetic fields to explore new phenomena in quantum optics and quantum measurement with applications to amplification and sensing.
Current projects include
Flux qubits in a planar circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture: quantum control and decoherence,
J.-L. Orgiazzi, C. Deng, D. Layden, R. Marchildon, F. Kitapli, F. Shen, M. Bal,
F. R. Ong, A. Lupascu,
Physical Review B 93, 104518 (2016), Arxiv
Suspended graphene devices with local gate control on an insulating substrate,
F. R. Ong, Z. Cui, M. A. Yurtalan, C. Vojvodin, M. Papaj, J.-L. F. X. Orgiazzi, C. Deng, M. Bal, A. Lupascu,
Nanotechnology 26 405201 (2015), Arxiv.
Dynamics of parametric fluctuations induced by quasiparticle tunneling in superconducting flux qubits,
M. Bal, M. H. Ansari, J.-L. Orgiazzi, R. M. Lutchyn, and A. Lupascu,
Physical Review B 91, 195434 (2015), Arxiv.
Please see Dr. Lupascu's research site for a complete list of his publications.
2005 PhD Physics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
2000 BSc Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania
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