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Intrinsic Dissipation in Superconducting Junctions Probed by Qubit Spectroscopy

Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letetrs. 2019. Vol. 13. No. 1. P. 1800256-1-1800256-7.
Golubev D., Galaktionov A., Zaikin Andrei D.

The study of frequency-dependent intrinsic dissipation in a highly transparent Josephson junction by means of quantum-bit (qubit) spectroscopy is proposed. The spectral density of the effective dissipative bath may contain significant contributions from Andreev bound states coupled to fluctuations of the Josephson phase. Varying either the bias current applied to the junction or magnetic flux through a superconducting ring in the radiofrequency superconducting quantum interference device (rf-SQUID) setup, one can tune the level splitting value close to the bottom of the Josephson potential well. Monitoring the qubit energy relaxation time one can probe the spectral density of the effective dissipative bath and unambiguously identify the contribution emerging from Andreev levels.