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Archana Kamal

Physics Assistant Professor Archana Kamal
Archana KamalAssistant Professor

Education

  • Ph D: Physics, (2013), Yale University - New Haven, CT
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Nonreciprocity in active Josephson junction circuits
  • Other: Physics, (2010), Yale University - New Haven, CT
  • MS: Physics, (2006), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi - Delhi, India
  • BS: Physics, (2004), St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi - Delhi, India

Awards and Honors

  • ENS Junior research chair laureate (declined) (2013), Scholarship/Research - Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
  • IBM Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined) (2013), Scholarship/Research - IBM T. J. Watson research Center, Yorktown Heights
  • Stanford Nano- and Quantum Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined) (2013), Scholarship/Research - Stanford University, Stanford
  • Sterling Prize Fellowship (2009), Scholarship/Research - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale University, New Haven
  • CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship (declined) (2006), Scholarship/Research - Council of Scientific and Industrial research, India
  • Dr. Neeraj Srivastava Prize (2006), Scholarship/Research - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi
  • Summer Research Fellowship (2005), Scholarship/Research - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
  • Baboo Lal Mathur Memorial Prize (2004), Scholarship/Research - St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Science meritorious scholarship (2004), Scholarship/Research - University of Delhi, Delhi
  • UFJ Foundation (Japan) Scholarship (2004), Scholarship/Research - St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • University Gold Medal (2004), Scholarship/Research - University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Usha (India) Prize (2003), Scholarship/Research - St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi

Publications

  • Shandera, S. (The Pennsylvania State University), Agarwal, N., Kamal, A. () "A cosmological open quantum system," arXiv:1708.00493
  • Kamal, A., Metelmann, A. (2017) "Minimal models for nonreciprocal amplification using biharmonic drives," Physical Review Applied 7: pp. 034031
  • Sears, A., Birenbaum, J., Hover, D., Rosenberg, D., Weber, S., Yoder, J.L., Kerman, J., Gustavsson, S., Kamal, A., Yan, F., others, . (2016) "Characterizing Ensembles of Superconducting Qubits," Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Yan, F., Kamal, A., Orlando, T., Gustavsson, S., Oliver, W., others, . (2016) "Extending quantum coherence of superconducting flux qubits," Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Kamal, A., Yoder, J.L., Yan, F., Gudmundsen, T.J., Hover, D., Sears, A.P., Welander, P., Orlando, T.P., Gustavsson, S., Oliver, W.D. (2016) "Improved superconducting qubit coherence with high-temperature substrate annealing," arXiv:1606.09262
  • Gustavsson, S., Yan, F., Kamal, A., Orlando, T., Oliver, W., Birenbaum, J., Sears, A., Hover, D., Gudmundsen, T., Yoder, J. (2016) "Qubit dephasing due to photon shot noise from coherent and thermal sources," Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Gustavsson, S., Yan, F., Catelani, G., Bylander, J., Kamal, A., Birenbaum, J., Hover, D., Rosenberg, D., Samach, G., Sears, A.P., others, . (2016) "Suppressing relaxation in superconducting qubits by quasiparticle pumping," Science 354:6319 pp. 1573–1577
  • Yan, F., Gustavsson, S., Kamal, A., Birenbaum, J., Sears, A., Hover, D., Rosenberg, D., Samach, G., Gudmundsen, T., Yoder, J., others, . (2016) "The Flux Qubit Revisited to Enhance Coherence and Reproducibility," Nature Communications 7: pp. 12964
  • Grover, J., Kamal, A., Gustavsson, S., Yan, F., Orlando, T., Oliver, W., Hover, D., Bolkhovsky, V., Yoder, J., Macklin, C., others, . (2016) "Two-mode squeezing in a broadband parametric amplifier," Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Yan, F., Kamal, A., Gudmundsen, T., Yoder, J., Gustavsson, S., Oliver, W. (2015) "Cavity-induced decoherence in a long-lived superconducting flux qubit," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 39012
  • Peterer, M.J., Bader, S.J., Jin, X., Yan, F., Kamal, A., Gudmundsen, T.J., Leek, P.J., Orlando, T.P., Oliver, W.D., Gustavsson, S. (2015) "Coherence and decay of higher energy levels of a superconducting transmon qubit," Physical review letters 114:1 pp. 010501
  • Yoder, J., Kamal, A., Yan, F., Gudmundsen, T., Welander, P., Gustavsson, S., Hover, D., Kerman, A., Sears, A., Oliver, W. (2015) "Comparison of 2D transmon coherence for different capacitive shunt fabrication methods," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 39001
  • Didier, N., Kamal, A., Oliver, W.D., Blais, A., Clerk, A.A. (2015) "Heisenberg-limited qubit read-out with two-mode squeezed light," Physical review letters 115:9 pp. 093604
  • Didier, N., Kamal, A., Boutin, S., Oliver, W.D., Blais, A., Clerk, A.A. (2015) "High-fidelity dispersive readout using squeezed light. Part I," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 39005
  • Kamal, A., Didier, N., Boutin, S., Gustavsson, S., Kerman, A.J., Oliver, W.D., Orlando, T.P., Blais, A., Clerk, A.A. (2015) "High-fidelity dispersive readout using squeezed light. Part II," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 39006
  • Hover, D., Macklin, C., O’Brien, K., Sears, A., Yoder, J., Gudmundsen, T., Kerman, J., Bolkhovsky, V., Tolpygo, S., Fitch, G., , A.K., others, . (2015) "High-Fidelity Measurements of Long-Lived Flux Qubits," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 39008
  • Gustavsson, S., Yan, F., Catelani, G., Kamal, A., Bylander, J., Yoshihara, F., Nakamura, Y., Orlando, T., Oliver, W. (2015) "Non-exponential energy decay and quasi-particle fluctuations in a superconducting flux qubit," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 39006
  • Sears, A., Hover, D., Gudmundsen, T., Yoder, J.L., Kamal, A., Yan, F., Gustavsson, S., Kerman, A., Oliver, W. (2015) "Probing an ensemble of superconducting devices," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 39013
  • Jin, X., Kamal, A., Sears, A., Gudmundsen, T., Hover, D., Miloshi, J., Slattery, R., Yan, F., Yoder, J., Orlando, T., others, . (2015) "Thermal and residual excited-state population in a 3d transmon qubit," Physical review letters 114:24 pp. 240501
  • Yan, F., Gustavsson, S., Jin, X., Kamal, A., Orlando, T., Oliver, W. (2014) "An efficient method for studying low-frequency two-state fluctuators," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 34008
  • Kamal, A., Roy, A., Clarke, J., Devoret, M.H. (2014) "Asymmetric frequency conversion in nonlinear systems driven by a biharmonic pump," Physical review letters 113:24 pp. 247003
  • Birenbaum, J., Sears, A., Nugroho, C., Gudmundsen, T., Welander, P., Yoder, J., Kamal, A., Gustavsson, S., Kerman, J., Oliver, W., others, . (2014) "Coherence properties of a capacitively-shunted flux qubit," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 28004
  • Sears, A., Birenbaum, J., Hover, D., Gudmundsen, T., Kerman, A., Welander, P., Yoder, J.L., Gustavsson, S., Jin, X., Kamal, A., others, . (2014) "Design and measurement of improved capacitively-shunted flux qubits," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 28005
  • Jin, X., Gustavsson, S., Kamal, A., Sears, A., Gudmundsen, T., Hover, D., Kerman, A., Yan, F., Yoder, J., Orlando, T., others, . (2014) "Excited state population of a 3D transmon in thermal equilibrium," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 34005
  • Gustavsson, S., Kamal, A., Gudmundsen, T., Yoder, J., Welander, P., Jin, X., Yan, F., Hover, D., Kerman, A., Sears, A., others, . (2014) "Improved coherence times for transmon qubits in two-dimensional resonators," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 28003
  • Hover, D., Sears, A., Gudmundsen, T., Kerman, A., Welander, P., Yoder, J., Kamal, A., Gustavsson, S., Jin, X., Birenbaum, J., others, . (2014) "Low-Power Dispersive Measurements of High-Coherence Flux Qubits," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 28010
  • Kamal, A., Kerman, A., Gustavsson, S., Jin, X., Yan, F., Gudmundsen, T., Hover, D., Sears, A., Yoder, J., Orlando, T., others, . (2014) "Progress towards a metastable RF squid (MRFS) qubit," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 28008
  • Clarke, J. (UC Berkeley), Devoret, M. (Yale University), Kamal, A. (2014) "SQUID Amplifiers," Oxford University Press 96:
  • Pop, I., Geerlings, K., Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Catelani, G., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2013) "Fluxonium Qubit in a 3D Cavity: Design and Implementation," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 25008
  • Geerlings, K., Pop, I., Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Catelani, G., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2013) "Fluxonium Qubit in a 3D Cavity: Measurement and Analysis," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 25009
  • Abdo, B., Kamal, A., Devoret, M. (2013) "Nondegenerate three-wave mixing with the Josephson ring modulator," Physical Review B 87:1 pp. 014508
  • Kamal, A., Devoret, M., Clarke, J. (2012) "Analytical Calculation of Gain and Noise of DC Squid Microwave Amplifier," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 29005
  • Pop, I., Minev, Z., Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Devoret, M. (2012) "Designing high-impedance/low-noise superinductances for quantum electronics," Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Manucharyan, V.E., Masluk, N.A., Kamal, A., Koch, J., Glazman, L.I., Devoret, M.H. (2012) "Evidence for coherent quantum phase slips across a Josephson junction array," Physical Review B 85:2 pp. 024521
  • Kamal, A., Clarke, J., Devoret, M. (2012) "Gain, directionality and noise in microwave SQUID amplifiers: Input-output approach," Physical Review B (Editor's Suggestion) 86: pp. 144510
  • Minev, Z., Pop, I., Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Devoret, M. (2012) "Ground Capacitance in Josephson Junction Arrays," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 1097
  • Masluk, N.A., Pop, I.M., Kamal, A., Minev, Z.K., Devoret, M.H. (2012) "Implementation of low-loss superinductances for quantum circuits," Physical Review Letters 109: pp. 137002
  • Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Pop, I., Minev, Z., Manucharyan, V., Koch, J., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2012) "Inductive coupling to the fluxonium qubit," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 30002
  • Abdo, B., Sliwa, K., Kamal, A., Schackert, F., Hatridge, M., Frunzio, L., Devoret, M. (2012) "Measurement of the phase non-reciprocity of the Josephson parametric converter," Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Masluk, N.A., Pop, I.M., Kamal, A., Minev, Z.K., Devoret, M.H. (2012) "Microwave characterization of Josephson junction arrays: implementing a low loss superinductance," Physical review letters 109:13 pp. 137002
  • Devoret, M., Kamal, A., Abdo, B. (2012) "Nondegenerate, three-wave mixing with Josephson junctions," Oxford University Press pp. 119
  • Sliwa, K., Narla, A., Hatridge, M., Schackert, F., Shankar, S., Kamal, A., Abdo, B., Frunzio, L., Devoret, M. (2012) "Performance of the doubly pumped four-wave Josephson parametric amplifier," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 29004
  • Agarwal, N., Kamal, A., Jain, P. (2011) "Alignments in quasar polarizations: Pseudoscalar-photon mixing in the presence of correlated magnetic fields," Physical Review D 83: pp. 065014
  • Kamal, A., Masluk, N., Manucharyan, V., Koch, J., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2011) "Evidence for coherent quantum phase slips from dephasing of fluxonium qubit," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 29010
  • Hatridge, M., Abdo, B., Kamal, A., Masluk, N., Schackert, F., Devoret, M. (2011) "Fluxonium qubit readout with the Josephson parametric converter," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 27005
  • Abdo, B., Kamal, A., Hatridge, M., Schackert, F., Geerlings, K., Devoret, M. (2011) "Lossless on-chip microwave circulator using Josephson parametric converters," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 27010
  • Kamal, A., Clarke, J., Devoret, M. (2011) "Noiseless non-reciprocity in a parametric active device," Nature Physics 7:4 pp. 311–315
  • Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Manucharyan, V., Koch, J., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2011) "Relaxation mechanisms of the fluxonium qubit," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 29011
  • Schackert, F., Rigetti, C., Abdo, B., Huard, B., Kamal, A., Masluk, N., Frunzio, L., Schoelkopf, R.J., Devoret, M.H. (2010) "Non-degenerate parametric amplification with the Josephson ring modulator," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 26001
  • Masluk, N., Manucharyan, V., Kamal, A., Koch, J., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2010) "QND measurements of the Fluxonium artificial atom," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 26007
  • Kamal, A., Devoret, M., Clarke, J. (2010) "Two-port directional parametric amplifier," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 26002
  • Kamal, A., Marblestone, A., Devoret, M.H. (2009) "Back-action and self-oscillation in the Double Pump Josephson Parametric Amplifier (DPA)," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 1: pp. 34004
  • Kamal, A., Marblestone, A., Devoret, M. (2009) "Signal-to-pump back action and self-oscillation in double-pump Josephson parametric amplifier," Physical Review B 79:18 pp. 184301

Presentations

  • Quantum information processing with chiral parametric interactions - IGERT Seminar, April 2017 - Waltham, MA
  • Minimal models for nonreciprocal amplification - American Physical Society March Meeting, March 2017 - New Orleans, LA
  • Quantum information processing with chiral parametric interactions - Quantum Nano Seminar, March 2017 - Hanover, NH
  • Quantum information processing with superconducting quantum circuits, March 2016 - Baltimore, MD
  • Quantum information processing with superconducting quantum circuits, March 2016 - Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)
  • Non-equilibrium dynamics of strongly interacting photons, October 2015 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Workshop on light matter interactions in low dimensions - ITAMP, July 2015 - Cambridge, MA
  • Nonreciprocity in active parametric systems, June 2015 - Quebec, Canada
  • CIFAR Quantum cavities workshop, May 2015 - Aachen, Germany
  • Comparison of 2D Transmon Coherence for Different Capacitive Shunt Fabrication Methods - American Physical Society March Meeting, March 2015 - San Antonio, TX
  • High Fidelity dispersive readout using squeezed light - American Physical Society March Meeting, March 2015 - San Antonio, TX
  • Nonreciprocal microwave photonics - IQUISE Lunch Seminar Series, December 2014 - Cambridge, MA
  • Nonreciprocal microwave photonics with superconducting quantum circuits - ITAMP Lunch Seminar, December 2014 - Cambridge, MA
  • Dressed states in metastable RF superconducting qubit - American Physical Society March Meeting, March 2014 - Denver, CO
  • Achieving High Fidelity Quantum Information Processing with Tunable Superconducting Atoms - RLE Immersion: Quantum Computation and Communication, February 2014 - Cambridge, MA
  • Interference of photons and fluxons in microwave superconducting circuits - Department of Physics, February 2013 - Cambridge, MA
  • Interference of photons and fluxons in microwave superconducting circuits - Harvard Quantum Optics center, February 2013 - Cambridge, MA
  • Interference of photons and fluxons in microwave superconducting circuits - Department of Physics, January 2013 - Delhi, India
  • Interference of photons and fluxons in microwave superconducting circuits - ITAMP, January 2013 - Cambridge, MA
  • Interference of photons and fluxons in microwave superconducting circuits - California Nanosystems Institute Seminar, November 2012 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Interference of photons and fluxons in microwave superconducting circuits - Department of Applied Physics and Material Science, November 2012 - Pasadena, CA
  • Superinductances for microwave superconducting circuits - Department of Physics, November 2012 - Berkeley, CA
  • Interference of photons and fluxons in microwave superconducting circuits - Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory, November 2012 - Stanford, CA
  • Interference of photons and fluxons in microwave superconducting circuits, November 2012 - Yorktown Heights, NY
  • Nonlinear effects in Josephson junction arrays: Eigenmodes and Kerr interactions - Monday Lunch Seminar, Becton Center, October 2012 - New Haven, CT
  • Nonreciprocal gain and noise characteristics for microwave SQUID Amplifier - American Physical Society March Meeting, March 2012 - Boston, MA
  • - Quantum Machines Summer School, July 2011 - Les Houches, France
  • Coherent quantum phase slips in the uxonium artificial atom - American Physical Society March Meeting, March 2011 - Dallas, TX
  • On-chip valve for microwave light - Monday Lunch Seminar, Becton Center, February 2011 - New Haven, CT
  • On-chip circulator based on Josephson parametric device - Applied Superconductivity Conference, August 2010 - Washington, D.C.
  • Two port directional parametric amplifier based on SQUID - American Physical Society March Meeting, March 2010 - Portland, OR
  • Active circuits and nonreciprocity - Monday Lunch Seminar, Becton Center, November 2009 - New Haven, CT
  • Double pump Josephson parametric amplfier - American Physical Society March Meeting, March 2009 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • SEEING the QUANTA: Mesoscopic Physics, Opportunities and Challenges - Department of Physics, January 2009 - Delhi, India
  • Double pumping the Josephson bifurcation amplifier:en-route to an ideal amplifier? - Monday Lunch Seminar, Becton Center, December 2008 - New Haven, CT
  • Josephson parametric amplifiers - Graduate Lunch Seminar, Department of Physics, October 2008 - New Haven, CT
  • - PCTS Summer School for Condensed Matter Physics, August 2008 - Princeton, NJ