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Archana Kamal


Physics Assistant Professor Archana Kamal
Archana KamalAssistant Professor

Education

  • Postdoc: Physics, (2016), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge MA
    Supporting Area: Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)
  • 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

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award in Physics (2020), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • 35 Innovators under 35 (2018), Scholarship/Research - MIT Technology Review
  • Sterling Prize Fellowship (2009), Scholarship/Research - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale University, New Haven
  • 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
  • Vidya Bhushan Anand Memorial Scholarship (2005), Scholarship/Research - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi
  • Baboo Lal Mathur Memorial Prize (2004), Scholarship/Research - St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • University Gold Medal (2004), Scholarship/Research - University of Delhi, Delhi
  • UFJ Foundation (Japan) Scholarship (2003), Scholarship/Research - St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Usha (India) Prize (2003), Scholarship/Research - St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Science meritorious scholarship (2002), Scholarship/Research - University of Delhi, Delhi

Selected Publications

  • Doucet, E. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Reiter, F. (Harvard University), Ranzani, L. (Raytheon-BBN Technologies), Kamal, A. (University of Massachusetts Lowell) (2020). High-fidelity dissipation engineering using parametric interactions. Phys. Rev. Research , 2 023370 .
  • Andersen, C.K. (ETH Zurich), Kamal, A. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Masluk, N.A. (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), Pop, I.M. (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Blais, A. (Universit´e de Sherbrooke), Devoret, M.H. (Yale University) (2020). Quantum vs classical switching dynamics of driven dissipative Kerr resonators. Physical Review Applied, 13 044017.
  • Shandera, S. (The Pennsylvania State University), Agarwal, N., Kamal, A. (2018). Open quantum cosmological system. Phys. Rev. D , 98 083535.
  • Kamal, A., Metelmann, A. (2017). Minimal models for nonreciprocal amplification using biharmonic drives. Physical Review Applied, 7 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) 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 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 (1: pp. 39012). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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) 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 (1: pp. 39001). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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) 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 (1: pp. 39005). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 (1: pp. 39006). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 (1: pp. 39008). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 (1: pp. 39006). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 (1: pp. 39013). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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) 240501.
  • Yan, F., Gustavsson, S., Jin, X., Kamal, A., Orlando, T., Oliver, W. (2014). An efficient method for studying low-frequency two-state fluctuators (1: pp. 34008). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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) 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 (1: pp. 28004). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 (1: pp. 28005). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 (1: pp. 34005). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 (1: pp. 28003). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 (1: pp. 28010). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 (1: pp. 28008). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Clarke, J. (UC Berkeley), Devoret, M. (Yale University), Kamal, A. (2014). SQUID Amplifiers (96:). Oxford University Press
  • Pop, I., Geerlings, K., Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Catelani, G., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2013). Fluxonium Qubit in a 3D Cavity: Design and Implementation (1: pp. 25008). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Geerlings, K., Pop, I., Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Catelani, G., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2013). Fluxonium Qubit in a 3D Cavity: Measurement and Analysis (1: pp. 25009). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Abdo, B., Kamal, A., Devoret, M. (2013). Nondegenerate three-wave mixing with the Josephson ring modulator. Physical Review B, 87(1) 014508.
  • Kamal, A., Devoret, M., Clarke, J. (2012). Analytical Calculation of Gain and Noise of DC Squid Microwave Amplifier (1: pp. 29005). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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) 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 144510.
  • Minev, Z., Pop, I., Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Devoret, M. (2012). Ground Capacitance in Josephson Junction Arrays (1: pp. 1097). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 137002.
  • Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Pop, I., Minev, Z., Manucharyan, V., Koch, J., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2012). Inductive coupling to the fluxonium qubit (1: pp. 30002). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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) 137002.
  • Devoret, M., Kamal, A., Abdo, B. (2012). Nondegenerate, three-wave mixing with Josephson junctions (pp. 119). Oxford University Press
  • 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 (1: pp. 29004). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 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 (1: pp. 29010). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Hatridge, M., Abdo, B., Kamal, A., Masluk, N., Schackert, F., Devoret, M. (2011). Fluxonium qubit readout with the Josephson parametric converter (1: pp. 27005). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Abdo, B., Kamal, A., Hatridge, M., Schackert, F., Geerlings, K., Devoret, M. (2011). Lossless on-chip microwave circulator using Josephson parametric converters (1: pp. 27010). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Kamal, A., Clarke, J., Devoret, M. (2011). Noiseless non-reciprocity in a parametric active device. Nature Physics, 7(4) 311–315.
  • Masluk, N., Kamal, A., Manucharyan, V., Koch, J., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2011). Relaxation mechanisms of the fluxonium qubit (1: pp. 29011). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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 (1: pp. 26001). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Masluk, N., Manucharyan, V., Kamal, A., Koch, J., Glazman, L., Devoret, M. (2010). QND measurements of the Fluxonium artificial atom (1: pp. 26007). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Kamal, A., Devoret, M., Clarke, J. (2010). Two-port directional parametric amplifier (1: pp. 26002). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • Kamal, A., Marblestone, A., Devoret, M.H. (2009). Back-action and self-oscillation in the Double Pump Josephson Parametric Amplifier (DPA) (1: pp. 34004). Bulletin of the American Physical Society
  • 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) 184301.

Selected Presentations

  • PIQUE: a new framework for quantum systems engineering - Physics Colloquium, December 2019
  • Beating gain-bandwidth tradeoffs: a quantum systems engineering perspective - AQL Young Scientist Workshop, October 2019 - Hangzhou, China
  • PIQUE: a new paradigm for quantum systems engineering - SFB910 Symposium, June 2019
  • - APS March Meeting 2019, March 2019 - Boston
  • PIQUE: a new paradigm for quantum systems engineering - Physics Colloquium, March 2019
  • Quantum information processing with parametric interactions - Condensed Matter Seminar, December 2018 - UMass Amherst
  • - APS March Meeting 2018, March 2018 - Los Angeles
  • 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