- Experimental investigation of topics in quantum information science with superconducting circuits.
- Measurements of vortex dynamics in nanofabricated superconducting structures.
- Nanofabrication of superconducting devices at Syracuse and the Cornell NanoScale Facility.
- Low-temperature physics.
(Sept. 21, 2018)
Physicist Britton Plourde part of interinstitutional team revolutionizing quantum computing
(Jan. 18, 2018)
Quantum mechanics 'could revolutionize' areas of computation, Plourde says
(May 17, 2016)
Britton Plourde helps build world’s first ‘logical qubit’
(June 11, 2015)
Britton Plourde uses Army Research Office grant to create superconductor-based quantum computer
2000 Ph.D. Physics University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
1995 Master of Science, Physics University of Illinois
1993 Bachelor of Science, Physics with Honors University of Michigan
Awards & Professional Honors
- IBM Faculty Award, 2011
- NSF CAREER Award, 2006
- Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, since 2013
Anomalous charge noise in superconducting qubits, B. G. Christensen, C. D. Wilen, A. Opremcak, J. Nelson, F. Schlenker, C. H. Zimonick, L. Faoro, L. B. Ioffe, Y. J. Rosen, J. L. DuBois, B. L. T. Plourde, and R. McDermott
Phys. Rev. B 100, 140503(R) – Published 24 October 2019
"Trapping a Single Vortex and Reducing Quasiparticles in a Superconducting Resonator" I. Nsanzineza and B. L. T. Plourde –– Physical Review Letters 113, 117002 (2014).
"High-fidelity qubit measurement with a microwave-photon counter" L.C.G. Govia, Emily J. Pritchett, Canran Xu, B. L. T. Plourde, Maxim G. Vavilov, Frank K. Wilhelm, and R. McDermott–– Physical Review A 90, 062307 (2014).
"First-order sideband transitions with flux-driven asymmetric transmon qubits", J.D. Strand, Matthew Ware, Felix Beaudoin, T.A. Ohki, B.R. Johnson, Alexandre Blais, B.L.T. Plourde – Physical Review B 87, 220505(R) (2013).
"Microwave response of vortices in superconducting thin films of Re and Al" C. Song, T.W. Heitmann, M.P. DeFeo, K. Yu, R. McDermott, M. Neeley, John M. Martinis, B.L.T. Plourde, Physical Review B 79, 174512 (2009).
"Asymmetric weak-pinning superconducting channels: vortex ratchets" K. Yu, T.W. Heitmann, C. Song, M.P. DeFeo, B.L.T. Plourde, M.B.S. Hesselberth, P.H. Kes, Physical Review B 76, 220507(R) (2007).
"Solid-State Qubits with Current-Controlled Coupling" T. Hime, P.A. Reichardt, B.L.T. Plourde, T.L. Robertson, C.-E. Wu, A.V. Ustinov, John Clarke -- Science 314, 1427 (2006).