Alexandre Blais

Alexandre Blais received his B.Sc. in 1997 and Ph.D. in 2003, both at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University, he returned to Sherbrooke as an associate professor in 2006. He is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship in 2008. His main research interests include superconducting qubits, quantum optics, and quantum computation.

Alexandre Blais, Jay M. Gambetta Published December 8, 2008

Quantum Information | Optics

Preparing a harmonic oscillator in a state with a well-defined energy is a tricky business. With the new tools provided by cavity and circuit quantum electrodynamics it is now possible to make these pure quantum states and watch how they evolve in time.