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*Quantum coherent oscillations in a charge qubit***CREST-JST Niskanen, Nakamura and Tsai introduce a design for tunably coupling two flux qubits via a third high-frequency qubit, allowing the qubits to remain optimally-biased and shielded from harmful low-frequency flux noise. "The presented scheme is an experimentally realistic way of carrying out two-qubit gates, and should be easily extended to multiqubit systems."**

*Tunable coupling scheme for flux qubits***Kavli Institute Delft Quantum phase slip is the exact dual to Cooper pair tunneling in the Josephson junction. In cond-mat 0511535, Mooij and Nazarov propose coherent quantum phase slip junctions. If experimentally verified, these junctions could yield applications as resonators or in fundamental current standards.**

*Quantum phase slip junctions***KU In a recent submission to Physical Review A, Han and Yang present a novel approach to realize scalable, controlled-**

*Scalable controlled gate operations**U*gate operations with superconducting qubits coupled to a microwave cavity or in atomic qubits within cavity QED. "The method operates essentially by creating a single photon through one of the control SQUIDs, and then performing an arbitrary unitary transformation on the target SQUID with the assistance of the cavity photon."

**Stony Brook Doctoral dissertation, Kristian Rabenstein**

*Decoherence and quantum measurement of Josephson qubits*