Michel Devoret


Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics
Room / Office: Room 413
Office Address:
15 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208284
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 432-2210
Email: michel.devoret@yale.edu


Devoret's research focuses on experimental solid state physics with emphasis on "quantronics," i.e., mesoscopic electronic effects in which collective degrees of freedom like currents and voltages behave quantum mechanically; basic understanding of quantum non-equilibrium physics of superconducting circuits for information processing, such as quantum computation and quantum sensing.

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize (2016)
  • Fritz London Memorial Prize (with Robert Schoelkopf and John Martinis, 2014)
  • John Bell Prize (with Robert Schoelkopf, 2013)
  • Elected to the French Academy of Sciences (2007)
  • Professor at College de France (2007-2012)
  • Europhysics-Agilent Prize, from the European Physical Society (with Daniel Esteve, Hans Moij and Yasunobu Nakamura, 2004)
  • Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003)
  • Descartes-Huygens Prize from the Royal Academy of Science, Netherlands (1996)
  • Ampere Prize from the French Academy of Science (with Daniel Esteve, for the invention of the electron pump, 1991)

Selected Publications:

  • A. Narla, S. Shankar, M. Hatridge, Z. Leghtas, K. M. Sliwa, E. Zalys-Geller, S. O. Mundhada, W. Pfaff, L. Frunzio, R. J. Schoelkopf, M. H. Devoret, Robust Concurrent Remote Entanglement Between Two Superconducting Qubits, Phys. Rev. X 6, 031036. (2016)
  • Z. Leghtas, S. Touzard, I. M. Pop, A. Kou, B. Vlastakis, A. Petrenko, K. Sliwa, A. Narla, S. Shankar, M. Hatridge, M. Reagor, L. Frunzio, R. J. Schoelkopf, M. Mirrahimi, M. H. Devoret, Confining the state of light to a quantum manifold by engineered two-photon loss, Science 347, 853-857. (2015)
  • B. Abdo, K. Sliwa, S. Shankar, M. Hatridge, L. Frunzio, R.J. Schoelkopf, M.H. Devoret, Josephson directional amplifier for quantum measurement of superconducting circuits, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 167701. (2014)
  • I.M. Pop, K. Geerlings, G. Catelani, R.J. Schoelkopf, L.I. Glazman, M.H. Devoret, Coherent suppression of electromagnetic dissipation due to superconducting quasiparticles, Nature 508, 369–372. (2014)
  • S. Shankar, M. Hatridge, Z. Leghtas, K. M. Sliwa, A. Narla, U. Vool, S. M. Girvin, L. Frunzio, M. Mirrahimi, M. H. Devoret, Autonomously stabilized entanglement between two superconducting quantum bits, Nature 504, 419–422. (2013)
  • B. Abdo, K. Sliwa, F. Schackert, N. Bergeal, M. Hatridge, L. Frunzio, A.D. Stone, M.H. Devoret, Full Coherent Frequency Conversion Between Two Propagating Microwave Modes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 173902. (2013)
  • K. Geerlings, Z. Leghtas, I.M. Pop, S. Shankar, L. Frunzio, R.J. Schoelkopf, M. Mirrahimi, M.H. Devoret, Demonstrating a Driven Reset Protocol for a Superconducting Qubit, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 120501. (2013)
  • M. Hatridge, S. Shankar, M. Mirrahimi, F. Schackert, K. Geerlings, T. Brecht, K.M. Sliwa, B. Abdo, L. Frunzio, S.M. Girvin, R.J. Schoelkopf, M.H. Devoret, Quantum Back-Action of an Individual Variable-Strength Measurement, Science 339, 178-181. (2013)
  • N. Bergeal, F. Schackert, M. Metcalfe, R. Vijay, V. E. Manucharyan, L. Frunzio, D. E. Prober, R. J. Schoelkopf, S. M. Girvin and M.H. Devoret, Phase-preserving amplification near the quantum limit with a Josephson ring modulator, Nature 465, 64-70. (2010)
  • V. E. Manucharyan, Jens Koch, L. Glazman, M.H. Devoret, Fluxonium: Single Cooper pair circuit free of charge offsets, Science 326, 113-116. (2009)