HRL Laboratories is a world leader in developing solid-state technology for quantum computing and networking. We are advancing a variety of technologies including silicon heterostructure quantum dot qubits, silicon carbide photonics, superconducting nanowire single photon detectors, chip-scale atom-optics components, and microwave-dot hybrid systems. These efforts build on our decades of experience in research and development and draw on robust collaborations with academia.

HRL’s campus in Malibu, CA is equipped with on-site epitaxial semiconductor growth tools, a state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot nano-fabrication cleanroom facility, high-performance computational resources for theory and simulation, and cryogenic test and measurement laboratories. It is the same site that originated world-changing inventions such as the self-aligned gate MOSFET and the world’s first laser.

What differentiates HRL’s approach from other professional quantum efforts?

  • Long-term strategy – The potential of quantum technology extends far beyond immediate applications, but will take time to realize.
  • Collaborative – We organize around the fact that quantum engineering requires a highly diverse set of skills and backgrounds.
  • Vertically integrated – We leverage the rapid development cycles made possible by on-site epitaxial semiconductor growth, device fabrication, software development, qubit testing, and theoretical analysis.
  • Pioneering – Many of our technological approaches are not yet mainstream, but have demonstrated and compelling advantages.
  • Experience – HRL has a long history as a leader in key enabling technologies such as materials growth and characterization, high-performance circuits, advanced packaging, and quantum information science.

Scientists, engineers, software developers, graduate students, and undergraduate students who are interested in quantum science and engineering are encouraged to apply to our open positions.

Careers in Quantum Science at HRL

Selected publications

"Detuning Axis Pulsed Spectroscopy of Valley-Orbital States in Si/SiGe Quantum Dots," E. Chen et al., Submitted (2020). (arXiv)
"Magnetic Gradient Fluctuations from Quadrupolar 73Ge in Si/SiGe Exchange-Only Qubits," J. Kerckhoff et al., Submitted (2020). (arXiv)
"Resonant exchange operation in triple-quantum-dot qubits for spin-photon transduction," A. Pan et al., Quantum Sci. and Tech. 5, 034005 (2020). (arXiv)
"Active stabilization of alkali-atom vapor density with a solid-state electrochemical alkali-atom source," S. Kang, R. Mott, et al., Opt. Express, 26, 3696-3701 (2018).
"Reduced Sensitivity to Charge Noise in Semiconductor Spin Qubits via Symmetric Operation," M. D. Reed et al., Physical Review Letters, 116, 110402 (2016). (arXiv)
"Design and analysis of communication protocols for quantum repeater networks," C. Jones et al., New Journal of Physics, 18, 083015 (2016). (arXiv)
"Undoped accumulation-mode Si/SiGe quantum dots," M. G. Borselli et al., Nanotechnology 26, 375202 (2015). (arXiv)
"Coherent singlet-triplet oscillations in a silicon-based double quantum dot," B. M. Maune et al. Nature, 481, 344 (2012).

2020 APS March Meeting presentations

"Quantifying error and leakage in an encoded Si/SiGe triple-dot qubit," Jacob Blumoff (R38.1)
"Full Permutation Dynamical Decoupling in an Encoded Triple-Dot Qubit," Bo Sun (L17.8)
"Theory of Pulsed Spectroscopy in Quantum Dots: Interdot Dynamics," Andrew Pan (F17.7)
"Pulsed Spectroscopy of Si/SiGe Quantum Dots: One- and Two-Electron Valley-Orbit Excited States," Catherine Raach (F17.8)
"Correcting Distortion of Base-band Exchange Pulses in Quantum Dot Qubits," David Barnes (L17.10)


Email: quantum[at]hrl.com