We have found an exact expression for the decoherence rate of a Josephson charge qubit coupled to fluctuating background charges. At low temperatures T the decoherence rate Γ is linear in T while at high temperatures it saturates in agreement with a known classical solution which, however, reached at surprisingly high T. In contrast to the classical picture, impurity states spread in a wide interval of energies (> T) may essentially contribute to Γ.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Aug 2005|
- Josephson charge