Physical Review A
Effective Hamiltonian models of the cross-resonance gate
Effective Hamiltonian methods are utilized to model the two-qubit cross-resonance gate for both the ideal two-qubit case and when higher levels are included. Analytic expressions are obtained in the qubit case and the higher-level model is solved both perturbatively and numerically, with the solutions agreeing well in the weak-drive limit. The methods are applied to parameters from recent experiments and, accounting for classical cross-talk effects, results in good agreement between theory and experimental results.