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Preprint: Charge-noise-insensitive gate operations for always-on, exchange-only qubits

January 31st, 2016  |  by  |  published in News, Preprints, Quantum Computing

Preprint: Charge-noise-insensitive gate operations for always-on, exchange-only qubits

We introduce an always-on, exchange-only qubit made up of three localized semiconductor spins that offers a true “sweet spot” to fluctuations of the quantum dot energy levels. Both single- and two-qubit gate operations can be performed using only exchange pulses while maintaining this sweet spot. We show how to interconvert this qubit to other three-spin […]

Preprint: Semiconductor-inspired superconducting quantum computing

July 28th, 2015  |  by  |  published in News, Preprints

Preprint: Semiconductor-inspired superconducting quantum computing

Superconducting circuits offer tremendous design flexibility in the quantum regime culminating most recently in the demonstration of few qubit systems supposedly approaching the threshold for fault-tolerant quantum information processing. Competition in the solid-state comes from semiconductor qubits, where nature has bestowed some almost magical and very useful properties which can be utilized for spin qubit […]

Preprint: Superconducting-semiconductor quantum devices: from qubits to particle detectors

August 10th, 2014  |  by  |  published in News, Preprints

Preprint: Superconducting-semiconductor quantum devices: from qubits to particle detectors

How to build advanced superconducting quantum devices in silicon, germanium, or diamond!

Preprint: Bottom-up superconducting and Josephson junction devices inside a Group-IV semiconductor

September 2nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in All, News, Preprints

Preprint: Bottom-up superconducting and Josephson junction devices inside a Group-IV semiconductor

We propose superconducting devices made from precision hole-doped regions within a silicon (or germanium) single crystal. We analyze the properties of this superconducting semiconductor and show that practical superconducting wires, Josephson tunnel junctions or weak links, SQUIDs, and qubits are realizable. This work motivates the pursuit of bottom-up superconductivity for improved or fundamentally different technology and physics.

Preprint: Observation of Autler-Townes effect in a dispersively dressed Jaynes-Cummings system

August 9th, 2013  |  by  |  published in All, News, Preprints, Quantum Computing

Preprint: Observation of Autler-Townes effect in a dispersively dressed Jaynes-Cummings system

Two-tone spectroscopy of a superconducting transmon qubit in a cavity. We find evidence of strongly-coupled atomic physics in these man-made systems.

Superconducting qubits and circuits are a promising technology for a variety of applications, from exploration of physics to quantum information processing or particle detectors.

Preprint: Toward engineered quantum many-body phonon systems

February 26th, 2013  |  by  |  published in All, News, Preprints

Preprint: Toward engineered quantum many-body phonon systems

Arrays of coupled cavity quantum phonodynamical systems in silicon are considered. We study physical systems that can exhibit, e.g., Mott insulator states of phonons due to a strong phonon-phonon interaction (which is mediated by the impurity-cavity-phonon coupling). Our results indicate that quantum many-body phonon systems are achievable both in on-chip nanomechanical systems in silicon and […]

Preprint: Spin-valley lifetimes in a silicon quantum dot with tunable valley splitting

February 6th, 2013  |  by  |  published in All, News, Preprints

Preprint: Spin-valley lifetimes in a silicon quantum dot with tunable valley splitting

Whilst silicon is a promising material for quantum computation, the degeneracy of the conduction band minima (valleys) must be lifted with a splitting sufficient to ensure formation of well-defined and long-lived spin qubits. Here we demonstrate that valley separation can be accurately tuned via electrostatic gate control in a metal-oxide-semiconductor quantum dot, providing splittings spanning […]

Preprint: Relaxation of excited spin, orbital, and valley qubit states in single electron silicon quantum dots

January 25th, 2013  |  by  |  published in All, Blog, Preprints, Quantum Computing

Preprint: Relaxation of excited spin, orbital, and valley qubit states in single electron silicon quantum dots

We review and expand on previous work that treats relaxation physics of low-lying excited states in ideal, single electron, silicon quantum dots in the context of quantum computing. These states are of three types: orbital, valley, and spin. The relaxation times depend sensitively on system parameters such as the dot size and the external magnetic […]

Preprint: On-chip quantum phonodynamics

September 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in All, News, Preprints

Preprint: On-chip quantum phonodynamics

Sound can be just as quantum as light. But our toolbox for single quanta of sound, i.e. phonons, is currently insufficient. Here we describe a new component that enables a chip-based, solid-state analogue of cavity-QED utilizing acoustic phonons instead of photons, phonitons instead of polaritons. We show how long-lived and tunable acceptor (hole) impurity states […]

preprint: Phononitons as a sound-based analogue of cavity quantum electrodynamics

June 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in All, News, Preprints

The progression of quantum technology relies in part on the identification and control of components, such as confined electrons or photons, from which systems of greater complexity are built. Here we describe another potentially valuable component, a composite object formed as a quantum mechanical superposition of a long-lived, localized phonon and a matter excitation: half-sound, half-matter.

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