Session B1: Quantum Devices Based on Semiconductor Nanowires

11:15 AM–2:15 PM, Monday, March 21, 2011
Room: Ballroom A1

Sponsoring Unit: DCMP
Chair: Sankar Das Sarma, University of Maryland

Abstract ID: BAPS.2011.MAR.B1.2

Abstract: B1.00002 : Spin-orbit qubit in a semiconductor nanowire

11:51 AM–12:27 PM

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  Sergey Frolov
    (Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology)

Spin-orbit interaction in InAs nanowires is so strong that spin and motion cannot be separated. The eigenstates of a single electron confined to a quantum dot become a spin-orbital doublet. We perform coherent manipulation of spin-orbit states of a single electron, thereby demonstrating a spin-orbit qubit. Fast and universal qubit control is achieved using gigahertz electric fields, which couple to the orbital part of the wavefunction. Qubits in adjacent quantum dots are addressed separately due to a gate-tunable difference in g-factors. Dephasing due to interaction with nuclear spins is studied in a Ramsey experiment. Coherence is extended using Hahn echo as well as Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill dynamical decoupling pulse sequences. The next step is the demonstration of entanglement between neighbor qubits which can be achieved using exchange interaction.

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