Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2012
Volume 57, Number 1
Monday–Friday, February 27–March 2 2012; Boston, Massachusetts
Session Q29: Focus Session: Topologically Protected Qubits II
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sponsoring Unit: GQI
Chair: Roman Lutchyn, Microsoft
Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.MAR.Q29.1
Abstract: Q29.00001 : Topological superconducting states and protected qubit manipulations*
11:15 AM–11:51 AM
(Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634)
Topological superconducting states supporting Majorana fermion excitations have been recently proposed as platforms for topological quantum computation. Of particular importance are semiconductor-superconductor and topological insulator-superconductor heterostructures, which have been shown to support Majorana fermions at order parameter defects under appropriate external conditions. Here I will focus on topologically non-trivial properties of two-dimensional semiconductors and one-dimensional quantum wires placed adjacent to superconductors, and discuss the possible protected qubit manipulations that may eventually lead to topological quantum computation.
*Work done at Clemson University and at CMTC, UMD in collaboration with Sankar Das Sarma. Work supported by DARPA-MTO, DARPA QuEST, JQI-NSF-PFC, and Microsoft Q.
To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2012.MAR.Q29.1
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