Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2021
Monday–Friday, March 15–19, 2021; Virtual; Time Zone: Central Daylight Time, USA
Session R29: Semiconductor Qubits - Novel Spin Qubit Materials and Technologies II
8:00 AM–11:00 AM,
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Sponsoring Unit: DQI
Chair: Nico Hendrickx
Abstract: R29.00007 : Towards a quantum register for single 171Yb:YVO ions embedded in a nanophotonic cavity*
9:36 AM–9:48 AM
Jonathan M Kindem
(University of Colorado, Boulder)
John G Bartholomew
(University of Sydney)
In this talk we explore the dynamics of a single 171Yb ion interacting with a small, local ensemble of vanadium lattice spins. We propose using collective modes of this ensemble (nuclear magnons) as a quantum register, a key resource for building quantum repeaters. The two main challenges associated with this approach are polarising the local V spin environment and engineering coherent swap interactions between the Yb and V spins. We present experimental results characterising the Yb--V interaction.
 Kindem, Ruskuc et al. Nature 580, 201 (2020).
*The authors acknowledge funding from the NSF and IQIM.
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