Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2022
Volume 67, Number 3
Monday–Friday, March 14–18, 2022; Chicago
Session D39: Semiconductor Qubits II
3:00 PM–6:00 PM,
Monday, March 14, 2022
Room: McCormick Place W-196A
Sponsoring Units: DQI DCMP
Chair: Mark Gyure, UCLA
Abstract: D39.00006 : Scanning-gate-driven photon assisted tunneling in a Si/Si0.7Ge0.3 double quantum dot*
4:24 PM–4:36 PM
Jason R Petta
The scanning tip of an atomic force microscope was coupled to electrons confined in a gate-defined double quantum dot (DQD) fabricated on a Si/SiGe heterostructure. Even though the electrons in the accumulation-mode heterostructure are confined beneath the metallic gates, the lever arm of the tip is large enough to change the DQD charge occupation by moving the tip around or changing the tip bias voltage [1, 2]. We map resonance lines of the tip-interaction potential by measuring the currents through the DQD and a proximal charge sensor dot. By applying a microwave tone to the tip we are able to perform excited state spectroscopy via photon-assisted tunneling .
 Pioda et al., PRL 93, 216801 (2004)
 Fallahi et al., Nano Lett. 5, 223 (2004)
 Wang et al., PRL 111, 046801 (2013)
*Research sponsored by ARO grant No. W911NF-15-1-0149 and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's EPiQS Initiative through grant GBMF4535. Devices were fabricated in the Princeton University Quantum Device Nanofabrication Laboratory.
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