Electrically controlling single-spin qubits in a continuous microwave field

Arne Laucht, Juha T. Muhonen, Fahd A. Mohiyaddin, Rachpon Kalra, Juan P. Dehollain, Solomon Freer, Fay E. Hudson, Menno Veldhorst, Rajib Rahman, Gerhard Klimeck, Kohei M. Itoh, David N. Jamieson, Jeffrey C. McCallum, Andrew S. Dzurak, Andrea Morello

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Large-scale quantum computers must be built upon quantum bits that are both highly coherent and locally controllable. We demonstrate the quantum control of the electron and the nuclear spin of a single 31P atom in silicon, using a continuous microwave magnetic field together with nanoscale electrostatic gates. The qubits are tuned into resonance with the microwave field by a local change in electric field, which induces a Stark shift of the qubit energies. This method, known as A-gate control, preserves the excellent coherence times and gate fidelities of isolated spins, and can be extended to arbitrarily many qubits without requiring multiple microwave sources.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1500022
JournalScience Advances
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr

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