JQI-QuICS-CMTC Lunch Seminar
Free lunch served at 12:00
The spin of a single electron confined in a quantum dot is a promising matter qubit for quantum information processing. This spin system possesses microsecond coherence time and allows picosecond timescale control using optical pulses. It is also embedded in a host semiconductor substrate that can be directly patterned to form compact integrated nanophotonic devices for photonic interfaces.
In this talk, I will discuss our efforts to develop nanophotonic quantum interface for a single quantum dot spin qubit by strongly coupling the quantum dot to a photonic crystal cavity. I will firstly present a quantum switch between a quantum dot spin and a photon . This switch realizes a transistor operating at the fundamental quantum limit, where in picoseconds timescales a single photon flips the orientation of a spin and the spin flips the polarization of the photon. This device could enable spin-photon entanglement , and thus plays an important role in integrated quantum networks involving multiple solid-state spin qubits interconnected by flying photons. Next I will show cavity enhanced optical readout of a quantum dot spin . This approach utilizes the spin-dependent cavity reflectivity to determine the spin state, and is particularly suitable for qubits such as quantum dot spins that do not possess a good cycling transition for resonance fluorescence detection. I will conclude with a discussion of the future prospects of this technology for developing chip-integrated quantum information systems.
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