Two-electron spin correlations in precision placed donors in silicon

Broome, M A, Gorman, S K, House, M G, Hile, S J, Keizer, J G, Keith, D, Hill, C D, Watson, T F, Baker, W J, Hollenberg, L C L and Simmons, M Y (2018) Two-electron spin correlations in precision placed donors in silicon. Nature Communications, 9 (980). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2041-1723

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Substitutional donor atoms in silicon are promising qubits for quantum computation with extremely long relaxation and dephasing times demonstrated. One of the critical challenges of scaling these systems is determining inter-donor distances to achieve controllable wavefunction overlap while at the same time performing high fidelity spin readout on each qubit. Here we achieve such a device by means of scanning tunnelling microscopy lithography. We measure anti-correlated spin states between two donor-based spin qubits in silicon separated by 16 ± 1 nm. By utilising an asymmetric system with two phosphorus donors at one qubit site and one on the other (2P−1P), we demonstrate that the exchange interaction can be turned on and off via electrical control of two in-plane phosphorus doped detuning gates. We determine the tunnel coupling between the 2P−1P system to be 200 MHz and provide a roadmap for the observation of two-electron coherent exchange oscillations.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Samuel Hile
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 08:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 15:00

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