High-fidelity all-optical control of quantum dot spins: Detailed study of the adiabatic approach

Erik M. Gauger, Simon C. Benjamin, Ahsan Nazir, Brendon W. Lovett

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    Confined electron spins are preferred candidates for embodying quantum information in the solid state. A popular idea is the use of optical excitation to achieve the "best of both worlds," i.e., marrying the long spin decoherence times with rapid gating. Here, we study an all-optical adiabatic approach to generating single qubit phase gates. We find that such a gate can be extremely robust against the combined effect of all principal sources of decoherence, with an achievable fidelity of 0.999 even at finite temperature. Crucially, this performance can be obtained with only a small time cost: the adiabatic gate duration is within about an order of magnitude of a simple dynamic implementation. An experimental verification of these predictions is immediately feasible with only modest resources. © 2008 The American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number115322
    JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2008

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