CEA-Leti and Partners Demo Promising Readout System for Large Quantum Dot Arrays

December 19, 2019

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CEA-Leti and Partners Demo Promising Readout System for Large Quantum Dot Arrays

Leti and its research partners have demonstrated a potentially scalable readout technique that could be fast enough for high-fidelity measurements in large arrays of quantum dots.

At IEDM 2019, Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, and its research partners presented their work developing a toolkit on an SOI MOSFET-based prototyping platform that enables fast reading of the states of charge and spin in large quantum dot arrays. The study explored two gate-based reflectometry readout systems for probing charge and spin states in linear arrangements of MOS split-gate-defined arrays of quantum dots.

The first system gives the exact number of charges entering the array, and can help to initialize it. It can also read spin states, albeit in relatively small arrays. The second one gives the spin state in any quantum dot regardless of the array length, but is not useful for tracking charge number. Both readout schemes can be used together, leveraging one another in large arrays. 

In CEA-Leti's study, the reflectometer probing line was connected to the MOS gate of a Si quantum dot. The system was prepared so that the load impedance depended on the spin state of the qubit, which enabled the team to monitor single spin-events non-destructively and in near real-time. In addition to CEA-Leti, the research team includes CNRS Institut Néel and CEA-IRIG, Grenoble, France; the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; and Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory and Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK. 

For more information, please visit: www.leti-cea.com