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Non-symmetric Pauli spin blockade in a silicon double quantum dot

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Lundberg, T 
Ibberson, DJ 
Hutin, L 

Abstract

jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pSpin qubits in gate-defined silicon quantum dots are receiving increased attention thanks to their potential for large-scale quantum computing. Readout of such spin qubits is done most accurately and scalably via Pauli spin blockade (PSB), however, various mechanisms may lift PSB and complicate readout. In this work, we present an experimental study of PSB in a multi-electron low-symmetry double quantum dot (DQD) in silicon nanowires. We report on the observation of non-symmetric PSB, manifesting as blockaded tunneling when the spin is projected to one QD of the pair but as allowed tunneling when the projection is done into the other. By analyzing the interaction of the DQD with a readout resonator, we find that PSB lifting is caused by a large coupling between the different electron spin manifolds of 7.90 μeV and that tunneling is incoherent. Further, magnetospectroscopy of the DQD in 16 charge configurations, enables reconstructing the energy spectrum of the DQD and reveals the lifting mechanism is energy-level selective. Our results indicate enhanced spin-orbit coupling which may enable all-electrical qubit control of electron spins in silicon nanowires.</jats:p>

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Acknowledgements: We thank M. Benito and C. Lainé for valuable discussions. This research has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreements No 688539 and 951852. T.L. acknowledges support from the EPSRC Cambridge NanoDTC, EP/L015978/1. D.J.I. is supported by the Bristol Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training, EPSRC Grant No. EP/L015730/1. M.F.G.-Z. acknowledges support from UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship [grant number MR/V023284/1]. C.L. and J.W.A.R. acknowledge the EPSRC through the Core-to-Core International Network “Oxide Superspin” (EP/P026311/1) and the “Superconducting Spintronics” Programme Grant (EP/N017242/1).


Funder: UKRI Future Leader Fellowship MR/V023284/1

Keywords

5108 Quantum Physics, 51 Physical Sciences, 5104 Condensed Matter Physics

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npj Quantum Information

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2056-6387
2056-6387

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10

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Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Sponsorship
EC | Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020) (688539)
EC | Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020) (951852)
RCUK | Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/L015978/1)
RCUK | Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/L015730/1)
RCUK | Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/P026311/1)
RCUK | Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/N017242/1)