Michelle Simmons

CEO, Silicon Quantum Computing
Talk title
Engineering qubits in silicon with atomic precision
Abstract Invited

The realisation of a large-scale error corrected quantum computer relies on our ability to reproducibly manufacture qubits that are fast, highly coherent, controllable and stable. The promise of achieving this in a highly manufacturable platform such as silicon requires a deep understanding of the materials issues that impact device operation. In this talk I will demonstrate our progress to engineer every aspect of device behaviour in atomic qubits in silicon. This will cover the use of atomic precision lithography to achieve fast, controllable exchange coupling [1], fast, high fidelity qubit initialisation and read-out [2]; low noise all epitaxial gates allowing for highly stable qubits [3]; and qubit control [4] that provide a deep understanding of the impact of the solid-state environment [5] on qubit designs and operation. I will also discuss our latest results in [6] analogue quantum simulation.

[1] Y. He, S.K. Gorman, D. Keith, L. Kranz, J.G. Keizer, and M.Y. Simmons, “A fast (∼ns) two-qubit gate between phosphorus donor electrons in silicon”, Nature 571, 371 (2019)
[2] D. Keith, M. G. House, M. B. Donnelly, T. F. Watson, B. Weber, M. Y. Simmons, “Microsecond Spin Qubit Readout with a Strong-Response Single Electron Transistor”, Physical Review X 9, 041003 (2019); D. Keith, S. K. Gorman, L. Kranz, Y. He, J. G. Keizer, M. A. Broome, M. Y. Simmons, “Benchmarking high fidelity single-shot readout of semiconductor qubits”, New Journal of Physics 21, 063011 (2019).
[3] L. Kranz S. K. Gorman B. Thorgrimsson Y. He D. Keith J. G. Keizer M. Y. Simmons, “Exploiting a Single-Crystal Environment to Minimize the Charge Noise on Qubits in Silicon”, Advanced Materials 32, 2003361 (2020).
[4] L. Fricke, S.J. Hile, L. Kranz, Y. Chung, Y. He, P. Pakkiam, J.G. Keizer, M.G. House and M.Y. Simmons, “Coherent spin control of a precision placed donor bound electron qubit in silicon”, Nature Communications 12, 3323 (2021).
[5] M. Koch, J.G. Keizer, P. Pakkiam, D. Keith, M.G. House, E. Peretz, and M.Y. Simmons, “Spin read-out in atomic qubits in an all-epitaxial three-dimensional transistor”, Nature Nanotechnology 14, 137 (2019 – with cover article).
[6] M. Kiczynski, S.K. Gorman, H. Geng, M.B. Donnelly, Y. Chung, Y. He, J.G. Keizer and M.Y. Simmons, "Engineering topological states in atom-based semiconductor quantum dots", Nature 606, 694-699 (2022)

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