Fast control of semiconductor qubits beyond the rotating-wave approximation

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Author(s)

  • Yang Song
  • J. P. Kestner
  • Xin Wang
  • S. Das Sarma

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number12321
Journal / PublicationPhysical Review A
Volume94
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2016

Abstract

We present a theoretical study of single-qubit operations by oscillatory fields on various semiconductor platforms. We explicitly show how to perform faster gate operations by going beyond the universally used rotating-wave approximation (RWA) regime, while using only two sinusoidal pulses. We first show for specific published experiments how much error is currently incurred by implementing pulses designed using standard RWA. We then show that an even modest increase in gate speed would cause problems in using RWA for gate design in the singlet-triplet (ST) and resonant-exchange (RX) qubits. We discuss the extent to which analytically keeping higher orders in the perturbation theory would address the problem. More strikingly, we give a new prescription for gating with strong coupling far beyond the RWA regime. We perform numerical calculations for the phases and the durations of two consecutive pulses to realize the key Hadamard and π8 gates with coupling strengths up to several times the qubit splitting. Working in this manifestly non-RWA regime, the gate operation speeds up by two to three orders of magnitude and nears the quantum speed limit without requiring complicated pulse shaping or optimal control sequences.

Citation Format(s)

Fast control of semiconductor qubits beyond the rotating-wave approximation. / Song, Yang; Kestner, J. P.; Wang, Xin; Das Sarma, S.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 94, No. 1, 12321, 14.07.2016.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review