Addressing spin transitions on Bi 209 donors in silicon using circularly polarized microwaves

T. Yasukawa, A. J. Sigillito, B. C. Rose, A. M. Tyryshkin, S. A. Lyon

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Over the past decade, donor spin qubits in isotopically enriched Si28 have been intensely studied due to their exceptionally long coherence times. More recently, bismuth donor electron spins have become popular because Bi has a large nuclear spin which gives rise to clock transitions (first-order insensitive to magnetic field noise). At every clock transition there are two nearly degenerate transitions between four distinct states which can be used as a pair of qubits. Here it is experimentally demonstrated that these transitions are excited by microwaves of opposite helicity such that they can be selectively driven by varying microwave polarization. This work uses a combination of a superconducting coplanar waveguide (CPW) microresonator and a dielectric resonator to flexibly generate arbitrary elliptical polarizations while retaining the high sensitivity of the CPW.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121306
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 25 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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