Quantum spintronics: Engineering and manipulating atom-like spins in semiconductors

David D. Awschalom, Lee C. Bassett, Andrew S. Dzurak, Evelyn L. Hu, Jason R. Petta

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The past decade has seen remarkable progress in isolating and controlling quantum coherence using charges and spins in semiconductors. Quantum control has been established at room temperature, and electron spin coherence times now exceed several seconds, a nine-order-of-magnitude increase in coherence compared with the first semiconductor qubits. These coherence times rival those traditionally found only in atomic systems, ushering in a new era of ultracoherent spintronics. We review recent advances in quantum measurements, coherent control, and the generation of entangled states and describe some of the challenges that remain for processing quantum information with spins in semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1174-1179
Number of pages6
Issue number6124
StatePublished - Mar 8 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


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