Indexed on: 17 Jul '13Published on: 17 Jul '13Published in: Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect
Fast quantum oscillations of a charge qubit in a double quantum dot fabricated in a Si/SiGe heterostructure are demonstrated and characterized experimentally. The measured inhomogeneous dephasing time T2* ranges from 127ps to ~2.1ns; it depends substantially on how the energy difference of the two qubit states varies with external voltages, consistent with a decoherence process that is dominated by detuning noise(charge noise that changes the asymmetry of the qubit's double-well potential). In the regime with the shortest T2*, applying a charge-echo pulse sequence increases the measured inhomogeneous decoherence time from 127ps to 760ps, demonstrating that low-frequency noise processes are an important dephasing mechanism.
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