Conditional rotation of two strongly coupled semiconductor charge qubits.

Research paper by Hai-Ou HO Li, Gang G Cao, Guo-Dong GD Yu, Ming M Xiao, Guang-Can GC Guo, Hong-Wen HW Jiang, Guo-Ping GP Guo

Indexed on: 18 Jul '15Published on: 18 Jul '15Published in: Nature communications


Universal multiple-qubit gates can be implemented by a set of universal single-qubit gates and any one kind of entangling two-qubit gate, such as a controlled-NOT gate. For semiconductor quantum dot qubits, two-qubit gate operations have so far only been demonstrated in individual electron spin-based quantum dot systems. Here we demonstrate the conditional rotation of two capacitively coupled charge qubits, each consisting of an electron confined in a GaAs/AlGaAs double quantum dot. Owing to the strong inter-qubit coupling strength, gate operations with a clock speed up to 6 GHz have been realized. A truth table measurement for controlled-NOT operation shows comparable fidelities to that of spin-based two-qubit gates, although phase coherence is not explicitly measured. Our results suggest that semiconductor charge qubits have a considerable potential for scalable quantum computing and may stimulate the use of long-range Coulomb interaction for coherent quantum control in other devices.