Fast spin-orbit qubit in an indium antimonide nanowire

J.W.G. Berg, S. Nadj-Perge, V.S. Pribiag, S.R. Plissard, E.P.A.M. Bakkers, S.M. Frolov, L.P. Kouwenhoven

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Because of the strong spin-orbit interaction in indium antimonide, orbital motion and spin are no longer separated. This enables fast manipulation of qubit states by means of microwave electric fields. We report Rabi oscillation frequencies exceeding 100 MHz for spin-orbit qubits in InSb nanowires. Individual qubits can be selectively addressed due to intrinsic differences in their g factors. Based on Ramsey fringe measurements, we extract a coherence time T2*=8±1¿¿ns at a driving frequency of 18.65 GHz. Applying a Hahn echo sequence extends this coherence time to 34 ns
Original languageEnglish
Article number066806
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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