We present silicon finFET quantum dots with perfectly self-aligned 2nd gate layer and gate lengths down to 15 nm. In a double quantum dot, we find Pauli spin blockade with leakage dominated by spin-orbit interaction and extract a hole g-factor of ~1.6, and a rather short spin-orbit length of ~50 nm, promising fast all-electrical hole spin qubits. https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.15400
We report a remarkably strong spin-orbit interaction, with spin-orbit length of 65 nm, comparable to the quantum dot size. Combined with a large orbital effect of the B-field, the strong spin-orbit interaction causes a significant enhancement of the g-factor with magnetic field, as obtained from Pauli blockade spin mixing transitions (pic). This opens the door for ultrafast Rabi oscillations, efficient qubit-qubit interactions, as well as provide a new platform for Majorana zero modes. https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.04308
Pascal Würsch successfully completed his MSc thesis "Large Quantum Dots for Microkelvin Universal Coulomb Blockade Thermometry in Semiconductors" and presented his results to the group today on zoom. Formally, an ETH Zürich MSc thesis with advisor Prof. Klaus Ensslin, the research was done in our group in Basel. Congratulations, Pascal, and thanks very much for all the work!
Florian Froning successfully defended his PhD thesis "Hole Spin Qubits in Ge/Si Core/Shell Nanowires" on zoom, with Prof. Georgios Katsaros, Institute of Science and Technology, Vienna, Austria, and Prof. Menno Veldhorst, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, as referees, and Prof. Daniel Loss as chair. Congratulations, Florian, on a great thesis, and thanks very much for all the work!
Spin quantum computers will require fast and accurate qubit read out. Here, we use reflectometry with a SQUID preamplifier at 200 MHz to obtain record capacitance sensitivity of 0.07 aF/sqrt(Hz). Integrating for 1 μs, a signal-to-noise ratio of about 38 is obtained, allowing us to acquire a 100 x 100 pixel double-dot charge stability diagram in only 20 ms (see Figure). Schupp, Vigneau et al., Journal of Applied Physics 127, 244503 (Jun 29, 2020).