Gain in a semiconductor waveguide qubit

J. Harris, D. K. Ferry, R. Akis

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Abstract

Recently, it has been suggested that it may be possible to use combinations of coupled quantum wire waveguides to form quantum computational qubits [1],[2]. However, there are several related problems intrinsic to this approach. First, in order to completely switch the electron probability wave from one waveguide to another, the length of the region in which the two waveguides are coupled must be tuned quite precisely. In addition, even with a well-tuned coupling length, it appears that complete transmission of the probability wave cannot be achieved [2]. Both of these problems may be mitigated by the addition of a bias along the length of the quantum wires - this would effectively alter the coupling length and may also increase the transmission gain. We show that adding this bias does not provide gain to overcome the lack of 100% coupling, between the two guides, but can be used to compensate for imprecision in the length of the device's coupling region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages231-234
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: Apr 21 2002Apr 25 2002

Publication series

Name2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002

Other

Other2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period4/21/024/25/02

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Keywords

  • Coupled quantum wires
  • Mode-matching
  • Quantum waveguide
  • Qubit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Harris, J., Ferry, D. K., & Akis, R. (2002). Gain in a semiconductor waveguide qubit. In M. Laudon, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), 2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002 (pp. 231-234). (2002 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - ICCN 2002).