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Entanglement distribution for a practical quantum-dot-based quantum processor architecture

Spiller, Timothy P. (orcid.org/0000-0003-1083-2604), D'Amico, Irene and Lovett, Brendon W. (2007) Entanglement distribution for a practical quantum-dot-based quantum processor architecture. New Journal of Physics. 20. ISSN 1367-2630

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We propose a quantum dot (QD) architecture for enabling universal quantum information processing. Quantum registers, consisting of arrays of vertically stacked self-assembled semiconductor QDs, are connected by chains of in-plane self-assembled dots. We propose an entanglement distributor, a device for producing and distributing maximally entangled qubits on demand, communicated through in-plane dot chains. This enables the transmission of entanglement to spatially separated register stacks, providing a resource for the realization of a sizeable quantum processor built from coupled register stacks of practical size. Our entanglement distributor could be integrated into many of the present proposals for self-assembled QD-based quantum computation (QC). Our device exploits the properties of simple, relatively short, spin-chains and does not require microcavities. Utilizing the properties of self-assembled QDs, after distribution the entanglement can be mapped into relatively long-lived spin qubits and purified, providing a flexible, distributed, off-line resource. © IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft.

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Keywords: Physics and Astronomy
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Physics (York)
The University of York
Depositing User: Ms Diana Hilmer
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2007 14:36
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 00:06
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/9/1/020
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2649

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