Journal article

Donor-based qubits for quantum computing in silicon

JC McCallum, BC Johnson, T Botzem

Applied Physics Reviews | AIP Publishing | Published : 2021


Spin-qubits based on impurities such as phosphorus in silicon (Si) have attractive attributes for the development of quantum computing devices. Very long coherence times can be achieved for donor-based qubits in Si due to the availability of isotopically pure 28Si layers where the 29Si atoms, which otherwise lead to decoherence, are largely absent in the active region of the device. Well-behaved single donor qubits in Si can routinely be formed using ion implantation, and the key performance criteria needed to demonstrate the basis of a viable platform for quantum computing have been achieved. The crucial next stage of development is to demonstrate suitable pathways for scale-up that allow p..

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