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Ultralong coherence of an electron charge qubit

In a Nature Physics paper, scientists report on an electron charge qubit with record long coherence time and strong coupling of two qubits.

Scientific Achievement

The experimental realization of electron charge qubits with a record long coherence time of 0.1 ms and the simultaneous strong coupling of two qubits with a common resonator.

Significance and Impact

This work demonstrates single electron qubits trapped on solid neon as a new promising platform for universal quantum computing.

Research Details

  • The quantum coherence of the electron on Ne qubits is significantly improved by Ne annealing, trapping potential stabilization, and the charge-noise-insensitive (sweet) spot qubit operations.
  • Ultralong relaxation time and coherence time, 𝑇1,𝑇2𝐸~0.1 ms with high-fidelity single-qubit gates and single-shot readout, outperforming all existing charge qubits to date.
  • The dilution refrigerator system at the CNM was used.

DOI: 10.1038/s41567-023-02247-5

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