Two-dimensional (2D) layers just one atom thick can be stripped from certain materials, such as graphene. The individual layers from one or more of these materials can then be restacked to create cage-like quantum heterostructures, which possess novel quantum properties. Incorporating magnetism into such a structure at room temperature could enable direct control of electron spin polarization in the transistor geometry. We are working to combine 2D semiconductors and magnetic insulators as an early step toward creation of magnetic semiconductor heterostructures for spintronic devices. Along with proving the heterostructure concept, success in combining the two materials supports a subsequent goal, fabrication of a nanostructure consisting of a superconductor, semiconductor, and magnetic insulator. Achievement of these two goals will provide a fundamental building block for spintronics, address a vital materials challenge in the pathway to quantum computing, and potentially allow for integration of processing and storage technologies in a single device platform.
Towards large area, resonant quantum tunneling diodes by continuous Langmuir transfer of exfoliated 2D materials
Summary Atomically thin 2D materials constitute promising building blocks for quantum devices due to their exotic, layer-dependent electronic properties. The ability to stack these materials in alternating layers enables heterostructures to be built in almost limitless combinations and over small enough length scales to observe quantum phenomena. So far though, practical implementation of devices based […]
April 1, 2020
QuantumIon: an open-access quantum computing platform
Summary Trapped ions are one of the most advanced technologies for quantum computing, offering multi-qubit control in a universal quantum computing architecture and the ability to perform calculations with unprecedented precision. In this project we construct a shared trapped-ion quantum computing platform, QuantumIon, that will enable a broader and interdisciplinary scientific community to access an […]
September 9, 2019
Fabrication of Ultra Low Noise RF SQUID Amplifiers
A superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) is an extremely sensitive magnetic field detector.
June 1, 2017
Quantum Light Sources Based on Deterministic Photon Subtraction
Summary This project develops new sources of light that utilize quantum entanglement to enhance imaging resolution and detection. We aim to go beyond simple photon pairs and advance our understanding and control of new quantum states of light. Our approach uses deterministic single-photon subtraction (removing of a specific photon from a pulse of light) […]
July 13, 2018