Spintronic single-qubit gate based on a quantum ring with spin-orbit interaction

Péter Földi, Balázs Molnár, Mihály G. Benedict, F. M. Peeters

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In a quantum ring connected with two external leads, the spin properties of an incoming electron are modified by the spin-orbit interaction, resulting in a transformation of the qubit state carried by the spin. The ring acts as a one-qubit spintronic quantum gate whose properties can be varied by tuning the Rashba parameter of the spin-orbit interaction, by changing the relative position of the junctions, as well as by the size of the ring. We show that a large class of unitary transformations can be attained with already one ring - or a few rings in series - including the important cases of the Z, X, and Hadamard gates. By choosing appropriate parameters the spin transformations can be made unitary, which corresponds to lossless gates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033309
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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