Input-output theory for spin-photon coupling in Si double quantum dots

TitleInput-output theory for spin-photon coupling in Si double quantum dots
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBenito, M, Mi, X, Taylor, JM, Petta, JR, Burkard, G
JournalPhysical Review B
Date Published2017/12/22

The interaction of qubits via microwave frequency photons enables long-distance qubit-qubit coupling and facilitates the realization of a large-scale quantum processor. However, qubits based on electron spins in semiconductor quantum dots have proven challenging to couple to microwave photons. In this theoretical work we show that a sizable coupling for a single electron spin is possible via spin-charge hybridization using a magnetic field gradient in a silicon double quantum dot. Based on parameters already shown in recent experiments, we predict optimal working points to achieve a coherent spin-photon coupling, an essential ingredient for the generation of long-range entanglement. Furthermore, we employ input-output theory to identify observable signatures of spin-photon coupling in the cavity output field, which may provide guidance to the experimental search for strong coupling in such spin-photon systems and opens the way to cavity-based readout of the spin qubit.