Resonant tunneling spectroscopy of valley eigenstates on a donor-quantum dot coupled system

T. Kobayashi, J. van der Heijden, M. G. House, S. J. Hile, P. Asshoff, M. F. Gonzalez-Zalba, M. Vinet, M. Y. Simmons, S. Rogge
2016 Applied Physics Letters  
We report electronic transport measurements through a silicon hybrid double quantum dot consisting of a donor and a quantum dot. Transport spectra show resonant tunneling peaks involving different valley states, which illustrate the valley splitting in a quantum dot on a Si/SiO2 interface. The detailed gate bias dependence of double dot transport allows a first direct observation of the valley splitting in the quantum dot, which is controllable between 160-240 ueV with an electric field
more » ... ce 1.2 +- 0.2 meV/(MV/m). A large valley splitting is an essential requirement to implement a physical electron spin qubit in a silicon quantum dot.
doi:10.1063/1.4945736 fatcat:m5w67leui5hr7i3qbiunvrbgpq