Optimal Control of Quantum Rings by Terahertz Laser Pulses

E. Räsänen, A. Castro, J. Werschnik, A. Rubio, E. K. U. Gross
2007 Physical Review Letters  
Complete control of single-electron states in a two-dimensional semiconductor quantum-ring model is established, opening a path into coherent laser-driven single-gate qubits. The control scheme is developed in the framework of optimal control theory for laser pulses of two-component polarization. In terms of pulse lengths and target-state occupations, the scheme is shown to be superior to conventional control methods that exploit Rabi oscillations generated by uniform circularly polarized
more » ... . Current-carrying states in a quantum ring can be used to manipulate a two-level subsystem at the ring center. Combining our results, we propose a realistic approach to construct a laser-driven single-gate qubit that has switching times in the terahertz regime.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.98.157404 pmid:17501384 fatcat:ebanpqvzefh3hfemqk5qbio2ou