Zero field optical study of phosphorus magnetic resonance in enriched silicon

Date created: 
2016-08-11
Identifier: 
etd9779
Keywords: 
Magnetic resonance
Quantum information
Abstract: 

Silicon-based qubits are one of the most promising technologies for the construction of a quantum computer. The nuclear spins of phosphorus donors in enriched silicon have among the longest coherence times of any solid-state system. In this thesis, I examine the phosphorus in silicon system in the regime of "zero" magnetic field. Laser spectroscopy and magnetic resonance are used to characterize the phosphorus in silicon system in this environment. I show the system can be hyperpolarized and has ~10 s coherence times. Additionally, the methods and apparatus developed for this study prove useful for the study of other similar but more exotic systems.

Document type: 
Thesis
Rights: 
This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Michael Thewalt
Department: 
Science: Department of Physics
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.Sc.
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