Maxim N Makhonin

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We demonstrate that efficient optical pumping of nuclear spins in semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) can be achieved by resonant pumping of optically forbidden transitions. This process corresponds to one-to-one conversion of a photon absorbed by the dot into a polarized nuclear spin, and also has potential for initialization of hole spin in QDs. We find that(More)
The interaction of an electronic spin with its nuclear environment, an issue known as the central spin problem, has been the subject of considerable attention due to its relevance for spin-based quantum computation using semiconductor quantum dots. Independent control of the nuclear spin bath using nuclear magnetic resonance techniques and dynamic nuclear(More)
Scalable quantum technologies may be achieved by faithful conversion between matter qubits and photonic qubits in integrated circuit geometries. Within this context, quantum dots possess well-defined spin states (matter qubits), which couple efficiently to photons. By embedding them in nanophotonic waveguides, they provide a promising platform for quantum(More)
Highly polarized nuclear spins within a semiconductor quantum dot induce effective magnetic (Overhauser) fields of up to several Tesla acting on the electron spin, or up to a few hundred mT for the hole spin. Recently this has been recognized as a resource for intrinsic control of quantum-dot-based spin quantum bits. However, only static long-lived(More)
We use a femtowatt focused laser beam to locate and manipulate a single quantum tunneling channel associated with an individual InAs quantum dot within an ensemble of dots. The intensity of the directed laser beam tunes the tunneling current through the targeted dot with an effective optical gain of 10(7) and modifies the curvature of the dot's confining(More)
The potential for scale-up coupled with minimized system size is likely to be a major determining factor in the realization of applicable quantum information systems. Nanofabrication technology utilizing the III-V semiconductor system provides a path to scalable quantum bit (qubit) integration and a materials platform with combined electronic/photonic(More)
A. I. Tartakovskii,1 M. N. Makhonin,1,2 I. R. Sellers,1 J. Cahill,1 A. D. Andreev,3 D. M. Whittaker,1 J-P. R. Wells,1 A. M. Fox,1 D. J. Mowbray,1 M. S. Skolnick,1 K. M. Groom,4 M. J. Steer,4 H. Y. Liu,4 and M. Hopkinson4 1Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, S3 7RH, United Kingdom 2Institute of Solid State Physics, Chernogolovka,(More)
Resonantly driven quantum emitters offer a very promising route to obtain highly coherent sources of single photons required for applications in quantum information processing (QIP). Realizing this for on-chip scalable devices would be important for scientific advances and practical applications in the field of integrated quantum optics. Here we report(More)
The temperature dependence of spin coherence in InGaAs quantum dots is obtained from quantum beats observed in polarization-resolved pump-probe experiments. Within the same sample we clearly distinguish between coherent spin dynamics leading to quantum beats and incoherent long-lived spin-memory effects. Analysis of the coherent data using a theoretical(More)