2.1.1 Introduction to Module 2
In the first module we discussed all the basic building blocks of a quantum computer. It is now time to dive deeper into the block at the bottom of the stack: the quantum chip! Qubits can be realized in many different physical platforms, and in the next week’s we will introduce you to some of these realizations.
In this module, we will start with an introduction about electron spin qubits realized in semiconductor quantum dots. These qubits highly resemble the classical semiconductor transistors that we use everyday in almost every electronic equipment. This unique characteristic has attracted a lot of attention from the most important semiconductor companies. Check out this article about Intel’s vision about spin qubits.
Lieven Vandersypen, Professor in applied physics, will explain how we can control single electrons and isolate them in semiconducting islands called quantum dots. Once we have isolated single electrons, we need to be able to manipulate their spins and make those spins interact with each other in a controllable manner. This will be the topic of the second lecture, given by Menno Veldhorst.
This module contains 2 lectures.
Good luck and have fun!
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