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Generation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen pairs and interconversion of static and flying electron spin qubits.

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Article number245328
Journal publication date27/12/2007
JournalPhysical Review B
Number of pages6
Original languageEnglish


We propose a method of generating fully entangled electron spin pairs using an open static quantum dot and a moving quantum dot, realized by the propagation of a surface acoustic wave (SAW) along a quasi-one-dimensional channel in a semiconductor heterostructure. In particular, we consider a static dot (SD) loaded with two interacting electrons in a singlet state and demonstrate a mechanism which enables the moving SAW dot to capture and carry along one of the electrons, hence yielding a fully entangled static-flying pair. We also show how with the same mechanism we can load the SD with one or two electrons which are initially carried by a SAW-induced dot. The feasibility of realizing these ideas with existing semiconductor technology is demonstrated and extended to yield flying or static pairs that are fully entangled and arbitrary interconversion of static and flying electron spin qubits.