Quantum information processing is a concept that seeks to exploit quantum effects in constructing computers more powerful than any classical digital computer. Ongoing research is focused on solid-state implementations, which would allow building quantum processor circuits similar to silicon digital integrated processors. Quantum dots are nanometer-sized semiconductor crystals with particularly promising properties for quantum information processing. The aim of this experimental project is to develop prototype semiconductor nanostructure devices that exploit the wavefunction of the electron and atomic nuclear spins in quantum computing protocols, as well as to study the underlying quantum many-body physics. Our research is carried out in a laboratory equipped with state of the art cryogenic systems, superconducting magnets, lasers, optical and electronic equipment. (For further information see http://ldsd.group.shef.ac.uk/research/spin/).
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