New method to build up functional elements of quantum computers

New method to build up functional elements of quantum computers

Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU, Vladivostok, Russia), together with colleagues from FEB RAS, China, Hong Kong, and Australia, manufactured ultra-compact bright sources based on IR-emitting mercury telluride (HgTe) quantum dots (QDs), the future functional elements of quantum computers and advanced sensors.

The team designed a resonant lattice laser printed on a surface of thin gold film that allows control of the near- and mid-IR radiation properties of capping layer of mercury telluride (HgTe) QDs.

The scientist explains that the resonant lattice converts the pump radiation into a special type of electromagnetic waves referred to as surface plasmons. Such waves, propagating over the surface of the patterned gold film within the capping layer of QDs, provide their efficient excitation boosting photoluminescence yield.

The paper has been published in Light: Science and Applications.