Generating distributed entanglement from electron currents

Yuting Ping, Avinash Kolli, John H. Jefferson, Brendon W. Lovett

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Several recent experiments have demonstrated the viability of a passive device that can generate spin-entangled currents in two separate leads. However, manipulation and measurement of individual flying qubits in a solid state system has yet to be achieved. This is particularly difficult when a macroscopic number of these indistinguishable qubits are present. In order to access such an entangled current resource, we therefore show how to use it to generate distributed, static entanglement. The spatial separation between the entangled static pair can be much higher than that achieved by only exploiting the tunnelling effects between quantum dots. Our device is completely passive, and requires only weak Coulomb interactions between static and flying spins. We show that the entanglement generated is robust to decoherence for large enough currents.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103004
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages13
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2011


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