Cryogenic multiplexing using selective area grown nanowires

Dāgs Olšteins, Gunjan Nagda, Damon J. Carrad, Daria V. Beznasyuk, Christian E. N. Petersen, Sara Martí-Sánchez, Jordi Arbiol, Thomas S. Jespersen*

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Bottom-up grown nanomaterials play an integral role in the development of quantum technologies but are often challenging to characterise on large scales. Here, we harness selective area growth of semiconductor nanowires to demonstrate large-scale integrated circuits and characterisation of large numbers of quantum devices. The circuit consisted of 512 quantum devices embedded within multiplexer/demultiplexer pairs, incorporating thousands of interconnected selective area growth nanowires operating under deep cryogenic conditions. Multiplexers enable a range of new strategies in quantum device research and scaling by increasing the device count while limiting the number of connections between room-temperature control electronics and the cryogenic samples. As an example of this potential we perform a statistical characterization of large arrays of identical quantum dots thus establishing the feasibility of applying cross-bar gating strategies for efficient scaling of future selective area growth quantum circuits. More broadly, the ability to systematically characterise large numbers of devices provides new levels of statistical certainty to materials/device development.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7738
JournalNature Communications
Issue number1
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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