Toward Molecular 4f Single-Ion Magnet Qubits

Kasper Steen Pedersen, Ana-Maria Ariciu, Simon McAdams, Høgni Weihe, Jesper Bendix, Floriana Tuna, Stergios Piligkos

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Quantum coherence is detected in the 4f single-ion magnet (SIM) Yb(trensal), by isotope selective pulsed EPR spectroscopy on an oriented single crystal. At X-band, the spin-lattice relaxation (T1) and phase memory (Tm) times are found to be independent of the nuclei bearing, or not, a nuclear spin. The observation of Rabi oscillations of the spin echo demonstrates the possibility to coherently manipulate the system for more than 70 rotations. This renders Yb(trensal), a sublimable and chemically modifiable SIM, an excellent candidate for quantum information processing.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number18
Pages (from-to)5801-5804
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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