Autonomous calibration of single spin qubit operations

Autonomous calibration of single spin qubit operations Fully autonomous precise control of qubits is crucial for quantum information processing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing applications. It requires minimal human intervention on the ability to model, to predict, and to anticipate the quantum dynamics, as well as to precisely control and calibrate single qubit operations. Here, we demonstrate single qubit autonomous calibrations via closed-loop optimisations of electron spin quantum operations in diamond. The operations are examined by quantum state and process tomographic measurements at room temperature, and their performances against systematic errors are iteratively rectified by an optimal pulse engineering algorithm. We achieve an autonomous calibrated fidelity up to 1.00 on a time scale of minutes for a spin population inversion and up to 0.98 on a time scale of hours for a single qubit $$\frac{\pi }{2}$$ π 2 -rotation within the experimental error of 2%. These results manifest a full potential for versatile quantum technologies. npj Quantum Information Springer Journals

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Nature Publishing Group UK
Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Physics; Physics, general; Quantum Physics; Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics; Quantum Computing; Quantum Field Theories, String Theory; Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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