Two-dimensional materials as novel platforms for quantum technologies

​Welcome to a seminar with Dr Alejandro Rodríguez-Pardo Montblanch, University of Cambridge UK

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Host: Assist. Prof. Simone Gasparinetti 


Two-dimensional (2d) materials are few-atom thick solid-state platforms that are being currently developed as novel alternatives for quantum technologies. The most prominent class of 2d materials are Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs), which are direct-bandgap semiconductors in the limit of one layer. In contrast to other solid-state quantum platforms that operate in the optical domain, they offer the potential of good integrability with photonic structures, flexibility in device design while retaining their 2d nature, as well as good coherence properties. In this seminar, I will give a broad overview of the current efforts directed at using TMDs for quantum technologies, with special emphasis on them being hosts of single-photon emitters, optically active spin qubits, and many-body physics quantum simulations. I will suggest the next steps for their control and manipulation and highlight the main open questions and challenges.



[1] Alejandro R.P. Montblanch et al. Confinement of longlived interlayer excitons in WS2/WSe2 heterostructures. arXiv:2005.02416 (2020) (accepted in Communications Physics).

[2] Matteo Barbone, Alejandro R.P. Montblanch, et al. Chargetuneable biexciton complexes in monolayer WSe2. Nat. Commun. 9, 3721 (2018).

[3] Carmen PalaciosBerraquero, Dhiren M. Kara, Alejandro R.P. Montblanch, et al. Largescale quantumemitter arrays in atomically thin semiconductors. Nat. Commun. 8, 15093 (2017).

Category Seminar
Location: Online
Starts: 07 May, 2021, 14:00
Ends: 07 May, 2021, 15:00

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