Feasability study and development of models towards SPICE-simulation of silicon Qubit quantum circuits

Published : 11 January 2019

The Compact / SPICE model is the link between the development of technological bricks and circuit design. The model purpose is to accurately reproduce the experimental characteristics essential to digital, analog and mixed circuit design. But today we need deeper investigation to set up the specifications of models for such device, in order to provide adequate tools to help circuit designers building up quantum circuits.

The main challenge is to be able to describe the quantum behavior of this architecture. It will also be necessary to study if this behavior must be described via the physical quantities (eg electronic spin, energy level …) or by logical quantities (quantum state, matrix of transformation, …). It will also be necessary to take into account the compatibility between the mathematical formalism and the standard tools of compact modeling (through Verilog-A description).

Following recent experimental research activities (between CEA and CNRS) concerning the first demonstration of hole spin qubit on SOI, we propose first to investigate how to model such device through macro modeling approach where SET compact model, inclusion of magnetic spin degeneracy and management of RF excitation are main steps.

The challenges in regards to literature are inclusion of magnetic field in SET model, description of resonant tunneling, RF excitation of SET and reproduction of Rabi oscillations.

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