Meunier, T. and Vink, I. T. and Beveren, L. H. Willems van and Koppens, F. H. L. and Tranitz, Hans-Peter and Wegscheider, Werner and Louwenhoven, L. P. and Vandersypen, L. M. K.
Nondestructive measurement of electron spins in a quantum dot.
Physical Review B 74 (19), p. 195303.
We propose and implement a nondestructive measurement that distinguishes between two-electron spin states in a quantum dot. In contrast to earlier experiments with quantum dots, the spins are left behind in the state corresponding to the measurement outcome. By measuring the spin states twice within a time shorter than the relaxation time T1, correlations between the outcomes of consecutive measurements are observed. They disappear as the wait time between measurements becomes comparable to T1. The correlation between the postmeasurement state and the measurement outcome is measured to be ∼90% on average.