Jason Petta

2008 Fellow

Current Institution: Princeton University


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About Jason Petta's Work

My research group focuses on the transport properties of nanoscale quantum materials. Semiconductor quantum dots are used to isolate single electron spins, which exhibit long quantum coherence times. These systems allow quantum mechanics to be harnessed in a solid state environment for the implementation of elementary quantum gates. Our team uses nanofabrication to create artificially structured systems with experimentally tunable Hamiltonians that can be controlled on sub-nanosecond timescales. We also examine strong light-matter interactions in the circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture, with a goal of generating long-range many body entanglement.

Awards and Achievements

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Army Research Office Young Investigator Award

McMillan Award

Newcomb Cleveland prize

Lee-Osheroff-Richardson prize