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Auto-tuning of double dot devices it in situ with machine learning

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Author(s)

Justyna P. Zwolak, Thomas McJunkin, Sandesh Kalantre, J. P. Dodson, E. R. MacQuarrie, D. E. Savage, M. G. Lagally, S N. Coppersmith, Mark A. Eriksson, Jacob M. Taylor

Abstract

The current practice of manually tuning quantum dots (QDs) for qubit operation is a relatively time- consuming procedure that is inherently impractical for scaling up and applications. In this work, we report on the {\it in situ} implementation of a recently proposed autotuning protocol that combines machine learning (ML) with an optimization routine to navigate the parameter space. In particular, we show that a ML algorithm trained using exclusively simulated data to quantitatively classify the state of a double-QD device can be used to replace human heuristics in the tuning of gate voltages in real devices. We demonstrate active feedback of a functional double-dot device operated at millikelvin temperatures and discuss success rates as a function of the initial conditions and the device performance. Modifications to the training network, fitness function, and optimizer are discussed as a path toward further improvement in the success rate when starting both near and far detuned from the target double-dot range.
Citation
Physical Review Applied
Volume
13
Issue
3

Keywords

machine learning, quantum dots, auto-tuning
Created March 31, 2020, Updated June 1, 2020