Quantum dots implemented in semiconducting nanowires offer control of their electronic configuration down to the single electron. This is possible thanks to their tightly confined electronic states that can be tuned by external gate voltages. We study the integration of nanowire quantum dots in superconducting planar resonators for their coupling and manipulation by microwave electromagnetic fields.

Relevant Publications

  • S. Cornia, V. Demontis, V. Zannier, L. Sorba, A. Ghirri, F. Rossella and M. Affronte. Calibration-Free and High-Sensitivity Microwave Detectors Based on InAs/InP Nanowire Double Quantum Dots – Adv. Funct. Mater. 33, 2212517 (2023). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adfm.202212517
  • A. Ghirri, S. Cornia and M. Affronte, Microwave Photon Detectors Based on Semiconducting Double Quantum Dots – Sensors 20, 4010 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/s20144010
  • S. Cornia, F. Rossella, V. Demontis, V. Zannier, F. Beltram, L. Sorba, M. Affronte and A. Ghirri, Microwave-Assisted Tunneling in Hard-Wall InAs/InP Nanowire Quantum Dots – Scip. Rep. 9, 1 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56053-2

Related Projects


Quantum Dots – Nanowires – Semiconductors – Microwaves – Resonators