Jonathan Baugh's research seeks to develop physical devices that will enable quantum information processing (QIP).
His experimental program focuses on electron and nuclear spin qubits, especially their realization in semiconductor nanostructures, and the development of quantum control techniques.
- Solid-state electron and nuclear spin implementations for quantum information processing
- Spin qubits in quantum dots
- Nanowires and novel materials
- Coherent control of quantum systems
- Electron and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies
Jonathan Baugh is working toward the physical realization of solid-state quantum information processors, using the property of spin to encode and manipulate quantum information. His work has focused on solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance and electron spin resonance, and more recently on quantum transport and development of qubits in semiconductor nanostructures.
Jonathan Baugh teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Course offerings have included Linear Algebra, Thermodynamics, Spin-based QIP, Introduction to Quantum Information and Quantum Control and Mathematical Methods for Chemistry.
Highlighted publications include
- “Understanding resonant charge transport through weakly coupled single-molecule junctions”, J. O. Thomas, B. Limburg, J. K. Sowa, K. Willick*, J. Baugh, G. A. D. Briggs, E. M. Gauger, H. L. Anderson, J. A. Mol, Nature Communications 10, 4628 (2019).
- “Hillock-free and atomically smooth InSb QWs grown on GaAs substrates by MBE”, Y. Shi, E. Bergeron*, F. Sfigakis*, J. Baugh and Z. Wasilewski, Journal of Crystal Growth 513, 15 (2019).
- “Charge-state assignment of nanoscale single-electron transistors from their current-voltage characteristics”, B. Limburg, J. O. Thomas, J. K. Sowa, K. Willick*, J. Baugh, E. M. Gauger, G. A. D. Briggs, J. A. Mol and H. L. Anderson,Nanoscale 31, 14820 (2019).
- “Network architecture for a topological quantum computer in silicon”, B. Buonacorsi*, Z. Cai, E. B. Ramirez*, K. S. Willick*, S. M. Walker*, J. Li*, B. D. Shaw*, X. Xu, S. C. Benjamin and J. Baugh, Quantum Science and Technology 4, 025003 (2019).
- “Non-equilibrium Green’s function study of magneto-conductance signatures in clean and disordered nanowires”, A. Lahiri, K. Gharavi*, J. Baugh, and B. Muralidharan, Phys. Rev. B 98, 125417 (2018).
- “Closed-loop quantum optimal control in a solid-state two-qubit system”, G. Feng, F. H. Cho*, H. Katiyar, J. Li, D. Lu, J. Baugh, R. Laflamme, Phys. Rev. A 98, 052341 (2018).
- “Efficient continuous wave noise spectroscopy beyond weak coupling”, K. Willick*, D. K. Park, J. Baugh, Phys. Rev. A 98, 013414 (2018).
Please see Jonathan Baugh's Google Scholar profile for a current list of his peer-reviewed articles.
Awards and Distinctions
- 2018 WIN Research Leader Award (Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology)
- 2011 Early Researcher Award (Ontario)
- 2006 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship
- 2001 Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award
- 1998-99 NASA North Carolina Space Grant Fellowship
- 1995 Harry Deuberry Physics Scholarship
- 1994 Provost Student Research Award, Hujer Physics Scholarship
University of Waterloo Affiliations
- Faculty, Institute for Quantum Computing
Professional Associations and Service
- Graduate affairs committee (Chemistry) 2015-present
- Research Liaison for Chemistry, 2014-present
- Director of IQC Postdoctoral Recruitment and Mentorship, 2013-present
- Member of Quantum Information Grad Program steering committee, 2010-present
- Library liaison for Chemistry, 2010-2013
- Member of Science Faculty Council for Chemistry, 2010-2011
The following news stories have featured Jonathan Baugh's research:
September 2013, Waterloo researcher loves the hands-on side of quantum science
May 2010, "Quantum bits from nanowires", Physics World, Nanotechweb.org.
April 2010, $139K grant awarded to IQC researcher
2001 PhD Physics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
1995 BSc Physics, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA