We demonstrate that entangled electron-hole pairs can be produced and detected in a quantum spin Hall insulator with a constriction that allows for a weak interedge tunneling. A violation of a Bell inequality, which can be constructed in terms of low-frequency nonlocal current-current correlations, serves as a detection of the entanglement. We show that the maximum violation of a Bell inequality can be naturally achieved in this setup, without a need to fine tune tunneling parameters. This may provide a viable route to producing orbital entanglement in the absence of any correlations and pairing, which is enabled by the helical edge structure of a quantum spin Hall insulator.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Mar 6|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics