Full electrical control of quantum bits could enable fast, low-power, scalable quantum computation. Although electric dipoles are highly attractive to couple spin qubits electrically over long distances, mechanisms identified to control two-qubit couplings do not permit single-qubit operations while two-qubit couplings are off. Here we identify a mechanism to modulate electrical coupling of spin qubits that overcomes this drawback for hole spin qubits in acceptors,that is based on the electrical tuning of the direction of the spin-dependent electric dipole by a gate. In this way, inter-qubit coupling can be turned off electrically by tuning to a “magic angle” of vanishing electric dipole-dipole interactions, while retaining the ability to manipulate the individual qubits. This effect stems from the interplay of the Td symmetry of the acceptor state in the Si lattice with the magnetic field orientation, and the spin-3/2 characteristic of hole systems. Magnetic field direction also allows to greatly suppress spin relaxation by phonons that limit single qubit performance, while retaining sweet spots where the qubits are insensitive to charge noise. Our findings can be directly applied to state-of-the-art acceptor based architectures, for which we propose suitable protocols to practically achieve full electrical tunability of entanglement and the realization of a decoherence-free subspace.
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