Adiabatic switching in coupled quantum dot systems facilitated by the coexistence of "molecular" and "atomic" states

R. Akis, Dragica Vasileska, D. K. Ferry

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We model a double quantum dot system defined by a split metal gate over a GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure, with the dots being coupled via a quantum point contact. Hybridization effects analogous to that of molecules are apparent. However, contrary to some previous studies, we find that there can be a coexistence of "atomic" and "molecular" regimes. The resulting behavior may be utilized to create a device that switches adiabatically, providing a possible route to dissipation-free computing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4440-4442
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 10 2002


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