Lead-orientation-dependent wave function scarring in open quantum dots

J. P. Bird, R. Akis, D. K. Ferry, Dragica Vasileska, J. Cooper, Y. Aoyagi, T. Sugano

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Experimental studies of the conductance of open quantum dots show a series of highly regular oscillations at low temperatures as the voltage applied to their defining gates is varied. Simulations of quantum transport through these dots reveal the oscillations to be correlated to the recurrence of specific groups of wave function scars. We furthermore find that nominally identical dots, differing only in the orientation of their input and output contacts, may be used to excite different families of scars, giving rise in turn to measurable transport results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4691-4694
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - 1999

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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