We consider a two-level system coupled to contacts as a model for a charge pump under external laser pulse. The model represents a charge-transfer molecule in a junction and is a generalization of previously published results. Effects of local field for realistic junction geometries and non-Markov response of the molecule are taken into account within finite-difference time-domain and on-the-contour equation-of-motion formulations, respectively. We find that contrary to the symmetric behavior of the pump relative to the chirp sign, the duration of the corresponding local-field pulse does depend on the chirp sign, which results in an asymmetric charge pumping. The most effective charge-pump regime is found at positive bias, contrary to Markov consideration of the previous study.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - May 23 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics