Abstract

We propose a scheme to modulate quantum transport in nanostructures based on classical chaos. By applying external gate voltage to generate a classically forbidden region, transient chaos can be generated, and the escape rate associated with the underlying non-attracting chaotic set can be varied continuously by adjusting the gate voltage. We demonstrate that this can effectively modulate the quantum conductance-fluctuation patterns. A theory based on self-energies and the spectrum of the generalized non-Hermitian Hamiltonian of the open quantum system is developed to understand the modulation mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number093105
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume100
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 27 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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