Coupled Landau-Zener-Stückelberg quantum dot interferometers

 

Coupled Landau-Zener-Stückelberg quantum dot interferometers
F. Gallego-marcos, R. Sánchez and G. Platero.
Phys. Rev. B 93, 075424 (2016)

mediumWe investigate the interplay between long-range and direct photon-assisted transport in a triple quantum dot chain where local ac voltages are applied to the outer dots. We propose the phase difference between the two ac voltages as an external parameter, which can be easily tuned to manipulate the current characteristics. For gate voltages in phase opposition we find quantum destructive interferences analogous to the interferences in closed-loop undriven triple dots. As the voltages oscillate in phase, interferences between multiple paths give rise to dark states. Those totally cancel the current, and could be experimentally resolved.

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