Localization of two interacting electrons in quantum dot arrays driven by an ac field



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Creffield, Charles E. and Platero, G. (2004) Localization of two interacting electrons in quantum dot arrays driven by an ac field. Physical review B, 69 (16). ISSN 1098-0121

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.69.165312


We investigate the dynamics of two interacting electrons moving in a one-dimensional array of quantum dots under the influence of an ac field. We show that the system exhibits two distinct regimes of behavior, depending on the ratio of the strength of the driving field to the interelectron Coulomb repulsion. When the ac-field dominates, an effect termed coherent estruction of tunneling occurs at certain frequencies, in which transport along the array is suppressed. In the other, weak-driving, regime we find the surprising result that the two electrons can bind into a single composite particle—despite the strong Coulomb repulsion between them— which can then be controlled by the ac field in an analogous way. We show how calculation of the Floquet quasienergies of the system explains these results, and thus how ac fields can be used to control the localization of interacting electron systems.

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©2004 The American Physical Society.
C.E.C. acknowledges support from the physics department of the Università di Roma ‘‘La Sapienza.’’ G.P. was supported by the Spanish DGES Grant No. MAT2002-22465 and by the EU Human Potential Program under Contract No. HPRN-CT-2000-00144.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Dynamics
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:33584
Deposited On:15 Oct 2015 17:55
Last Modified:15 Oct 2015 17:55

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