ac-driven localization in a two-electron quantum dot molecule



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Creffield, Charles E. and Platero, G. (2002) ac-driven localization in a two-electron quantum dot molecule. Physical review B, 65 (11). ISSN 1098-0121

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We investigate the dynamics of two interacting electrons confined to a pair of coupled quantum dots driven by an external ac field. By numerically integrating the two-electron Schrödinger equation in time, we find that for certain values of the strength and frequency of the ac field the electrons can become localized within just one of the dots, in spite of the Coulomb repulsion. Reducing the system to an effective two-site model of Hubbard type, and applying Floquet theory, leads to a detailed understanding of this effect. This demonstrates the possibility of using appropriate ac fields to manipulate entangled states in mesoscopic devices on extremely short time scales, which is an essential component of practical schemes for quantum information processing.

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©2002 The American Physical Society.
C.E.C. thanks Sigmund Kohler for numerous stimulating discussions. This research was supported by the EU via Contract No. FMRX-CT98-0180, and by the DGES (Spain) through Grant No. PB96-0875.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Dimensional electron-gas; Wall carbon nanotubes; Inversion-layers; Liquid behavior; Hubbard-model; Ground-state; Excitations; Transport; Exponents; Systems
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:33714
Deposited On:21 Oct 2015 18:00
Last Modified:21 Oct 2015 18:00

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