3 years ago

Shaping charge excitations in chiral edge states with a time-dependent gate voltage.

Janine Splettstoesser, Gwendal F`eve, Maciej Misiorny

We study a coherent conductor supporting a single edge channel in which alternating current pulses are created by local time-dependent gating and sent on a beam-splitter realized by a quantum point contact. The current response to the gate voltage in this setup is intrinsically linear. Based on a fully self-consistent treatment employing a Floquet scattering theory, we analyze the effect of different voltage shapes and frequencies, as well as the role of the gate geometry on the injected signal. In particular, we highlight the impact of frequency-dependent screening on the process of shaping the current signal. The feasibility of creating true single-particle excitations with this method is confirmed by investigating the suppression of excess noise, which is otherwise created by additional electron-hole pair excitations in the current signal.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.00119

DOI: arXiv:1711.00119v1

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