Quantum transport through a quantum well in the presence of a finite-range time-modulated potential

Chon-Saar Chu*, H. C. Liang

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Abstract

We have studied the transport of electrons through a quantum well within which a time-modulated potential of amplitude V2, range a, and frequency ω is applied. Our results show that, as the chemical potential μ increases, the dc conductance G exhibits Fano-structures when μ is at mℏω above the bound state energy in the well. As V2 increases, the Fano-structures are broadened, and higher mℏω processes emerge. These features are identified as the formation of quasi-bound states. For a fixed but large potential strength V1 = aV2, the Fano-structures are broadened and are shifted toward lower electron energies, as a decreases. The dependence of the Fano-structure to the location of the time-modulated potential is also studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-518
Number of pages10
JournalChinese Journal of Physics
Volume37
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1999

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