Coherent particle transfer in an on-demand single-electron source
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
Electron transfer from a localized state in a quantum dot into a ballistic conductor generally results in particle-hole excitations. We study this effect, considering a resonance level with time-dependent energy coupled to particle states in the Fermi sea. We find that, as the resonance level is driven through the Fermi-level, particle-hole excitations can be suppressed for certain driving protocols. In particular, such noiseless transfer occurs if the level moves with constant rapidity, its energy changing linearly with time. A scheme to study the coherence of particle transfer is proposed.
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Vol. 101 (19), article 196404
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