Noise spectra of a biased quantum dot

E. A. Rothstein, O. Entin-Wohlman, A. Aharony

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The noise spectra associated with correlations of the current through a single level quantum dot, and with the charge fluctuations on the dot, are calculated for a finite bias voltage. The results turn out to be sensitive to the asymmetry of the dot's coupling to the two leads. At zero temperature, both spectra exhibit two or four steps (as a function of the frequency), depending on whether the resonant level lies outside or within the range between the chemical potentials on the two leads. In addition, the low-frequency shot noise exhibits dips in the charge noise, and dips, peaks, and discontinuities in the derivative of the current noise. In spite of some smearing, several of these features persist at finite temperatures, where a peak can also turn into a dip.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075307
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 9 Feb 2009


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