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Coherent mesoscopic transport through a quantum dot-carbon nanotube system under two-photon irradiation

By Li-Na Zhao and Hong-Kang Zhao


Mesoscopic transport through an ultrasmall quantum dot (QD) coupled to two single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCN) leads under microwave fields (MWFs) is investigated by employing the nonequilibrium Green’s function (NGF) technique. The charging energy and junction capacitances influence the output characteristics sensitively. The MWFs applied on the leads and gate induce novel photon-assisted tunnelling, strongly associated with the density of states (DOS) of the SWCN leads. The SWCN leads act as quantum wires, and the compound effect induces nonlinear current behavior and resonant tunnelling in a larger region of energy scale. Negative differential conductance (NDC) is clearly observed, as the source-drain junction capacitances C L , and C R are large enough. The multi-resonant NDC oscillation appears due to the charging and photon-electron pumping effects associated with the contribution of multi-channel quantum wires. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

DOI identifier: 10.1140/epjb/e2004-00381-8
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