Phonon-induced 2e--tunneling in GaAS quantum dots

Yi Wan, Gerardo Ortiz, Philip Phillips

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In this paper, we give a brief account of pair-tunneling in GaAs quantum dots. We show that while GaAs is a weakly-polar semiconductor, coupling to optical phonons is sufficiently strong to mediate a negative-U pairing state. As a result, two electrons can tunnel coherently from the source lead to the quantum dot as a Cooper pair would across a Josephson junction. PACS numbers:73.20.Dx,71.38.+i,72.20.My,72.10.-d.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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