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Semiconductor NanostructuresQuantum states and electronic transport$
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Thomas Ihn

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199534425

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.001.0001

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Interference effects in nanostructures II

Interference effects in nanostructures II

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(p.453) 21 Interference effects in nanostructures II
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Semiconductor Nanostructures
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Thomas Ihn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.003.0021

Beyond the basic interference effects introduced in Chapter 14, further interesting interference phenomena exist in semiconductor nanostructures, the discussion of which requires more prior knowledge. This chapter discusses the Fano effect in nanostructure transport that has been found in a number of very different experiments. Furthermore, it discusses experiments that measure the transmission phase in addition to the transmission probability using interferometric arrangements. Finally, the chapter returns to the topic of decoherence, and introduces experiments aiming at controlled decoherence of quantum states. This topic requires knowledge of interference and the basics of decoherence, and incorporates ideas of shot noise, the Aharonov–Bohm effect, the quantum Hall effect, double quantum dot physics, and the theory of quantum measurement.

Keywords:   interference, Fano effect, transmission phase, decoherence, quantum measurement

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