Classical and quantum mechanical transport simulations in open quantum dots

Roland Brunner, Ronald Meisels, Friedemar Kuchar, Richard Akis, David K. Ferry, Jonathan P. Bird

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Simulations of open dot arrays are performed where the electron motion is considered in a harmonic potential and in a static magnetic field. Results concern electron trajectories and Poincaré sections from the classical calculation. The analysis of the Poincaré sections reveals a strong influence of the length of the constriction on the chaotic regions in phase space. Density probabilities from the quantum mechanical calculation show a significant correspondence to classically calculated trajectories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Open quantum dots
  • Phase space analysis
  • Transport simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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