Electron waveguide transmission resonance at a defect

A. M. Kriman, B. S. Haukness, D. K. Ferry

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We study theoretically the effect of few elastic scatterers on electron transport in the ballistic regime. In laterally confined structures (quasi 1-d or 2-d), resonant transmission peaks occur when total electron energy equals any miniband energy. Unit transmission probability is approached when the scattering defect is small, and far from other scatterers, even if the scatterer is strong enough to decrease significantly the conductance away from resonance. Both numerical and analytical methods are used. Resonance occur for all shapes of confining potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsMurray J. Gibson, Harold G. Craighead
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA, United States
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0819403350
StatePublished - 1990
EventNanostructures and Microstructure Correlation with Physical Properties of Semiconductors - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 20 1990Mar 21 1990


OtherNanostructures and Microstructure Correlation with Physical Properties of Semiconductors
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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