Full counting statistics of a charge pump in the Coulomb blockade regime

A. V. Andreev, E. G. Mishchenko

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Abstract

We study full charge counting statistics (FCCS) of a charge pump based on a nearly open single electron transistor. The problem is mapped onto an exactly soluble problem of a nonequilibrium (formula presented) Luttinger liquid with an impurity. We obtain an analytic expression for the generating function of the transmitted charge for an arbitrary pumping strength. Although this model contains fractionally charged excitations only integer transmitted charges can be observed. In the weak pumping limit FCCS correspond to a Poissonian transmission of particles with charge (formula presented) from which all events with odd numbers of transferred particles are excluded.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume64
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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