Time-dependent transport through a quantum dot: influence of the Coulomb interaction on the quantum dot charge states
Institute of Physics, M. Curie-Skłodowska
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Received in final form: 13 September 2011
Published online: 3 November 2011
We consider the electron transport through one-level quantum dot, out of the Kondo regime, under the influence of the external microwave fields. The influence of the intra-dot Coulomb electron-electron interaction is studied using the equation of motion method for appropriate correlation functions. The formula for the current and the closed set of the integro-differential equations for the expectation values of the quantum dot charge states are given. The most characteristic feature of these time-averaged expectation values is an appearance of the additional structure (sidebands) on the curves of the derivatives of the expectation values with respect to the gate voltage. The sidebands structure formed on both sides of the ‘ionization’ and ‘affinity’ quantum dot levels are also found on the current and differential conductance curves.
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