Cyclostationary shot noise in mesoscopic measurements

Leif Roschier, Tero T. Heikkilä, Pertti Hakonen

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We discuss theoretically a setup where a time-dependent current consisting of a dc bias and two sinusoidal harmonics is driven through a sample. If the sample exhibits current-dependent shot noise, the down-converted noise power spectrum varies depending on the local-oscillator phase of the mixer. The theory of this phase-dependent noise is applied to discuss the measurement of the radio-frequency single-electron transistor. We also show that this effect can be used to measure the shot noise accurately even in nonlinear high-impedance samples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5927-5929
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • mesoscopic measurement
  • shot noise


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