Determining the parameters of a random telegraph signal by digital low pass filtering

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Abstract

We propose a method to determine the switching rates of a random telegraph signal. We apply digital low pass filtering with varying bandwidths to the raw signal, evaluate the cumulants of the resulting distributions, and compare them with the analytical prediction. This technique is useful in the case of a slow detector with response time comparable to the time interval between the switching events. We demonstrate the efficiency of this method by analyzing random telegraph signals generated by individual charge tunneling events in metallic single-electron transistors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number243101
Pages (from-to)1-5
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume112
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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