Electron waiting times in non-Markovian quantum transport

Konrad H. Thomas*, Christian Flindt

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We formulate a quantum theory of electron waiting time distributions for charge transport in nanostructures described by non-Markovian generalized master equations. We illustrate our method by calculating the waiting time distribution of electron transport through a dissipative double quantum dot, where memory effects are present due to a strongly coupled heat bath. We consider the influence of non-Markovian dephasing on the distribution of electron waiting times and discuss how spectral properties of the heat bath may be detected through measurements of the electron waiting time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121405
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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