Optimization of quantized charge pumping using full counting statistics

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We optimize the operation of single-electron charge pumps using full counting statistics techniques. To this end, we evaluate the statistics of pumped charge on a wide range of driving frequencies using Floquet theory, focusing here on the current and the noise. For charge pumps controlled by one or two gate voltages, we demonstrate that our theoretical framework may lead to enhanced device performance. Specifically, by optimizing the driving parameters, we predict a significant increase in the frequencies for which a quantized current can be produced. For adiabatic two-parameter pumps, we exploit that the pumped charge and the noise can be expressed as surface integrals over Berry curvatures in parameter space. Our findings are important for the efforts to realize high-frequency charge pumping, and our predictions may be verified using current technology.


Original languageEnglish
Article number035437
Pages (from-to)1-6
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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