Controllable quantum scars in semiconductor quantum dots

J. Keski-Rahkonen, P. J.J. Luukko, L. Kaplan, E. J. Heller, E. Räsänen

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    Quantum scars are enhancements of quantum probability density along classical periodic orbits. We study the recently discovered phenomenon of strong perturbation-induced quantum scarring in the two-dimensional harmonic oscillator exposed to a homogeneous magnetic field. We demonstrate that both the geometry and the orientation of the scars are fully controllable with a magnetic field and a focused perturbative potential, respectively. These properties may open a path into an experimental scheme to manipulate electric currents in nanostructures fabricated in a two-dimensional electron gas.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number094204
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2017
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics

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