Classical orbit bifurcation and quantum interference in mesoscopic magnetoconductance
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Regensburg
D-93040 Regensburg, Germany
Accepted: 3 March 2000
We theoretically study the magnetoconductance of electrons through a mesoscopic channel with antidots. Through quantum interference effects, the conductance maxima as functions of the magnetic-field strength and the antidot radius (regulated by the applied gate voltage) exhibit characteristic dislocations that have been observed experimentally. Using the semiclassical periodic orbit theory, we relate these dislocations directly to bifurcations of the leading classes of periodic orbits.
PACS: 03.65.Sq – Semiclassical theories and applications / 73.20.Dx – Electron states in low-dimensional structures (superlattices, quantum well structures and multilayers) / 73.23.-b – Mesoscopic systems
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