Volume 43, Number 2, July II 1998
|111 - 116
|01 September 2002
Semiclassical description of resonant tunneling
Division de Physique Théorique,
Institut de Physique Nucléaire, 91406 Orsay Cedex, France
Accepted: 5 June 1998
We derive a semiclassical formula for the tunneling current of electrons trapped in a potential well which can tunnel into and across a wide quantum well. The calculations idealize an experimental situation where a strong magnetic field tilted with respect to an electric field is used. The resulting semiclassical expression is written as the sum over special periodic orbits which hit both walls of the quantum well and are perpendicular to the first wall. Different types of approximations are discussed.
PACS: 03.65.Sq – Semiclassical theories and applications / 05.45.+b – Theory and models of chaotic systems
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