Interaction effects in a multi-channel Fabry-Pérot interferometer in the Aharonov-Bohm regime

D. Ferraro, E. Sukhorukov

SciPost Phys. 3, 014 (2017) · published 17 August 2017


We investigate a Fabry-P\'erot interferometer in the integer Hall regime in which only one edge channel is transmitted and n channels are trapped into the interferometer loop. Addressing recent experimental observations, we assume that Coulomb blockade effects are completely suppressed due to screening, while keeping track of a residual strong short range electron-electron interaction between the co-propagating edge channels trapped into the interferometer loop. This kind of interaction can be completely described in the framework of the edge-magnetoplasmon scattering matrix theory allowing us to evaluate the backscattering current and the associated differential conductance as a function of the bias voltage. The remarkable features of these quantities are discussed as a function of the number of trapped channels. The developed formalism reveals very general and provides also a simple way to model the experimentally relevant geometry in which some of the trapped channels are absorbed into an Ohmic contact, leading to energy dissipation.

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Aharonov-Bohm effect Coulomb blockade Differential conductance Dissipation Fabry-Pérot interferometers Ohmic contacts Quantum Hall edge states Quantum Hall effect Screening

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