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Title: Detecting noise with shot noise using on-chip photon detector
Authors: Y. Jompol
P. Roulleau
T. Jullien
B. Roche
I. Farrer
D. A. Ritchie
D. C. Glattli
Service de Physique de l'Etat Condense
University of Cambridge
Mahidol University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Chemistry
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Citation: Nature Communications. Vol.6, (2015)
Abstract: © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved. The high-frequency radiation emitted by a quantum conductor presents a rising interest in quantum physics and condensed matter. However, its detection with microwave circuits is challenging. Here, we propose to use the photon-assisted shot noise for on-chip radiation detection. It is based on the low-frequency current noise generated by the partitioning of photon-excited electrons and holes, which are scattered inside the conductor. For a given electromagnetic coupling to the radiation, the photon-assisted shot noise response is shown to be independent on the nature and geometry of the quantum conductor used for the detection, up to a Fano factor, characterizing the type of scattering mechanism. Ordered in temperature or frequency range, from few tens of mK or GHz to several hundred of K or THz respectively, a wide variety of conductors can be used like Quantum Point Contacts (this work), diffusive metallic or semi-conducting films, graphene, carbon nanotubes and even molecule, opening new experimental opportunities in quantum physics.
ISSN: 20411723
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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