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Two Carriers in Vertically Coupled Quantum Dots: Magnetic Field Effect

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We study a two-charge-carrier (two holes or two electrons) quantum dot molecule in a magnetic field. In comparison with the electron states in the double quantum dot, the switching between the hole states is achieved by changing both the inter-dot distance and magnetic field. We use harmonic potentials to model the confining of two charge carriers and calculate the energy difference ΔE between the two lowest energy states with the Hund-Mulliken technique, including the Coulomb interaction. Introducing the Zeeman effect, we note a ground-state crossing, which can be observed as a pronounced jump in the magnetization at a perpendicular magnetic field of a few Tesla. The ground states of the molecule provide a possible realization for a quantum gate.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 June 2003

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