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See detailEnergy and momentum distribution of fractional excitations in helical systems
Calzona, Alessio UL; Acciai, Matteo; Dolcetto, Giacomo UL et al

Poster (2017, September 05)

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See detailCharge and energy fractionalization mechanism in one-dimensional channels
Acciai, Matteo; Calzona, Alessio UL; Dolcetto, Giacomo UL et al

in Physical Review B (2017), 96

We study the problem of injecting single electrons into interacting one-dimensional quantum systems, a fundamental building block for electron quantum optics. It is well known that such injection leads to ... [more ▼]

We study the problem of injecting single electrons into interacting one-dimensional quantum systems, a fundamental building block for electron quantum optics. It is well known that such injection leads to charge and energy fractionalization. We elucidate this concept by calculating the nonequilibrium electron distribution function in the momentum and energy domains after the injection of an energy-resolved electron. Our results shed light on how fractionalization occurs via the creation of particle-hole pairs by the injected electron. In particular, we focus on systems with a pair of counterpropagating channels, and we fully analyze the properties of each chiral fractional excitation which is created by the injection. We suggest possible routes to access their energy and momentum distribution functions in topological quantum Hall or quantum spin-Hall edge states. [less ▲]

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See detailEnergy and momentum distribution of fractional excitations in 1D counterpropagating systems
Calzona, Alessio UL; Acciai, Matteo; Dolcetto, Giacomo UL et al

Poster (2017, July 25)

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See detailCharge and energy fractionalization mechanism in one-dimenional chanels
Acciai, Matteo; Calzona, Alessio UL; Dolcetto, Giacomo UL et al

in Physical Review. B : Condensed Matter (2017)

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See detailFractionalization of charge and energy after electron injection in 1D helical systems
Calzona, Alessio UL; Acciai, Matteo; Carrega, Matteo et al

Scientific Conference (2017, March 20)

The possibility to inject a single electron into ballistic 1D conductors is at the basis of the new and fast developing field of electron quantum optics. In this respect, helical edge states of ... [more ▼]

The possibility to inject a single electron into ballistic 1D conductors is at the basis of the new and fast developing field of electron quantum optics. In this respect, helical edge states of topological insulators can be used as electronic waveguides and would be an ideal playground [1,2]. Here we thus study and characterize the tunneling of a single electron from a mesoscopic capacitor into a couple of interacting helical edge channels [3]. The injection process leads to the creation of a pair of fractional excitations travelling in opposite directions. Their charge and energy profiles are analyzed. We also show that the energy partitioning between the two fractional excitations depends both on the interaction strength and on the injection parameters. Interestingly, this allows for a situation in which energy and charge mainly flow in opposite directions. In addition, such peculiar behavior of energy partitioning suggests that it can be also used as a tool to probe features of out-of-equilibrium systems [4]. [1] G. Fève et al., Science 316, 1169 (2007) [2] D. Ferraro et al., PRB 89, 075407 (2014) [3] A. Calzona et al., PRB 94, 035404 (2016) [4] A. Calzona et al., arXiv:1610.04492 [less ▲]

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See detailEnergy fractionalization after single electron injection into an interacting helical liquid
Calzona, Alessio UL; Acciai, Matteo; Carrega, Matteo et al

Poster (2016, September)

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See detailTime-resolved energy dynamics after single electron injection into an interacting helical liquid
Calzona, Alessio UL; Acciai, Matteo; Carrega, Matteo et al

in Physical Review. B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (2016), 94(03), 5404

The possibility of injecting a single electron into ballistic conductors is at the basis of the new field of electron quantum optics. Here, we consider a single electron injection into the helical edge ... [more ▼]

The possibility of injecting a single electron into ballistic conductors is at the basis of the new field of electron quantum optics. Here, we consider a single electron injection into the helical edge channels of a topological insulator. Their counterpropagating nature and the unavoidable presence of electron-electron interactions dramatically affect the time evolution of the single wave packet. Modeling the injection process from a mesoscopic capacitor in the presence of nonlocal tunneling, we focus on the time-resolved charge and energy packet dynamics. Both quantities split up into counterpropagating contributions whose profiles are strongly affected by the interaction strength. In addition, stronger signatures are found for the injected energy, which is also affected by the finite width of the tunneling region, in contrast to what happens for the charge. Indeed, the energy flow can be controlled by tuning the injection parameters, and we demonstrate that, in the presence of nonlocal tunneling, it is possible to achieve a situation in which charge and energy flow in opposite directions. [less ▲]

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