Qubit dynamics at tunneling Fermi-edge singularity in $\it{a.c.}$ response

Research paper by V. V. Ponomarenko, I. A. Larkin

Indexed on: 04 Apr '17Published on: 04 Apr '17Published in: arXiv - Physics - Strongly Correlated Electrons


We consider tunneling of spinless electrons from a single-channel emitter into an empty collector through an interacting resonant level of the quantum dot. When all Coulomb screening of sudden charge variations of the dot during the tunneling is realized by the emitter channel, the system is described with an exactly solvable model of a dissipative qubit. To study manifestations of the coherent qubit dynamics in the collector $\it{a.c.}$ response we derive solution to the corresponding Bloch equation for the model quantum evolution in the presence of the oscillating voltage of frequency $% \omega$ and calculate perturbatively the $\it{a.c.}$ response in the voltage amplitude. We have shown that in a wide range of the model parameters the coherent qubit dynamics results in the non-zero frequencies resonances in the amplitudes dependence of the $\it{a.c.}$ harmonics and in the jumps of the harmonics phase shifts across the resonances. In the first order the $\it{a.c.}$ response is directly related to the spectral decomposition of the corresponding transient current and contains only the first $\omega$ harmonic, whose amplitude exhibits resonance at $\omega =\omega_I $, where $\omega_I$ is the qubit oscillation frequency. In the second order we have obtained the $2 \omega$ harmonic of the $\it{a.c.}$ response with resonances in the frequency dependence of its amplitude at $\omega_I$, $\omega_I/2$ and zero frequency and also have found the frequency dependent shift of the average steady current.