Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Counting statistics of dark-state transport through a carbon nanotube quantum dot

Lookup NU author(s): Nathan Ho, Dr Clive Emary



This is the final published version of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by American Physical Society, 2019.

For re-use rights please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.


In a recent experiment [A. Donarini et al., Nat. Commun. 10, 381 (2019)], electronic transport through a carbon nanotube quantum dot was observed to be suppressed by the formation of a quantum-coherent “dark state.” In this paper we consider theoretically the counting statistics and waiting-time distribution of this dark-state-limited transport. We show that the statistics are characterized by giant super-Poissonian Fano factors and long-tailed waiting-time distributions, both of which are signatures of the bistability and extreme electron bunching caused by the dark state.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ho NSH, Emary C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Physical Review B

Year: 2019

Volume: 100

Issue: 24

Print publication date: 15/12/2019

Online publication date: 16/12/2019

Acceptance date: 10/11/2019

Date deposited: 08/01/2020

ISSN (print): 2469-9950

ISSN (electronic): 2469-9969

Publisher: American Physical Society


DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.245414


Altmetrics provided by Altmetric