Aharonov-Bohm-like oscillations in Fabry-Perot interferometers

H. Choi, P. Jiang, M. D. Godfrey, W. Kang, S. H. Simon, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, K. W. Baldwin

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Abstract

An experimental study of a Fabry-Perot interferometer in the quantum Hall regime reveals Aharonov-Bohm-like (ABL) oscillations. Unlike the Aharonov-Bohm effect, which has a period of one flux quantum, Φ0, ABL oscillations possess a flux period of Φ0/f, where/is the integral value of fully filled Landau levels in the constrictions. The detection of ABL oscillations is limited to the low magnetic field side of the vc = 1, 2, 4, 6,..., integer quantum Hall plateaus. These oscillations can be understood within the Coulombdominated model of quantum Hall interferometers as forward tunneling and backscattering, respectively, through the center of the interferometer from the bulk and the edge states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055007
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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