Dissipative Quantum Mechanics of Nanostructures: Electron Transport, Fluctuations, and Interactions
Continuing miniaturization of electronic devices, together with the quickly growing number of nanotechnological applications, demands a profound understanding of the underlying physics. Most of the fundamental problems of modern condensed matter physics involve various aspects of quantum transport and fluctuation phenomena at the nanoscale. In nanostructures, electrons are usually confined to a limited volume and interact with each other and lattice ions, simultaneously suffering multiple scattering events on impurities, barriers, surface imperfections, and other defects. Electron interaction with other degrees of freedom generally yields two major consequences, quantum dissipation and quantum decoherence. In other words, electrons can lose their energy and ability for quantum interference even at very low temperatures. These two different, but related, processes are at the heart of all quantum phenomena discussed in this book.This book presents copious details to facilitate the understanding of the basic physics behind a result and the learning to technically reproduce the result without delving into extra literature. The book subtly balances the description of theoretical methods and techniques and the display of the rich landscape of the physical phenomena that can be accessed by these methods. It is useful for a broad readership ranging from master's and PhD students to postdocs and senior researchers.
We consider the optical conductivity of a clean two-dimensional metal near a quantum spin-density-wave transition. Critical magnetic fluctuations are known to destroy fermionic coherence at “hot spots” of the Fermi surface but coherent quasiparticles survive in the rest of the Fermi surface. A large part of the Fermi surface is not really “cold” but rather “lukewarm” in a sense that coherent quasiparticles in that part survive but are strongly renormalized compared to the noninteracting case. We discuss the self-energy of lukewarm fermions and their contribution to the optical conductivity σ(), focusing specifically on scattering off composite bosons made of two critical magnetic fluctuations. Recent study [S. A. Hartnoll et al., Phys. Rev. B 84, 125115 (2011)] found that composite scattering gives the strongest contribution to the self-energy of lukewarm fermions and suggested that this may give rise to a non-Fermi-liquid behavior of the optical conductivity at the lowest frequencies. We show that the most singular term in the conductivity coming from self-energy insertions into the conductivity bubble σ(Omega) ∝ ln^3(Omega) /(Omega)^(1/3) is canceled out by the vertex-correction and Aslamazov-Larkin diagrams. However, the cancellation does not hold beyond logarithmic accuracy, and the remaining conductivity still diverges as 1/(Omega)^(1/3). We further argue that the 1/(Omega)^(1/3) behavior holds only at asymptotically low frequencies, well inside the frequency range affected by superconductivity. At larger Omega, up to frequencies above the Fermi energy, σ(Omega) scales as 1/(Omega), which is reminiscent of the behavior observed in the superconducting cuprates.
Semiconductor nanostructures: electronic, optical properties, formation methods
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We present development of large active area superconducting single-photon detectors well coupled with standard 50 µm-core multi-mode fiber. The sensitive area of the SSPD is patterned using the photon-number-resolving design and occupies an area of 40×40 µm2 . Using this approach, we have obtained excellent specifications: system detection efficiency of 47% measured using a 900 nm laser and low dark count rate of 100 cps. The main advantages of the approach presented are a very short dead time of the detector of 22 ns and FWHM jitter value of about 130 ps.
Apart from the main plasmon-polariton resonance of the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) occurring at 480 - 530 nm, an additional resonance was observed for substrates with two silver layers separated by a dielectric layer which support extra plasmon modes with decreased group velocities. The novel SERS resonance is shifted towards lower energies and has comparable amplitude,its exact energy position being determined by the thickness of the dielectric interlayer. The experimental findings provide a ground for the engineering of SERS-substrates with the spectral position of the additional resonance matched with the photon energy of the pump laser over a fairly wide range of laser wavelengths.
Due to losses in metals, the propagation length of the surface plasmon-polariton (SPP) waves on metal surfaces is small. This severely limits development of numerous applications of the SPP optics: in the near-infrared spectral region propagation length of SPP waves is no longer than 200 μm as for plane SPP waves and for all types of SPP waveguides. In this work, we show that the focusing of SPPs allows for the first time realizing open-type waveguide for SPP waves characterized by long distance of SPP effective propagation length up to 1 mm at a wavelength of 780 nm. We show that focused SPP waves in such a waveguide can be effectively excited by a 16 fs laser as well as be amplitude modulated within a bandwidth about 3.5 THz. The fast dynamics of the focused SPP waves is limited by the SPP group velocity dispersion. The large effective propagation length of the SPPs and its ultrahigh bandwidth open up new possibilities for using focused SPPs in different areas of plasmonics and photonics.
This volume contains the papers presented at the session "Data Science" within the V International Conference on Information Technology and Nanotechnology (ITNT-2019). The conference was held in Samara, Russia, during May 21-24, 2019 (itnt-conf.org). The conference is a forum for leading researchers from all over the world aimed to discuss the latest advances in the basic and applied research in the field of Information Technology and Nanotechnology. It is also aimed to attract young people to advanced scientific research and share the latest trends in training and research programs for future ITNT specialists . In addition to the session "Data Science", ITNT-2019 also included three other sessions: "Computer Optics and Nanophotonics", "Image Processing and Earth Remote Sensing" and "Mathematical Modeling of Physico-Technical Processes and Systems". The whole forum brought together more than 450 scientists from United Kindom, Japan, Switzerland, Iran, Poland, Bulgaria, Finland, China, Kazakhstan and Russia, as well as representatives of global high-tech corporations, developers of modern electronics – Huawei, Nvidia, Intel, and Azimuth Photonics, and more than 60 cities in the world. 436 talks enabled discussion on a wide range of topics. The topics of the session "Data Science" were grouped into the following key directions: Data Mining (Big data, Systems and platforms, Methods); Machine Learning (Neural networks, Statistical methods, Feature-based classification, Applications); Security, Cryptography (Cryptosystems design and analysis, Mathematical and algorithmic aspects, Efficient implementations of algorithms, Network security); High Performance Computing (Parallel programming models and languages, Highperformance implementations, Complex systems simulation).
This volume presents new results in the study and optimization of information transmission models in telecommunication networks using different approaches, mainly based on theiries of queueing systems and queueing networks .
The paper provides a number of proposed draft operational guidelines for technology measurement and includes a number of tentative technology definitions to be used for statistical purposes, principles for identification and classification of potentially growing technology areas, suggestions on the survey strategies and indicators. These are the key components of an internationally harmonized framework for collecting and interpreting technology data that would need to be further developed through a broader consultation process. A summary of definitions of technology already available in OECD manuals and the stocktaking results are provided in the Annex section.