When a local and attractive potential is quenched in a nanowire, the spectrum changes its topology from a purely continuum to a continuum and discrete portion. We show that, under appropriate conditions, this quench leads to stable coherent oscillations in the observables’ time evolution. In particular, we demonstrate that ballistic nanowires with spin-orbit coupling (SOC) exposed to a uniform magnetic field are especially suitable to observe this effect. Indeed, while in ordinary nanowires the effect occurs only if the strength U0 of the attractive potential is sufficiently strong, even a weak value of U0 is sufficient in SOC nanowires. Furthermore, in these systems coherent oscillations in the spin sector can be generated and controlled electrically by quenching the gate voltage acting on the charge sector. We interpret the origin of this phenomenon, analyze the effect of variation of the chemical potential and the switching time of the quenched attractive potential, and address possible implementation schemes.
|Titolo:||Coherent charge and spin oscillations induced by local quenches in nanowires with spin-orbit coupling|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.100.155306|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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