Fabry-perot interferometer and non-abelian quantum hall states

R. Ilan, E. Grosfeld, K. Schoutens, A. Stern

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This chapter reviews proposed transport experiments in the quantum Hall regime in a system designed to form the solid state analog of the Fabry-Perot interferometer. We review studies of that system for a series of quantum Hall states in the second Landau Level called the Read-Rezayi states. We focus here on two types of experiments. The first is a lowest order interference experiment of the fundamental quasi-holes of the system. The second is a Coulomb blockade based measurement which probes features in the flow of electrons through a closed part of the system. Both experiments were suggested as ways to answer a single question: do these quantum Hall states support excitation obeying non- Abelian statistics? After introducing the concept of non-Abelian statistics, reviewing these proposed experiments and the predictio s made for their results, we also comment on some of the assumptions made during the analysis and the outcome of their violation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives of Mesoscopic Physics
Subtitle of host publicationDedicated to Yoseph Imry's 70th Birthday
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789814299442
ISBN (Print)981429943X, 9789814299435
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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