Mesoscopic Aharonov-Bohm interferometers have been used in attempts to measure the transmission phase of a quantum dot which is placed on one arm of the interferometer. Here we review theoretical results for the conductance through such interferometers, for both the closed (two-terminal) and open (multi-terminal) cases. In addition to earlier results for the Coulomb blockade regime, we present new results for the strongly correlated Kondo regime, and test the consistency of the two-slit analysis of some data from open interferometer experiments.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2005|
- Aharonov-Bohm interferometer
- Interference in nanostructures
- Kondo effect
- Quantum dots