Difference in charge and spin dynamics in a quantum dot-lead coupled system

Tomohiro Otsuka, Takashi Nakajima, Matthieu R. Delbecq, Peter Stano, Shinichi Amaha, Jun Yoneda, Kenta Takeda, Giles Allison, Sen Li, Akito Noiri, Takumi Ito, Daniel Loss, Arne Ludwig, Andreas D. Wieck, Seigo Tarucha

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We analyze time evolution of charge and spin states in a quantum dot coupled to an electric reservoir. Utilizing high-speed single-electron detection, we focus on dynamics induced by the first-order tunneling. We find that there is a difference between the spin and the charge relaxation: The former appears slower than the latter. The difference depends on the Fermi occupation factor and the spin relaxation becomes slower when the energy level of the quantum dot is lowered. We explain this behavior by a theory including the first-order tunneling processes and find a good agreement between the experiment and the theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085402
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 4


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