Locally induced quantum interference in scanning gate experiments

A A Kozikov, R Steinacher, C Rössler, T Ihn, K Ensslin, C Reichl, W Wegscheider
2014 New Journal of Physics  
We present conductance measurements of a ballistic circular stadium influenced by a scanning gate. When the tip depletes the electron gas below, we observe very pronounced and regular fringes covering the entire stadium. The fringes correspond to transmitted modes in constrictions formed between the tip-induced potential and the boundaries of the stadium. Moving the tip and counting the fringes gives us exquisite control over the transmission of these constrictions. We use this control to form
more » ... is control to form a quantum ring with a specific number of modes in each arm showing the Aharonov-Bohm effect in low-field magnetoconductance measurements.
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/16/5/053031 fatcat:iordmv5w5vfnhek33hobuaidqq