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Spin-polarized currents in double and triple quantum dots driven by ac magnetic fields

Physical review. B, Condensed matter (Impact Factor: 3.66). 11/2010; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.205304
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ABSTRACT We analyze transport through both a double quantum dot and a triple quantum dot with inhomogeneous Zeeman splittings in the presence of crossed dc and ac magnetic fields. We find that strongly spin-polarized current can be achieved by tuning the relative energies of the Zeeman-split levels of the dots, by means of electric gate voltages: depending on the energy-level detuning, the double quantum dot works either as spin-up or spin-down filter. We show that a triple quantum dot in series under crossed dc and ac magnetic fields can act not only as spin filter but also as spin inverter.

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