Shot noise in chaotic systems: “Classical” to quantum crossover

Oded Agam, Igor Aleiner, Anatoly Larkin

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This paper is devoted to study of the classical-to-quantum crossover of the shot noise in chaotic systems. This crossover is determined by the ratio of the particle dwell time in the system, τd, to the characteristic time for diffraction tE≃λ−1|lnħ|, where λ is the Lyapunov exponent. The shot noise vanishes when tE ≫ τd, while it reaches a universal value in the opposite limit. Thus, the Lyapunov exponent of chaotic mesoscopic systems may be found by shot noise measurements.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3153-3156
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - 2000


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