Landauer-Büttiker formula for time-dependent transport through resonant-tunneling structures: A nonequilibrium Green’s function approach

J. You, Chi Hang Lam

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A nonequilibrium Green’s-function formalism is employed to study the time-dependent transport through resonant-tunneling structures. With this formalism, we derive a time-dependent Landauer-Büttiker formula that guarantees current conservation and gauge invariance. Furthermore, we apply the formula to calculate the response behaviors of the resonant-tunneling structures in the presence of rectangular-pulse and harmonic-modulation fields. The results show that the displacement current plays the role of retarding the tunneling current.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1978-1983
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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