Coulomb-blockade effect in nonlinear mesoscopic capacitors

@article{Alomar2016CoulombblockadeEI,
  title={Coulomb-blockade effect in nonlinear mesoscopic capacitors},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Isabel Alomar and Jong Soo Lim and David S'anchez},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2016},
  volume={94},
  pages={165425}
}
We consider an interacting quantum dot working as a coherent source of single electrons. The dot is tunnel coupled to a reservoir and capacitively coupled to a gate terminal with an applied ac potential. At low frequencies, this is the quantum analog of the $RC$ circuit with a purely dynamical response. We investigate the quantized dynamics as a consequence of ac pulses with large amplitude. Within a Keldysh-Green function formalism we derive the time-dependent current in the Coulomb blockade… 

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This work was supported by MINECO under Grant No. FIS2014-52564, UBACyT, CONICET, and MINCyT, Argentina. L.A. acknowledges support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. M.M. acknowledges