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Broadband frequency filters with quantum dot chains
Ehrlich, T.; Schaller, G.
Two-terminal electronic transport systems with a rectangular transmission can violate standard thermodynamic uncertainty relations. This is possible beyond the linear response regime and for parameters that are not accessible with rate equations obeying detailed-balance. Looser bounds originating from fluctuation theorem symmetries alone remain respected. We demonstrate that optimal finite-sized quantum dot chains can implement rectangular transmission functions with high accuracy and discuss the resulting violations of standard thermodynamic uncertainty relations as well as heat engine performance.
Keywords: fluctuation theorems; thermodynamic uncertainty relation; Levitov-Lesovik formula; transmission; reaction-coordinate mapping
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