Few-Body Systems

, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp 159–170 | Cite as

Influence of Superconducting Leads Energy Gap on Electron Transport Through Double Quantum Dot by Markovian Quantum Master Equation Approach

  • E. Afsaneh
  • H. YavariEmail author


The superconducting reservoir effect on the current carrying transport of a double quantum dot in Markovian regime is investigated. For this purpose, a quantum master equation at finite temperature is derived for the many-body density matrix of an open quantum system. The dynamics and the steady-state properties of the double quantum dot system for arbitrary bias are studied. We will show that how the populations and coherencies of the system states are affected by superconducting leads. The energy parameter of system contains essentially four contributions due to dots system-electrodes coupling, intra dot coupling, two quantum dots inter coupling and superconducting gap. The coupling effect of each energy contribution is applied to currents and coherencies results. In addition, the effect of energy gap is studied by considering the amplitude and lifetime of coherencies to get more current through the system.


Density Matrix Steady State Current Open Quantum System Lamb Shift Rotate Wave Approximation 
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of IsfahanHezarJarib, IsfahanIran

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