Journal of Superconductivity

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 711–718 | Cite as

Probing Entanglement via Rashba-Induced Shot Noise Oscillations

  • J. Carlos Egues
  • G. Burkard
  • D. Loss


We have recently calculated shot noise for entangled and spin-polarized electrons in novel beam-splitter geometries with a local Rashba orbit–spin (s-o) interaction in the incoming leads. This interaction allows for a gate-controlled rotation of the incoming electron spins. Here we present an alternate simpler route to the shot noise calculation in the above work and focus on only electron pairs. Shot noise for these shows continuous bunching and antibunching behaviors. In addition, entangled and unentangled triplets yield distinctive shot noise oscillations. Besides allowing for a direct way to identify triplet and singlet states, these oscillations can be used to extract s-o coupling constants through noise measurements. Incoming leads with spin–orbit interband mixing give rise to an additional modulation of the current noise. This extra rotation allows the design of a spin transistor with enhanced spin control.

shot noise Rashba spin orbit spin-entangled electrons 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Carlos Egues
    • 1
  • G. Burkard
  • D. Loss
  1. 1.Department of Physics and InformaticsUniversity of São Paulo at São CarlosSão Carlos/SPBrazil

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