Dephasing in the semiclassical limit is system-dependent
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Dephasing in open quantum chaotic systems has been investigated in the limit of large system sizes to the Fermi wavelength ratio, L/λF 〉 1. The weak localization correction gwl to the conductance for a quantum dot coupled to (i) an external closed dot and (ii) a dephasing voltage probe is calculated in the semiclassical approximation. In addition to the universal algebraic suppression gwl ∝ (1 + τD/τϕ)−1 with the dwell time τD through the cavity and the dephasing rate τϕ−1, we find an exponential suppression of weak localization by a factor of ∝ exp[−\(\tilde \tau \)/τϕ], where \(\tilde \tau \) is the system-dependent parameter. In the dephasing probe model, \(\tilde \tau \) coincides with the Ehrenfest time, \(\tilde \tau \) ∝ ln[L/λF], for both perfectly and partially transparent dot-lead couplings. In contrast, when dephasing occurs due to the coupling to an external dot, \(\tilde \tau \) ∝ ln[L/ξ] depends on the correlation length ξ of the coupling potential instead of λF.
PACS numbers03.65.Yz 05.45.Mt 73.23.-b 74.40.+k
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