Quantum Monte Carlo study of nonequilibrium transport through a quantum dot coupled to normal and superconducting leads

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We investigate the nonequilibrium phenomena through a quantum dot coupled to normal and superconducting leads using a weak-coupling continuous-time Monte Carlo method. Calculating the time evolution of the particle number, double occupancy, and pairing correlation at the quantum dot, we discuss how the system approaches the steady state. We also deduce the steady current through the quantum dot beyond the linear-response region. It is clarified that the interaction decreases the current in the Kondo-singlet dominant region. On the other hand, when the quantum dot is tightly coupled to the superconducting lead, the current is increased by the introduction of a Coulomb interaction, which originates from the competition between the Kondo and proximity effects. Transient currents induced by the interaction quench are also addressed.

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  • Akihisa Koga

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