A variety of mesoscopic systems can be represented as billiard with a random coupling to the exterior at the boundary. Examples include quantum dots with multiple leads, quantum corrals with different kinds of atoms forming the boundary, and optical cavities with random surface refractive index. We study an electronic billiard with no internal impurities weakly coupled to the exterior by a large number of leads. We construct a supersymmetric nonlinear σ model by averaging over the random coupling strengths between bound states and channels. The resulting theory can be used to evaluate the statistical properties of any physically measurable quantity. As an illustration, we present results for the local density of states.
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - Nov 15 2005
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics