Küng, B. and Pfäffli, O. and Gustavsson, S. and Ihn, Thomas and Ensslin, Klaus and Reinwald, Matthias and Wegscheider, Werner
Time-resolved charge detection with cross-correlation techniques.
Physical Review B 79 (3), 035314.
We present time-resolved charge-sensing measurements on a GaAs double quantum dot with two proximal quantum point-contact (QPC) detectors. The QPC currents are analyzed with cross-correlation techniques, which enable us to measure dot charging and discharging rates for significantly smaller signal-to-noise ratios than required for charge detection with a single QPC. This allows us to reduce the current level in the detector and therefore the invasiveness of the detection process and may help to increase the available measurement bandwidth in noise-limited setups.