Habl, Matthias and Wegscheider, Werner
Laterally coupled and field-induced quantum Hall systems.
physica status solidi b 245 (2), pp. 260-275.
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A quantum Hall system which is divided into two laterally coupled subsystems by means of a tunneling barrier exhibits a complex Landau level dispersion. Magnetotunneling spectroscopy is employed to investigate the small energy gaps which separate subsequent Landau bands. The control on the Fermi level permits to trace the anticrossings for varying magnetic fields. The band structure calculation predicts a magnetic shift of the band gaps on the scale of the cyclotron energy. This effect is confirmed experimentally by a displacement of the conductance peaks on the axis of the filling factor. Tunneling centers within the barrier are responsible for quantum interferences between opposite edge channels. Due to the disorder potential, the corresponding Aharonov-Bohm interferometers generate additional long-period and irregular conductance features. In the regime of strong localization, conductance fluctuations occur at small magnetic fields before the onset of the regular Landau oscillations. The Landau dispersion is obtained by a dedicated algorithm which solves the Schrödinger equation exactly for a single electron residing in a quantum Hall system with an arbitrary unidirectional, threefold staircase potential.