Taubert, D. and Schuh, Dieter and Wegscheider, Werner and Ludwig, Stefan
Determination of energy scales in few-electron double quantum dots.
Review of Scientific Instruments (82), p. 123905.
Other URL: http://rsi.aip.org/resource/1/rsinak/v82/i12/p123905_s1
The capacitive couplings between gate-defined quantum dots and their gates vary considerably as a function of applied gate voltages. The conversion between gate voltages and the relevant energy scales is usually performed in a regime of rather symmetric dot-lead tunnel couplings strong enough to allow direct transport measurements. Unfortunately, this standard procedure fails for weak and possibly asymmetric tunnel couplings, often the case in realistic devices. We have developed methods to determine the gate voltage to energy conversion accurately in the different regimes of dot-lead tunnel couplings and demonstrate strong variations of the conversion factors. Our concepts can easily be extended to triple quantum dots or even larger arrays.