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VLSI Design
Volume 6 (1998), Issue 1-4, Pages 107-110

Resolution of Resonances in a General Purpose Quantum Device Simulator (NEMO)

1School of Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson 75083-0688, TX, USA
2Corporate R&D, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dallas 75235, TX, USA
3Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena 91109-8099, CA, USA

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Electron transport in quantum devices is governed by discrete quantum states due to electron confinement. A crucial requirement for the modeling of quantum devices is the the numerical identification and resolution of these quantum states. We present an algorithm utilized in our general purpose quantum device simulator (NEMO), where we locate the resonances of the system first and then generate the optimized grid used to integrate over the resonances. We find this algorithm important in the modeling of coherent transport involving ultrafine resonances and crucial for the modeling of incoherent transport.