mesoscopic systems quantum hall effect statistical mechanics mathematical physics chaotic dynamics
We find the conditions for a rectification of electromagnetic wave in a lateral semiconductor superlattice with a high mobility of electrons. The rectification is assisted by a transition to a dissipative chaos at a very high mobility. We show that mechanism responsible for the rectification is a creation of warm electrons in the superlattice miniband caused by an interplay of the effects of nonlinearity and finite band width.
This is a pre-print. It is also available at: http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0111454.