Optical response of two-dimensional few-electron concentric double quantum rings: A local-spin-density-functional theory study
Malet, F.; Pi, M.; Barranco, M.; Lipparini, E.; Serra, Ll.
Physical Review B 74, 193309 (1-4) (2006)
We have investigated the dipole charge- and spin-density response of few-electron two-dimensional concentric nanorings as a function of the intensity of a perpendicularly applied magnetic field. We show that the dipole response displays signatures associated with the localization of electron states in the inner and outer ring favored by the perpendicularly applied magnetic field. Electron localization produces a more fragmented spectrum due to the appearance of additional edge excitations in the inner and outer ring.