Collective charge-density excitations of noncircular quantum dots in a magnetic field
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Recent photoabsorption measurements have revealed a rich fine structure in the collective charge-density excitation spectrum of few-electron quantum dots in the presence of magnetic fields. We have performed systematic computational studies of the far-infrared density response of quantum dots, using time-dependent density-functional theory in the linear regime and treating the dots as two-dimensional disks. It turns out that the main characteristics observed in the experiment can be understood in terms of the electronic shell structure of the quantum dots. However, additional features arise if a breaking of the circular symmetry of the dots is allowed, leading to an improved description of the experimental results.
Phys. Rev. B 61, 2729-2736 (2000)