The valley transport properties of a superlattice of out-of-plane Gaussians deformations are calculated using a Green’s function and a Machine Learning approach. Our results show that periodicity significantly improves the valley filter capabilities of a single Gaussian deformation, these manifest themselves in the conductance as a sequence by valley filter plateaus. We establish that the physical effect behind the observed valley notch filter is the coupling between counter-propagating transverse modes; the complex relationship between the design parameters of the superlattice and the valley filter effect make difficult to estimate in advance the valley filter potentialities of a given superlattice. With this in mind, we show that a Deep Neural Network can be trained to predict valley transmission with a precision similar to the Green’s function but with much less computational effort.

Published : "arXiv Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics".