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A non-equilibrium distribution of electrons is set up when two quantum Hall edge states originating from sources at different potentials meet at a quantum point contact.  Recently, several types of experiment have probed the consequences of this non-equilibrium distribution, first in interferometers, and recently by a direct measurement of the distribution and its evolution with distance downstream from the quantum point contact [1].
In this talk I will describe theoretical work [2] aimed at understanding aspects of these experiments.


[1] H. le Sueur, C. Altimiras, U. Gennser, A. Cavanna, D. Mailly, F. Pierre, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 056803 (2010).

[2] D. L. Kovrizhin and J. T. Chalker, arXiv:1009.4555, and in preparation.
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