Hybrid semiconductor/superconductor devices constitute an important platform for a wide range of applications, from quantum computing to topological-state-based architectures. Here, we demonstrate full modulation of the interference pattern in a superconducting interference device with two parallel islands of ballistic InAs quantum wells separated by a trench, by acting independently on two side gates. This so far unexplored geometry enables us to tune the device with high precision from a SQUID-like to a Fraunhofer-type behavior simply by electrostatic gating, without the need for an additional in-plane magnetic field. These measurements are successfully analyzed within a theoretical model of an extended tunnel Josephson junction, taking into account the focusing factor of the setup. The impact of these results on the design of novel devices is discussed.

Hybrid semiconductor/superconductor devices constitute an important platform for a wide range of applications, from quantum computing to topological-state-based architectures. Here, we demonstrate full modulation of the interference pattern in a superconducting interference device with two parallel islands of ballistic InAs quantum wells separated by a trench, by acting independently on two side gates. This so far unexplored geometry enables us to tune the device with high precision from a SQUID-like to a Fraunhofer-type behavior simply by electrostatic gating, without the need for an additional in-plane magnetic field. These measurements are successfully analyzed within a theoretical model of an extended tunnel Josephson junction, taking into account the focusing factor of the setup. The impact of these results on the design of novel devices is discussed.

Full electrostatic control of quantum interference in an extended trenched Josephson junction

Guiducci S.;Carrega M.;Taddei F.;Biasiol G.;Courtois H.;Beltram F.;Heun S.
2019

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Hybrid semiconductor/superconductor devices constitute an important platform for a wide range of applications, from quantum computing to topological-state-based architectures. Here, we demonstrate full modulation of the interference pattern in a superconducting interference device with two parallel islands of ballistic InAs quantum wells separated by a trench, by acting independently on two side gates. This so far unexplored geometry enables us to tune the device with high precision from a SQUID-like to a Fraunhofer-type behavior simply by electrostatic gating, without the need for an additional in-plane magnetic field. These measurements are successfully analyzed within a theoretical model of an extended tunnel Josephson junction, taking into account the focusing factor of the setup. The impact of these results on the design of novel devices is discussed.
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