We study a superconducting quantum point contact made of a narrow In0.75Ga0.25As channel with Nb proximity electrodes. The narrow channel is formed in a gate-fitted constriction of InGaAs/InAlAs/InP heterostructure hosting a two-dimensional electron gas. When the channel opening is varied with the gate, the Josephson critical current exhibits a discretized variation that arises from the quantization of the transverse momentum in the channel. The quantization of Josephson critical current persists down to the single-channel regime, providing an unambiguous demonstration of a semiconductor-superconductor hybrid Josephson junction involving only a single ballistic channel.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 21 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics