Regensburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
MA 4.1: Vortrag
Montag, 1. April 2019, 09:30–09:45, H52
Properties of Majorana Fermions in a Planar Josephson Junction — •Aidan Wastiaux and Falko Pientka — Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
As topologically protected quasi-particles, Majorana fermions are of great interest for the future of quantum information. The most promising experimental platform for Majorana states is based on heterostructures of superconductors and semiconductor nanowires in a magnetic field. In Ref. , an alternative platform based on a 2D Josephson junction in a 2d semiconductor with spin-orbit coupling has been proposed. The topological phase can be controlled by an in-plane magnetic field and the phase difference across the junction. Motivated by recent experimental progress , we investigate properties of the topological phase and Majorana states in this platform.