|Title||Local Control of Supercurrent Density in Epitaxial Planar Josephson Junctions|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||B. Heiba Elfeky, N. Lotfizadeh, W. F. Schiela, W. M. Strickland, M. Dartiailh, K. Sardashti, M. Hatefipour, P. Yu, N. Pankratova, H. Lee, V. E. Manucharyan, and J. Shabani|
|Date Published||OCT 13|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||band-bending effects, electrostatic gates, Josephson junction, supercurrent distribution|
The critical current response to an applied out-of- plane magnetic field in a Josephson junction provides insight into the uniformity of its current distribution. In Josephson junctions with semiconducting weak links, the carrier density, and therefore the overall current distribution, can be modified electrostatically via metallic gates. Here, we show local control of the current distribution in an epitaxial Al-InAs Josephson junction equipped with five minigates. We demonstrate that not only can the junction width be electrostatically defined but also the current profile can be locally adjusted to form superconducting quantum interference devices. Our studies show enhanced edge conduction in such long junctions, which can be eliminated by minigates to create a uniform current distribution.