JETP Letters

, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 210–215 | Cite as

Magnetic flux detection with an Andreev quantum dot

Condensed Matter

Abstract

The charge of the subgap state in an Andreev quantum dot (AQD) inserted into the superconducting loop is very sensitive to the magnetic flux threading the loop. Sensitivity is analyzed as a function of the AQD parameters in detail in the Δ → ∞ limit. Weak Coulomb interaction in the AQD is taken into account. The possibility of using this setup as a device to detect a weak magnetic field is discussed.

PACS numbers

73.21.La 74.45.+c 07.55.Ge 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Theoretische PhysikETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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