Robust Fabry–Perot interference in dual-gated Bi2Se3 devices

A. D. K. Finck, C. Kurter, E. D. Huemiller, Y. S. Hor, D. J. Van Harlingen
2016 Applied Physics Letters  
We study Fabry-Perot interference in hybrid devices, each consisting of a mesoscopic superconducting disk deposited on the surface of a three-dimensional topological insulator. Such structures are hypothesized to contain protected zero modes known as Majorana fermions bound to vortices. The interference manifests as periodic conductance oscillations of magnitude ∼ 0.1 e^2/h. These oscillations show no strong dependence on bulk carrier density or sample thickness, suggesting that they result
more » ... phase coherent transport in surface states. However, the Fabry-Perot interference can be tuned by both top and back gates, implying strong electrostatic coupling between the top and bottom surfaces of topological insulator.
doi:10.1063/1.4949490 fatcat:rhqukazz4behnpleybbitgezmm