We investigate theoretically the Josephson junction of semiconductor nanowire with strong spin-orbit (SO) interaction in the presence of magnetic field. By using a tight-binding model, the energy levels En of Andreev bound states are numerically calculated as a function of phase difference φ between two superconductors in the case of short junctions. The dc Josephson current is evaluated from the Andreev levels. In the absence of SO interaction, a 0-π transition due to the magnetic field is clearly observed. In the presence of SO interaction, the coexistence of SO interaction and Zeeman effect results in En(-φ)≠En(φ), where the anomalous Josephson current flows even at φ=0. In addition, the direction dependence of critical current is observed, in accordance with experimental results.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 May 8|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics