Microwaves-induced oscillations in Andreev tunneling

A. Vaknin*, Z. Ovadyahu

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In the presence of a microwave field the current-voltage characteristics of Au/InOx/Pb tunnel junctions acquire an oscillatory component that shows up as peaks in the dV/dI vs. V plots. We show that this phenomenon is qualitatively different than the previously reported microwave-induced structure in superconducting devices. While some aspects of the phenomenon resemble photon-assisted tunneling processes, the detailed behavior suggests that it involves destruction of Andreev tunneling.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)615-620
Number of pages6
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 1999


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