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Hugues Pothier

Hugues POTHIER

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Fonction

Membre du groupe Quantronique depuis 1993.

Sujets de recherche

Supraconductivité mésoscopique
Fluctuations quantiques du courant électrique
Transport cohérent et interactions dans les fils diffusifs
Effet Kondo

CV

2000 : Habilitation à diriger des recherches
1991-1993 : Post-Doc au Max-Plank Institut für Festkörperforschung (Stuttgart, RFA)
1988-1991 : Thèse "Blocage de Coulomb et transport d'électrons un par un" au SPEC
1986-1990 : ENS Paris

Publications scientifiques principales

M. F. Goffman, C. Urbina, H. Pothier, J. Nygård, C. M. Marcus, P. Krogstrup,
Conduction channels of an InAs-Al nanowire Josephson weak link
New J. Phys. 19, 092002 (2017)

C. Janvier, L. Tosi, L. Bretheau, Ç. Ö. Girit, M. Stern, P. Bertet, P. Joyez, D. Vion, D. Esteve, M. F. Goffman, H. Pothier, C. Urbina
Coherent manipulation of Andreev states in superconducting atomic contacts
Science 349, 1199 (2015)

C. Janvier, L. Tosi, Ç. Girit, M. Goffman, H. Pothier, C. Urbina
Superconducting atomic contacts inductively coupled to a microwave resonator
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 26, 474208 (2014). See arxiv:1409.8065

L. Bretheau, Ç. Girit, M. Houzet, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, C. Urbina
Theory of Microwave Spectroscopy of Andreev bound states with a Josephson junction
 Phys. Rev. B 90,134506 (2014). arXiv 1406.6301

D. G. Olivares, L. Bretheau, Ç. Ö. Girit, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, A. Levy Yeyati
Dynamics of quasiparticle trapping in Andreev levels
Phys. Rev. B 89, 104504 (2014);  arXiv 1309.7283

L. Bretheau, C. O. Girit C., C. Urbina, D. Esteve, and H. Pothier,
Supercurrent Spectroscopy of Andreev States
Phys. Rev. X 3, 041034 (2013); arXiv 1311.3540

L. Bretheau, C. O. Girit C., H. Pothier, D. Esteve, and C. Urbina, Nature 499, 312 (2013)
Exciting Andreev pairs in a superconducting atomic contact
Nature 499, 312 (2013)

Germain M. Souche, Julien Huillery, H. Pothier, Philippe Gandit, Jérôme I. Mars, Sergey E. Skipetrov, and Olivier Bourgeois,
Searching for thermal signatures of persistent currents in normal-metal rings
Phys. Rev. B 87, 115120 (2013) (Editor’s suggestion)

Bretheau L, Girit C, Tosi L, Goffman M.F., Joyez P., Pothier H., Esteve D., Urbina C.
Superconducting Quantum Point Contacts,
C.R. Physique 13 89-100 (2012)

Zgirski M., Bretheau L., Le Masne Q., Pothier H., Esteve D., Urbina C.
Evidence for long-lived quasiparticles trapped in superconducting point contacts,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106 257003-1-257003-4 (2011)

Q. Le Masne, H. Pothier, N.O. Birge, C. Urbina, and D. Esteve
Asymmetric noise probed with a Josephson junction
Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 067002 (2009).

H. le Sueur, P. Joyez, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, and D. Esteve
Phase controlled superconducting proximity effect probed by tunneling spectroscopy
Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 197002, (2008).

B. Huard, H. Pothier, E. Nagaev K., and D. Esteve
Electron heating in metallic resistors at sub-Kelvin temperature
Phys. Rev. B, 76, 165426 (2007).

B. Huard, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, J. Ankerhold, and X. Waintal
Josephson junctions as detectors for non-Gaussian noise
Ann. Phys. (Leipzig), 16, 736–750, (2007).

M.L. Della Rocca, M. Chauvin, B. Huard, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, and C. Urbina
Measurement of the current-phase relation of superconducting atomic contacts
Phys. Rev. Lett., 99, 127005, (2007), arXiv:0708.0515.

F. Nguyen, N. Boulant, G. Ithier, P. Bertet, H. Pothier, D. Vion, and D. Esteve
Current to frequency conversion in a Josephson circuit
Phys. Rev. Lett., 99, 187005, (2007).

D. Vion, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, P. Joyez, H. Pothier, and P. Bertet
Des chats de Schrödinger électriques
Sciences et Avenir, Hors-Série, (2006).

M. Chauvin, P. vom Stein, H. Pothier, P. Joyez, M.E. Huber, D. Esteve, and C. Urbina.
Superconducting Atomic Contacts under Microwave Irradiation.
Phys. Rev. Lett., 97, 067006, (2006).

J.C. Cuevas and H. Pothier
Voltage-induced Shapiro steps in a superconducting multiterminal structure
Phys. Rev. B, 75, 174513, (2007).

N. Boulant, G. Ithier, F. Nguyen, P. Bertet, H. Pothier, D. Vion, C. Urbina, and D. Esteve
Bloch Oscillations in a Josephson Circuit
arXiv:cond-mat/0605061.

H. Pothier
Définir le kilogramme à partir du courant électrique
La Recherche, page 11, (2005).

B. Huard, A. Anthore, N.O. Birge, H. Pothier, and D. Esteve
Effect of magnetic impurities on energy exchange between electrons
Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 036802, (2005).

B. Huard, A. Anthore, F. Pierre, H. Pothier, N.O. Birge, and D. Esteve
Intensity of Coulomb interaction between quasiparticles in diffusive metallic wires
Solid State Commun., 131, 599–607, (2004),
arXiv:condmat/0404208.

F. Pierre, A.B. Gougam, A. Anthore, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, and N.O. Birge
Dephasing of electrons in mesoscopic metal wires
Phys. Rev. B, 68, 085413, (2003).

A. Anthore, H. Pothier, and D. Esteve
Density of states in a superconductor carrying a supercurrent
Phys. Rev. Lett., 90, 127001, (2003).

D. Vion, A. Aassime, A. Cottet, P. Joyez, H. Pothier, M.H. Devoret, C. Urbina, and D. Esteve
Towards quantum electrical circuits
Physica E, 18,  7, (2003).

A. Anthore, F. Pierre, H. Pothier, and D. Esteve
Magnetic-field dependent quasiparticle energy relaxation in mesoscopic wires
Phys. Rev. Lett., 90, 076806, (2003).

D. Vion, A. Aassime, A. Cottet, P. Joyez, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Rabi oscillations, Ramsey fringes and spin echoes in an electrical circuit
Fortsch. Phys. 51, 462, (2003),
arXiv:cond-mat/0209315.

D. Vion, A. Aassime, A. Cottet, P. Joyez, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Manipulating the Quantum State of an Electrical Circuit
Science, 296, 886, (2002),
arXiv:cond-mat/0205343.

G.M. Mikhailov, I.V. Malikov, A.V. Chernykh, L.A. Fomin,P. Joyez, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, and E. Olsson
Signatures of ballistic transport in the magnetoresistance of nanostructures made of singlecrystalline refractory metals
Nanotechnology, 13, 226–230, (2002).

F. Pierre, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, M.H. Devoret, A.B. Gougam, and N.O. Birge
Probing interactions in mesoscopic gold wires
In Chandrasekhar V., Van Haesendonck C., and Zawadowski A. (Eds), Proceedings
of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Size Dependent Magnetic Scattering.
Kondo Effect and Dephasing in Low-Dimensional Metallic Systems.
Springer-Verlag, Berlin, (2002),
arXiv:cond-mat/0012038.

F. Pierre, A. Anthore, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, and D. Esteve.
Multiple Andreev Reflections Revealed by the Energy Distribution of Quasiparticles.
Phys. Rev. Lett., 86, 1078, (2001).

F. Pierre, H. Pothier, P. Joyez, N.O. Birge, D. Esteve, and M.H.Devoret
Electrodynamic dip in the local density of states of a metallic wire
Phys. Rev. Lett., 86, 1590, (2001).

A.B. Gougam, F. Pierre, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, and N.O. Birge
Comparison of energy and phase relaxation in metallic wires
J. Low Temp. Phys. 118, 447, (2000),
arXiv:cond-mat/9912137.

F. Pierre, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Energy Redistribution Between Quasiparticles in Mesoscopic Silver Wires
J. Low Temp. Phys. 118, 437 (2000),
arXiv:cond-mat/9912138.

H. Pothier, S. Guéron, N.O. Birge, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Energy distribution function of quasiparticles in mesoscopic wires
Phys. Rev. Lett., 79, 3490, (1997).

H. Pothier, S. Guéron, N.O. Birge, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Energy distribution of electrons in an out-of-equilibrium metallic wire
Z. Phys. B 104, 178, (1997).

D. Esteve, H. Pothier, S. Guéron, N.O. Birge, and M.H. Devoret
The proximity effect in mesoscopic diffusive conductors
NATO ASI Series E. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht/Boston/London, (1997).

H. Pothier, S. Guéron, N.O. Birge, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
The superconducting proximity effect probed on a mesoscopic length scale
Czech. J. Phys. 46, 2319, (1996).

S. Guéron, H. Pothier, N.O. Birge, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Superconducting proximity effect probed on a mesoscopic length scale
Phys. Rev. Lett., 77, 3025, (1996).

R.J. Haug, H. Pothier, J. Weis, K.v. Klitzing, and K. Ploog
Single electron transistors realized in in-plane-gate and top-gate technology
Solid-State Electron. (UK), 37, 995, (1994).

H. Pothier, S. Guéron, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Flux-modulated Andreev current caused by electronic interference
Phys. Rev. Lett., 73, 2488, (1994).

H. Pothier, S. Guéron, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Influence of electronic interferences on the Andreev conductance
Physica B, 203, 226, (1994).

H. Pothier, J. Weis, R.J. Haug, K.v. Klitzing, and K. Ploog
Realization of an in-plane-gate single-electron transistor
Appl. Phys. Lett., 62, 3174, (1993).

H. Pothier, P. Lafarge, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, and M.H. Devoret
Passing electrons one by one: is a 10−8 accuracy achievable?
IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 42, 324, (1992).

M.H. Devoret, D. Esteve, H. Grabert, G.-L. Ingold, H. Pothier, and C. Urbina
On the observability of Coulomb blockade and single-electron tunneling
Ultramicroscopy 42-44, 22, (1992).

P. Lafarge, P. Joyez, H. Pothier, A.N. Cleland, T. Holst, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, and M.H. Devoret
Observation directe de la quantification de la charge macroscopique : une expérience de Millikan dans un dispositif électronique submicronique
C.R. Acad. Sci. II, 314, 883, (1992)

H. Grabert, G.-L. Ingold, M.H. Devoret, D. Esteve, H. Pothier, and C. Urbina
Single electron tunneling rates in multijunction circuits
Z. Phys. B, 84, 143–155, (1991).

M.H. Devoret, D. Esteve, P. Lafarge, H. Pothier, P.F. Orfila, and C. Urbina
L´électronique à un électron
Bull. du BNM, pages 7–25, (1991).

H. Pothier
Blocage de Coulomb et transfert d’électrons un par un
Université Paris VI, (1991).

C. Urbina, P. Lafarge, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Manipulating electrons one by one
In:  Koch H. and Lubbig H. (Eds), SQUID´91.
Single-Electron Tunneling and Mesoscopic Devices. Springer-Verlag, (1992).

L.J. Geerligs, S.M. Verbrugh, P. Hadley, J.E. Mooij, H. Pothier, P. Lafarge, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Single Cooper pair pump
Z. Phys. B, 85, 349, (1991).

P. Lafarge, H. Pothier, E.R. Williams, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, and M.H. Devoret
Direct observation of macroscopic charge quantization
Z. Phys. B, 85, 327, (1991).

H. Pothier, P. Lafarge, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret
Single electron pump based on charging effects
Europhys. Lett., 17, 249, (1992).

H. Pothier, P.F. Orfila, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, and M.H. Devoret
Ecluse mono-électron pilotée par radiofréquence
Images de La Physique, CNRS, 85, (1990).

L.J. Geerligs, V.F. Anderegg, P.A.M. Holweg, J.E. Mooij, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, and M.H. Devoret
Frequency-locked turnstile device for single electrons
Phys. Rev. Lett., 64, 2691, (1990).

M.H. Devoret, D. Esteve, Grabert-H, Ingold-G-L, H. Pothier, C. Urbina
Effect of the electromagnetic environment on the Coulomb blockade in ultrasmall tunnel junctions
Phys. Rev. Lett. 64 (1990) p.1824-7

C. Urbina, H. Pothier, P. Lafarge, P.F. Orfila, D. Esteve, M.H. Devoret, L.J. Geerligs, V.F. Anderegg, P.A.M. Holweg, and J.E. Mooij.
Controlled transfer of single charge carriers
IEEE Trans. Magn. 27, 2578, (1990).

H. Pothier, P. Lafarge, P.F. Orfila, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, and M.H. Devoret.
Single electron pump fabrication with ultrasmall normal tunnel junctions
Physica B 169, 573, (1990).
 

Enseignement

Ecole prédoctorale des Houches (Septembre 2001)
Ecole d'été "Field Theory of Quantum Coherence, Correlations, and Mesoscopics" (Windsor, Août 2004)
Ecole de printemps "Transport in nanostructures" (Capri, avril 2005)
Cours de "Supraconductivité Mésoscopique" dans le cadre de l'école doctorale EDPIF (20h de février à avril 2013 Orsay, 20h de mars à mai 2016 (20h) ; 14h d'avril à mai 2017, ENS Paris)
"Cours - séminaires diffusés sur internet"
Séminaire général du département de physique de l'ENS du 21/11/2013 filmé : "Mesoscopic Superconductivity: what can we learn from single atom contacts"
Cours de Physique Mésoscopique au M2 Nanosciences de Paris-Saclay (since 2016)

Divers

Membre du bureau du GDR de physique Quantique mésoscopique.

Responsable du projet IQUPS (Ingénierie Quantique à l'Université Paris-Saclay)

Responsable du bureau du pôle 1 "cohérence et corrélations quantiques" du département PhOM de l'université Paris-Saclay

 

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