Hugues Pothier

Hugues Pothier

hugues.pothier(at)cea.fr

Research areas

Electron pumping
Mesoscopic superconductivity
Quantum fluctuations of electrical current
Coherent transport and interactions in diffusive wires
Kondo effect

Curriculum

2000 : Habilitation à diriger des recherches
1991-1993 : Post-Doc at Max-Plank Institut für Festkörperforschung (Stuttgart, RFA)
1988-1991 : Thesis "Coulomb blockade and transfer of electrons one by one" in Quantronics group
1986-1990 : ENS Paris

Recent publications

2017 Conduction Channels of an InAs-Al nanowire Josephson weak link M. F. Goffman, C. Urbina, H. Pothier, J. Nygård, C. M. Marcus, P. Krogstrup, New J. Phys. 19, 092002 (2017). See arxiv:1706.09150
2015 Coherent manipulation of Andreev states in superconducting atomic contacts 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, Science 349, 1199 (2015)
2014 Superconducting atomic contacts inductively coupled to a microwave resonator C. Janvier, L. Tosi, Ç. Girit, M. Goffman, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 26, 474208 (2014). See arxiv:1409.8065
Theory of Microwave Spectroscopy of Andreev bound states with a Josephson junction L. Bretheau, Ç. Girit, M. Houzet, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, Phys. Rev. B 90,134506 (2014). arXiv 1406.6301
Dynamics of quasiparticle trapping in Andreev levels D. G. Olivares, A. Levy Yeyati, L. Bretheau, Ç. Girit, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, Phys. Rev. B 89, 104504 (2014) arXiv 1309.7283
2013 Supercurrent Spectroscopy of Andreev States L. Bretheau, Ç. Girit, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, H. Pothier, Phys. Rev. X 3, 041034 (2013). arXiv 1311.3540.
Exciting Andreev pairs in a superconducting atomic contact, L. Bretheau, Ç. Girit, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, Nature 499, 312 (2013). Supplementary material HERE.
Searching for thermal signatures of persistent currents in normal-metal rings, Germain M. Souche, Julien Huillery, H. Pothier, Philippe Gandit, Jérôme I. Mars, Sergey E. Skipetrov, and Olivier Bourgeois, Phys. Rev. B 87, 115120 (2013) (Editor’s suggestion)

Main articles

 

Conduction Channels of an InAs-Al nanowire Josephson weak link M. F. Goffman, C. Urbina, H. Pothier, J. Nygård, C. M. Marcus, P. Krogstrup, New J. Phys. 19, 092002 (2017). See arxiv:1706.09150
Coherent manipulation of Andreev states in superconducting atomic contacts 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, Science 349, 1199 (2015)
Supercurrent Spectroscopy of Andreev States
L. Bretheau, Ç. Girit, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, H. Pothier, Phys. Rev. X 3, 041034 (2013). arXiv 1311.3540.
Exciting Andreev pairs in a superconducting atomic contact, L. Bretheau, Ç. Girit, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, Nature 499, 312 (2013). Supplementary material HERE.
Evidence for long-lived quasiparticles trapped in superconducting contacts M. Zgirski, L. Bretheau, Q. Le Masne, H. Pothier, D. Esteve and C. Urbina, arXiv:1105.5039 (contains Supplemental Material), PRL 106, 257003 (2011).
Asymmetric Noise Probed with a Josephson Junction Q. Le Masne, H. Pothier, Norman O. Birge, C. Urbina, and D. Esteve, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 067002 (2009)
Phase Controlled Superconducting Proximity Effect Probed by Tunneling Spectroscopy H. le Sueur, P. Joyez, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, and D. Esteve, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 197002 (2008)
Electron heating in metallic resistors at sub-Kelvin temperature B. Huard, H. Pothier, and D. Esteve, Phys. Rev. B 76. 165426 (2007)
Measurement of the Current-Phase Relation of Superconducting Atomic Contacts M. L. Della Rocca, M. Chauvin, B. Huard, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, and C. Urbina, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 127005 (2007)
Effect of magnetic impurities on energy exchange between electrons B. Huard, A. Anthore, Norman O. Birge, H. Pothier, and D. Esteve. Phys. Rev Lett, 95, 036802 (2005)
Density of States in a Superconductor Carrying a Supercurrent A. Anthore, F. Pierre, H. Pothier, and D. Esteve, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 076806 (2003)
Dephasing of electrons in mesoscopic metal wires, F. Pierre, A.B. Gougam, A. Anthore, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, and N.O. Birge, Phys. Rev. B, 68, 085413, (2003).
Manipulating the quantum state of an electrical circuit D. Vion, A. Aassime, A. Cottet, P. Joyez, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, and M.H.Devoret, Science 296 (2002), p. 286-9
Electrodynamic dip in the local density of states of a metallic wire F. Pierre, H. Pothier, P. Joyez, Norman O. Birge, D. Esteve, M. H. Devoret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1590 (2001).
Multiple Andreev reflections revealed by the energy distribution of quasiparticles F. Pierre, A. Anthore, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1078 (2001)
Energy distribution function of quasiparticles in mesoscopic wires H. Pothier, S. Gueron, Norman O. Birge, D. Esteve, M.H. Devoret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 3490 (1997)
Superconducting proximity effect probed on a mesoscopic length scale S. Gueron, H. Pothier, Norman O. Birge, D. Esteve, M.H. Devoret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3025 (1996)
Flux-modulated Andreev current caused by electronic interference H. Pothier, S. Gueron, D. Esteve, M.H. Devoret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 2488 (1994)
Realization of an in-plane-gate single-electron transistor H. Pothier, J. Weis, R.J. Haug, K.v. Klitzing, and K. Ploog, Appl. Phys. Lett., 62, 3174, (1993)
Single-electron pump based on charging effects H. Pothier, P. Lafarge, C. Urbina, D. Esteve, M.H. Devoret, Europhys. Lett. 17, 249 (1992).
Direct observation of macroscopic charge quantization P. Lafarge, H. Pothier, E.R. Williams, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, M.H. Devoret, Z. Phys. B85 (1991) p.327-32.
Coulomb blockade and transfer of electrons one by one, PhD thesis
Frequency-locked turnstile device for single electrons
Geerligs-LJ, Anderegg-VF, Holweg-PAM, Mooij-JE, H. Pothier, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, M.H. Devoret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64 (1990) p.2691-4.P. Lafarge, H. Pothier, E.R. Williams, D. Esteve, C. Urbina, and M.H. Devoret
Effect of the electromagnetic environment on the Coulomb blockade in ultrasmall tunnel junctions M.H. Devoret, D. Esteve, Grabert-H, Ingold-G-L, H. Pothier, C. Urbina, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64 (1990) p.1824-7

Teaching

Predoctoral Les Houches School (Septembre 2001)
Summer school "Field Theory of Quantum Coherence, Correlations, and Mesoscopics" (Windsor, August 2004)
Spring school "Transport in nanostructures" (Capri, April 2005)
Course "Mesoscopic Superconductivity" for the doctoral school EDPIF (20 hours, February to April 2013; January to May 2016)
General seminar of the Physics Department at ENS on 21/11/2013 filmed : "Mesoscopic Superconductivity: what can we learn from single atom contacts"

Other

Responsible of the pole “Quantum coherence of correlations” of PhOM department, University Paris-Saclay
Board member of GDR de physique Quantique mésoscopique
Percussionist in symphonic orchestra Coalescence

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