Interaction-driven Floquet engineering of topological superconductivity in Rashba nanowires

Thakurathi, Manisha and Aseev, Pavel P. and Loss, Daniel and Klinovaja, Jelena. (2020) Interaction-driven Floquet engineering of topological superconductivity in Rashba nanowires. Physical Review Research, 2 (1). 013292.

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We analyze, analytically and numerically, a periodically driven Rashba nanowire proximity coupled to an s-wave superconductor using bosonization and renormalization group analysis in the regime of strong electron-electron interactions. Because of the repulsive interactions, the superconducting gap is suppressed, whereas the Floquet Zeeman gap is enhanced, resulting in a higher effective value of g factor compared to the noninteracting case. The flow equations for different coupling constants, velocities, and Luttinger-liquid parameters explicitly establish that even for small initial values of the Floquet Zeeman gap compared to the superconducting proximity gap, the interactions drive the system into the topological phase and the interband interaction term helps to achieve larger regions of the topological phase in parameter space.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Theoretical Nano/Quantum Physics (Klinovaja)
UniBasel Contributors:Klinovaja, Jelena
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Physical Society
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