Interplay of Phonon and Exciton-Mediated Superconductivity in Hybrid Semiconductor-Superconductor Structures

Petros Skopelitis, Evgenia Cherotchenko, Alexey Kavokin, Anna Posazhennikova

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We predict a strong enhancement of the critical temperature in a conventional Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) superconductor in the presence of a bosonic condensate of exciton polaritons. The effect depends strongly on the ratio of the cutoff frequencies for phonon and exciton-polariton mediated BCS superconductivity, respectively. We also discuss a possible design of hybrid semiconductor-superconductor structures suitable for the experimental observation of such an effect.
Original languageEnglish
Article number107001
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2018

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