A superconductor-normal metal-superconductor mesoscopic Josephson junction has been realized in which the critical current is tuned through normal current injection using a symmetric electron cooler directly connected to the weak link. Both enhancement of the critical current by more than a factor of two, and supercurrent suppression have been achieved by varying the cooler bias. Furthermore, this transistor-like device demonstrates large current gain (∼20) and low power dissipation.
- Josephson transistor
- mesoscopic structure