The energy spectrum and the eigenstates of a rectangular quantum dot containing soft potential walls in contact with a superconductor are calculated by solving the Bogoliubov-de Gennes equation. We compare the quantum mechanical solutions with a semiclassical analysis using a Bohr-Sommerfeld (BS) quantization of periodic orbits. We propose a simple extension of the BS approximation which is well suited to describe Andreev billiards with parabolic potential walls. The underlying classical periodic electron-hole orbits are directly identified in terms of "scar"-like features engraved in the quantum wave functions of Andreev states which we determine here explicitly.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - aug. 15 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics