We study proximity induced triplet superconductivity in a spin-orbit-coupled system, and show that the d vector of the induced triplet superconductivity undergoes precession that can be controlled by varying the relative strengths of Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit couplings. In particular, a long-range spin-triplet helix is predicted when these two spin-orbit couplings have equal strengths. We also study the Josephson junction geometry and show that a transition between 0 and π junctions can be induced by controlling the spin-orbit coupling with a gate voltage. An experimental setup is proposed to verify these effects. Conversely, the observation of these effects can serve as a direct confirmation of triplet superconductivity.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)