Fluxon dynamics in three stacked Josephson junctions

Carlos Gorria, Peter Leth Christiansen, Yuri Borisovich Gaididei, Virginia Muto, Niels Falsig Pedersen, Mads Peter Sørensen

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The motion of fluxons of the same polarity in three vertically stacked Josephson junctions is studied. In this configuration the difference between exterior and interior junctions plays a more important role than in other configurations with several interior junctions. Below the Swihart velocity c/sub -/, the coupling between junctions leads to a repulsion of the fluxons with the same polarity. Above this critical velocity a fluxon will induce radiation in the neighboring junctions, leading to a bunching of the fluxons in the stacked junctions. Using the Sakai-Bodin-Pedersen model, three coupled perturbed sine-Gordon equations are numerically studied for different values of coupling, damping, and bias parameters. In a narrow range of velocities bunching occurs. Outside this interval the fluxons split and new fluxons may be created. I-V characteristics are presented
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter
Issue number17
Pages (from-to)172503
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Copyright (2002) American Physical Society


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