Influence of thermal fluctuations on Cherenkov radiation from fluxons in dissipative Josephson systems

A. A. Antonov, A. L. Pankratov, A. V. Yulin, Jesper Mygind

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Abstract

The nonlinear dynamics of fluxons in Josephson systems with dispersion and thermal fluctuations is analyzed using the "quasiparticle" approach to investigate the influence of noise on the Cherenkov radiation effect. Analytical expressions for the stationary amplitude of the emitted radiation and its spectral distribution have been obtained in an annular geometry. It is demonstrated that noise reduces the amplitude of the radiated wave and broadens its spectrum. The effect of the radiated wave on the fluxon dynamics leads to a considerably smaller linewidth than observed in the usual flux flow oscillator. A resonant behavior of both the mean amplitude and the linewidth as functions of bias current is found. The obtained results enable an optimization of the main parameters (power, tunability, and linewidth) of practical mm- and sub-mm wave Cherenkov flux flow oscillators.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter
Volume61
Issue number14
Pages (from-to)9809-9819
ISSN0163-1829
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Copyright (2000) American Physical Society

Keywords

  • MOTION
  • OSCILLATOR
  • VORTICES
  • PHASE-LOCKING
  • SOLITONS
  • MILLIMETER
  • DYNAMICS
  • SUBMILLIMETER WAVE REGION
  • JUNCTIONS
  • LINEAR WAVES

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