Charge creation and nucleation of the longitudinal plasma wave in coupled Josephson junctions
BLTP, JINR - 141980 Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia
2 Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems - 01187 Dresden, Germany, EU
3 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences - P.O. Box 45195-1159, Zanjan, Iran
Accepted: 25 October 2010
We study the phase dynamics in coupled Josephson junctions described by a system of nonlinear differential equations. Results of detailed numerical simulations of charge creation in the superconducting layers and the longitudinal plasma wave (LPW) nucleation are presented. We demonstrate the different time stages in the development of the LPW and present the results of FFT analysis at different values of bias current. The correspondence between the breakpoint position on the outermost branch of current voltage characteristics (CVC) and the growing region in time dependence of the electric charge in the superconducting layer is established. The effects of noise in the bias current and the external microwave radiation on the charge dynamics of the coupled Josephson junctions are found. These effects introduce a way to regulate the process of LPW nucleation in the stack of IJJ.
PACS: 74.50.+r – Tunneling phenomena; Josephson effects / 74.81.Fa – Josephson junction arrays and wire networks
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