Volume 61, Number 1, January 2003
|Page(s)||20 - 26|
|Published online||01 January 2003|
Torus fractalization and singularities in the current-voltage characteristics for the quasiperiodically forced Josephson junction
Institute of Radio-Engineering and Electronics of RAS,
Saratov Division Zelenaya 38, Saratov, Russian Federation
2 Department of Physics, University of Potsdam Am Neuen Palais 10, PF 601553, D-14415 Potsdam, Germany
Accepted: 18 October 2002
We consider a model of Josephson junction driven by a two-frequency quasiperiodic field. In dependence on the amplitude of one frequency component, the transition from a state with zero average voltage to that with a nonzero voltage occurs via the appearance of an intermittent regime, represented either by a smooth torus, or by a strange nonchaotic attractor. The intermediate situation corresponds to the torus fractalization, and the bifurcation there consists in coalescence with further disappearance of a pair of stable and unstable wrinkled invariant curves. We demonstrate different types of singularities in the current-voltage characteristics: in the subcritical case it is associated with the trivial exponent , and the criticality with the nontrivial exponent .
PACS: 05.45.-a – Nonlinear dynamics and nonlinear dynamical systems / 85.25.Cp – Josephson devices
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