Low Temperature Physics: 36, 920 (2010); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3515525 (5 pages)
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 36, Number 10-11 (October 2010), p. 1149-1153 ( to contents , go back )
Self-resonant modes in Josephson junctions with a phase discontinuity
C. Nappi, M. Adamo, and E. Sarnelli
Istituto di Cibernetica «E. Caianiello» del C.N.R. I-80078, Pozzuoli, Napoli, Italy
Physikalisches Institut-Experimentalphysik II, Universitдt Tьbingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 14, D-72076, Tübingen, Germany
Received April 9, 2010
We extend the theory of self-resonances in short Josephson junctions to the case of a piecewise constant critical current density and a κ discontinuity of the Josephson phase. We calculate the amplitudes of self-resonances as a function of applied magnetic field by using an extension of the approach introduced by Kulik for conventional Josephson junctions (I.O. Kulik, JETP Lett. 2, 84 (1965)). The presented theory agrees with existing experiments on superconducting–insulator–ferromagnet–superconductor 0–π Josephson junctions. The results are relevant for the characterization of all modern 0–π junctions as well as 0–κ junctions with artificially created phase discontinuity: high-temperature grain boundary junctions, junctions with ferromagnetic barrier and the junction with current injectors.
PACS: 85.25.Cp Josephson devices;
Key words: critical current density, plasma frequency, Fiske steps.