Low Temperature Physics: 38, 321 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3701718 (5 pages)
The influence of standing waves on synchronization and self-heating of Josephson junctions in resonant systems
Alexander Grib1,2 and Paul Seidel1
1Institut für Festkörperphysik, Friedrich–Schiller–Universität Jena, Jena D-07743, Germany
2Physics Department, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 4 Svobody Sq., Kharkiv 61022, Ukraine
Received October 17, 2011
We investigated numerically synchronization of Josephson junctions inside the transmission line. We have found that due to the resonance behavior of the system there appear the self-induced resonance steps, strong synchronization of junctions on these steps and the inhomogeneous distribution of the Joule heat extraction (the selfheating) along the line which can lead to the formation of “hot spots” in the line. The developed model can be applied to explain recent experiments in which these effects were obtained.
PACS: 05.45.Xt Synchronization; coupled oscillators;
Key words: Josephson junctions, synchronization, high-temperature superconductors.