Low Temperature Physics: 36, 920 (2010); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3515525 (5 pages)
Физика Низких Температур: Том 36, Выпуск 10-11 (Октябрь 2010), c. 1149-1153    ( к оглавлению , назад )

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
E-mail: c.nappi@cib.na.cnr.it

E. Goldobin

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;
PACS: 61.72.Mm Grain and twin boundaries;
PACS: 85.25.–j Superconducting devices.

Ключевые слова: critical current density, plasma frequency, Fiske steps.