Dissipation effects of the phase in higher order switching events of intrinsic josephson junctions

Daiki Kakehi, Yusaku Takahashi, Hikaru Yamaguchi, Shin Ichiro Koizumi, Shin Ya Ayukawa, Haruhisa Kitano

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We report a study on the phase switching dynamics of small intrinsic Josephson junctions (IJJs) built in a narrow bridge of single crystalline Bi2Sr2CaCu2Oy. We focus on the higher order switches from the finite resistive states in the multiple-branched I-V curves. In contrast to the first switch (1st SW), i.e., a switch from the zero voltage state to the first resistive state, the phase switching rates for higher order switches such as the 3rd SW and the 4th SW show a large deviation from the conventional exponential behavior as a function of bias current. These behaviors were successfully explained by considering the multiple-retrapping processes after the phase escape. We discuss that the dissipation in the higher order switch plays an important role in the multiple phase retrappings rather than the self-heating of IJJs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1800204
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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