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The window Josephson junction: a coupled linear nonlinear system


Benabdallah,  A.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Benabdallah, A., Caputo, J. G., & Flytzanis, N. (2002). The window Josephson junction: a coupled linear nonlinear system. Physica D, 161(1-2), 79-101. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=IssueURL&_tockey=%23TOC%235537%232002%23998389998%23279608%23FLA%23Volume_161,_Issues_1-2,_Pages_1-128_(1_January_2002)&_auth=y&view=c&_acct=C000002818&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=42421&md5=5204c8c97ee2d53a508232d1a6195a96.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002B-3840-6
We investigate the interface coupling between the two- dimensional sine-Gordon equation and the two-dimensional wave equation in the context of a Josephson window junction using a finite volume numerical method and soliton perturbation theory. The geometry of the domain as well as the electrical coupling parameters are considered. When the linear region is located at each end of the nonlinear domain, we derive an effective one- dimensional model, and using soliton perturbation theory, compute the fixed points that can trap either a kink or antikink at an interface between two sine-Gordon media. This approximate analysis is validated by comparing with the solution of the partial differential equation and describes kink motion in the one-dimensional window junction. Using this, we analyze steady-state kink motion and derive values for the average speed in the one- and two-dimensional systems. Finally, we show how geometry and the coupling parameters can destabilize kink motion. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.