TY - JOUR

T1 - Measurement accuracy of macroscopic quantum circuits with RF-biased Josephson junction arrays

AU - Dunlap, D. H.

AU - Duncan, R. V.

PY - 1991

Y1 - 1991

N2 - The DC voltage output from a hysteretic Josephson junction which is locked to an AC frequency source differs from the ideal Josephson relation if the junction drives a current about a closed superconducting circuit. The difference in voltage Delta V from two hysteretic Josephson junctions driven in series opposition is proportional to the difference in their driving frequencies Delta omega if the junctions are each biased to the nth voltage step. It is shown here, however, that Delta V is systematically smaller than the voltage difference Delta V0 predicted by the ideal Josephson relation Delta V0=(nh(cross)/2e) Delta omega . If the loop inductance approaches zero, the smallest detectable voltage difference Delta V0 between two junctions is limited by the intrinsic Josephson inductance. For arrays of more than one junction, however, Delta V0 remains proportional to the loop inductance.

AB - The DC voltage output from a hysteretic Josephson junction which is locked to an AC frequency source differs from the ideal Josephson relation if the junction drives a current about a closed superconducting circuit. The difference in voltage Delta V from two hysteretic Josephson junctions driven in series opposition is proportional to the difference in their driving frequencies Delta omega if the junctions are each biased to the nth voltage step. It is shown here, however, that Delta V is systematically smaller than the voltage difference Delta V0 predicted by the ideal Josephson relation Delta V0=(nh(cross)/2e) Delta omega . If the loop inductance approaches zero, the smallest detectable voltage difference Delta V0 between two junctions is limited by the intrinsic Josephson inductance. For arrays of more than one junction, however, Delta V0 remains proportional to the loop inductance.

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U2 - 10.1088/0953-2048/4/9/008

DO - 10.1088/0953-2048/4/9/008

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0042744146

VL - 4

SP - 413

EP - 415

JO - Superconductor Science and Technology

JF - Superconductor Science and Technology

SN - 0953-2048

IS - 9

M1 - 008

ER -