Oscillations of a fluxon in a finite-length ac-biased Josephson junction

Boris A. Malomed*

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A model of a moderate-length damped Josephson junction with an ac drive applied at its edges is considered, and a uniformly distributed dc drive is also taken into account. Dynamics of a fluxon oscillating between the edges are reduced to a discrete map. It is demonstrated analytically that, with the increase of the ac-drives amplitude, a solution appears that describes periodic oscillations of the fluxon; with the subsequent growth of the amplitude, this solution undergoes a period-doubling bifurcation that is demonstrated to be supercritical. These analytical results are in accordance with recent numerical findings reported by Salerno et al.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2037-2040
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B-Condensed Matter
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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