Arrays of Josephson junctions in an environment with vanishing impedance

M. Aunola*, J. J. Toppari, J. P. Pekola

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The Hamiltonian operator for an unbiased array of Josephson junctions with gate voltages is constructed when only Cooper pair tunneling and charging effects are taken into account. The supercurrent through the system and the pumped current induced by changing the gate voltages periodically are discussed with an emphasis on the inaccuracies in the Cooper pair pumping. Renormalization of the Hamiltonian operator is used in order to reliably parametrize the effects due to inhomogeneity in the array and nonideal gating sequences. The relatively simple model yields an explicit, testable prediction based on three experimentally motivated and determinable parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1296-1307
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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