Heat transport through a Josephson junction

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  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Abstract

We discuss heat transport through a Josephson tunnel junction under various bias conditions. We first derive the formula for the cooling power of the junction valid for arbitrary time dependence of the Josephson phase. Combining it with the classical equation of motion for the phase, we find the time-averaged cooling power as a function of bias current or bias voltage. We also find the noise of the heat current and, more generally, the full counting statistics of the heat transport through the junction. We separately consider the metastable superconducting branch of the current-voltage characteristics allowing quantum fluctuations of the phase in this case. This regime is experimentally attractive since the junction has low power dissipation, low impedance, and therefore may be used as a sensitive detector.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number094522
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume87
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • POINT CONTACTS, REFRIGERATION, SUPERCONDUCTING TUNNEL-JUNCTIONS

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