Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University
Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Academic Year  2003 - 2004

The seminar is held in Room 204 in the Shenkar Physics Building, every Monday at 16:00


December 1, 2003

"Quantum noise in a current biased Josephson junction"

Prof. Yehoshua Levinson
Dept. of Condensed Matter Physics, The Weizmann Institute

     Quantum fluctuations in a current biased Josephson junction, described in terms of the RCSJ-model, are considered. The fluctuations of the voltage and phase across the junction are assumed to be initiated by equilibrium current fluctuations in the shunting resistor. This corresponds to low enough temperatures, when fluctuations of the normal current in the junction itself can be neglected. We used the quantum Langevin equation in terms of random variables related to the limit cycle of the nonlinear Josephson oscillator. This allows to go beyond the perturbation theory and calculate the widths of the Josephson radiation lines.  

Host: Dr. Ron Lifshitz, x5145
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For more information or for directions to 204 Shenkar please contact: Chava Belson  03-6408300

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Sponsored by:   The Condensed Matter Physics Department, The School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel Aviv University.