We investigate the superconducting lifetime of long current-biased Josephson junctions, in the presence ofGaussian and non-Gaussian noise sources. In particular, we analyze the dynamics of a Josephson junction as a function of the noise signal intensity, for different values of the parameters of the system and external driving currents. We find that the mean lifetime of the superconductive state is characterized by nonmonotonic behavioras a function of noise intensity, driving frequency, and junction length. We observe that these nonmonotonicbehaviors are connected with the dynamics of the junction phase string during the switching towards the resistive state. An important role is played by the formation and propagation of solitons, with two different dynamical regimes characterizing the dynamics of the phase string. Our analysis allows to evidence the effects of different bias current densities, that is a simple spatially homogeneous distribution and a more realistic inhomogeneous distribution with high current values at the edges. Stochastic resonant activation, noise-enhanced stability, and temporary trapping phenomena are observed in the system investigated.
|Numero di pagine||15|
|Rivista||PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|
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