Kink State in a Stack of Intrinsic Josephson Junctions in Layered High-$T_c$ Superconductors and Terahertz Radiation

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Lin, Shizeng
Hu, Xiao
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A new family of dynamic states are found in a stack of inductively coupled intrinsic Josephson junctions in the absence of an external magnetic field. In this state, $(2m_l+1)\pi$ phase kinks with integers $m_l$'s stack along the c axis and lock neighboring junction together. Large dc power is pumped into plasma oscillation via kinks at the cavity resonance. The plasma oscillation is uniform along the c axis with the frequency satisfying the ac Josephson relation. Thus this state supports strong terahertz radiation and seems to be compatible with the recent experimental observations.
Comment: 3pages, 3 figures. Proceeding of New3SC7
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Condensed Matter - Superconductivity, Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons
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