Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 63, Issue 3–4, pp 317–329 | Cite as

Resonance reduction of the lifetime of the metastable state of tunnel junctions

  • A. I. Larkin
  • Yu. N. Ovchinnikov


The lifetime of a metastable current state of a tunnel junction is reduced under the action of a weak microwave perturbation. The dependence of the lifetime on pumping frequency is found and describes the experimental data. At a very highQ-factor, frequent sharp dips appear in the dependence of the lifetime on pumping frequency. These dips are connected with the quantum properties of the phase of the order parameter.


Experimental Data Microwave Magnetic Material Metastable State Tunnel Junction 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Larkin
    • 1
  • Yu. N. Ovchinnikov
    • 1
  1. 1.L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowRussia

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