Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 45, Issue 5–6, pp 517–530 | Cite as

Josephson steps produced by critical current amplitude modulation

  • C. Vanneste
  • A. Gilabert
  • P. Sibillot
  • D. B. Ostrowsky


We discuss the possibility of inducing current steps in theI–V characteristic of Josephson junctions by a periodic modulation of their critical current amplitude. The particular characteristics of such amplitude modulation steps (as opposed to the usual phase modulation steps), as well as the experimental conditions appropriate to their observation, are outlined.


Magnetic Material Phase Modulation Amplitude Modulation Periodic Modulation Current Amplitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Vanneste
    • 1
  • A. Gilabert
    • 1
  • P. Sibillot
    • 1
  • D. B. Ostrowsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière CondensèeUniversité de NiceNiceFrance

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