Open Systems and Information Dynamics

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 189–196 | Cite as

Simulating Ramsey-Type Fringes in a Pulsed Microwave-Driven Classical Josephson Junction

  • Jeffrey E. Marchese
  • Matteo Cirillo
  • Niels Grøch-Jensen


We present evidence for a close analogy between the nonlinear behaviour of a pulsed microwave-driven Josephson junction at low temperature and the experimentally observed behaviour of Josephson systems operated below the quantum transition temperature under similar conditions. We specifically address observations of Ramsey-type fringe oscillations, which can be understood in classical nonlinear dynamics as results of slow transient oscillations in a pulsed microwave environment. Simulations are conducted to mimic experimental measurements by recording the statistics of microwave-induced escape events from the anharmonic potential well of a zero-voltage state. Observations consistent with experimentally obtained Ramsey-type oscillations are found in the classical model.


Josephson Junction Microwave Frequency Probe Pulse Microwave Pulse Dissipation Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey E. Marchese
    • 1
  • Matteo Cirillo
    • 2
  • Niels Grøch-Jensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica and INFMUniversità di Roma “Tor Vergata“RomaItaly

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