Abstract

Quantum-mechanical descriptions of arrays of Josephson weak links often invoke electric-field-energy storage in the weak-link capacitors. However, such quantum-electrodynamic mechanism is by no means a requirement for the notion of macroscopic quantum-mechanical wave functions for the array as a whole. These statements are illustrated for the phenomena of "quantum-mechanical phase locking" in one- and two-dimensional arrays in electromagnetic fields.

Notes

Originally published in Physical Review B 44, 12481-12484 (1991). doi 10.1103/PhysRevB44.12481 (http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB44.12481).

Keywords

macroscopic quantum mechanical wave function, phase locking, weak link arrays, one dimensional arrays, two dimensional arrays

Subject Categories

Quantum electrodynamics, Electromagnetic fields

Disciplines

Electromagnetics and photonics

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

12-1-1991

Rights Information

Copyright 1991 American Physical Society

Rights Holder

American Physical Society

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