Adiabatic transport of cooper pairs in arrays of josephson junctions

J. P. Pekola, J. J. Toppari, M. Aunola, M. T. Savolainen, D. V. Averin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

61 Citations (Scopus)


We have developed a quantitative theory of Cooper pair pumping in gated one-dimensional arrays of Josephson junctions. The pumping accuracy is limited by quantum tunneling of Cooper pairs out of the propagating potential well and by direct supercurrent flow through the array. Both corrections decrease exponentially with the number N of junctions in the array, but give a serious limitation of accuracy for any practical array. The supercurrent at resonant gate voltages decreases with N only as sin(φ/N)/N, where φ is the Josephson phase difference across the array.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R9931-R9934
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Dive into the research topics of 'Adiabatic transport of cooper pairs in arrays of josephson junctions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this