Dissipative breathers in rf SQUID metamaterials

G. P. Tsironis, N. Lazarides, M. Eleftheriou

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The existence and stability of dissipative breathers in rf SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) arrays is investigated numerically. In such arrays, the nonlinearity which is intrinsic to each SQUID, along with the weak magnetic coupling of each SQUID to its nearest neighbors, result in the formation of discrete breathers. We analyze several discrete breather excitations in rf SQUID arrays driven by alternating flux sources in the presence of losses. The delicate balance between internal power losses and input power, results in the formation of dissipative discrete breather (DDB) structures up to relatively large coupling parameters. It is shown that DDBs may locally alter the magnetic response of an rf SQUID array from paramagnetic to diamagnetic or vice versa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium 2009, PIERS 2009 Beijing
PublisherElectromagnetics Academy
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781618390554
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
EventProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium 2009, PIERS 2009 Beijing - Beijing, China
Duration: Mar 23 2009Mar 27 2009

Publication series

NameProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
ISSN (Print)1559-9450


OtherProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium 2009, PIERS 2009 Beijing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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