Numerical simulation for THz wave emission from high-T c intrinsic Josephson junctions

T. Koyama, H. Matsumoto, M. Machida

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Emission of THz electromagnetic waves from BSCCO mesas covered with normal electrodes is numerically studied. We discuss the electromagnetic excitations corresponding to π- and 2π-cavity modes in a stack of intrinsic Josephson junctions with a thickness of ∼1μm and a width of ∼100μm, using the "coarse-grained" xz-model. It is shown that the AC electromagnetic field excited inside the junctions is nearly perfect standing-wave mode and then the emission takes place mainly from the electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S230-S231
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec


  • Intrinsic Josephson junctions
  • THz emission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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