Correlated Cooper pair transport and microwave photon emission in the dynamical Coulomb blockade
Journal article, 2016

We study theoretically electromagnetic radiation emitted by inelastic Cooper-pair tunneling. We consider a dc-voltage-biased superconducting transmission line terminated by a Josephson junction. We show that the generated continuous-mode electromagnetic field can be expressed as a function of the time-dependent current across the Josephson junction. The leading-order expansion in the tunneling coupling, similar to the P(E) theory, has previously been used to investigate the photon emission statistics in the limit of sequential (independent) Cooper-pair tunneling. By explicitly evaluating the system characteristics up to the fourth order in the tunneling coupling, we account for dynamics between consecutively tunneling Cooper pairs. Within this approach we investigate how temporal correlations in the charge transport can be seen in the first- and second-order coherences of the emitted microwave radiation.


Juha Leppäkangas

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

Mikael Fogelström

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

M. Marthaler

Göran Johansson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

Physical Review B

2469-9950 (ISSN) 2469-9969 (eISSN)

Vol. 93 014506-

Quantum Propagating Microwaves in Strongly Coupled Environments (PROMISCE)

European Commission (EC) (EC/FP7/284566), 2012-04-01 -- 2015-03-31.

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Condensed Matter Physics



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