Physics & Computer Science
Extended linear arrays of interacting Josephson weak links are studied by numerical simulation using the resistively shunted junction model. The minimum coupling strength for chaotic behavior is determined as a function of the number of links. This strength is found to diminish steadily with increasing number, despite the inclusion of only nearest-neighbor interaction. The implications for Josephson technology are briefly discussed. Mathematically, the results are a confirmation of the Ruelle-Takens scenario for chaos.
Nerenberg, M.A.H.; Spiteri, R.J.; and Blackburn, James A., "Chaos in Extended Linear Arrays of Josephson Weak Links" (1989). Physics and Computer Science Faculty Publications. 35.