## Abstract

The effect of a damping resistance on the relation between a voltage V and a magnetic flux φ of a dc SQUID is studied theoretically for the case with a large SQUID parameter β_{L}=2LI_{0}/φ_{0}, where L is a loop inductance, I_{0} is a critical current, and φ_{0} is the flux quantum. An approximate analytical expression for the V-φ relation is obtained by replacing the Josephson junctions with ac current generators. It is shown that the V-φ relation becomes almost independent of the value of β_{L} in the case of large damping. As a result, the conversion efficiency dV/dφ is not degraded even for large β_{L}, as is not the case with a conventional SQUID without the damping resistance. This result indicates the possibility to use the SQUID with large β_{L} for the improvement of the coupling between the SQUID and the input coil without the degradation of the conversion efficiency. Effect of the capacitance is also studied. It is shown that the effect of the capacitance becomes remarkable for the case of β_{c}≳0.4, where β_{c} is the McCumber parameter; for example, at β_{c}=1 the conversion efficiency becomes about 30% of that at β_{c}=0. These analytical results are in good agreement with numerical-simulation ones.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1691-1697 |

Number of pages | 7 |

Journal | Journal of Applied Physics |

Volume | 57 |

Issue number | 5 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1985 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- General Physics and Astronomy