Analogue hawking radiation in a dc-SQUID array transmission line

Paul Nation, M. P. Blencowe, A. J. Rimberg, E. Buks

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Abstract

We propose the use of a superconducting transmission line formed from an array of direct-current superconducting quantum interference devices for investigating analogue Hawking radiation. Biasing the array with a space-time varying flux modifies the propagation velocity of the transmission line, leading to an effective metric with a horizon. Being a fundamentally quantum mechanical device, this setup allows for investigations of quantum effects such as backreaction and analogue space-time fluctuations on the Hawking process.

Original languageEnglish
Article number087004
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume103
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 20
Externally publishedYes

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Analogue hawking radiation in a dc-SQUID array transmission line. / Nation, Paul; Blencowe, M. P.; Rimberg, A. J.; Buks, E.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 103, No. 8, 087004, 20.08.2009.

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Nation, Paul ; Blencowe, M. P. ; Rimberg, A. J. ; Buks, E. / Analogue hawking radiation in a dc-SQUID array transmission line. In: Physical Review Letters. 2009 ; Vol. 103, No. 8.
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