Multi-branched resonances, chaos through quasiperiodicity, and asymmetric states in a superconducting dimer

J. Shena, N. Lazarides, J. Hizanidis

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    Abstract

    A system of two identical superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) symmetrically coupled through their mutual inductance and driven by a sinusoidal field is investigated numerically with respect to dynamical properties such as its multibranched resonance curve, its bifurcation structure and transition to chaos as well as its synchronization behavior. The SQUID dimer is found to exhibit a hysteretic resonance curve with a bubble connected to it through Neimark-Sacker (torus) bifurcations, along with coexisting chaotic branches in their vicinity. Interestingly, the transition of the SQUID dimer to chaos occurs through a torus-doubling cascade of a two-dimensional torus (quasiperiodicity-to-chaos transition). Periodic, quasiperiodic, and chaotic states are identified through the calculated Lyapunov spectrum and illustrated using Lyapunov charts on the parameter plane of the coupling strength and the frequency of the driving field. The basins of attraction for chaotic and non-chaotic states are determined. Bifurcation diagrams are constructed on the parameter plane of the coupling strength and the frequency of the driving field, and they are superposed to maps of the three largest Lyapunov exponents on the same plane. Furthermore, the route of the system to chaos through torus-doubling bifurcations and the emergence of Hénon-like chaotic attractors are demonstrated in stroboscopic diagrams obtained with varying driving frequency. Moreover, asymmetric states that resemble localized synchronization have been detected using the correlation function between the fluxes threading the loop of the SQUIDs.

    Original languageBritish English
    Article number123127
    JournalChaos
    Volume30
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Dec 2020

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