Amplitude hysteresis of the surface reactance of a layered superconductor

S.S. Apostolov, A.A. Bozhko, Z.A. Maizelis, M.A. Sorokina, V.A. Yampol'skii

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A new nonlinear electrodynamic phenomenon in layered superconducting slabs irradiated on one side by plane electromagnetic waves in the terahertz range is predicted and studied theoretically. It is shown that the surface reactance of a sample and its reflection coefficient have hysteresis behavior when the amplitude of the incident wave is changed. The analogy between the electrodynamic problem of the electromagnetic field distribution in a superconductor and the mechanical problem of particle motion in a central field is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
JournalLow Temperature Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

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