Analogue hawking radiation in a dc-SQUID array transmission line

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

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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
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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