It is shown theoretically and by analogue electronic experiment that stochastic resonance (SR), in which a weak periodic signal can be optimally enhanced by the addition of noise of appropriate intensity, is to be anticipated in underdamped SQUIDs (superconducting quantum interference devices). It manifests under conditions quite unlike those needed for classical SR, which is restricted to low frequencies and confined to systems that are both overdamped and bistable. The zero-dispersion SR reported here can be expected over a vastly wider, tuneable, range of high frequencies in highly underdamped SQUIDs that need not necessarily be bistable.
This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Physics Letters A. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Physics Letters A, 220, 4-5, 1996 DOI: 10.1016/0375-9601(96)00508-7