Microwave SQUID multiplexer

Irwin, K. D.; Lehnert, K. W.
September 2004
Applied Physics Letters;9/13/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 11, p2107
Academic Journal
We describe a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) multiplexer operated at microwave frequencies. The outputs of multiple SQUIDs are simultaneously modulated at different frequencies and summed into the input of one high electron mobility transistor (HEMT). The large bandwidth and dynamic range provided by HEMT amplifiers should make it possible to frequency-division multiplex a large number of SQUIDs in one output coaxial cable. We measure low SQUID noise (∼0.5 μø0√Hz at 4 K) and demonstrate the multiplexed readout of two direct current (dc) SQUIDs at different resonant frequencies. In this work, dc SQUIDs are used, hut this approach is equally applicable to radio-frequency SQUIDs.


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