Input impedance and gain of a gigahertz amplifier using a dc superconducting quantum interference device in a quarter wave resonator

Spietz, Lafe; Irwin, Kent; Aumentado, José
August 2008
Applied Physics Letters;8/25/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 8, p082506
Academic Journal
Due to their superior noise performance, superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) are an attractive alternative to high electron mobility transistors for constructing ultra-low-noise microwave amplifiers for cryogenic use. We describe the use of a lumped element SQUID inductively coupled to a quarter wave resonator. The resonator acts as an impedance transformer and also makes it possible to accurately measure the input impedance and intrinsic microwave characteristics of the SQUID. We present a model for input impedance and gain, compare it to the measured scattering parameters, and describe how to use the model for the systematic design of low-noise microwave amplifiers with a wide range of performance characteristics.


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