By Topic

Noise in SIS microwave mixers

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
van der Ziel, A. ; Dept. of Electr. Engin., Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

It is proposed that the noise in an SIS (superconductor-insulator-superconductor) microwave mixer is shot noise, and that it can be treated in a similar manner to the noise in Schottky barrier diodes. A noise temperature is defined, and how it can be optimized is indicated. An extension of the noise temperature concept of the source is used that makes noise temperatures additive at all frequencies.

Published in:

Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 5 )