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Sub-picosecond measurement of time intervals using single flux quantum electronics

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1 Author(s)
Rosenthal, P.A. ; Nat. Inst. of Sci. & Technol., Boulder, CO, USA

A single-flux-quantum (SFQ) pulse coincidence detector based on resistively shunted nonhysteretic Josephson junctions was designed and simulated. The coincidence detector generates an SFQ pulse when the delay between the arrival of SFQ pulses at its two inputs is less than the coincidence threshold. Simulations indicate that the minimum coincidence threshold time can be as short as 400+or-200 fs, assuming Josephson junction characteristic voltages of 1 mV, overdamped dynamics, and 4.2 K operating temperatures. Circuit architectures exploiting this gate are suggested. Estimates of the effects of thermal noise on resolution are presented, indicating the potential for various time-domain measurements with subpicosecond resolution.<>

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 1 )