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Tunable Impedance Matching for Josephson Junction Reflection Amplifier

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3 Author(s)
Vesterinen, V. ; VTT Tech. Res. Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland ; Hassel, J. ; Seppa, H.

It has been recently demonstrated that a single Josephson junction with a properly engineered impedance environment can be used as a reflection amplifier approaching the quantum limit at microwave frequencies. In this article the authors describe an improved microwave setup for such a device. Voltage-tunable capacitors enable precise impedance matching across a wide range of operating points. Also, a branch-line coupler instead of a microwave circulator is used for the separation of the input and the output signals to make the system more compact and affordable. Furthermore, a custom-designed bias tee is introduced. The authors present characterization results of individual components as well as of the complete system. In particular, noise spectroscopy is used to study amplifier stability as a function of input matching.

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 3 )