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Title: Tunable microwave impedance matching to a high impedance source using a Josephson metamaterial

We report the efficient coupling of a 50  Ω microwave circuit to a high impedance conductor. We use an impedance transformer consisting of a λ/4 co-planar resonator whose inner conductor contains an array of superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs), providing it with a tunable lineic inductance L∼80 μ{sub 0}, resulting in a characteristic impedance Z{sub C}∼1 kΩ. The impedance matching efficiency is characterized by measuring the shot noise power emitted by a dc biased tunnel junction connected to the resonator. We demonstrate matching to impedances in the 15 to 35 kΩ range with bandwidths above 100 MHz around a resonant frequency tunable between 4 and 6 GHz.
Authors:
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  1. Service de Physique de l’Etat Condensé (CNRS URA 2464), IRAMIS, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22254032
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 103; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; IMPEDANCE; MICROWAVE RADIATION; RESONATORS; SQUID DEVICES; SUPERCONDUCTING JUNCTIONS; TRANSFORMERS; TUNNEL EFFECT