A 36 GHz HTS MMIC Josephson mixer - simulation and measurement

Ting Zhang, Xiang Gao, Wei Wang, Jia Du, Colin Pegrum, Yingjie Jay Guo

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Abstract

Modeling, simulation, and measurement of a compact 36 GHz high-temperature superconducting (HTS) monolithic Josephson junction mixer are presented in this paper. A full HTS microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) simulation was carried out for the circuit combining HTS passive devices and the Josephson junction. Optimal impedance matching and bias conditions were investigated, and the circuit layout was designed accordingly. The HTS circuit has a compact dimension of 5 × 4 × 0.3 mm3, including filters, resonators, and impedance matching circuits. The HTS MMIC mixer was fabricated and packaged with an LNA to realize a receiver front end with a total dimension of 28 × 25 × 15 mm3. Measurement result showed an overall conversion gain around 35 dB, with local oscillator driving power around -45 dBm at operating temperature of 40 K.

LanguageEnglish
Article number7805230
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

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microwaves
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impedance matching
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resonators
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Zhang, T., Gao, X., Wang, W., Du, J., Pegrum, C., & Guo, Y. J. (2017). A 36 GHz HTS MMIC Josephson mixer - simulation and measurement. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 27(4), [7805230]. DOI: 10.1109/TASC.2016.2647239
Zhang, Ting ; Gao, Xiang ; Wang, Wei ; Du, Jia ; Pegrum, Colin ; Guo, Yingjie Jay. / A 36 GHz HTS MMIC Josephson mixer - simulation and measurement. In: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 2017 ; Vol. 27, No. 4.
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Zhang, T, Gao, X, Wang, W, Du, J, Pegrum, C & Guo, YJ 2017, 'A 36 GHz HTS MMIC Josephson mixer - simulation and measurement' IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol 27, no. 4, 7805230. DOI: 10.1109/TASC.2016.2647239

A 36 GHz HTS MMIC Josephson mixer - simulation and measurement. / Zhang, Ting; Gao, Xiang; Wang, Wei; Du, Jia; Pegrum, Colin; Guo, Yingjie Jay.

In: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Vol. 27, No. 4, 7805230, 01.06.2017.

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Zhang T, Gao X, Wang W, Du J, Pegrum C, Guo YJ. A 36 GHz HTS MMIC Josephson mixer - simulation and measurement. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. 2017 Jun 1;27(4). 7805230. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/TASC.2016.2647239