High-gain weakly nonlinear flux-modulated Josephson parametric amplifier using a SQUID array
Journal article, 2014

We have developed and measured a high-gain quantum-limited microwave parametric amplifier based on a superconducting lumped LC resonator with the inductor L including an array of eight superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs). This amplifier is parametrically pumped by modulating the flux threading the SQUIDs at twice the resonator frequency. Around 5 GHz, a maximum gain of 31 dB, a product amplitude gain x bandwidth above 60 MHz, and a 1 dB compression point of -123 dBm at 20 dB gain are obtained in the nondegenerate mode of operation. Phase-sensitive amplification-deamplification is also measured in the degenerate mode and yields a maximum gain of 37 dB. The compression point obtained is 18 dB above what would be obtained with a single SQUID of the same inductance, due to the smaller nonlinearity of the SQUID array.






X. Zhou

V. Schmitt

P. Bertet

D. Vion

Waltraut Wustmann

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

Vitaly Shumeiko

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

D. Esteve

Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

1098-0121 (ISSN)

Vol. 89 21 Article No. 214517-

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