Noise in Josephson Point Contacts with and without RF Bias.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF PHYSICS
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Point contact Josephson junctions operated as microwave mixers at 36 GHz show conversion gain and lower noise than cooled Schottky barrier diodes in the same application. The noise in such junctions with and without rf bias is explored both experimentally and theoretically. The noise power is found to be about a factor 2 above the thermal noise in the resistively shunted junction model. In contrast to previous reports, the inclusion of a shot noise term in the theory for no rf bias overestimates the observed noise substantially. Author
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