Influence of Interconnection and Biasing Configurations on the Operation of Josephson Junctions as Radiation Sources.
Final rept. 1 Mar 76-30 Jul 77,
WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH LABS PITTSBURGH PA
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This final report of ONR Contract No. N00014-76-C-0609 describes some initial experimental work and then calculations on an analogue computer of properties of Josephson junctions used as a frequency agile source. The results of the calculations show that a junction may be used as a nearly ideal zero impedance dc voltage source with which to bias a second junction. The junctions must be isolated rf-wise from each other and the inductance level between them must not exceed about 10 to the minus 8 power H for operation at liquid helium temperatures. The second junction will then oscillate at a frequency determined by this bias voltage. Additionally the same junction bias source was shown to be capable of biasing a series array of junctions. The series array was shown to oscillate phase coherently at a frequency determined by the divided bias voltage across each junction. Author
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