High Temperature Superconducting Josephson Junction Array Systems Phase 1
Final rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 1993
CONDUCTUS INC SUNNYVALE CA
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High temperature superconducting Josephson arrays were investigated as possible millimeter wave sources. A junction technology was selected and improved to the point where radiation, near 1 microwatt off-chip, was measured from a variety of 2-dimensional arrays in the 70-160 GHz range. The arrays were tunable and were successfully coupled to a number of antennas for broadband, tunable transmission. Antennas for a variety of specific applications were selected on the basis of bandwidth requirements, impedance levels, polarization, and the possibility of sufficient monolithic integration. The final part of the program was a study of potential subsystems that would utilize these arrays. Interchip communications transceivers were studied and interchip coupling was demonstrated using two antenna-coupled arrays. The most promising application may be a monolithic clock source, near 100 GHz, for communications and signal processing systems. Josephson arrays, mm-wave sources.
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