Wideband paramps for the millimeter and submillimeter bands

Peter K. Day, Byeong Ho Eom, Henry G. Leduc, Jonas Zmuidzinas, Christopher Groppi, Phillip Mauskopf, James Lamb, David Woody

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Abstract

The traveling-wave kinetic inductance parametric (TKIP) amplifier is a new amplifier technology capable of near quantum-limited sensitivity over a wide instantaneous bandwidth. Microwave frequency versions of these amplifiers, which are based on four-wave mixing in an NbTiN coplanar waveguide transmission line, have demonstrated high gain and noise corresponding to a few photons at several GHz. Their simple design is easily scalable to higher frequency, allowing for operation up to near the (> 1 THz) gap frequency of NbTiN. We will discuss the current state of the art of the TKIP operating at microwave frequencies and the potential use of these amplifiers as front ends for receivers in the millimeter and submillimeter bands. As an example, we describe the design of a TKIP tuned for the W-band.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781479938773
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014 - Tucson, United States
Duration: Sep 14 2014Sep 19 2014

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
ISSN (Print)2162-2027
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2035

Other

Other39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014
CountryUnited States
CityTucson
Period9/14/149/19/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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