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Superconducting parametric amplifiers: The next big thing in (Sub)millimeter-wave receivers

Noroozian, Omid and Kerr, Anthony R. and Mangum, Jeffrey G. and Day, Peter K. and Leduc, Henry G. and Zmuidzinas, Jonas and Woody, David P. and Lichtenberger, Arthur W. and Cyberey, Michael and Weikle, Robert M. (2018) Superconducting parametric amplifiers: The next big thing in (Sub)millimeter-wave receivers. In: 2018 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting (USNC-URSI NRSM). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1-2. ISBN 978-1-946815-02-6. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180329-151549868

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Abstract

We are developing a new superconducting amplifier technology for radio astronomy instruments called the Traveling-Wave Kinetic Inductance Parametric (TKIP) amplifier. Invented at Caltech/JPL, recent laboratory demonstrations have resulted in near quantum-limited noise performance over more than an octave of microwave bandwidth and operating temperatures as high as 3 Kelvin. These amplifiers have the potential to be used as front-end replacements for ALMA's mm/sub-mm SIS receivers and intermediate frequency (IF) amplifiers, and for multiplexing faint signals from focal-plane arrays of single-photon detectors on space telescopes such as NASA's Origins Space Telescope (OST). The enhanced observational capabilities that would be enabled by TKIP front-end amplifiers on ALMA would tremendously benefit ALMA science across all bands.


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Official Citation:O. Noroozian et al., "Superconducting parametric amplifiers: The next big thing in (Sub)millimeter-wave receivers," 2018 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting (USNC-URSI NRSM), Boulder, CO, 2018, pp. 1-2. URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8299679&isnumber=8299654
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