This paper presents recent advances in the application of binary-divided 1 V array, consisting of 8192 intrinsically shunted SNIS overdamped Josephson junctions (JJs), for the synthesis of stepwise waves with quantum accuracy. The maximum output voltage is ensured by opportunely driving the subsections of the SNIS array by means of three states bias-current setpoints to the Shapiro steps n = 0, +/- 1 or n = +/- 2, respectively. Reconfigurable digital modular electronics has been designed to bias individually each of the 13 subsections of the SNIS array. A two-stage closed cycle refrigerator equipped with LF and RF electrical lines is employed for cooling-down the SNIS array for temperatures ranging from 3.6 K to above 7 K. Stepwise sine waves with rms amplitude ranging from 1 to 2 V using the first (n = 1) and second (n= 2) Shapiro steps, different temperatures and bias-current setpoints have been synthesized up to the kHz range. The synthesized waves have been recorded and analyzed by a high-precision differential sampling system. We report the results of the first characterizations carried out with the new multibit current source and an improved version of the sample holder designed to optimize the heat dissipation of the SNIS array for operation in cryocooler setups.
On the synthesis of stepwise quantum waves using a SNIS programmable josephson array in a cryocooler / Trinchera, B.; Lacquaniti, V.; Sosso, A.; Fretto, M.; Durandetto, P.; Monticone, E.. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY. - ISSN 1051-8223. - 27:4(2017), pp. 1-5. [10.1109/TASC.2016.2636569]
|Titolo:||On the synthesis of stepwise quantum waves using a SNIS programmable josephson array in a cryocooler|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2016.2636569|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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