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Title: A compact high frequency voltage amplifier for superconductor-semiconductor logic interface
Authors: Razmkhah, Sasan
Bozbey, Ali
Febvre, Pascal
Keywords: single flux quantum
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Abstract: The many advantages of cryogenically cooled single-flux quantum (SFQ) circuits imply that the high speed and low voltage output signals must be amplified and interfaced with standard electronics. State-of-the-art low-noise and wide-band amplifiers are required to interface with room temperature electronics. One solution is to place preamplifiers at the cryogenic stage, which requires specific semiconductor design and fabrication. However, a more viable and energy-efficient approach is to integrate the pulsed logic circuit output stages with on-chip superconductor preamplifiers. We designed, fabricated, and tested an on-chip compact voltage multiplier integrated with the output stage of SFQ circuits to increase the voltage amplitude of SFQ pulses. The circuit is designed with the same technology as the logic circuit hence its noise level is lower, and it works at higher frequencies compared to complementary metal-oxide semi-conductor amplifiers and due to quantized nature of it there is no added noise. The fabricated circuit has a compact size of 160 mu m x 320 mu m and provides about 10 dB gain with measured 600 mu V output voltage at frequencies up to similar to 25 GHz in simulations. By stacking more levels, over 20 dB gain at circuit level is achievable as shown in simulations. Moreover the gain of the superconductor voltage amplifier is quantized and programmable.
ISSN: 0953-2048
Appears in Collections:Elektrik ve Elektronik Mühendisliği Bölümü / Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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