Search for dissertations about: "superconducting mixers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the words superconducting mixers.

  1. 1. Antenna Integrated Superconducting Mixers

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Hans Ekström; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [1995]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Fysik; Physics; hot electron; bolometer; superconducting; Niobium; Niobium Nitride; SIS; trilayer junction; edge junction; mixer; receiver; tapered slotline antenna; double dipole antenna;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the prospects of some different superconducting mixers integrated with planar antennas for the millimeter and submillimeter regime. Two kinds of Superconductor/Insulator/Superconductor (SIS) tunnel junctions for use in mixers have been fabricated; Nb/PbBi edge junctions and Nb trilayer junctions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Superconducting THz mixers based on MgB2 film

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Stella Bevilacqua; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2013]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; THz Detectors; bolometers; mixers; MgB2; superconductors; IF bandwidth.;

    Abstract : Superconducting NbN hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixers are widely used in terahertz radio astronomy. Such mixers have superior performance compared to SIS and Schottky diode mixers at frequency above 1THz. However, their drawback is a limited IF bandwidth. READ MORE

  3. 3. NbN and NbTiN Hot Electron Bolometer THz Mixers

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Pourya Khosropanah; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2003]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Elektroteknik; elektronik och fotonik; Electrical engineering; electronics and photonics; hot electron bolometer; HEB; NbN; NbTiN; superconducting detector; heterodyne receiver; THz mixer; submillimeter mixer; quasioptical receiver; double slot antenna; twin slot antenna; spiral antenna; receiver noise; FTS; Fourier Transform Spectrometer;

    Abstract : The thesis reports the development of Hot Electron Bolometer (HEB) mixers for radio astronomy heterodyne receivers in THz frequency range. Part of this work is the fabrication of HEB devices, which are based on NbN or NbTiN superconducting thin films (≤5 nm). They are integrated with wideband spiral or double-slot planar antennas. READ MORE

  4. 4. Design Of Dual Polarisation Sideband Separation Mixer For ALMA Band 5

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Bhushan Billade; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2009]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Elektroteknik; elektronik och fotonik; Electrical engineering; electronics and photonics; Superconductor-Insulator-Superconductor mixers; Millimeter wave mixers; Millimeter wave receivers; Quasiparticle mixers; Thin film circuits.;

    Abstract : This licentiate is focused on the design and development of Superconductor-Insulator-Superconductor (SIS) junction mixer for ALMA Band 5, one of the ten frequency bands of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) project. ALMA Band 5 is a dual polarisation sideband separation heterodyne receiver covering radio frequencies (RF) from 163 GHz to 211 GHz, with 4-8 GHz intermediate frequency (IF). READ MORE

  5. 5. Mixer, Multiplier and Passive Components for Low Noise THz Receivers

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Bhushan Billade; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2013]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Superconductor-Insulator-Superconductor SIS mixers; millimeter wave receivers; frequency multiplier; superconducting devices; quasi-particle mixers; thin-film circuits.;

    Abstract : This thesis presents the work done in the field of development of low noise instruments for radio astronomy applications, and addresses some of the key components in the receiver. Part of this thesis describes the design and development of a Superconductor-Insulator-Superconductor (SIS) junction mixer covering RF frequencies from 163 to 211 GHz, reaching the quantum limited noise performance. READ MORE