"JOURNAL OF RADIO ELECTRONICS" (Zhurnal Radioelektroniki ISSN 1684-1719, N 1, 2017

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Superconducting integrated receiver: recent achievements and new applications


N. V. Kinev1, P. N. Dmitriev1, L. V. Filippenko1, O. S. Kiselev1, E. G. Domracheva2, E. A. Sobakinskaya2, V. L. Vaks2, H. B. Wang3, V. P. Koshelets1

1 Kotel'nikov Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics of RAS, Mokhovaya 11-7, Moscow 125009, Russia

2 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Gagarina 23, Nizhny Novgorod 603022, Russia

3 Nanjing University, Nanjing, 22 Hankou Road, Gulou District, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, 210093 China


The paper is received on January 16, 2017


Abstract. In this paper, the latest achievements in development and applications of the superconducting integrated receiver (SIR) are presented. SIR is developed at the Kotel’nikov Institute of Radio engineering and Electronics of RAS and found many practical applications during last years. For the moment, the frequency range of receiver operation is 450 – 700 GHz, spectral resolution is about 0.1 MHz, and the best noise temperature is about 120 K, which equals a few quantum limits. During recent several years the SIR was implemented in different setups for laboratory high sensitive analysis of gas compounds, for research of spectral properties of the superconducting oscillators based on high-Tc crystals Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ with very high resolution. SIR also demonstrated applicability for noise THz spectroscopy of high resolution.

Keywords: heterodyne receiver, terahertz frequency range, integrated receiving systems, SIS mixer, lab spectroscopy, spectroscopy of gases.


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Superconducting integrated receiver: recent achievements and new applications. N.V.Kinev, P.N.Dmitriev, L V Filippenko, O.S.Kiselev, E.G.Domracheva, E.A.Sobakinskaya, V.L.Vaks, H.B Wang, V.P.Koshelets. Zhurnal Radioelektroniki - Journal of Radio Electronics, 2017, No. 1. Available at http://jre.cplire.ru/jre/jan17/12/text.pdf. (In Russian)