We have observed doubly degenerate parametric amplification and oscillation at 36 GHz from a single point contact Josephson junction. The experimental results agree qualitatively with theoretical calculations based on the resistively shunted junction model. The estimated noise temperature of an amplifier with 11 db net gain is consistent with zero, but has an upper limit of 50 K. Attempts to observe parametric amplification in the singly degenerate mode with a pump frequency of 72 GHz were not successful.
California Univ., Berkeley Report
- Pub Date:
- November 1976
- Josephson Junctions;
- Parametric Amplifiers;
- Noise Temperature;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering