Characterization of submillimetre quasi-optical twin-slot double-junction SIS mixers

M C Gaidis, M Bin, D Miller, J Zmuidzinas, H G LeDuc, J A Stern
1996 Superconductors Science and Technology  
We report on the continuing development of submillimetre quasi-optical slot antenna SIS mixers, which use two-junction tuning circuits. Direct and heterodyne Fourier transform spectrometer measurements have been performed to compare device performance with predictions. Demonstrated double-sideband receiver noise temperatures of better than 540 K at 808 GHz make these SIS mixers substantially better than GaAs Schottky receivers for the astronomically important CI and CO transitions near 810 GHz.
doi:10.1088/0953-2048/9/4a/034 fatcat:u2hrjr5qn5cfllawelzmuvbsg4