Jul 22 – 26, 2019
Europe/Rome timezone

Tunable kinetic inductance devices for Superconducting On-chip Fourier Transform Spectrometer and Parametric-amplifiers.

Jul 25, 2019, 5:45 PM
1h 15m
Piazza Città di Lombardia (Milano)

Piazza Città di Lombardia


Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, 20124 Milano MI
Poster Low Temperature Detector fabrication techniques and materials Poster session


Ritoban Basu Thakur (California Institute of Technology)


We present a comprehensive study of current tunable kinetic inductance in Atomic Layer Deposited (ALD) Titanium Nitride (TiN) and Niobium Titanium Nitride (NbTiN) thin film devices. The utility of such current tunable kinetic inductance devices extends from parametric amplifiers, to photon detectors, to phase control circuits and detector readout circuits. We study devices made with different film thicknesses to find the common scaling laws with respect to transition temperature, mm-wave transmission, and the extent of current tunablitly, given variation in material properties and geometries. These findings will enable efficient device design for the curated detector or readout projects outlined above. In particular we present results from tunable phase delay transmission lines, intended for constructing Superconducting On-chip Fourier Transform Spectrometers for (sub)millimeter science.

Student (Ph.D., M.Sc. or B.Sc.) N
Less than 5 years of experience since completion of Ph.D Y

Primary authors

Ritoban Basu Thakur (California Institute of Technology) Dr Peter Day (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Erik Shirokoff (University of Chicago) Phillip Mauskopf (Arizona State University) Pete Barry (Cardiff University) Farzad Faramarzi (Arizona State University) Calder Sheagren (University of Chicago)

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