Skip navigation

Tuning of a superconducting microwave resonator at 77 K using an integrated micromachined silicon vertical actuator

Tuning of a superconducting microwave resonator at 77 K using an integrated micromachined silicon vertical actuator

Prest, M.J., Wang, Yi, Huang, F. and Lancaster, M.J. (2010) Tuning of a superconducting microwave resonator at 77 K using an integrated micromachined silicon vertical actuator. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 20 (9):095032. ISSN 0960-1317 (Print), 1361-6439 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1088/0960-1317/20/9/095032)

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

A silicon micromachined actuator is used to tune a high temperature superconducting microwave resonator. The superconducting resonator is only 1.24 mm × 0.66 mm and demonstrates a Q of up to 1078 at 6.3 GHz and at 77 K. A tuning range of 12% is demonstrated with a maximum applied voltage of 40 V. The frequency of the resonator is controlled by the proximity of a silicon tuning probe. The room temperature resistivity of the silicon is measured to be 20 ω cm; this value drops as the device is cooled, but remains the limiting factor in the quality factor of the device. This proof of principle experiment demonstrates the application of silicon micromachining for tuning of superconducting microwave circuits, which is achieved despite the difficulties presented by differing material properties and thermal constraints when cooling to 77 K.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Date of publication: 27 August 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: MEMS, superconducting microwave circuits, tunable circuits
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering > Mobile & Wireless Communications Research Laboratory
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:24
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9747

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item