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Noise performance is one of the most crucial aspects of any detector. Superconducting Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) have an " excess " frequency noise that shows up as a small time dependent jitter of the resonance frequency characterized by the frequency noise power spectrum measured in units of Hz 2 /Hz. Recent studies have shown that(More)
The authors have measured noise in thin-film superconducting coplanar waveguide resonators. This noise appears entirely as phase noise, equivalent to a jitter of the resonance frequency. In contrast, amplitude fluctuations are not observed at the sensitivity of their measurement. The ratio between the noise power in the phase and amplitude directions is(More)
We present measurements of the temperature-dependent frequency shift of five niobium superconducting coplanar waveguide microresonators with center strip widths ranging from 3 to 50 ␮m, taken at temperatures in the range of 100– 800 mK, far below the 9.2 K transition temperature of niobium. These data agree well with the two-level system ͑TLS͒ theory. Fits(More)
We present measurements of the temperature and power dependence of the resonance frequency and frequency noise of superconducting niobium thin-film coplanar waveguide resonators carried out at temperatures well below the superconducting transition ͑T c = 9.2 K͒. The noise decreases by nearly two orders of magnitude as the temperature is increased from 120(More)
As conventional low-IF (intermediate frequency) receivers have the main drawback that they are more sensitive to good mirror signal suppression, a novel low-IF receiver topology that has the ability of mirror signal suppression was proposed, and analyzed. Then the proposed low-IF receiver topology was validated both by analytical method and time domain(More)
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