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A Superconducting Phase Shifter and Traveling Wave Kinetic Inductance Parametric Amplifier for W-Band Astronomy

@article{Che2017ASP,
  title={A Superconducting Phase Shifter and Traveling Wave Kinetic Inductance Parametric Amplifier for W-Band Astronomy},
  author={George Che and Sam Gordon and Peter K. Day and Christopher Groppi and Rebecca Jackson and Hamdi Mani and P. D. Mauskopf and Harshad Surdi and Georgios C. Trichopoulos and Matthew Underhill},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2017}
}
The W-Band ($75-110\; \mathrm{GHz}$) sky contains a plethora of information about star formation, galaxy evolution and the cosmic microwave background. We have designed and fabricated a dual-purpose superconducting circuit to facilitate the next generation of astronomical observations in this regime by providing proof-of-concept for both a millimeter-wave low-loss phase shifter, which can operate as an on-chip Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) and a traveling wave kinetic inductance… 
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