Noise Stability of SIS Receivers

Abstract

There is a strong interest in the submillimeter astronomy community to increase the IF bandwidth of SIS receivers in order to better facilitate broad spectral linewidth and continuum observations of extragalactic sources. However, with an increase in receiver IF bandwidth there is a decrease in the mixer stability. This in turn effects the integration efficiency and quality of the measurement. In order to better understand the noise mechanisms responsible for reducing the receiver stability, we employed a technique first described by D.W. Allan and later elaborated upon by Schieder et. al. In this paper we address a variety of factors that degrade the noise stability of SIS receivers. The goal of this exercise is to make recommendations aimed at maximizing SIS receiver stability.

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@inproceedings{Kooi2000NoiseSO, title={Noise Stability of SIS Receivers}, author={J. W. Kooi and Goutam Chattopadhyay and Mary J Thielman and Rudolf Schieder}, year={2000} }