Relaxation oscillation SQUIDs with high δV/δΦ

D.J. Adelerhof, H. Nijstad, J. Flokstra, H. Rogalla

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Relaxation oscillation SQUIDs (ROSs) based on Nb/Al, AlOx/Al/Nb Josephson tunnel junctions have been designed and fabricated. The hysteretic SQUIDs (superconducting quantum interference devices) have a maximum critical current of about 130 μA and an inductance of 20 pH. A voltage modulation of 40 μV and a flux to voltage transfer δV/δΦ of 4 MV/Φ0 have been measured in these SQUIDs. Double relaxation oscillation SQUIDs (DROSs), which are based on two hysteretic SQUIDs, showed transfer coefficients up to 77 mV/Φ0. The intrinsic white flux noise of the DROSs is smaller than 3-5 μΦ0/√Hz. It is noted that the results are very promising for a next generation of SQUID systems with simplified read-out.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1862-1865
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE transactions on applied superconductivity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Event1992 Applied Superconductivity Conference, ASC 1992 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 23 Aug 199228 Aug 1992

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