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Magneto-optical modulator for the superconducting digital output interface
Author(s): R. Rey-De-Castro
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Paper Abstract

Josephson-junction-based low temperature rapid single flux quantum (RSFQ) superconducting electronics is already a mature technology, which is expected to perform at speeds exceeding 100 GHz [1]. However, the RSFQ technology still lacks a fast enough output interface between its operating circuit temperature T = 4.2 K and the room temperature electronic environment. RSFQ circuits work at liquid helium temperatures and the direct interconnection of these circuits and room temperature circuits using, e.g., copper transmission lines would consume too much of the cooling power [2]. To solve this problem a magneto-optical (MO) output interface has been proposed [3], in which the output current pulse from the RSFQ circuit is converted into an optical pulse and delivered to room temperature readout circuitry via an optical fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103130I (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283814
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R. Rey-De-Castro, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10313:
Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging
John C. Armitage, Editor(s)

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