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An open-source readout for MKIDs
Author(s): Ran Duan; Sean McHugh; Bruno Serfass; Benjamin A. Mazin; A. Merrill; Sunil R. Golwala; Thomas P. Downes; Nicole G. Czakon; Peter K. Day; Jiansong Gao; Jason Glenn; Matthew I. Hollister; Henry G. Leduc; Philip R. Maloney; Omid Noroozian; Hien T. Nguyen; Jack Sayers; James A. Schlaerth; Seth Siegel; John E. Vaillancourt; Anastasios Vayonakis; Philip R. Wilson; Jonas Zmuidzinas
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Paper Abstract

This paper will present the design, implementation, performance analysis of an open source readout system for arrays of microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKID) for mm/submm astronomy. The readout system will perform frequency domain multiplexed real-time complex microwave transmission measurements in order to monitor the instantaneous resonance frequency and dissipation of superconducting microresonators. Each readout unit will be able to cover up to 550 MHz bandwidth and readout 256 complex frequency channels simultaneously. The digital electronics include the customized DAC, ADC, IF system and the FPGA based signal processing hardware developed by CASPER group.1-7 The entire system is open sourced, and can be customized to meet challenging requirement in many applications: e.g. MKID, MSQUID etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7741, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 77411V (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856832
Show Author Affiliations
Ran Duan, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Sean McHugh, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States)
Bruno Serfass, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Benjamin A. Mazin, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States)
A. Merrill, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States)
Sunil R. Golwala, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Thomas P. Downes, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Nicole G. Czakon, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Peter K. Day, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jiansong Gao, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Jason Glenn, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Matthew I. Hollister, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Henry G. Leduc, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Philip R. Maloney, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Omid Noroozian, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Hien T. Nguyen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jack Sayers, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James A. Schlaerth, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Seth Siegel, California Institute of Technology (United States)
John E. Vaillancourt, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (United States)
Anastasios Vayonakis, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Philip R. Wilson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jonas Zmuidzinas, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7741:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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