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A cryo-amplifier working in a double loop-flux locked loop scheme for SQUID readout of TES detectors
Author(s): Guido Torrioli; Paolo Bastia; Luigi Piro; Claudio Macculi; Luca Colasanti
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report on a novel SQUID readout scheme, called Double Loop-Flux Locked loop (DL-FLL), that we are investigating in the frame of ASI and ESA technological development contracts. This scheme is based on the realization of a cryogenic amplifier which is used in order to readout TES detectors in the Frequency Division Multiplexing technique, where high loop-gain is required up to few MHz. Loop-gain in feedback systems is, usually, limited by the propagation delay of the signals traveling in the loop because of the distance between the feedback loop elements. This problem is particularly evident in the case of SQUID systems, where the elements of the feedback loop are placed both at cryogenic and room temperature. To solve this issue we propose a low power dissipation cryo-amplifier capable to work at cryogenic temperatures so that it can be placed close to the SQUID realizing a local cryogenic loop. The adoption of the DL-FLL scheme allows to simplify considerably the cryo-amplifier which, being AC-coupled, don't require the features of a precision DC-coupled amplifier and can be made with a limited number of electronic components and with a consequent reduction of power dissipation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77324I (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856430
Show Author Affiliations
Guido Torrioli, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, CNR (Italy)
Paolo Bastia, Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A. (Italy)
Luigi Piro, INAF - IASF Roma (Italy)
Claudio Macculi, INAF - IASF Roma (Italy)
Luca Colasanti, INAF - IASF Roma (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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