30 GHz-voltage controlled oscillator operating at 4 K

A. Hollmann, D. Jirovec, M. Kucharski, D. Kissinger, G. Fischer, L.R. Schreiber, Review of Scientific Instruments 89 (2018).


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Solid-state qubit manipulation and read-out fidelities are reaching fault-tolerance, but quantum error correction requires millions of physical qubits and therefore a scalable quantum computer architecture. To solve signal-line bandwidth and fan-out problems, microwave sources required for qubit manipulation might be embedded close to the qubit chip, typically operating at temperatures below 4 K. Here, we perform the first low temperature measurements of a 130 nm BiCMOS based SiGe voltage controlled oscillator at cryogenic temperature. We determined the frequency and output power dependence on temperature and magnetic field up to 5 T and measured the temperature influence on its noise performance. The device maintains its full functionality from 300 K to 4 K. The carrier frequency at 4 K increases by 3% with respect to the carrier frequency at 300 K, and the output power at 4 K increases by 10 dB relative to the output power at 300 K. The frequency tuning range of approximately 20% remains unchanged between 300 K and 4 K. In an in-plane magnetic field of 5 T, the carrier frequency shifts by only 0.02% compared to the frequency at zero magnetic field.
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2018-11-01
Journal Title
Review of Scientific Instruments
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89
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11
Article Number
114701
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IST-REx-ID

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Hollmann A, Jirovec D, Kucharski M, Kissinger D, Fischer G, Schreiber LR. 30 GHz-voltage controlled oscillator operating at 4 K. Review of Scientific Instruments. 2018;89(11). doi:10.1063/1.5038258
Hollmann, A., Jirovec, D., Kucharski, M., Kissinger, D., Fischer, G., & Schreiber, L. R. (2018). 30 GHz-voltage controlled oscillator operating at 4 K. Review of Scientific Instruments, 89(11). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5038258
Hollmann, Arne, Daniel Jirovec, Maciej Kucharski, Dietmar Kissinger, Gunter Fischer, and Lars R. Schreiber. “30 GHz-Voltage Controlled Oscillator Operating at 4 K.” Review of Scientific Instruments 89, no. 11 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5038258.
A. Hollmann, D. Jirovec, M. Kucharski, D. Kissinger, G. Fischer, and L. R. Schreiber, “30 GHz-voltage controlled oscillator operating at 4 K,” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 89, no. 11, 2018.
Hollmann A, Jirovec D, Kucharski M, Kissinger D, Fischer G, Schreiber LR. 2018. 30 GHz-voltage controlled oscillator operating at 4 K. Review of Scientific Instruments. 89(11).
Hollmann, Arne, et al. “30 GHz-Voltage Controlled Oscillator Operating at 4 K.” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 89, no. 11, 114701, AIP Publishing, 2018, doi:10.1063/1.5038258.

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