Superconducting subterahertz fast nanoswitch

L. Kuzmin, M. Tarasov, É Otto, A. Kalabukhov, G. Yassin, P. Grimes, P. Mauskopf

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A superconducting thin-film nanoswitch for the subterahertz frequency range has been proposed, developed, fabricated, and tested. The switch makes it possible to modulate the microwave signal or switch it between two branches of a circuit with low losses and high speed. The switch can be naturally integrated with superconducting high-sensitive detectors. Its application makes it possible to avoid the use of massive slow mechanical modulators and to improve the measurement accuracy in decisive astrophysical experiments such as the investigation of the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-277
Number of pages3
JournalJETP Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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