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AC Josephson Voltage Standard Error Measurements and Analysis



Charles J. Burroughs, Samuel Benz, Paul Dresselhaus


The Josephson arbitrary waveform synthesizer can be used as a precision voltage source for both ac and dc signals. Recent improvements in circuit designs have resulted in output voltages greater than 100 mVrms so that we can investigate ac metrology measurements in the frequency range from 1 kHz to 50 kHz. In this paper we present experimental measurements of several significant error sources that must be considered in order to create an intrinsic ac voltage standard at these frequencies. These results and the corresponding theoretical analysis allow us to move toward creating a practical ac Josephson voltage standard.
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement


ac metrology, ac voltage standard, Josephson Voltage Standard


Burroughs, C. , Benz, S. and Dresselhaus, P. (2003), AC Josephson Voltage Standard Error Measurements and Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, [online], (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created March 31, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021