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DC Voltage Synthesis Using a Pulse-Quantized Josephson Voltage Source

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Author(s)

Samuel Benz, Laurie Christian, Charles J. Burroughs, Clark A. Hamilton

Abstract

We have synthesized and measured dc voltages using a bipolar pulse-quantized Josephson voltage waveform synthesizer. Bias current ranges were determined for 101 equally spaced dc voltage steps between -18.6 and +18.6 mV. The flatness of a step at -7.444 mV was found to vary only 2.6 nV with a type A standard uncertainty of 1.6 nV. The linearity of a nanovoltmeter was investigated by synthesizing 11 different dc voltages.
Proceedings Title
Proc., Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM)
Issue
22
Conference Dates
May 14-19, 2000
Conference Location
Sydney, 1, AS

Keywords

digital synthesis, Josephson array, quantization, voltage standard

Citation

Benz, S. , Christian, L. , Burroughs, C. and Hamilton, C. (2000), DC Voltage Synthesis Using a Pulse-Quantized Josephson Voltage Source, Proc., Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM), Sydney, 1, AS, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=23338 (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created April 30, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021