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Design of the NIST 10V programmable Josephson voltage standard system



Charles J. Burroughs, Paul Dresselhaus, Alain Rufenacht, David I. Olaya, Mike Elsbury, Yi-hua D. Tang, Samuel Benz


NIST has developed and implemented a new Programmable Josephson Voltage Standard (PJVS) that operates at 10 V. This next-generation system is optimized for both dc metrology and stepwise-approximated ac voltage measurements for frequencies up to a few hundred hertz. The non-hysteretic Josephson junctions produce intrinsically stable voltages and are designed to operate in the 18-20 GHz frequency range. The most recent 10 V PJVS circuits have produced intrinsically stable voltages with combined current ranges greater than 1 mA.
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement


Digital-analog conversion, Josephson arrays, Quantization, Signal synthesis, Standards, Superconductor-normal-superconductor devices, Voltage measurement, Power Measurement


Burroughs, C. , Dresselhaus, P. , Rufenacht, A. , Olaya, D. , Elsbury, M. , Tang, Y. and Benz, S. (2011), Design of the NIST 10V programmable Josephson voltage standard system, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, [online], (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created January 12, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021