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Josephson Arbitrary Waveform Synthesizer as a Reference Standard for the Measurement of the Phase of Harmonics in Distorted Waveforms



Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Ilya Budovsky, Samuel P. Benz, G. Gubler


We have used the Josephson arbitrary waveform synthesizer (JAWS) to provide traceability for the phase of the harmonics, relative to its fundamental, of a distorted waveform. For distorted waveforms with rms values from 0.154 V to 0.2 V and harmonic magnitudes from 5% to 40% of the fundamental, our system can generate odd harmonics up to the 39th with phase uncertainties from 0.002° to 0.010° (k=2.0), depending on the harmonic number and harmonic magnitude. We anticipate that the ability of the JAWS to generate distorted waveforms with the lowest possible uncertainty in the magnitude and phase spectra will make it a unique tool for low- frequency spectrum analysis.
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement


Digital-analog conversion, Josephson arrays, Quantization, Signal synthesis, Standards, Superconducting integrated circuits, Voltage measurement, Power Measurement
Created November 14, 2018, Updated May 13, 2019