J. Phys. III France
Volume 3, Numéro 8, August 1993
Page(s) 1659 - 1673
DOI: 10.1051/jp3:1993227
J. Phys. III France 3 (1993) 1659-1673

Microwave active and nonlinear components based on high temperature superconductors

O. G. Vendik and S. G. Kolesov

Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg, 197376 Russia

(Received 13 January 1993, revised and accepted 24 May 1993)

The microwave engineering is on the threshold of the design and manufacture of Cryogenic Microwave Integrated Circuits (CMIC) based on high- $T_{\rm c}$, superconductors (HTSC), operating at the liquid nitrogen temperature. Along with HTSC delay lines, filters, and resonators, active components (modulators, switches, phase shifters) and nonlinear components (signal limiters and mixers) are considered as important constituents of CMIC'S. The problem of noise is in urgent need of being investigated. The development of computer aided design (CAD) of the microwave components mentioned above is reported. The advancement of CMIC's is anticipated for opening up a new possibility of signal processing at microwaves.

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