Superconducting Spiral Wide Band-Pass Filters with Wide Upper Stop-Band

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Abstract

Wide-band superconducting spiral bandpass filters have been successfully designed and tested. This extends the range of parameters that can be implemented using spirals. The shape of the spiral resonators was significantly modified to achieve the higher coupling coefficients required. A wide upper stopband was produced by using quarter-wave resonators for some of the spirals, and by shifting the second harmonic upwards for the others. One of the filters is eighth order with 1560-MHz center frequency and 27% bandwidth, and has an active area of only 9 mm x 6 mm.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2335-2339
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume53
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005