Multilayer Josephson Junction Flux Quantum Devices

Susanne Lomatch, Edward D. Rippert, John B. Ketterson

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We describe the properties of flux quantum circuitry employing the relatively young technology of multilayer Josephson junctions with n superconductor-insulator (SI) layers. Multilayer junctions can be employed as both passive and active devices to increase circuit integration density, allow for new logic/voltage thresholds and higher impedances, and improve thermal noise stability. We present the results from numerical simulations of a conventional RSFQ circuit and two novel circuits with multilayer junction designs. Neural circuitry is a focus of our novel multilayer designs. We also discuss layout and fabrication issues, considering the recent progress in the fabrication of Nb multilayer junctions with AIN tunnel barriers, which exhibit intrinsic overdamping at the level of each SI layer. Included in this discussion is a long term assessment of a multilayer approach in view of deep sub-micron and high Tctechnologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3147-3151
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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