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Selected Publications

Reduced frequency noise in superconducting resonators

R. Barends, N. Vercruyssen, A. Endo, P.J. de Visser, T. Zijlstra, T.M. Klapwijk, J.J.A. Baselmans

We report a reduction of the frequency noise in coplanar waveguide superconducting resonators. The reduction of 7 dB is achieved by removing the exposed dielectric substrate surface from the region with high electric fields and by using NbTiN. In a model-analysis the surface of NbTiN is found to be a negligible source of noise, experimentally supported by a comparison with NbTiN on SiOx resonators. The reduction is additive to decreasing the noise by widening the resonators

Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 033507 (2010)

doi: 10.1063/1.3467052