Soliton Amplifiers and Picosecond Pulsers
Original Publication Date: 1981-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
Solitons are flux vortices which can be stably supported and moved in a long Josephson transmission line uniformly biased with a DC bias current. These solitons can be used to represent information, the voltage pulse associated with the soliton having no dispersion by virtue of its solitary nature. This article describes the use of Josephson transmission lines for voltage pulse amplification and as a source of picosecond pulses.