Parametric oscillation and amplification with gate controlled capacitor-within-capacitor

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Parametric oscillators and parametric amplifiers are known for their ‘quiet’ operation and find new applications in quantum circuitry. A Capacitor-within-Capacitor (CWC) is a nested electronic element that has two components: the cell (e.g., the outer capacitor) and the gate (e.g., the inner capacitor). Here we provide analysis and experiments on diode-interfaced, CWC that exhibit parametric oscillations and parametric amplifications. By replacing the diode with a doped nano-graphene junction, we demonstrated a new structure whose doping may be electronically and chemically controlled. Advantages of these elements are in their simplicity, large relative capacitance change (of the order of 50%), separation of pump and signal channels and possibility for large integration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number670
JournalSN Applied Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


  • Capacitor within-Capacitor
  • Graphene junctions
  • Parametric Amplification
  • Parametric Oscillation


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