A Caltech Library Service

Extending KIDs to the Mid-IR for Future Space and Suborbital Observatories

Perido, J. and Glenn, J. and Day, P. and Fyhrie, A. and LeDuc, H. and Zmuidzinas, J. and McKenney, C. (2020) Extending KIDs to the Mid-IR for Future Space and Suborbital Observatories. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 199 (3-4). pp. 696-703. ISSN 0022-2291. doi:10.1007/s10909-020-02364-y.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Creative Commons Attribution.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


The galaxy evolution probe (GEP) is a concept for a probe-class space observatory to study the physical processes related to star formation over cosmic time. To do so, the mid- and far-infrared (IR) spectra of galaxies must be studied. These mid- and far-IR observations require large multi-frequency arrays, sensitive detectors. Our goal is to develop low NEP aluminum kinetic inductance detectors (KIDs) for wavelengths of 10–400 μm for the GEP and a pathfinder long-duration balloon (GEP-B) that will perform precursor GEP science. KIDs for the lower wavelength range (10–100 μm) have not been previously implemented. We present an absorber design for KIDs sensitive to wavelengths of 10 μm shown to have around 75–80% absorption efficiency through ANSYS HFSS (high-frequency structure simulator) simulations, challenges that come with optimizing our design to increase the wavelength range, initial tests on our design of fabricated 10 μm KIDs, and theoretical NEP calculations.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Perido, J.0000-0003-1679-7627
Glenn, J.0000-0001-7527-2017
McKenney, C.0000-0003-4917-4872
Additional Information:© The Author(s) 2020. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit Received: 20 August 2019; Accepted: 27 January 2020; Published online: 14 February 2020. Funding was provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Grant No. 80NSSC19K0489).
Group:Astronomy Department
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Subject Keywords:Kinetic inductance detector; 10 micron; Mid-infrared; Far-infrared; Astrophysics
Issue or Number:3-4
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20200515-144833646
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:Perido, J., Glenn, J., Day, P. et al. Extending KIDs to the Mid-IR for Future Space and Suborbital Observatories. J Low Temp Phys 199, 696–703 (2020).
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:103248
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:15 May 2020 21:55
Last Modified:16 Nov 2021 18:19

Repository Staff Only: item control page