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Optical/UV and x-ray microwave kinetic inductance strip detectors

Mazin, B. A. and Eckart, M. E. and Bumble, B. and Golwala, S. and Day, P. K. and Gao, J. and Zmuidzinas, J. (2008) Optical/UV and x-ray microwave kinetic inductance strip detectors. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 151 (1-2). pp. 537-543. ISSN 0022-2291.

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Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) are superconducting detectors that sense the change in the surface impedance of a thin superconducting film when Cooper Pairs are broken by using a high quality factor resonant circuit. We are developing strip detectors that have aluminum MKID sensors on both ends of a rectangular tantalum strip. These devices can provide one dimensional spatial imaging with high quantum efficiency, energy resolution, and microsecond time resolution for single photons from the IR to the X-ray. We have demonstrated X-ray strip detectors with an energy resolution of 62 eV at 6 keV, and hope to improve this substantially. We will also report on our progress towards optical arrays for a planned camera for the Palomar 200″ telescope.

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Golwala, S.0000-0002-1098-7174
Additional Information:© U.S. Government 2008. Received: 23 July 2007. Accepted: 15 September 2007. Published online: 9 January 2008. We are grateful for the support of the Jet Propulsion Lab’s Research and Technology Development (R&TD) fund as well as the generous contributions of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:Microwave, Kinetic, Inductance, Detector, MKID, LTD
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Official Citation:Mazin, B.A., Eckart, M.E., Bumble, B. et al. Optical/UV and X-Ray Microwave Kinetic Inductance Strip Detectors. J Low Temp Phys 151, 537–543 (2008).
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