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AC Bolometer Theory and Measurements of Kinetic Inductance Bolometer-Resonators

Lindeman, M. A. and Eom, B. H. and Day, P. K. and Swenson, L. J. and Wernis, Rebecca and LeDuc, H. G. and Zmuidzinas, J. (2014) AC Bolometer Theory and Measurements of Kinetic Inductance Bolometer-Resonators. Journal of Low Temperature Physics . ISSN 0022-2291. doi:10.1007/s10909-013-1008-1.

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AC bolometer theory is built on the established matrix formalism for quantum calorimeters and bolometers. The bolometer is represented by a 3 × 3 matrix with complex valued parameters. The bolometer matrix is used to model the behavior of the devices including the response to signal and noise, feedback, pulse response times, stability, and bolometer impedance. The effects of a current dependent bolometer impedance are included. The matrix simplifies theoretical computations of AC devices, including demodulation and the interactions between signals at different frequencies. This theory is applied to measurements of bolometers, each consisting of a kinetic inductance device suspended on a silicon nitride membrane. These measurements and analysis facilitate the optimization of the design and performance of these novel AC bolometers.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC (outside the USA). Received: 19 July 2013; accepted: 6 December 2013. Published online: 23 January 2014.
Subject Keywords:Alternating current; Bolometer; Calorimeter; Kinetic inductance; Theory; Alpha; Beta; Response; Noise
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Official Citation:Lindeman, M.A., Eom, B.H., Day, P.K. et al. J Low Temp Phys (2014) 176: 511. doi:10.1007/s10909-013-1008-1
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Deposited On:29 Jan 2014 21:32
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