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Distributed antenna-coupled transition edge sensors

Day, Peter K. and LeDuc, Henry G. and Lee, Richard A. M. and Dowell, C. Darren and Zmuidzinas, Jonas (2006) Distributed antenna-coupled transition edge sensors. In: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III. Proceedings of SPIE. No.6275. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 62751R. ISBN 9780819463401.

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We describe progress toward realizing a new architecture for focal plane arrays for the Submillimeter and Far-Infrared (FIR) bands. This architecture is based on a detector design utilizing distributed hot-electron transition edge sensors (TES) coupled to slot antenna elements. Arrays utilizing this type of detector can be considerably easier to manufacture than membrane-isolated TES arrays, because the need for micro-machining is eliminated. We present background and rationale for this new array architecture and details of a new antenna design for an imaging polarimeter, which yields greater bandwidth than past designs. In addition, we describe a cryogenic facility for testing these arrays.

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Additional Information:© 2006 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Subject Keywords:bolometer, TES, detector array, slot antenna
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:6275
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Official Citation:Peter K. Day, Henry G. LeDuc, Richard A. M. Lee, C. Darren Dowell, and Jonas Zmuidzinas "Distributed antenna-coupled transition edge sensors", Proc. SPIE 6275, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 62751R (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672690;
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