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High Tc superconducting IR detectors
Author(s): Paul W. Kruse
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Paper Abstract

Infrared detectors based upon high transition temperature ('high Tc') superconductors include superconducting transition edge microbolometers, nonequilibrium photoeffect detectors and photon-assisted tunneling detectors. Superconducting transition edge microbolometers offer moderate performance as individual detectors; a potential application is for large two-dimensional staring focal plane arrays. Experimental search for the nonequilibrium photoeffect in high Tc superconductors reveals unwanted bolometric signals. Photon-assisted tunneling in theory provides very high performance, but no experimental data are available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1292, Superconductivity Applications for Infrared and Microwave Devices, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21035
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Paul W. Kruse, Honeywell Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1292:
Superconductivity Applications for Infrared and Microwave Devices
Kul B. Bhasin; Vernon O. Heinen, Editor(s)

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