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Up-conversion of MMW radiation to visual band using glow discharge detector and silicon detector
Author(s): Avihai Aharon Akram; Daniel Rozban; Amir Abramovich; Yitzhak Yitzhaky; Natan S. Kopeika
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Paper Abstract

In this work we describe and demonstrate a method for up-conversion of millimeter wave (MMW) radiation to the visual band using a very inexpensive miniature Glow Discharge Detector (GDD), and a silicon detector (photodetector). Here we present 100 GHz up-conversion images based on measuring the visual light emitting from the GDD rather than its electrical current. The results showed better response time of 480 ns and better sensitivity compared to the electronic detection that was performed in our previous work. In this work we performed MMW imaging based on this method using a GDD lamp, and a photodetector to measure GDD light emission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9993, Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology IX, 999309 (21 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2242086
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Avihai Aharon Akram, Ariel Univ. (Israel)
Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Daniel Rozban, Ariel Univ. (Israel)
Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Amir Abramovich, Ariel Univ. (Israel)
Yitzhak Yitzhaky, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Natan S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9993:
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology IX
Neil A. Salmon; Sherif Sayed Ahmed, Editor(s)

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