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Thermoelectric single-photon detectors for x-ray/UV radiation
Author(s): Gilbert G. Fritz; Kent S. Wood; Deborah Van Vechten; Ashot L. Gyulamiryan; Armen S. Kuzanyan; Nicholas J. Giordano; Todd M. Jacobs; Huey-D. Wu; James S. Horwitz; Armen M. Gulian
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Paper Abstract

A feasibility study of megapixel microcalorimeter arrays, based on thermoelectric energy to voltage conversion and digital superconducting readout, is presented. The design concept originated from the philosophy of employing the simplest principles at the single-pixel level to enable large arrays without sacrificing energy resolution, fast operation speed, and quantum efficiency. Initial experimental tests confirm the basic predictions of theory, and show no major obstacle in achieving the desired characteristics.

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Date Published: 13 December 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409144
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Gilbert G. Fritz, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Kent S. Wood, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Deborah Van Vechten, Office of Naval Research (United States)
Ashot L. Gyulamiryan, Physics Research Insitute (Armenia)
Armen S. Kuzanyan, Physics Research Insitute (Armenia)
Nicholas J. Giordano, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Todd M. Jacobs, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Huey-D. Wu, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
James S. Horwitz, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Armen M. Gulian, Universities Space Research Association and Navel Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4140:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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