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New results on terahertz HEB low-noise receivers and focal plane arrays
Author(s): K. Sigfrid Yngvesson; Eyal Gerecht; Charles F. Musante; Yan Zhuang; M. Ji; Thomas M. Goyette; Jerry Waldman
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Paper Abstract

HEB technology continues to extend the sate-of-the-art for THz low-noise receivers. This talk discusses recent measured noise temperatures for NbN HEB receivers form which we infer intrinsic noise temperatures which approach the quantum noise limit within a factor of 3-5. We discuss the feasibility of achieving noise temperatures even close to the quantum limit noting that this limit has been reached both at lower frequencies and at higher frequencies. Another approach for considerably enhancing the speed with which THz receivers collect data is to employ a focal plane array system. We will discuss our design approach and general constraints for such a system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4111, Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics II, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.422141
Show Author Affiliations
K. Sigfrid Yngvesson, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
Eyal Gerecht, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
Charles F. Musante, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
Yan Zhuang, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
M. Ji, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)
Thomas M. Goyette, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Jerry Waldman, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4111:
Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics II
R. Jennifer Hwu; Ke Wu, Editor(s)

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