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Noise mechanisms of high-temperature superconducting infrared detectors
Author(s): Ali E. Khalil
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical model to predict the 1/f noise characteristics of high temperature superconductors to infrared excitations is proposed. Noise mechanisms are attributed to the effects of temperature variations on the quasiparticle fluctuations and kinetic characteristics of the superconductor. In the transition region the thermodynamic fluctuations modulate the conductivity of the sample, causing voltage variations in the presence of a bias current contributing to the 1/f noise spectral power. The predictions of the model are compared to recent experimental measurements on YBaCuO epitaxial and single crystal thin films. The theoretical predictions in both cases are in general smaller than the measured values. The authors attribute the discrepancy to the effects of noise sources associated with the flux hopping process and thermally activated flux creep in the lattice structure which are not addressed in the current theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1477, Superconductivity Applications for Infrared and Microwave Devices II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45604
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Ali E. Khalil, GE Astrospace Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1477:
Superconductivity Applications for Infrared and Microwave Devices II
Vernon O. Heinen; Kul B. Bhasin, Editor(s)

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