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High-Tc bolometer developments for planetary missions
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Paper Abstract

A simple polishing technique was developed for thinning the LaAlO3 substrates for high-quality Tc bolometer films, and thus reducing their heat capacity. A 150-ms bolometer was made on a LaAlO3 substrate with a 5-Hz D* value of 1.5 x 10 exp 8. It is shown that passive temperature stabilization is adequate for operation at the transition. There remained excess noise at the transition, but this noise appears to be of nonbolometric origin.

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: 10.1117/12.45606
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John C. Brasunas, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brook Lakew, STX Corp. (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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