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Silicon hot-electron bolometers
Author(s): Thomas R. Stevenson; Nga T. Cao; Ross M. Henry; Wen-Ting Hsieh; Hal D. Isenberg; Robert R. Mitchell; S. Harvey Moseley; Gideon Schneider; Carl M. Stahle; Douglas E. Travers; Edward J. Wollack
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Paper Abstract

We discuss a new type of direct detector, a silicon hot-electron bolometer, for measurements in the far-infrared and submillimeter spectral ranges. High performance bolometers can be made using the electron-phonon conductance in heavily doped silicon to provide thermal isolation from the cryogenic bath. Noise performance is expected to be near thermodynamic limits, allowing background limited performance for many far infrared and submillimeter photometric and spectroscopic applications. We report measurements of device I-V characteristics and terahertz surface impedance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552459
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Thomas R. Stevenson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Nga T. Cao, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Ross M. Henry, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Wen-Ting Hsieh, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Raytheon ITSS (United States)
Hal D. Isenberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert R. Mitchell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
S. Harvey Moseley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gideon Schneider, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Raytheon ITSS (United States)
Carl M. Stahle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Douglas E. Travers, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Raytheon ITSS (United States)
Edward J. Wollack, Raytheon ITSS (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5498:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington, Editor(s)

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