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An HTS detector for terahertz imaging
Author(s): Andrew D. Hellicar; Jia Du; Stephen Hanham; Nasiha Nikolic
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design, implementation and measurements of a detector for imaging purposes at terahertz frequencies. The detector comprises of a ring slot antenna coupled to a high temperature superconducting Josephson Junction device. The detector was shown to respond to an incident field at 0.6 THz. An imaging system was constructed to test the detector's ability to generate images at 0.6 THz. Images have been acquired that demonstrate the ability of the detector to operate in an imaging mode in scenarios that exploit terahertz radiation's unique properties including penetration through packaging, sensitivity of water and millimeter scale resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6949, Terahertz for Military and Security Applications VI, 69490E (15 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777836
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew D. Hellicar, CSIRO (Australia)
Jia Du, CSIRO (Australia)
Stephen Hanham, CSIRO (Australia)
Nasiha Nikolic, CSIRO (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6949:
Terahertz for Military and Security Applications VI
James O. Jensen; Hong-Liang Cui; Dwight L. Woolard; R. Jennifer Hwu, Editor(s)

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