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High-resolution gamma-ray detection using phonon-mediated detectors
Author(s): B. Cornell; D. C. Moore; S. R. Golwala; B. Bumble; P. K. Day; H. G. LeDuc; J. Zmuidzinas
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Paper Abstract

We are presenting the results of our ongoing efforts to develop a new type of focal plane detector for the 10 to 100 keV band with an energy resolution of 0.1 %. The device will measure energy and position by using microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) to sense athermal phonons created by photon absorption in a dielectric substrate. We have fabricated a proof-of-concept detector of size 2 cm × 2 cm × 1 mm on silicon, which has demonstrated a baseline energy resolution of = 0.38 keV and = 0.55 keV at 30 keV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8453, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V, 84532N (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926829
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B. Cornell, California Institute of Technology (United States)
D. C. Moore, California Institute of Technology (United States)
S. R. Golwala, California Institute of Technology (United States)
B. Bumble, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
P. K. Day, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
H. G. LeDuc, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
J. Zmuidzinas, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8453:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V
Andrew D. Holland; James W. Beletic, Editor(s)

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