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Performance of a far-IR TES bolometer on monolithic sapphire membrane
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Paper Abstract

The performance of a high Tc (~90 K) transition-edge superconducting (TES) bolometer on a monolithic sapphire membrane is presented and discussed. It is compared to the performance of a previous TES bolometer on non-monolithic sapphire substrate. The development and optimization of monolithic sapphire membranes is critical for the fabrication of 1 and 2-D arrays of TES bolometers. Moderately cooled and optimized TES bolometers are expected to be the replacements of choice for thermopiles and other room temperature thermal sensors on far IR instruments on future planetary missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5459, Optical Sensing, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545611
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Brook Lakew, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Shahid Aslam, Raytheon ITSS (United States)
John C. Brasunas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5459:
Optical Sensing
Brian Culshaw; Anna Grazia Mignani; Rainer Riesenberg, Editor(s)

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