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  1. Bolometer

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    The invention relates to the cooled infrared detectors and can be used in spectroscopy, radiometry, geophysics, astrophysics. The bolometer contains a helium cryostat, in which is installed a solenoid for creation of a magnetic field, connected to a power supply. In the solenoid is placed a superconducting sensor, made of lead telluride doped with thallium Pb1-xTlxTe, where x = 0.01...0.0225, to which is connected a recording device. The result of the invention consists in obtaining a stable mode of operation of the bolometer.

  2. Imaging bolometer

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    Wurden, Glen A.

    1999-01-01

    Radiation-hard, steady-state imaging bolometer. A bolometer employing infrared (IR) imaging of a segmented-matrix absorber of plasma radiation in a cooled-pinhole camera geometry is described. The bolometer design parameters are determined by modeling the temperature of the foils from which the absorbing matrix is fabricated by using a two-dimensional time-dependent solution of the heat conduction equation. The resulting design will give a steady-state bolometry capability, with approximately 100 Hz time resolution, while simultaneously providing hundreds of channels of spatial information. No wiring harnesses will be required, as the temperature-rise data will be measured via an IR camera. The resulting spatial data may be used to tomographically investigate the profile of plasmas.

  3. Imaging bolometer

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    Radiation-hard, steady-state imaging bolometer is disclosed. A bolometer employing infrared (IR) imaging of a segmented-matrix absorber of plasma radiation in a cooled-pinhole camera geometry is described. The bolometer design parameters are determined by modeling the temperature of the foils from which the absorbing matrix is fabricated by using a two-dimensional time-dependent solution of the heat conduction equation. The resulting design will give a steady-state bolometry capability, with approximately 100 Hz time resolution, while simultaneously providing hundreds of channels of spatial information. No wiring harnesses will be required, as the temperature-rise data will be measured via an IR camera. The resulting spatial data may be used to tomographically investigate the profile of plasmas. 2 figs

  4. Fast granular superconducting bolometer

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    A granular superconducting thin film bolometer made by anodizing a thin film of such materials as niobium nitride to form a thin granular film separated by and covered with the anodized oxide. The bolometer is cooled to its superconducting state and electrically connected to a biasing and detecting network. Its temporal response is better than 1 ns

  5. Bolometer Simulation Using SPICE

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    Jones, Hollis H.; Aslam, Shahid; Lakew, Brook

    2004-01-01

    A general model is presented that assimilates the thermal and electrical properties of the bolometer - this block model demonstrates the Electro-Thermal Feedback (ETF) effect on the bolometers performance. This methodology is used to construct a SPICE model that by way of analogy combines the thermal and electrical phenomena into one simulation session. The resulting circuit diagram is presented and discussed.

  6. The microwave enhanced bolometer

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    The microwave enhanced bolometer is a proposed cryogenic detector with an amplification mechanism. It consists of a crystal covered with a superconducting film exposed to a microwave flux. Incident particles will create nonthermal phonons in the crystal which then produce excess quasiparticles in the film. Those quasiparticles lead to microwave absorption in the film and a subsequent heating of the entire bolometer. In this way the energy deposited by a particle in the crystal could be amplified linearly by gains of up to 104. This would make possible bolometers of several kilograms with an excellent energy resolution which could be used for dark matter search or double beta decay experiments. (orig.)

  7. Frequency selective bolometers

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    Kowitt, M.S.; Fixsen, D.J.; Goldin, A.;

    1996-01-01

    We propose a concept for radiometry in the millimeter, the submillimeter, and the far-IR spectral regions, the frequency selective bolometer (FSB). This system uses a bolometer as a coupled element of a tuned quasi-optical interference filter in which the absorption, the transmission, and the ref......We propose a concept for radiometry in the millimeter, the submillimeter, and the far-IR spectral regions, the frequency selective bolometer (FSB). This system uses a bolometer as a coupled element of a tuned quasi-optical interference filter in which the absorption, the transmission...... plane. An FSB system can be configured as a multiband, close-packed focal-plane array, permitting efficient use of the throughput of a telescope....

  8. Ideal Integrating Bolometer

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    Kogut, A.; DiPirro, M.; Moseley, S. H.

    2004-01-01

    We describe a new "ideal integrator" bolometer as a prototype for a new generation of sensitive, flexible far-IR detectors suitable for use in large arrays. The combination of a non-dissipative sensor coupled with a fast heat switch provides breakthrough capabilities in both sensitivity and operation. The bolometer temperature varies linearly with the integrated infrared power incident on the detector, and may be sampled intermittently without loss of information between samples. The sample speed and consequent dynamic range depend only on the heat switch reset cycle and can be selected in software. Between samples, the device acts as an ideal integrator with noise significantly lower than resistive bolometers. Since there is no loss of information between samples, the device is well-suited for large arrays. A single SQUID readout could process an entire column of detectors, greatly reducing the complexity, power requirements, and cost of readout electronics for large pixel arrays.

  9. Bolometer for plasma diagnostics

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    The construction of a low-inertia metallic bolometer with a bismuth thermistor, a time resolution 1.5-7 μsec, and a sensitivity 10-4-10-5J/cm2 is described which allows complete elimination of the internal photoeffect across the thermistor and avoidance of current contacts with the plasma. The presence of grids with retarding potentials allows separate recording of the energy contributions of charged particles, neutrals, and radiation in the absorption range of the receiving plate of the bolometer, as well as determination of the energy spectrum of the charged particles

  10. Graphene terahertz uncooled bolometers

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    Ryzhii, V.; Otsuji, T.; Ryzhii, M.; Ryabova, N.; Yurchenko, S. O.; MITIN, V.; Shur, M. S.

    2012-01-01

    We propose the concept of a terahertz (THz) uncooled bolometer based on n-type and p-type graphene layers (GLs), constituting the absorbing regions, connected by an array of undoped graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). The GLs absorb the THz radiation with the GNR array playing the role of the barrier region (resulting in nGL-GNR-pGL bolometer). The absorption of the incident THz radiation in the GL n- and p- regions leads to variations of the effective temperature of electrons and holes and of their...

  11. Smart Bolometer: Toward Monolithic Bolometer with Smart Functions

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    Matthieu, Denoual; Olivier, de Sagazan; Patrick, Attia; Gilles, Allègre

    2012-01-01

    The content of this chapter refers to uncooled resistive bolometers amd the challenge that consists in their integration into monolithic devices exhibiting smart functions. Uncooled resistive bolometers are the essential constitutive element of the majority of existing uncooled infrared imaging systems; they are referred to as microbolometer pixels in that type of application where matrixes of such elementary devices are used. uncooled bolometers represent more than 95% of the market of infra...

  12. An Ideal Integrating Bolometer Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — An ideal integrating bolometer can achieve breakthrough sensitivity in IR photon detection by removing practical barriers to extreme thermal isolation of the...

  13. HFI Bolometer Detectors Programmatic CDR

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    Lange, Andrew E.

    2002-01-01

    Programmatic Critical Design Review (CDR) of the High Frequency Instrument (HFI) Bolometer Detector on the Planck Surveyor is presented. The topics include: 1) Scientific Requirements and Goals; 2) Silicon Nitride Micromesh 'Spider-Web' Bolometers; 3) Sub-Orbital Heritage: BOOMERANG; 4) Noise stability demonstrated in BOOMERANG; 5) Instrument Partners; 6) Bolometer Environment on Planck/HFI; 7) Bolometer Modules; and 8) Mechanical Interface. Also included are the status of the receivables and delivery plans with Europe. This paper is presented in viewgraph form.

  14. Bolometer studies in CHS

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    A four channel bolometer head was mounted on CHS and used to investigate the effectiveness of wire mesh in blocking unabsorbed microwaves which can produce spurious signals on the bolometer sensors. The 50 mesh per inch, 20 micron diameter tungsten wire mesh was effective in blocking 70% of the 53 GHz signal and 50% of the 106 GHz signal. When an additional mesh was added at a separation of 1.4 mm (λ/4 for 53 GHz and λ/2 for 106 GHz) the 53 GHz signal was reduced by more than a factor of 10 and the 106 GHz signal was reduced by an additional 70% compared to the single mesh case. Experiments from CHS show that radiation reflected off the wall is at power levels which are 6% of the power seen on the peak central chord. Experiments on CHS in a neutral beam heated plasma with a three chord bolometer show that hollow radiation profiles during gas puffing become more peaked after the puff is turned off. As the injection angle of the neutral beam is varied from rt = 80 cm to 87 cm to 94 cm this transition becomes more pronounced and extends beyond the termination of the gas puff. (author)

  15. Metamaterial metal-based bolometers

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    Niesler, Fabian B. P.; Gansel, Justyna K.; Fischbach, Sarah; Wegener, Martin

    2012-01-01

    We demonstrate metamaterial metal-based bolometers, which take advantage of resonant absorption in that a spectral and/or polarization filter can be built into the bolometer. Our proof-of-principle gold-nanostructure-based devices operate around 1.5 \\mum wavelength and exhibit room-temperature time constants of about 134 \\mus. The ultimate detectivity is limited by Johnson noise, enabling room-temperature detection of 1 nW light levels within 1 Hz bandwidth. Graded bolometer arrays might allo...

  16. MEMS: fabrication of cryogenic bolometers

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    Kunert, J.; Anders, S.; May, T.; Zakosarenko, V.; Zieger, G.; Kreysa, E.; Meyer, H.-G.

    2012-02-01

    Cryogenic bolometers are among the most sensitive devices for the detection of electromagnetic radiation in the submillimeter wavelength range. Such radiation is of interest for astronomical observations as well as for security checks. We describe how we fabricate an array of these bolometers. Standard contact lithography is sufficient for these relatively coarse features. To increase the sensitivity, it is imperative to weaken the thermal link between the thermistors (the sensing devices) and the temperature bath. This is achieved by placing them on a silicon nitride membrane that is structured so that the thermistors are placed on a platform which is held only by a few beams. The fabrication process does not require sophisticated lithographic techniques, but special care to achieve the desired yield of 100 % intact bolometers in one array. We discuss bolometer basics and requirements for our applications, critical fabrication issues, and show results of complete systems built for a radio telescope and for security cameras.

  17. Luminescent Bolometer and Neutrino Physics

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    Gonzalez-Mestres, Luis

    1997-01-01

    The luminescent bolometer, proposed in 1988, is now seriously considered for several applications in nuclear and particle physics: dark matter searches, double beta decays, low energy neutrino physics, heavy ion physics... It is also a very promising device for basic condensed-matter physics and chemistry experiments, and may lead to astrophysical applications. The luminescent bolometer is based on the simultaneous detection of light and phonons, allowing for particle identification and for a...

  18. FTU bolometer electronic system upgrade

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    Highlights: ► Design and realization of a new bolometer electronic system. ► Many improvements over the actual commercial system. ► Architecture based on digital electronic hardware with minimal analog front end. ► Auto off-set correction, real time visualization features and small system size. ► Test results for the electronic system. -- Abstract: The FTU (Frascati Tokamak Upgrade) requires a bolometer diagnostic in order to measure the total plasma radiation. The current diagnostic architecture is based on a full analog multichannel AC bolometer system, which uses a carrier frequency amplifier with a synchronous demodulation. Taking into account the technological upgrades in the field of electronics, it was decided to realize an upgrade for the bolometric electronic system by using a hybrid analog/digital implementation. The new system developed at the ENEA Frascati laboratories has many improvements, and mainly a massive system volume reduction, a good measurement linearity and a simplified use. The new hardware system consists of two subsystems: the Bolometer Digital Control and the Bolometer Analog System. The Bolometer Digital Control can control 16 bolometer bridges through the Bolometer Analog System. The Bolometer Digital Control, based on the FPGA architecture, is connected via Ethernet with a PC; therefore, it can receive commands settings from the PC and send the stream of bolometric measurements in real time to the PC. In order to solve the cross-talk between the bridges and the cables, each of the four bridges in the bolometer head receives a different synthesized excitation frequency. Since the system is fully controlled by a PC GUI (Graphic User Interface), it is very user friendly. Moreover, some useful features have been developed, such as: auto off-set correction, bridge amplitude regulation, software gain setting, real time visualization, frequency excitation selection and noise spectrum analyzer embedded function. In this paper, the

  19. FTU bolometer electronic system upgrade

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    Pollastrone, Fabio, E-mail: fabio.pollastrone@enea.it [Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla Fusione, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Neri, Carlo; Florean, Marco; Ciccone, Giovanni [Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla Fusione, Via Enrico Fermi 45, 00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy)

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: ► Design and realization of a new bolometer electronic system. ► Many improvements over the actual commercial system. ► Architecture based on digital electronic hardware with minimal analog front end. ► Auto off-set correction, real time visualization features and small system size. ► Test results for the electronic system. -- Abstract: The FTU (Frascati Tokamak Upgrade) requires a bolometer diagnostic in order to measure the total plasma radiation. The current diagnostic architecture is based on a full analog multichannel AC bolometer system, which uses a carrier frequency amplifier with a synchronous demodulation. Taking into account the technological upgrades in the field of electronics, it was decided to realize an upgrade for the bolometric electronic system by using a hybrid analog/digital implementation. The new system developed at the ENEA Frascati laboratories has many improvements, and mainly a massive system volume reduction, a good measurement linearity and a simplified use. The new hardware system consists of two subsystems: the Bolometer Digital Control and the Bolometer Analog System. The Bolometer Digital Control can control 16 bolometer bridges through the Bolometer Analog System. The Bolometer Digital Control, based on the FPGA architecture, is connected via Ethernet with a PC; therefore, it can receive commands settings from the PC and send the stream of bolometric measurements in real time to the PC. In order to solve the cross-talk between the bridges and the cables, each of the four bridges in the bolometer head receives a different synthesized excitation frequency. Since the system is fully controlled by a PC GUI (Graphic User Interface), it is very user friendly. Moreover, some useful features have been developed, such as: auto off-set correction, bridge amplitude regulation, software gain setting, real time visualization, frequency excitation selection and noise spectrum analyzer embedded function. In this paper, the

  20. The GISMO-2 Bolometer Camera

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    Staguhn, Johannes G.; Benford, Dominic J.; Fixsen, Dale J.; Hilton, Gene; Irwin, Kent D.; Jhabvala, Christine A.; Kovacs, Attila; Leclercq, Samuel; Maher, Stephen F.; Miller, Timothy M.; Moseley, Samuel H.; Sharp, Elemer H.; Wollack, Edward J.

    2012-01-01

    We present the concept for the GISMO-2 bolometer camera) which we build for background-limited operation at the IRAM 30 m telescope on Pico Veleta, Spain. GISM0-2 will operate Simultaneously in the 1 mm and 2 mm atmospherical windows. The 1 mm channel uses a 32 x 40 TES-based Backshort Under Grid (BUG) bolometer array, the 2 mm channel operates with a 16 x 16 BUG array. The camera utilizes almost the entire full field of view provided by the telescope. The optical design of GISM0-2 was strongly influenced by our experience with the GISMO 2 mm bolometer camera which is successfully operating at the 30m telescope. GISMO is accessible to the astronomical community through the regular IRAM call for proposals.

  1. Neutron transmutation doped Ge bolometers

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    Haller, E. E.; Kreysa, E.; Palaio, N. P.; Richards, P. L.; Rodder, M.

    1983-01-01

    Some conclusions reached are as follow. Neutron Transmutation Doping (NTD) of high quality Ge single crystals provides perfect control of doping concentration and uniformity. The resistivity can be tailored to any given bolometer operating temperature down to 0.1 K and probably lower. The excellent uniformity is advantaged for detector array development.

  2. Complex impedance and equivalent bolometer, analysis of a low noise bolometer for SAFARI

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    Lindeman, M.A.; Khosropanah, P.; Hijmering, R.A.; De Ridder, M.; Gottardi, L; de Bruijn, M; van der Kuur, J; de Korte, P.A.J.; Gao, J. R.; Hoevers, H.

    2012-01-01

    Transition-edge-sensor (TES) bolometers are the chosen detector technology for the SAFARI Imaging Spectrometer on the SPICA telescope. For this mission, SRON is developing bolometers, each consisting of a TiAu TES that is weakly coupled to the thermal bath through thin legs of silicon nitride. In order to understand and optimize the bolometer and to verify our detector models, we characterize the devices using a series of complex impedance measurements. We apply equivalent bolometer analysis ...

  3. Composite superconducting transition edge bolometer

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    A composite far-infrared bolometer has been constructed that uses an aluminum film at the superconducting transition temperature of 1.3 K as the temperature-sensitive element. The film is evaporated on one edge of a 4 x 4-mm sapphire substrate, which is coated on the reverse side with an absorbing film of bismuth. The best bolometer has an electrical NEP of (1.7 +- 0.1) x 10-15 W Hz-1/2 at 2 Hz, and a specific detectivity D* of (1.1 +- 0.1) x 1014 cm W-1 Hz1/2. This measured electrical NEP is within a factor 2 of the fundamental thermal noise limit

  4. A Microcalorimeter and Bolometer Model

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    M. Galeazzi; McCammon, D.

    2003-01-01

    The standard non-equilibrium theory of noise in ideal bolometers and microcalorimeters fails to predict the performance of real devices due to additional effects that become important at low temperature. In this paper we extend the theory to include the most important of these effects, and find that the performance of microcalorimeters operating at 60 mK can be quantitatively predicted. We give a simple method for doing the necessary calculations, borrowing the block diagram formalism from el...

  5. Infrared-Bolometer Arrays with Reflective Backshorts

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    Miller, Timothy M.; Abrahams, John; Allen, Christine A.

    2011-01-01

    Integrated circuits that incorporate square arrays of superconducting-transition- edge bolometers with optically reflective backshorts are being developed for use in image sensors in the spectral range from far infrared to millimeter wavelengths. To maximize the optical efficiency (and, thus, sensitivity) of such a sensor at a specific wavelength, resonant optical structures are created by placing the backshorts at a quarter wavelength behind the bolometer plane. The bolometer and backshort arrays are fabricated separately, then integrated to form a single unit denoted a backshort-under-grid (BUG) bolometer array. In a subsequent fabrication step, the BUG bolometer array is connected, by use of single-sided indium bump bonding, to a readout device that comprises mostly a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) multiplexer circuit. The resulting sensor unit comprising the BUG bolometer array and the readout device is operated at a temperature below 1 K. The concept of increasing optical efficiency by use of backshorts at a quarter wavelength behind the bolometers is not new. Instead, the novelty of the present development lies mainly in several features of the design of the BUG bolometer array and the fabrication sequence used to implement the design. Prior to joining with the backshort array, the bolometer array comprises, more specifically, a square grid of free-standing molybdenum/gold superconducting-transition-edge bolometer elements on a 1.4- m-thick top layer of silicon that is part of a silicon support frame made from a silicon-on-insulator wafer. The backshort array is fabricated separately as a frame structure that includes support beams and contains a correspond - ing grid of optically reflective patches on a single-crystal silicon substrate. The process used to fabricate the bolometer array includes standard patterning and etching steps that result in the formation of deep notches in the silicon support frame. These notches are designed to

  6. Improved fabrication techniques for infrared bolometers

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    Lange, A. E.; Mcbride, S. E.; Richards, P. L.; Haller, E. E.; Kreysa, E.

    1983-01-01

    Ion implantation and sputter metallization are used to produce ohmic electrical contacts to Ge:Ga chips. The method is shown to give a high yield of small monolithic bolometers with very little low-frequency noise. It is noted that when one of the chips is used as the thermometric element of a composite bolometer it must be bonded to a dielectric substrate. The thermal resistance of the conventional epoxy bond is measured and found to be undesirably large. A procedure for soldering the chip to a metallized portion of the substrate in such a way as to reduce this resistance is outlined. An evaluation is made of the contribution of the metal film absorber to the heat capacity of a composite bolometer. It is found that the heat capacity of a NiCr absorber at 1.3 K can dominate the bolometer performance. A Bi absorber possesses significantly lower heat capacity. A low-temperature blackbody calibrator is built to measure the optical responsivity of bolometers. A composite bolometer system with a throughput of approximately 0.1 sr sq cm is constructed using the new techniques. The noise in this bolometer is white above 2.5 Hz and is slightly below the value predicted by thermodynamic equilibrium theory.

  7. Neutronic analysis for bolometers in ITER

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    Suarez, A., E-mail: alejandro.suarez@iter.org [CIEMAT, Avda. Complutense 40, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Reichle, R.; Loughlin, M.; Polunovskiy, E.; Walsh, M. [ITER Organization, Route de Vinon sur Verdon, 13115, St. Paul lez Durance (France)

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: ► Radiation damage calculations for the bolometers in ITER. ► Redesign of the bolometric diagnostic in EPP01. ► New bolometer radiation damage values in EPP01 in the safe zone. -- Abstract: Neutronic considerations in ITER have such importance that they drive the design of many diagnostics and components of the machine, and bolometers are not an exception. Bolometer cameras will be installed on the vacuum vessel, viewing the plasma through the gaps between blanket modules, divertor, equatorial and upper port plugs. The ITER reference bolometer sensors are of a resistive type. For this study it is assumed that they are composed of a thin silicon nitride carrier film and platinum resistors disposed in a Wheatstone bridge configuration. Their assumed radiation hardness is 0.1 dpa. Neutronic calculations were performed with the Monte Carlo program MCNP5, the FENDL 2.1 nuclear data library and the latest B-lite ITER neutronic model with the appropriate modifications using the CAD to MCNP converter MCAM. A complete characterization of the neutron fluxes in all the bolometer locations and the calculation of neutron damage were performed. Values above the failure threshold damage were obtained for some of the bolometers, leading to a complete redesign of some parts of the bolometric system in order to extend its lifetime.

  8. Radiation Hardened Bolometer Linear Array Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — NASA has developed space-based thermal instrument spectrometers based on thermopile detectors linear arrays that are intrinsically radiation hard. Micro-bolometers...

  9. The Large APEX Bolometer Camera LABOCA

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    Siringo, G; Kovács, A; Schuller, F; Weiss, A; Esch, W; Gemuend, H P; Jethava, N; Lundershausen, G; Colin, A; Guesten, R; Menten, K M; Beelen, A; Bertoldi, F; Beeman, J W; Haller, E E

    2009-01-01

    The Large APEX Bolometer Camera, LABOCA, has been commissioned for operation as a new facility instrument t the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment 12m submillimeter telescope. This new 295-bolometer total power camera, operating in the 870 micron atmospheric window, combined with the high efficiency of APEX and the excellent atmospheric transmission at the site, offers unprecedented capability in mapping submillimeter continuum emission for a wide range of astronomical purposes.

  10. Fabrication of a high Tc superconducting bolometer

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    This paper reports on a sensitive high Tc superconducting bolometer, fabricated with a YBCO thin film thermometer on a 20 μm thick sapphire substrate. Electrical measurements showed no noticeable film degradation after bolometer fabrication. Optical measurements gave a noise equivalent power of 5 · 10-11 W/Hz1/2 at 10 Hz and a responsivity of 22 V/W. This performance is comparable to that of the very best pyroelectric detectors. Significant improvement appears possible

  11. Array of Bolometers for Submillimeter- Wavelength Operation

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    Bock, James; Turner, Anthony

    2007-01-01

    A feed-horn-coupled monolithic array of micromesh bolometers is undergoing development for use in a photometric camera. The array is designed for conducting astrophysical observations in a wavelength band centered at 350 m. The bolometers are improved versions of previously developed bolometers comprising metalized Si3N4 micromesh radiation absorbers coupled with neutron- transmutation-doped Ge thermistors. Incident radiation heats the absorbers above a base temperature, changing the electrical resistance of each thermistor. In the present array of improved bolometers (see figure), the thermistors are attached to the micromesh absorbers by indium bump bonds and are addressed by use of lithographed, vapor-deposited electrical leads. This architecture reduces the heat capacity and minimizes the thermal conductivity to 1/20 and 1/300, respectively, of earlier versions of these detectors, with consequent improvement in sensitivity and speed of response. The micromesh bolometers, intended to operate under an optical background set by thermal emission from an ambient-temperature space-borne telescope, are designed such that the random arrival of photons ("photon noise") dominates the noise sources arising from the detector and readout electronics. The micromesh is designed to be a highly thermally and optically efficient absorber with a limiting response time of about 100 s. The absorber and thermistor heat capacity are minimized in order to give rapid speed of response. Due to the minimization of the absorber volume, the dominant source of heat capacity arises from the thermistor.

  12. Performance of the TFTR bolometers

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    For the past year we have been making use of a horizontally viewing 19-channel array and a bolometer which views a narrow cross-sectional slice of the plasma. More recently, we have also obtained results from a second, vertically viewing array. Software has been developed to translate the data from general plasma and array locations to plasma minor radius and to do the Abel inversion with an antisymmetrical term included. Experience has been obtained on the noise and response-time characteristics, as well as the accuracy of total radiated power and radial profiles. Representative cases of radiated power profiles and local power balance are presented, as well as comparisons with other measurements of impurity concentration and trends with electron density and limiter coating. Although most of the ohmic-heating input power leaves by radiation, most of this loss occurs near the outer part of the plasma. Also, the behavior of power profiles during neutral beam injection and disruptions is discussed briefly

  13. Transition edge sensor series array bolometer

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    A transition edge sensor series array (TES-SA) is an array of identical TESs that are connected in series by low-inductance superconducting wiring. The array elements are equally and well thermally coupled to the absorber and respond to changes in the absorber temperature in synchronization. The TES-SA total resistance increases compared to a single TES while the shape of the superconducting transition is preserved. We are developing a TES-SA with a large number, hundreds to thousands, of array elements with the goal of enabling the readout of a TES-based bolometer operated at 4.2 K with a semiconductor-based amplifier located at room temperature. The noise and dynamic performance of a TES-SA bolometer based on a niobium/aluminum bilayer is analyzed. It is shown that stable readout of the bolometer with a low-noise transimpedance amplifier is feasible.

  14. Performance of new handheld IR camera using uncooled bolometer FPA

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    Sone, Takanori; Ohkawa, Norio; Kawashima, Yasuo; Matsui, Yasuji; Sugiura, Yosuke; Araki, Tomiharu; Kamozawa, Makoto; Ueno, Masashi; Kaneda, Osamu; Ishikawa, Tomohiro; Hata, Hisatoshi; Hashima, Kazuo; Nakagi, Yoshiyuki; Yamada, Akira; Kimata, Masafumi

    1996-06-01

    A camera using an uncooled infrared image sensor has been developed. This image sensor is a bolometer focal plane array (FPA), of which the readout circuit is designed to minimize the temperature drift or the pattern noise caused by the changes of the ambient temperature. The circuit has a bolometer for the load resistor, which has the same temperature coefficient of resistance as that of the pixel bolometer. Therefore the signal change induced by the temperature change of the FPA substrate is reduced because the resistance change of the load bolometer compensates for that of the pixel bolometer. The effectiveness of the drift- compensating circuit has been confirmed with a prototype handheld camera.

  15. Superconducting granular NBN bolometer for ultrafast spectroscopy

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    A superconducting ultra thin granular NbN bolometer has been developed for the ultrafast detection of phonons and photons over a wide spectral range. This bolometer consists of an rf reactively sputtered film of NbN anodized to a final thickness of 30A. It operated over a wide temperature range (<1.4 to 14 K) has ultrafast response (<0.1 nanoseconds) and has demonstrated sensitivity to phonons in insulators, glasses and semiconductors, to microwaves and to infrared and optical photons. The response is nearly uniform over its temperature range and is linear with absorbed power

  16. Bolometer measurement on HT-6B tokamak

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    This paper discribes the structure, methods of calibration and measurement system of a metal foil resistor bolometer which is developed for measuring the radiation power of high temperature plasmas. The radiation loss and neutral flux loss in HT-6B tokamak have been measured by using the bolometer. The following results were obtained: (1) A large, nearly constant fraction (∼50%) of the input power was lost to the wall by radiation and energetic neutrals during the quasisteady phase of a normal discharges; (2) The power loss linearly increased with the discharge current Ip; (3) During disruption, most of the plasma energy was lost by radiation and neutrals

  17. The ITER bolometer diagnostic: Status and plans

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    A consortium consisting of four EURATOM Associations has been set up to develop the project plan for the full development of the ITER bolometer diagnostic and to continue urgent R and D activities. An overview of the current status is given, including detector development, line-of-sight optimization, performance analysis as well as the design of the diagnostic components and their integration in ITER. This is complemented by the presentation of plans for future activities required to successfully implement the bolometer diagnostic, ranging from the detector development over diagnostic design and prototype testing to RH tools for calibration.

  18. The ITER bolometer diagnostic: status and plans.

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    Meister, H; Giannone, L; Horton, L D; Raupp, G; Zeidner, W; Grunda, G; Kalvin, S; Fischer, U; Serikov, A; Stickel, S; Reichle, R

    2008-10-01

    A consortium consisting of four EURATOM Associations has been set up to develop the project plan for the full development of the ITER bolometer diagnostic and to continue urgent R&D activities. An overview of the current status is given, including detector development, line-of-sight optimization, performance analysis as well as the design of the diagnostic components and their integration in ITER. This is complemented by the presentation of plans for future activities required to successfully implement the bolometer diagnostic, ranging from the detector development over diagnostic design and prototype testing to RH tools for calibration. PMID:19044656

  19. Antenna-coupled bolometer arrays using transition-edge sensors

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    We are developing antenna-coupled Transition-Edge Sensor (TES) bolometer arrays for use in measurements of the CMB polarization. TES bolometers have many well-known advantages over conventional bolometers, such as increased speed, linearity, and the existence of readout multiplexers. Antenna-coupled bolometers use an on-chip planar antenna to couple light into the bolometer. The antenna directivity and polarization sensitivity, along with the potential for on-chip band defining filters and channelizing circuits, allow a significant increase in focal plane integration. This eliminates the bulky horns, quasioptical filters, dichroics, and polarizers which might otherwise be needed in a conventional bolometric system. This simplification will ease the construction of receivers with larger numbers of pixels. We report on the fabrication and optical testing of single antenna-coupled bolometer pixels with integrated band defining filters. We will also discuss current progress on fabrication of a bolometer array based on this design

  20. Multimode Bolometer Development for the PIXIE Instrument

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    Nagler, Peter C.; Crowley, Kevin T.; Denis, Kevin L.; Devasia, Archana M.; Fixsen, Dale J.; Kogut, Alan J.; Manos, George; Porter, Scott; Stevenson, Thomas R.

    2016-01-01

    The Primordial Inflation Explorer (PIXIE) is an Explorer-class mission concept designed to measure the polarization and absolute intensity of the cosmic microwave background. In the following, we report on the design, fabrication, and performance of the multimode polarization-sensitive bolometers for PIXIE, which are based on silicon thermistors. In particular we focus on several recent advances in the detector design, including the implementation of a scheme to greatly raise the frequencies of the internal vibrational modes of the large-area, low-mass optical absorber structure consisting of a grid of micromachined, ion-implanted silicon wires. With approximately 30 times the absorbing area of the spider-web bolometers used by Planck, the tensioning scheme enables the PIXIE bolometers to be robust in the vibrational and acoustic environment at launch of the space mission. More generally, it could be used to reduce microphonic sensitivity in other types of low temperature detectors. We also report on the performance of the PIXIE bolometers in a dark cryogenic environment.

  1. All electron bolometer for radiation detection

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    In order to measure the Cosmological Microwave Background (CMB), high performance 'bolometric cameras' similar to CCDs are currently developed. They are made out of thousands of pixels, each of which is a bolometer on its own. In order to meet the requirements for future CMB experiments - notably the measurement of the CMB B-mode polarization - the sensitivity of each pixel should be improved by one or two orders of magnitude compared to what now exists. Taking advantage of the solid-state properties of amorphous NbxSi1-x thin films, we here present a proposal for a new bolometer structure that would increase the pixels' sensitivity, its response time and allow a simplification of the fabrication process. In this resistive detector (that can be either high impedance or TES) the three functions of a classical bolometer (wave absorption, temperature measurement and thermal decoupling) are achieved in a single NbxSi1-x film. The frequency properties of this material allow the merger of the two first functions. The natural thermal decoupling between electrons and phonons at low temperature then makes it possible to use this single object as bolometer. This new type of detector solely uses the electronic properties of the NbxSi1-x thin films and is free of any phononic mediation of the energy.

  2. High speed hot-electron superconducting bolometer

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    Physical limitation of response time of a superconducting bolometer as well as the nature of non-equilibrium detection of radiation have been investigated for Al, Nb and NbN thin films in spectral range from submillimeter to near-infrared wavelengths. In the case of ideal heat removal from the film with the ≅ 100 A thickness the detection mechanism is an electron heating effect that is not selective to radiation wavelength in a very broad range. The response time of an electron heating bolometer is determined by an electron-phonon interaction time. This time is of about 10 ns, 0.5 ns and 20 ps for Al, Nb, and NbN correspondingly near the critical temperature of the superconducting film. The sensitive area of the bolometer consists of a number of narrow strips (with a width of 1 μm) connected in parallel to contact pads; these pads together with a sapphire substrate and a ground plate represent the microstrip transmission line with an impedance of 50 Ω. Detectivity of the electron heating bolometer is as nigh as 5 · 1011 W-1cm·Hz1/2 for Al, 1011 W-1cm·Hz 1/2 for Nb and 1010 W-1cm·Hz1/2 for NbN films. The sensitivity can be enhanced by several orders of magnitude in a microbolometer design. In the case of electron heating bolometer the superconducting strip in the resistive state serve as a resistive load for the infrared or a submillimeter current. In contrast to a conventional microbolometer the noise equivalent power (NEP) of the electron heating one diminishes not only due to a reduction of a sensitive area but because of the decreasing of its thickness also. The principal term in NEP is determined by a electron temperature fluctuation arising from the heat exchange with phonons

  3. Superconducting bolometer array with SQUID readout for submillimetre wavelength detection

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    May, T [Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Astronomisches Institut, Universitaetsstr. 150, D-44780 Bochum (Germany); Zakosarenko, V [Institute for Physical High Technology (IPHT), Winzerlaer Str. 10, D-07752 Jena (Germany); Boucher, R [Institute for Physical High Technology (IPHT), Winzerlaer Str. 10, D-07752 Jena (Germany); Kreysa, E [Max-Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn (Germany); Meyer, H-G [Institute for Physical High Technology (IPHT), Winzerlaer Str. 10, D-07752 Jena (Germany)

    2003-12-01

    We have tested a fully microfabricated superconducting bolometer array for astrophysical observations at submillimetre wavelengths. The system is cooled by a {sup 3}He sorption refrigerator operating in a pumped {sup 4}He cryostat. The transition edge bolometer uses a bilayer of molybdenum and a gold-palladium alloy with a transition temperature of around 500 mK as the thermometer. The bolometer is voltage biased, and the current is measured by a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) ammeter.

  4. Superconducting bolometer array with SQUID readout for submillimetre wavelength detection

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    We have tested a fully microfabricated superconducting bolometer array for astrophysical observations at submillimetre wavelengths. The system is cooled by a 3He sorption refrigerator operating in a pumped 4He cryostat. The transition edge bolometer uses a bilayer of molybdenum and a gold-palladium alloy with a transition temperature of around 500 mK as the thermometer. The bolometer is voltage biased, and the current is measured by a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) ammeter

  5. Tokyo dark matter search experiment with lithium fluoride bolometer

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    An experiment to search for hypothetical neutralino dark matter using lithium fluoride bolometer array is underway. This bolometer array consists of eight pieces of 21 g LiF bolometers. Fluorine has large sensitivity for axially coupled neutralino compared with other nuclei. We report on the first results from the pilot run in a shallow depth site (15 m w.e.). From the measured energy spectra the exclusion limits for the cross section of the elastic neutralino scattering off protons are evaluated

  6. BoA: a versatile software for bolometer data reduction

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    Schuller, F.

    2012-01-01

    Together with the development of the Large APEX Bolometer Camera (LABOCA) for the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), a new data reduction package has been written. This software naturally interfaces with the telescope control system, and provides all functionalities for the reduction, analysis and visualization of bolometer data. It is used at APEX for real time processing of observations performed with LABOCA and other bolometer arrays, providing feedback to the observer. Written in an ea...

  7. A 65 nm CMOS LNA for Bolometer Application

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    Huang, Tom Nan; Boon, Chirn Chye; Zhu, Forest Xi; Yi, Xiang; He, Xiaofeng; Feng, Guangyin; Lim, Wei Meng; Liu, Bei

    2016-04-01

    Modern bolometers generally consist of large-scale arrays of detectors. Implemented in conventional technologies, such bolometer arrays suffer from integrability and productivity issues. Recently, the development of CMOS technologies has presented an opportunity for the massive production of high-performance and highly integrated bolometers. This paper presents a 65-nm CMOS LNA designed for a millimeter-wave bolometer's pre-amplification stage. By properly applying some positive feedback, the noise figure of the proposed LNA is minimized at under 6 dB and the bandwidth is extended to 30 GHz.

  8. Prototype of a radiation hard resistive bolometer for ITER

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    The prototype of a radiation hard resistive bolometer has been produced. This prototype bolometer was installed in ASDEX Upgrade to test its viability and long term stability in a tokamak environment. The prototype bolometer with platinum meanders and absorber on an amorphous silicon nitride substrate and the original standard Kapton bolometer used on ASDEX Upgrade and JET with gold meanders and absorber were calibrated as a function of temperature. The temperature coefficients of the gold and platinum meander resistances are found to have the same value to within 5%. Heat diffusion simulations of the bolometer foils, using the dimensions, specific heat, density and thermal conductivity of the components, were carried out to calculate the cooling time constant and heat capacity of the foils. These calculated values are in agreement with those measured to within 15%. In accordance with these simulations, the prototype bolometer is a factor of 2 more sensitive than the original bolometer and the cooling time constant of the prototype was about a factor of 2 smaller than the original bolometer. The design considerations involved in producing this bolometer foil are discussed and recommendations for future development work are outlined

  9. A monolithic bolometer array suitable for FIRST

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    Bock, J. J.; LeDuc, H. G.; Lange, A. E.; Zmuidzinas, J.

    1997-01-01

    The development of arrays of infrared bolometers that are suitable for use in the Far Infrared and Submillimeter Telescope (FIRST) mission is reported. The array architecture is based on the silicon nitride micromesh bolometer currently baselined for use in the case of the Planck mission. This architecture allows each pixel to be efficiently coupled to one or both polarizations and to one or more spatial models of radiation. Micromesh structures are currently being developed, coupled with transistor-edge sensors and read out by a SQUID amplifier. If these devices are successful, then the relatively large cooling power available at 300 mK may enable a SQUID-based multiplexer to be integrated on the same wafer as the array, creating a monolithic, fully multiplexed, 2D array with relatively few connections to the sub-Kelvin stage.

  10. Performance of resistive microcalorimeters and bolometers

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    Galeazzi, M

    2004-03-11

    Despite the impressive results achieved by microcalorimeters and bolometers, their performance is still significantly worse than that predicted by Mather's ideal model (Appl. Opt. 21 (1982) 1125). The difference is due both to non-ideal effects and to excess noise of unknown origin. The non-ideal effects have been recently quantified and include hot-electron effect, absorber decoupling, thermometer non-ohmic behavior, and all related extra noise sources. The excess noise affects primarily Transition Edge Sensors (TES) and is currently under experimental and theoretical investigation. This paper reviews the origin of non-ideal effects in microcalorimeters and bolometers and their effect on energy resolution and noise equivalent power. It also reviews the results on the characterization and suppression of the excess noise in TES, and the recent theoretical investigations to explain its origin in relation to fundamental physics in superconductors.

  11. Massive composite bolometers for dark matter detection

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    Coron, N.; Artzner, G.; Leblanc, J.; Jegoudez, G.; de Marcillac, P.

    Massive composite bolometers cooled below 100 mK can detect recoil energy of particles with a very high efficiency. By using different absorber materials, some identification of dark matter particles will be possible. Resolutions in the 10 eV range for 1 kg of absorber are theoretically possible at 10 mK if the thermistor is well matched to the substrate (for the heat capacity) and to the electronics (for the impedance). A 25-gram sapphire bolometer at 100 mK obtain on a 60 KeV gamma line a 16/KeV FWHM resolution limited by extraneous noise. Bolometric spectra of radioactivity and cosmic-ray background obtained at sea level are presented.

  12. New sensitive microwave bolometer heterodyne receiver

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    Some narrow-gap mixed crystal semiconductors show a magnetic field induced transport anomaly at low temperatures. The anomaly is accompanied by a transition from a low to a high resistivity state, which in turn causes a strongly nonlinear I-V characteristic. We have investigated microwave mixing near such a phase transition in n-type Hg/sub 0.8/Cd/sub 0.2/Te with a frequency of 37 GHz at 1.5 K and in magnetic fields up to 8.5 T. The sensitivity characteristic was measured and the responsivity determined to be about 15 times higher than that of a hot-carrier InSb bolometer. The time resolution of this new bolometer (=10-7 s) was slightly better than in InSb

  13. A Compact, Modular Superconducting Bolometer Array Package

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    Benford, Dominic J.

    2008-01-01

    We have designed a detector package to house a superconducting bolometer array, SQUID multiplexers, bias and integration circuitry, optical filtering, electrical connectors, and thermal/mechanical interfaces. This package has been used successfully in the GISMO 2mm camera, a 128-pixel camera operating at a base temperature of 270mK. Operation at lower temperatures is allowed by providing direct heat sinking to the SQUIDS and bias resistors, which generate the bulk of the dissipation in the package. Standard electrical connectors provide reliable contact while enabling quick installation and removal of the package. Careful design has gone into the compensation for differing thermal expansions, the need for heat sinking of the bolometer array, and the placement of magnetic shielding in critical areas. In this presentation, we detail the design and performance of this detector package and describe its scalability to 1280- pixel arrays in the near future.

  14. Alpha Background Rejection in Bolometer Detectors

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    Deporzio, Nicholas; Cuore Collaboration

    This study presents the modification of bolometer detectors used in particle searches to veto or otherwise reject alpha radiation background and the statistical advantages of doing so. Several techniques are presented in detail - plastic film scintillator vetoes, metallic film ionization vetoes, and Cherenkov radiation vetoes. Plastic scintillator films are cooled to bolometer temperatures and bombarded with 1.4MeV to 6.0MeV alpha particles representative of documented detector background. Quantum dot based liquid scintillator is similarly bombarded to produce a background induced scintillation light. Photomultipliers detect this scintillation light and produce a veto signal. Layered metallic films of a primary metal, dielectric, and secondary metal, such as gold-polyethylene-gold films, are cooled to milli-kelvin temperatures and biased to produce a current signal veto when incident 1.4MeV to 6.0MeV alpha particles ionize conduction paths through the film. Calibration of veto signal to background energy is presented. These findings are extrapolated to quantify the statistical impact of such modifications to bolometer searches. Effects of these techniques on experiment duration and signal-background ratio are discussed.

  15. Silicon nitride Micromesh Bolometer Array for Submillimeter Astrophysics.

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    Turner, A D; Bock, J J; Beeman, J W; Glenn, J; Hargrave, P C; Hristov, V V; Nguyen, H T; Rahman, F; Sethuraman, S; Woodcraft, A L

    2001-10-01

    We present the design and performance of a feedhorn-coupled bolometer array intended for a sensitive 350-mum photometer camera. Silicon nitride micromesh absorbers minimize the suspended mass and heat capacity of the bolometers. The temperature transducers, neutron-transmutation-doped Ge thermistors, are attached to the absorber with In bump bonds. Vapor-deposited electrical leads address the thermistors and determine the thermal conductance of the bolometers. The bolometer array demonstrates a dark noise-equivalent power of 2.9 x 10(-17) W/ radicalHz and a mean heat capacity of 1.3 pJ/K at 390 mK. We measure the optical efficiency of the bolometer and feedhorn to be 0.45-0.65 by comparing the response to blackbody calibration sources. The bolometer array demonstrates theoretical noise performance arising from the photon and the phonon and Johnson noise, with photon noise dominant under the design background conditions. We measure the ratio of total noise to photon noise to be 1.21 under an absorbed optical power of 2.4 pW. Excess noise is negligible for audio frequencies as low as 30 mHz. We summarize the trade-offs between bare and feedhorn-coupled detectors and discuss the estimated performance limits of micromesh bolometers. The bolometer array demonstrates the sensitivity required for photon noise-limited performance from a spaceborne, passively cooled telescope. PMID:18364768

  16. Approaches on calibration of bolometer and establishment of bolometer calibration device

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    Xia, Ming; Gao, Jianqiang; Ye, Jun'an; Xia, Junwen; Yin, Dejin; Li, Tiecheng; Zhang, Dong

    2015-10-01

    Bolometer is mainly used for measuring thermal radiation in the field of public places, labor hygiene, heating and ventilation and building energy conservation. The working principle of bolometer is under the exposure of thermal radiation, temperature of black absorbing layer of detector rise after absorption of thermal radiation, which makes the electromotive force produced by thermoelectric. The white light reflective layer of detector does not absorb thermal radiation, so the electromotive force produced by thermoelectric is almost zero. A comparison of electromotive force produced by thermoelectric of black absorbing layer and white reflective layer can eliminate the influence of electric potential produced by the basal background temperature change. After the electromotive force which produced by thermal radiation is processed by the signal processing unit, the indication displays through the indication display unit. The measurement unit of thermal radiation intensity is usually W/m2 or kW/m2. Its accurate and reliable value has important significance for high temperature operation, labor safety and hygiene grading management. Bolometer calibration device is mainly composed of absolute radiometer, the reference light source, electric measuring instrument. Absolute radiometer is a self-calibration type radiometer. Its working principle is using the electric power which can be accurately measured replaces radiation power to absolutely measure the radiation power. Absolute radiometer is the standard apparatus of laser low power standard device, the measurement traceability is guaranteed. Using the calibration method of comparison, the absolute radiometer and bolometer measure the reference light source in the same position alternately which can get correction factor of irradiance indication. This paper is mainly about the design and calibration method of the bolometer calibration device. The uncertainty of the calibration result is also evaluated.

  17. Preparing the Alcator C bolometer system for use on MTX (Microwave Tokamak Experiment)

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    Marinak, Marty

    1988-02-01

    The Alcator C bolometer array has been modified to be compatible with electron cyclotron heating on the Microwave Tokamak Experiment. Fine wire mesh screens are mounted on the front of the bolometer collimator tubes to attenuate microwave heating of the bolometers. Structural changes eliminate openings in the seams of the bolometer housing, which represent pathways for microwaves to enter the system. This paper outlines the operational principles of the bolometer system, discusses the measured and predicted performance characteristics of the bolometer array, and includes a concise guide to the operation of the bolometer controller.

  18. Fast response bolometer for high temperature plasma

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    A fast response bolometer is developed to measure the radiation loss from a high temperature plasma. Radiation from the plasma (mainly x-ray) is absorbed by a thin foil and heats it up. Change in far infrared (FIR) radiation, due to the change in temperature, emitted from the back surface of the foil is detected by an FIR detector which is contained in a shield box placed distant from a plasma generating machine to eliminate electrical noise. The FIR radiation is transmitted from the thin foil to the detector by a light pipe (metal pipe inner surface of which is polished). The foil (radiation absorber) consists of 5μm thick copper foil, both surfaces of which are coated with 1 μm thick carbon to increase the sensitivity and to simplify the calibration procedure. Calibration is done by two methods: One is to obtain the relation between temperature of the foil and the output of the detector. The other is to measure the detector output when the foil is illuminated by a flashlight with known light energy. Latter calibration procedure is excellent in that it is reliable and can be carried out with the same arrangement as the radiation from the plasma is measured. The result of this calibration is 0.46mV/mJ. This figure can be increased by adoption of FIR light collecting system. Time response of the bolometer (conduction of heat from radiation absorbing surface to the back surface of the foil) is calculated to be 400 ns. The thickness of the foil is chosen in such a way that the radiation from the plasma with electron temperature of about 100 eV is almost completely absorbed. This bolometer is applicable to plasmas with higher temperature when the foil thickness is increased with the sacrifice of time response and sensitivity. (author)

  19. Neutron-transmutation-doped germanium bolometers

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    Palaio, N. P.; Rodder, M.; Haller, E. E.; Kreysa, E.

    1983-01-01

    Six slices of ultra-pure germanium were irradiated with thermal neutron fluences between 7.5 x 10 to the 16th and 1.88 x 10 to the 18th per sq cm. After thermal annealing the resistivity was measured down to low temperatures (less than 4.2 K) and found to follow the relationship rho = rho sub 0 exp(Delta/T) in the hopping conduction regime. Also, several junction FETs were tested for noise performance at room temperature and in an insulating housing in a 4.2 K cryostat. These FETs will be used as first stage amplifiers for neutron-transmutation-doped germanium bolometers.

  20. Integrated NIS electron-tunnelling refrigerator/superconducting bolometer

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    We describe progress in the development of a close-packed array of bolometers designed for use in photometric applications at millimeter wavelengths from ground-based telescopes. Each bolometer in the array will use a proximity-effect Transition Edge Sensor (TES) sensing element and each will have integrated Normal-Insulator-Superconductor (NIS) refrigerators to cool the bolometer below the thermal reservoir temperature. The NIS refrigerators and acoustic-phonon-mode-isolated bolometers are fabricated on silicon. The radiation absorbing element is mechanically suspended by four legs, whose dimensions are used to control and optimize the thermal conductance of the bolometer. Using the technology developed at NIST, we fabricate NIS refrigerators at the base of each of the suspension legs. The NIS refrigerators remove hot electrons by quantum-mechanical tunneling and are expected to cool the biased (10pW) bolometers to 3He-cooled cryostat operating at ∼280mK. This significantly lower temperature at the bolometer allows the detectors to approach background-limited performance despite the simple cryogenic system

  1. Scintillating bolometers for the LUCIFER project

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    Pattavina, L.; LUCIFER Collaboration

    2016-05-01

    Neutrinoless double beta decay (0vββ) is one of the most sensitive probes for physics beyond the Standard Model, providing unique information on the nature and masses of neutrinos. In order to explore the so-called inverted neutrino mass hierarchy region a further improvement on the upcoming 0vββ experiment is needed. In this respect, scintillating bolometers are the suitable technology for achieving such goal: they ensure excellent energy resolution and highly efficient particle discrimination. The LUCIFER project aims at deploying the first array of enriched scintillating bolometers for the investigation of 0vββ of 82Se. The matrix which embeds the source is an array of Zn 82Se crystals, where enriched 82Se is used as decay isotope. Taking advantage of the large Q-value (2997 keV) and of the particle discrimination, the expected background rate in the region of interest is as low as 10-3 c/keV/kg/y. The foreseen sensitivity after 2 years of live time will be 1.8×1025 years. We will report on the potential of such technology and on the present status of the project.

  2. A superconducting bolometer with strong electrothermal feedback

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    We present a theoretical analysis and experimental evaluation of a transition-edge superconducting bolometer for detecting infrared and millimeter waves. The superconducting film is voltage biased and the current is read by a superconducting quantum interference device ammeter. Strong electrothermal feedback maintains the sensor temperature within the transition, gives a current responsivity that is simply the inverse of the bias voltage, and reduces the response time by several orders of magnitude below the intrinsic time constant C/G. We evaluated a voltage-biased bolometer that operates on the Tc∼95 mK transition of a tungsten film with a thermal conductance of G∼1.2x10-9 W/K. As expected, the electrical noise equivalent power of 3.3x10-17/W√Hz is close to the thermal fluctuation noise limit and is lower than that of other technologies for these values of G and temperature. The measured time constant of 10 μs is ∼100 times faster than the intrinsic time constant. copyright 1996 American Institute of Physics

  3. Antenna-coupled arrays of voltage-biased superconducting bolometers

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    Myers, Michael J.; Lee, Adrian T.; Richards, P.L.; Schwan, D.; Skidmore, J.T.; Smith, A.D.; Spieler, H.; Yoon, Jongsoo

    2001-07-23

    We report on the development of antenna-coupled Voltage-biased Superconducting Bolometers (VSBs) which use Transition-edge Sensors (TES). Antenna coupling can greatly simplify the fabrication of large multi-frequency bolometer arrays compared to horn-coupled techniques. This simplification can make it practical to implement 1000+ element arrays that fill the focal plane of mm/sub-mm wave telescopes. We have designed a prototype device with a double-slot dipole antenna, integrated band-defining filters, and a membrane-suspended bolometer. A test chip has been constructed and will be tested shortly.

  4. A high Tc superconductor bolometer on a silicon nitride membrane

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    Sanchez, Stefan; Elwenspoek, Miko; Gui, Chengqun; Nivelle, de, M.J.M.E.; De, Vries; Korte, de, N.; Bruijn, Marcel P.; Wijnbergen, Jan J.; Michalke, Wolfgang; Steinbeiss, Erwin; Heidenblut, Torsten; Schwierzi, Bernard

    1998-01-01

    In this paper, we describe the design, fabrication, and performance of a high-Tc GdBa2Cu3O7-¿ superconductor bolometer positioned on a 2× 2-mm2 1-¿m-thick silicon nitride membrane. The bolometer structure has an effective area of 0.64 mm2 and was grown on a specially developed silicon-on-nitride (SON) layer. This layer was made by direct bonding of silicon nitride to silicon after chemical mechanical polishing. The operation temperature of the bolometer is 85 K. A thermal conductance G=3.3·10...

  5. A high-Tc superconductor bolometer on a silicon nitridemembrane

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    Sanchez, S.; Elwenspoek, M.C.; Gui, C; Nivelle, de, M.J.M.E.; De, Vries; Korte, de, N.; Bruijn, M.P.; Schwierzi, B.

    1997-01-01

    In this paper we describe the design, fabrication and performance of a high-Tc GdBa2Cu3O7-δ superconductor bolometer positioned on a 2×2 mm2, 1 μm thick silicon nitride membrane. The bolometer structure has an effective area of 0.64 mm2 and was grown on a specially developed silicon-on-nitride layer. This layer was made by direct bonding of silicon nitride to silicon after chemical mechanical polishing. The operation temperature of the bolometer is 85 K. A thermal conductance G=3.3·10-5 W/K w...

  6. Radiation-harvesting resonant superconducting sub-THz metamaterial bolometer

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    We demonstrate a frequency-selective energy-harvesting sub-THz superconducting bolometer. The bolometer, a two-dimensional array of connected metamaterial resonators, exploits the collective mode of the metamaterial excitation to collect incident radiation and channel it into the bolometer hot-spot located on the connecting wire. The sharp dependence of the resistivity of the wire on the temperature at the hot-spot is utilized for radiation detection. Our approach allows combination of the radiation harvesting, spectral selectivity and detection functions in a single planar metamaterial structure. (paper)

  7. BoA: a versatile software for bolometer data reduction

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    Schuller, F

    2012-01-01

    Together with the development of the Large APEX Bolometer Camera (LABOCA) for the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), a new data reduction package has been written. This software naturally interfaces with the telescope control system, and provides all functionalities for the reduction, analysis and visualization of bolometer data. It is used at APEX for real time processing of observations performed with LABOCA and other bolometer arrays, providing feedback to the observer. Written in an easy-to-script language, BoA is also used offline to reduce APEX continuum data. In this paper, the general structure of this software is presented, and its online and offline capabilities are described.

  8. Antenna-Coupled TES Bolometer Arrays for CMB Polarimetry Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Develop and test transition edge sensor (TES) bolometer arrays for precision polarimetry of cosmic microwave background (CMB).  Verify that critical antenna...

  9. Dual-gated bilayer graphene hot-electron bolometer.

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    Yan, Jun; Kim, M-H; Elle, J A; Sushkov, A B; Jenkins, G S; Milchberg, H M; Fuhrer, M S; Drew, H D

    2012-07-01

    Graphene is an attractive material for use in optical detectors because it absorbs light from mid-infrared to ultraviolet wavelengths with nearly equal strength. Graphene is particularly well suited for bolometers-devices that detect temperature-induced changes in electrical conductivity caused by the absorption of light-because its small electron heat capacity and weak electron-phonon coupling lead to large light-induced changes in electron temperature. Here, we demonstrate a hot-electron bolometer made of bilayer graphene that is dual-gated to create a tunable bandgap and electron-temperature-dependent conductivity. The bolometer exhibits a noise-equivalent power (33 fW Hz(-1/2) at 5 K) that is several times lower, and intrinsic speed (>1 GHz at 10 K) three to five orders of magnitude higher than commercial silicon bolometers and superconducting transition-edge sensors at similar temperatures. PMID:22659611

  10. Noise Study of a Heat Balanced Sigma-Delta Bolometer

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    Denoual, Matthieu; Brouard, D.; Veith, A; Pouliquen, Mathieu; Attia, Patrick; Allègre, Gilles

    2013-01-01

    The paper presents the modeling of a heat balanced sigma-delta bolometer with Matlab Simulink®. In particular, the noise sources are modeled to enable the evaluation of the output measurement resolution.

  11. Foil calibration for IR imaging bolometer by laser irradiation

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    The IR imaging video bolometer (IRVB) provides the power distribution of plasma radiation. The radiation distribution is obtained from the temperature distribution on the bolometer foil. It is necessary to calibrate between the temperature distribution and the incident radiation power on the bolometer foil. This paper describes a new calibration technique for the foil which we have developed. The bolometer foil was irradiated with a He-Ne laser and the temperature distribution was measured by an IR camera while changing the irradiation position. The temperature distribution measured was analyzed by the comparison with the results calculated by FEM. We repeated this comparison while changing the parameters such as effective foil thickness and effective emissivity in the calculation until the calculated distribution converged to the measured one. The temperature distribution calculated by the FEM agreed well with the measured one, so the calibration between the radiation power and the temperature profile can be suitably conducted by this technique. (author)

  12. Capacitively coupled electrical substitution for resistive bolometer enhancement

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    A new electrical substitution method for resistive bolometers is proposed to operate them in a closed-loop configuration. This method was implemented and evaluated with a resistive bolometer based on metallic layers over a 120 µm thick glass membrane. Based on an electrical substitution (ES) directly at the place of the resistive sensing element, the new method allows for space savings and a simplification of the technological manufacturing while maintaining the time response improvement linked to a closed-loop operation. Compared to a previously available ES solution, this new method is applicable to all resistive bolometers. Time response and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) were evaluated through measurements and compared for three operation configurations of the resistive bolometer: open loop, classical ES closed loop and with the proposed capacitively coupled electrical substitution (CCES) closed loop

  13. Irradiation tests performed on the Herschel/Pacs bolometer arrays

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    Horeau, B.; Claret, A.; Rodriguez, L; Billot, N.; O. Boulade; Doumayrou, E.; Okumura, K.; Pennec, J. Le

    2010-01-01

    A new concept of bolometer arrays is used for the imager of PACS, one of the three instruments aboard the future Herschel space observatory. Within the framework of PACS photometer characterization, irradiation tests were performed on a dedicated bolometer array in order to study long-term and short-term radiation effects. The main objective was to study particles impacts on the detectors applicable to future observations in orbit and possible hard and/or soft curing to restore its performanc...

  14. Antenna-coupled bolometer arrays using transition-edgesensors

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    Myers, Michael J.; Ade, Peter; Engargiola, Greg; Holzapfel,William; Lee,Adrian T.; O' Brient, Roger; Richards, Paul L.; Smith, Andy; Spieler, Helmuth; Tran, Huan

    2004-06-08

    We describe the development of an antenna-coupled bolometer array for use in a Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiment. Prototype single pixels using double-slot dipole antennas and integrated microstrip band defining filters have been built and tested. Preliminary results of optical testing and simulations are presented. A bolometer array design based on this pixel will also be shown and future plans for application of the technology will be discussed.

  15. A heat balanced sigma–delta uncooled bolometer

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    This paper describes a heat balanced bolometer with an integrated CMOS sigma–delta interface. The sigma–delta interface accomplishes both the analogue-to-digital conversion and the heat feedback and therefore no other digital core is required. The heat feedback is implemented using a capacitively coupled electrical substitution technique with a digitally modulated signal that enables feedback linearization. Proof of concept is experimentally demonstrated with a polymer-type resistive bolometer and infrared optical source. (paper)

  16. A composite bolometer as a charged-particle spectrometer

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    An improved version of a He-cooled composite diamond bolometer with a monolithic germanium thermistor, for use as a charged-particle spectrometer, is described. The performance of the bolometer was tested using 5-6 MeV α particles, and a full-width-at-half-maximum of 36 keV was obtained at 1.3 K. (U.K.)

  17. The resistive bolometer for radiated power measurement on EAST

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    The resistive bolometer system has been successfully employed on experimental advanced superconducting tokamak for the first time to measure the radiated power of plasma. The bolometer detectors are based on 4 μm thick Pt absorbers deposited on 1.5 μm thick SiN membranes. The system consists of 3 cameras with a total of 48 channels. The detector and the system setup are described in detail. The detector calibration and typical measurement results are presented as well.

  18. Antenna-coupled bolometer arrays using transition-edge sensors

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    Myers, Michael J.; Ade, Peter; Engargiola, Greg; Holzapfel, William; Lee, Adrian T.; O'Brient, Roger; Richards, Paul L.; Smith, Andy; Spieler, Helmuth; Tran, Huan

    2004-01-01

    We describe the development of an antenna-coupled bolometer array for use in a Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiment. Prototype single pixels using double-slot dipole antennas and integrated microstrip band defining filters have been built and tested. Preliminary results of optical testing and simulations are presented. A bolometer array design based on this pixel will also be shown and future plans for application of the technology will be discussed.

  19. A BGO scintillating bolometer for gamma and alpha spectroscopy

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    Cardani, Laura; Di Domizio, Sergio; Gironi, Luca

    2012-01-01

    A 891 g BGO scintillating bolometer has been tested at 10 mK in the underground Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy). The discrimination capability, the radio-purity of the compound and the main features of the crystal have been studied in order to demonstrate the excellent performances obtained by operating a scintillating bolometer in the field of gamma and alpha spectroscopy. The sensitivity of this detector in the study of extremely low surface contaminations has been investigated.

  20. Predicting the response of a submillimeter bolometer to cosmic rays

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    Woodcraft, Adam L.; Sudiwala, Rashmi V.; Ade, Peter A. R.; Griffin, Matthew J.; Wakui, Elley; Bhatia, Ravinder S.; Lange, Andrew E.; Bock, James J.; Turner, Anthony D.; Yun, Minhee H.; Beeman, Jeffrey W.

    2003-01-01

    Bolometers designed to detect. submillimeter radiation also respond to cosmic, gamma, and x rays. Because detectors cannot be fully shielded from such energy sources, it is necessary to understand the effect of a photon or cosmic-ray particle being absorbed. The resulting signal (known as a glitch) can then be removed from raw data. We present measurements using an Americium-241 gamma radiation source to irradiate a prototype bolometer for the High Frequency Instrument in the Planck Surveyor ...

  1. Highly sensitive hot electron bolometer based on disordered graphene

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    Qi Han; Teng Gao; Rui Zhang; Yi Chen; Jianhui Chen; Gerui Liu; Yanfeng Zhang; Zhongfan Liu; Xiaosong Wu; Dapeng Yu

    2013-01-01

    A bolometer is a device that makes an electrical resistive response to the electromagnetic radiation resulted from a raise of temperature due to heating. The combination of the extremely weak electron-phonon interactions along with its small electron heat capacity makes graphene an ideal material for applications in ultra-fast and sensitive hot electron bolometer. However, a major issue is that the resistance of pristine graphene weakly depends on the electronic temperature. We propose using ...

  2. A heat balanced sigma-delta uncooled bolometer

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    Denoual, Matthieu; Brouard, D.; Veith, A; De Sagazan, Olivier; Pouliquen, Mathieu; Attia, Patrick; Lebrasseur, E.; Mita, Y.; Allègre, Gilles

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes a heat balanced bolometer with an integrated CMOS sigma-delta interface. The sigma-delta interface accomplishes both the analogue-to-digital conversion and the heat feedback and therefore no other digital core is required. The heat feedback is implemented using a capacitively coupled electrical substitution technique with a digitally modulated signal that enables feedback linearization. Proof of concept is experimentally demonstrated with a polymer-type resistive bolomete...

  3. Capacitively coupled electrical substitution for resistive bolometer enhancement

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    Denoual, Matthieu; Delaunay, Sébastien; Allègre, Gilles; Robbes, Didier

    2009-01-01

    A new electrical substitution method for resistive bolometers is proposed to operate them in a closed-loop configuration. This method was implemented and evaluated with a resistive bolometer based on metallic layers over a 120 μm thick glass membrane. Based on an electrical substitution (ES) directly at the place of the resistive sensing element, the new method allows for space savings and a simplification of the technological manufacturing while maintaining the time response improvement link...

  4. Superconducting Bolometer Arrays for Far-Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy

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    Benford, D. J.; Allen, Christine A.; Chervenak, J. A.; Grossman, E. N.; Irwin, K. D.; Kutyrev, A. S.; Martinis, J. M.; Moseley, S. H.; Shafer, R. A.; Reintsema, C. D.

    Studies of astrophysical emission in the far-infrared and submillimeter will increasingly require large arrays of detectors containing hundreds to thousands of elements. The last few years have seen the increasing from one to a few tens of bolometers on ground-based telescopes (e.g., CSO - SHARC (Wang et al. 1996), JCMT - SCUBA (Holland et al. 1996), IRAM 30m (Kreysa et al. 1998)). A further jump of this magnitude, to a thousand bolometers, requires a fundamental redesign of the technology of making bolometer arrays. One method of achieving this increase is to design bolometers which can be packed into a rectangular array of near-unity filling factor while Nyquist-sampling the focal plane of the telescope at the operating wavelengths. A multiplexed readout is necessary for this many detectors, and can be developed using SQUIDs such that a 32 × 32 array of bolometers could be read out using 100 wires rather than the >2000 needed with a brute force expansion of existing arrays. We describe a collaborative effort currently underway at NASA/Goddard and NIST to bring about the first prototypes of such arrays containing tens of bolometers. This technology is well-suited to low-background instruments such as SPIRE on FIRST and SAFIRE on SOFIA, and can also be used in broadband, high-background instruments such as HAWC on SOFIA.

  5. UEDGE code comparisons with DIII-D bolometer DATA

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    Daniel, J.M.

    1995-01-01

    This paper describes the work done to develop a bolometer post processor that converts volumetric radiated power values taken from a UEDGE solution, to a line integrated radiated power along chords of the bolometers in the DIII-D tokamak. The UEDGE code calculates plasma physics quantities, such as plasma density, radiated power, or electron temperature, and compares them to actual diagnostic measurements taken from the scrape off layer (SOL) and divertor regions of the DIII-D tokamak. Bolometers are devices measuring radiated power within the tokamak. The bolometer interceptors are made up of two complete arrays, an upper array with a vertical view and a lower array with a horizontal view, so that a two dimensional profile of the radiated power may be obtained. The bolometer post processor stores line integrated values taken from UEDGE solutions into a file in tabular format. Experimental data is then put into tabular form and placed in another file. Comparisons can be made between the UEDGE solutions and actual bolometer data. Analysis has been done to determine the accuracy of the plasma physics involved in producing UEDGE simulations.

  6. UEDGE code comparisons with DIII-D bolometer data

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    Daniel, J.M.

    1994-12-01

    This paper describes the work done to develop a bolometer post processor that converts volumetric radiated power values taken from a UEDGE solution, to a line integrated radiated power along chords of the bolometers in the DIII-D tokamak. The UEDGE code calculates plasma physics quantities, such as plasma density, radiated power, or electron temperature, and compares them to actual diagnostic measurements taken from the scrape off layer (SOL) and divertor regions of the DIII-D tokamak. Bolometers are devices measuring radiated power within the tokamak. The bolometer interceptors are made up of two complete arrays, an upper array with a vertical view and a lower array with a horizontal view, so that a two dimensional profile of the radiated power may be obtained. The bolometer post processor stores line integrated values taken from UEDGE solutions into a file in tabular format. Experimental data is then put into tabular form and placed in another file. Comparisons can be made between the UEDGE solutions and actual bolometer data. Analysis has been done to determine the accuracy of the plasma physics involved in producing UEDGE simulations.

  7. Thermal characteristics of foils for an imaging bolometer

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    The IR imaging video bolometer is an imaging bolometer which provides the intensity and distribution of plasma radiation. The sensitivity of the IR imaging bolometer is dependent on the properties of the bolometer foil. An evaluation of the thermal characteristics of various materials and thicknesses of the bolometer foil provides information on the sensitivity which is useful to choose the best foil material. We irradiated foils of various materials and thicknesses with a He-Ne laser (wavelength 633 nm), and measured the change in temperature distribution with an IR camera. As for foil materials,W, Ta, Au and Pt were employed. The foils were blackened either on both sides or on one side by graphite. For the same material foil, the temperature rise in the singleside blackened foil was always greater than the double-side blackened foil. For the double blacken foil, Ta had the largest temperature rise among foils with the same thickness. Pt had the shortest time constant for the temperature rise/decayamong foils except Au. In consideration of the attenuation thickness versus photon energy of each material, the Pt foil was the most suitable for the bolometer among the evaluated materials. (author)

  8. Adiabatic-demagnetization-cooled bolometer system for millimeter continuum astronomy

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    An adiabatic-demagnetization-cooled bolometer system was constructed for the detection of astronomical one-millimeter wavelength continuum radiation. By employing chromium potassium sulfate as a refrigeration agent, bolometers were cooled to temperatures below 0.1 K. The bolometers were composed of a gallium-doped germanium thermistor epoxied to a sapphire substrate coated with a bismuth absorbing film. The most-sensitive detector tested had a measured electrical noise equivalent power (NEP) of 7 x 10-17 watts per root-hertz at a chopping frequency of 20 hertz. This value of the NEP is the lowest yet recorded for a bolometer, and represents a major gain in sensitivity. The theory of both the refrigerator and detector operation is presented and is shown to strongly constrain a useful detector system. In the laboratory, a cryogenic hold time of greater than eight hours has been achieved, with temperatures regulation of 0.1 K to within 14 microK. Such regulation is shown necessary to keep the variations in responsivity of the bolometer within 1%. The measured performance of the refrigerator and bolometer are both found to be in good agreement with theoretical predictions. Spacecraft adaptation of this system is briefly discussed. One-millimeter continuum observations of Cygnus A made with a pumped 3He refrigerator detector system are presented

  9. A Two-Dimensional, Semiconducting Bolometer Array for HAWC

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    Voellmer, George M.; Allen, Christine A.; Babu, Schidananda R.; Bartels, Arlin E.; Dowell, C. Darren; Dotson, Jessie; Harper, D. Al; Moseley, Harvey; Rennick, Timothy

    2004-01-01

    The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy's (SOFIA's) High resolution Airborne Wideband Camera (HAWC) will use an ion-implanted silicon bolometer array developed at NASA s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The GSFC Pop-Up Detectors (PUDs) use a unique folding technique to enable a 12 x 32 element closepacked array of bolometers with a filling factor greater than 95%. The HAWC detector uses a resistive metal film on silicon to provide frequency independent, approx. 50% absorption over the 40 - 300 micron band. The silicon bolometers are manufactured in 32-element rows within silicon frames using Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) silicon etching techniques. The frames are then cut, "folded", and glued onto a metallized, ceramic, thermal bus "bar". Optical alignment using micrometer jigs ensures their uniformity and correct placement. The rows are then stacked side-by-side to create the final 12 x 32 element array. A kinematic Kevlar suspension system isolates the 200 mK bolometer cold stage from the rest of the 4K detector housing. GSFC - developed silicon bridge chips make electrical connection to the bolometers, while maintaining thermal isolation. The Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) preamplifiers for all the signal channels operate at 120 K, yet they are electrically connected and located in close proximity to the bolometers. The JFET module design provides sufficient thermal isolation and heat sinking for these, so that their heat is not detected by the bolometers. Preliminary engineering results from the flight detector dark test run are expected to be available in July 2004. This paper describes the array assembly and mechanical and thermal design of the HAWC detector and the JFET module.

  10. Construction and calibration of a fast superconducting bolometer for molecular beams detection

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    A tin bolometer evaporated on an anodized aluminum block is described. The noise equivalent power of the bolometer is of 10-13 watt Hzsup(-1/2) and the time constant is 3μ sec. The bolometer is a suitable fast molecular beam detector

  11. First Astronomical Use of Multiplexed Transition Edge Sensor Bolometers

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    Staguhn, J. G.; Ames, T. A.; Benford, D. J.; Chervenak, J. A.; Grossman, E. N.; Irwin, K. D.; Khan, S. A.; Maffei, B.; Moseley, S. H.; Pajot, F.

    2004-01-01

    We present performance results based on the first astronomical use of multiplexed superconducting bolometers. The Fabry-Perot Interferometer Bolometer Research Experiment (FIBRE) is a broadband submillimeter spectrometer that achieved first light in June 2001 at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO). FIBRE's detectors are superconducting transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers read out by a SQUID multiplexer. The Fabry-Perot uses a low resolution grating to order sort the incoming light. A linear bolometer array consisting of 16 elements detects this dispersed light, capturing 5 orders simultaneously from one position on the sky. With tuning of the Fabry-Perot over one free spectral range, a spectrum covering Delta lambda/lambda = 1/7 at a resolution of delta lambda/lambda approx. 1/1200 can be acquired. This spectral resolution is sufficient to resolve Doppler-broadened line emission from external galaxies. FIBRE operates in the 350 m and 450 m bands. These bands cover line emission from the important star formation tracers neutral carbon (CI) and carbon monoxide (CO). We have verified that the multiplexed bolometers are photon noise limited even with the low power present in moderate resolution spectrometry.

  12. First Astronomical Use Of Multiplexed Transition Edge Bolometers

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    Benford, D. J.; Chervenak, J. A.; Grossman, E. N.; Irwin, K. D.; DeKotwara, S. A.; Maffei, B.; Moseley, S. H.; Pajot, F.; Phillips, T. G.; Reintsema, C. D.

    2001-01-01

    We present performance results based on the first astronomical use of multiplexed superconducting bolometers. The Fabry-Perot Interferometer Bolometer Research Experiment (FIBRE) is a broadband submillimeter spectrometer that achieved first light in June 2001 at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO). FIBRE's detectors are superconducting transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers read out by a SQUID multiplexer. The Fabry-Perot uses a low resolution grating to order sort the incoming light. A linear bolometer array consisting of 16 elements detects this dispersed light, capturing five orders simultaneously from one position on the sky. With tuning of the Fabry-Perot over one free spectral range, a spectrum covering delta-lamda/lamda = 1/7 at a resolution of delta-lamda/lamda = 1/1200 can be acquired. This spectral resolution is sufficient to resolve doppler broadened line emission from external galaxies. FIBRE operates in the 350 micrometer and 450 micrometer bands. These bands cover line emission from the important PDR tracers neutral carbon [CI] and carbon monoxide (CO). We have verified that the multiplexed bolometers are photon noise limited even with the low power present in moderate resolution spectrometry.

  13. Epitaxial graphene quantum dots for high-performance terahertz bolometers

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    El Fatimy, Abdel; Myers-Ward, Rachael L.; Boyd, Anthony K.; Daniels, Kevin M.; Gaskill, D. Kurt; Barbara, Paola

    2016-04-01

    Light absorption in graphene causes a large change in electron temperature due to the low electronic heat capacity and weak electron–phonon coupling. This property makes graphene a very attractive material for hot-electron bolometers in the terahertz frequency range. Unfortunately, the weak variation of electrical resistance with temperature results in limited responsivity for absorbed power. Here, we show that, due to quantum confinement, quantum dots of epitaxial graphene on SiC exhibit an extraordinarily high variation of resistance with temperature (higher than 430 MΩ K‑1 below 6 K), leading to responsivities of 1 × 1010 V W‑1, a figure that is five orders of magnitude higher than other types of graphene hot-electron bolometer. The high responsivity, combined with an extremely low electrical noise-equivalent power (∼2 × 10‑16 W Hz‑1/2 at 2.5 K), already places our bolometers well above commercial cooled bolometers. Additionally, we show that these quantum dot bolometers demonstrate good performance at temperature as high as 77 K.

  14. Predicting the response of a submillimeter bolometer to cosmic rays.

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    Woodcraft, Adam L; Sudiwala, Rashmi V; Ade, Peter A R; Griffin, Matthew J; Wakui, Elley; Bhatia, Ravinder S; Lange, Andrew E; Bock, James J; Turner, Anthony D; Yun, Minhee H; Beeman, Jeffrey W

    2003-09-01

    Bolometers designed to detect submillimeter radiation also respond to cosmic, gamma, and x rays. Because detectors cannot be fully shielded from such energy sources, it is necessary to understand the effect of a photon or cosmic-ray particle being absorbed. The resulting signal (known as a glitch) can then be removed from raw data. We present measurements using an Americium-241 gamma radiation source to irradiate a prototype bolometer for the High Frequency Instrument in the Planck Surveyor satellite. Our measurements showed no variation in response depending on where the radiation was absorbed, demonstrating that the bolometer absorber and thermistor thermalize quickly. The bolometer has previously been fully characterized both electrically and optically. We find that using optically measured time constants underestimates the time taken for the detector to recover from a radiation absorption event. However, a full thermal model for the bolometer, with parameters taken from electrical and optical measurements, provides accurate time constants. Slight deviations from the model were seen at high energies; these can be accounted for by use of an extended model. PMID:12962375

  15. Terahertz Superconducting Hot Electron Bolometer Heterodyne Receivers

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    Gao, J. R.; Hajenius, M..; Yang, Z. Q.; Baselmans, J. J. A.; Khosropanah, P..; Barends, R..; Klapwijk, T. M.

    2007-06-01

    We highlight the progress on NbN hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixers achieved through fruitful collaboration between SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research and Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. This includes the best receiver noise temperatures of 700 K at 1.63 THz using a twin-slot antenna mixer and 1050 K at 2.84 THz using a spiral antenna coupled HEB mixer. The mixers are based on thin NbN films on Si and fabricated with a new contact-process and-structure. By reducing their areas HEB mixers have shown an LO power requirement as low as 30 nW. Those small HEB mixers have demonstrated equivalent sensitivity as those with large areas provided the direct detection effect due to broadband radiation is removed. To manifest that a HEB based heterodyne receiver can in practice be used at arbitrary frequencies above 2 THz, we demonstrate a 2.8 THz receiver using a THz quantum cascade laser (QCL) as local oscillator.

  16. First results of the resistive bolometers on KSTAR

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    The resistive bolometers have been successfully installed in the midplane of L-port in Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device. The spatial and temporal resolutions, 4.5 cm and ∼1 kHz, respectively, enable us to measure the radial profile of the total radiated power from magnetically confined plasma at a high temperature through radiation and neutral particles. The radiated power was measured at all shots. Even at low plasma current, the bolometer signal was detectable. The electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECH) has been used in tokamak for ECH assisted start-up and plasma control by local heating and current drive. The detectors of resistive bolometer, near the antenna of ECH, are affected by electron cyclotron wave. The tomographic reconstruction, using the Phillips-Tikhonov regularization method, will be carried out for a major radial profile of the radiation emissivity of the circular cross-section plasma.

  17. The Detector Calibration System for the CUORE cryogenic bolometer array

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    Cushman, J S; Davis, C J; Ejzak, L; Lenz, D; Lim, K E; Heeger, K M; Maruyama, R H; Nucciotti, A; Sangiorgio, S; Wise, T

    2016-01-01

    The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is a ton-scale cryogenic experiment designed to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of $^{130}$Te and other rare events. The CUORE detector consists of 988 TeO$_2$ bolometers operated underground at 10~mK in a dilution refrigerator at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. Candidate events are identified through a precise measurement of their energy. The absolute energy response of the detectors is established by the regular calibration of each individual bolometer using gamma sources. The close-packed configuration of the CUORE bolometer array combined with the extensive shielding surrounding the detectors requires the placement of calibration sources within the array itself. The CUORE Detector Calibration System is designed to insert radioactive sources into and remove them from the cryostat while respecting the stringent heat load, radiopurity, and operational requirements of the experiment. This paper describes the design, commissioning...

  18. First results of the resistive bolometers on KSTAR.

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    Seo, Dongcheol; Peterson, B J; Lee, Seung Hun

    2010-10-01

    The resistive bolometers have been successfully installed in the midplane of L-port in Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device. The spatial and temporal resolutions, 4.5 cm and ∼1 kHz, respectively, enable us to measure the radial profile of the total radiated power from magnetically confined plasma at a high temperature through radiation and neutral particles. The radiated power was measured at all shots. Even at low plasma current, the bolometer signal was detectable. The electron cyclotron resonance heating (ECH) has been used in tokamak for ECH assisted start-up and plasma control by local heating and current drive. The detectors of resistive bolometer, near the antenna of ECH, are affected by electron cyclotron wave. The tomographic reconstruction, using the Phillips-Tikhonov regularization method, will be carried out for a major radial profile of the radiation emissivity of the circular cross-section plasma. PMID:21033992

  19. Infrared imaging video bolometer with a double layer absorbing foil

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    The object of the present paper is an infrared video bolometer with a bolometer foil consisting of two layers: the first layer is constructed of radiation absorbing blocks and the second layer is a thermal isolating base. The absorbing blocks made of a material with a high photon attenuation coefficient (gold) were spatially separated from each other while the base should be made of a material having high tensile strength and low thermal conductance (stainless steel). Such a foil has been manufactured in St. Petersburg and calibrated in NIFS using a vacuum test chamber and a laser beam as an incident power source. A finite element method (FEM) code was applied to simulate the thermal response of the foil. Simulation results are in good agreement with the experimental calibration data. The temperature response of the double layer foil is a factor of two higher than that of a single foil IR video bolometer using the same absorber material and thickness. (author)

  20. Development of plasma bolometers using fiber-optic temperature sensors

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    Reinke, M. L.; Han, M.; Liu, G.; van Eden, G. G.; Evenblij, R.; Haverdings, M.; Stratton, B. C.

    2016-11-01

    Measurements of radiated power in magnetically confined plasmas are important for exhaust studies in present experiments and expected to be a critical diagnostic for future fusion reactors. Resistive bolometer sensors have long been utilized in tokamaks and helical devices but suffer from electromagnetic interference (EMI). Results are shown from initial testing of a new bolometer concept based on fiber-optic temperature sensor technology. A small, 80 μm diameter, 200 μm long silicon pillar attached to the end of a single mode fiber-optic cable acts as a Fabry-Pérot cavity when broadband light, λo ˜ 1550 nm, is transmitted along the fiber. Changes in temperature alter the optical path length of the cavity primarily through the thermo-optic effect, resulting in a shift of fringes reflected from the pillar detected using an I-MON 512 OEM spectrometer. While initially designed for use in liquids, this sensor has ideal properties for use as a plasma bolometer: a time constant, in air, of ˜150 ms, strong absorption in the spectral range of plasma emission, immunity to local EMI, and the ability to measure changes in temperature remotely. Its compact design offers unique opportunities for integration into the vacuum environment in places unsuitable for a resistive bolometer. Using a variable focus 5 mW, 405 nm, modulating laser, the signal to noise ratio versus power density of various bolometer technologies are directly compared, estimating the noise equivalent power density (NEPD). Present tests show the fiber-optic bolometer to have NEPD of 5-10 W/m2 when compared to those of the resistive bolometer which can achieve <0.5 W/m2 in the laboratory, but this can degrade to 1-2 W/m2 or worse when installed on a tokamak. Concepts are discussed to improve the signal to noise ratio of this new fiber-optic bolometer by reducing the pillar height and adding thin metallic coatings, along with improving the spectral resolution of the interrogator.

  1. CEA Bolometer Arrays: the First Year in Space

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    Billot, Nicolas; Sauvage, M.; RODRIGUEZ, L.; Horeau, B.; Kiss, C.; Aussel, H.; Okumura, K; O. Boulade; Altieri, B.; Poglitsch, A.; Agnese, P.

    2010-01-01

    The CEA/LETI and CEA/SAp started the development of far-infrared filled bolometer arrays for space applications over a decade ago. The unique design of these detectors makes possible the assembling of large focal planes comprising thousands of bolometers running at 300 mK with very low power dissipation. Ten arrays of 16x16 pixels were thoroughly tested on the ground, and integrated in the Herschel/PACS instrument before launch in May 2009. These detectors have been successfully commissioned ...

  2. Multichannel bolometer for radiation measurements on the TCA tokamak

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    A multichannel radiation bolometer has been developed for the Tokamak Chauffage Alfven (TCA) tokamak. It has 16 equally spaced chords that view the plasma through a narrow horizontal slit. Almost an entire vertical plasma cross section can be observed. The bolometer operates on the basis of a semiconducting element which serves as a temperature-dependent resistance. A new electronic circuit has been developed which takes advantage of the semiconductor characteristics of the detector by using feedback techniques. Measurements made with this instrument are discussed

  3. Bolometer for measurements on high-temperature plasmas

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    A bolometer has been developed based on a thin, die-cut platinum grid. It can survive high temperatures and the neutron and gamma radiation expected in the Toroidal Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR). The platinum resistance is measured with a square-wave carrier system to minimize sensitivity to ambient electromagnetic interference. Electrical power fed back to the sensor holds its temperature constant and provides an output directly proportional to absorbed radiation power. With a bandwidth of 50 Hz the noise is equivalent to 100 μW/cm2. Methods are described for dealing with the background effects expected to contribute to bolometer heating

  4. The resistive bolometer for radiated power measurement on EAST.

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    Duan, Y M; Hu, L Q; Mao, S T; Chen, K Y; Lin, S Y

    2012-09-01

    The resistive bolometer system has been successfully employed on experimental advanced superconducting tokamak for the first time to measure the radiated power of plasma. The bolometer detectors are based on 4 μm thick Pt absorbers deposited on 1.5 μm thick SiN membranes. The system consists of 3 cameras with a total of 48 channels. The detector and the system setup are described in detail. The detector calibration and typical measurement results are presented as well. PMID:23025621

  5. Study of rare alpha decays with scintillating bolometers

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    Cardani, L., E-mail: laura.cardani@roma1.infn.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza University of Roma, Roma I-00185 (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Roma, Roma I-00185 (Italy)

    2013-08-01

    Rare α decays can be studied with an unprecedented sensitivity by means of scintillating bolometers, as these detectors can provide a large source mass as well as an excellent resolution and can disentangle the nature of the interacting particle thanks to the different light yield. As an example of the results that can be obtained with this technique, I report the conclusive test on the identification of {sup 209}Bi decay and the measurement of the half-life of this isotope. In addition, I present a measurement with a PbWO{sub 4} scintillating bolometer, in which the lead isotopes decays were studied.

  6. A BGO scintillating bolometer for γ and α spectroscopy

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    A 891 g BGO (Bi4Ge3O12) scintillating bolometer has been tested at 10 mK in the underground Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy). The discrimination capability, the radio-purity of the compound and the main features of the crystal have been studied in order to demonstrate the excellent performances obtained by operating a scintillating bolometer in the field of γ and α spectroscopy. The sensitivity of this detector in the study of extremely low surface contaminations has been investigated.

  7. Alpha/gamma discrimination with a CaF2(Eu) target bolometer optically coupled to a composite infrared bolometer

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    On account of its qualities for dark matter research, a 300 mg luminescent CaF2(Eu) bolometer light-coupled to an infrared sapphire bolometer has been successfully investigated. At a working temperature of about 130 mK, a discrimination between alpha particles and gamma irradiation has been achieved. The rejection power as a function of energy is given. We finally discuss an extrapolation of our results to CaF2(Eu) targets of several grams and lower working temperatures. (orig.)

  8. The Herschel/PACS 2560 bolometers imaging camera

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    Billot, N; Augueres, J L; Beguin, A; Bouere, A; Boulade, O; Cara, C; Cloue, C; Doumayrou, E; Duband, L; Horeau, B; Le Mer, I; Le Pennec, J; Martignac, J; Okumura, K; Reveret, V; Sauvage, M; Simoens, F; Vigroux, L; Billot, Nicolas; Agnese, Patrick; Augueres, Jean-Louis; Beguin, Alain; Bouere, Andre; Boulade, Olivier; Cara, Christophe; Cloue, Christelle; Doumayrou, Eric; Duband, Lionel; Horeau, Benoit; Mer, Isabelle Le; Pennec, Jean Le; Martignac, Jerome; Okumura, Koryo; Reveret, Vincent; Sauvage, Marc; Simoens, Francois; Vigroux, Laurent

    2006-01-01

    The development program of the flight model imaging camera for the PACS instrument on-board the Herschel spacecraft is nearing completion. This camera has two channels covering the 60 to 210 microns wavelength range. The focal plane of the short wavelength channel is made of a mosaic of 2x4 3-sides buttable bolometer arrays (16x16 pixels each) for a total of 2048 pixels, while the long wavelength channel has a mosaic of 2 of the same bolometer arrays for a total of 512 pixels. The 10 arrays have been fabricated, individually tested and integrated in the photometer. They represent the first filled arrays of fully collectively built bolometers with a cold multiplexed readout, allowing for a properly sampled coverage of the full instrument field of view. The camera has been fully characterized and the ground calibration campaign will take place after its delivery to the PACS consortium in mid 2006. The bolometers, working at a temperature of 300 mK, have a NEP close to the BLIP limit and an optical bandwidth of ...

  9. Fast bolometer built in an artificial HPHT diamond matrix

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    A fast bolometer built in a plate of diamond grown at high pressure by the gradient growth method is developed and fabricated. The parameters of this structure are compared with these of the structures investigated earlier, which were fabricated based on chemical vapour deposited (CVD) diamond and natural type IIa diamond.

  10. Multimode Bolometer Development for the Primordial Inflation Explorer (PIXIE) Instrument

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    Nagler, Peter C.; Crowley, Kevin T.; Denis, Kevin L.; Devasia, Archana M.; Fixsen, Dale J.; Kogut, Alan J.; Manos, George; Porter, Scott; Stevenson, Thomas R.

    2016-01-01

    The Primordial Inflation Explorer (PIXIE) is an Explorer-class mission concept designed to measure the polarization and absolute intensity of the cosmic microwave background [1]. In this work, we report on the design, fabrication, and performance of the multimode polarization-sensitive bolometers for PIXIE, which are based on silicon thermistors. In particular we focus on several recent advances in the detector design, including the implementation of a tensioning scheme to greatly raise the frequencies of the internal vibrational modes of the large-area, low-mass optical absorber structure consisting of a grid of micromachined, ion-implanted silicon wires. With 30 times the absorbing area of the spider-web bolometers used by Planck, the tensioning scheme enables the PIXIE bolometers to be robust in the vibrational and acoustic environment at launch of the space mission. More generally, it could be used to reduce microphonic sensitivity in other types of low temperature detectors. We also report on the performance of the PIXIE bolometers in a dark cryogenic environment.

  11. Fabrication and characterization of an MgB2 bolometer

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    In this work, we present the experimental results obtained in the fabrication and characterization of a superconducting MgB2 bolometer. The device was made from an MgB2 meander-like structure suspended on a 500 nm thick SiN membrane. The MgB2 meander line was 50 μm wide and 7.6 mm long and it was defined by optical lithography and dry etching. The SiN membrane had an area of 1.3 mm x 1.3 mm and it was obtained by a silicon micromachining technique. The electrical and thermal properties of the device were measured at low temperature in a closed-cycle cryocooler. The resulting Tc of the meander was unchanged with respect to the unprocessed film and the transport properties, measured in voltage-biased mode, indicated a value for Jc of the order of 105 A cm-2 at 27 K. The logarithmic sensitivity of the bolometer turned out to be higher than 150. The study of the thermal properties of the bolometer on the membrane showed a thermal conductance of the order 10-5 W K-1 at a working temperature of 32 K. The bolometer, irradiated by a chopped laser beam, showed a cut-off frequency of 94 Hz. The maximum experimental responsivity was estimated to be 2.3 x 103 V W-1

  12. Scintillating bolometers: A promising tool for rare decays search

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    Pattavina, L., E-mail: luca.pattavina@mib.infn.it

    2013-12-21

    The idea of using a scintillating bolometer was first suggested for solar neutrino experiments in 1989. After many years of developments, now we are able to exploit this experimental technique, based on the calorimetric approach with cryogenic particle detectors, to investigate rare events such as Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and interaction of Dark Matter candidates. The possibility to have high resolution detectors in which a very large part of the natural background can be discriminated with respect to the weak expected signal is very appealing. The goal to distinguish the different types of interactions in the detector can be achieved by means of scintillating bolometer. The simultaneous read-out of the heat and scintillation signals made with two independent bolometers enable this precious feature leading to possible background free experiment. In the frame of the LUCIFER project we report on how exploiting this technique to investigate Double Beta Decay for different isotope candidates. Moreover we demonstrate how scintillating bolometers are suited for investigating other rare events such as α decays of long living isotopes of lead and bismuth.

  13. Highly sensitive hot electron bolometer based on disordered graphene.

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    Han, Qi; Gao, Teng; Zhang, Rui; Chen, Yi; Chen, Jianhui; Liu, Gerui; Zhang, Yanfeng; Liu, Zhongfan; Wu, Xiaosong; Yu, Dapeng

    2013-01-01

    A bolometer is a device that makes an electrical resistive response to the electromagnetic radiation resulted from a raise of temperature due to heating. The combination of the extremely weak electron-phonon interactions along with its small electron heat capacity makes graphene an ideal material for applications in ultra-fast and sensitive hot electron bolometer. However, a major issue is that the resistance of pristine graphene weakly depends on the electronic temperature. We propose using disordered graphene to obtain a strongly temperature dependent resistance. The measured electrical responsivity of the disordered graphene bolometer reaches 6 × 10(6) V/W at 1.5 K, corresponding to an optical responsivity of 1.6 × 10(5) V/W. The deduced electrical noise equivalent power is 1.2 fW/√Hz, corresponding to the optical noise equivalent power of 44 fW/√Hz. The minimal device structure and no requirement for high mobility graphene make a step forward towards the applications of graphene hot electron bolometers. PMID:24346418

  14. Bolometer with high time resolution for investigation of energy losses in tokamaks

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    A bolometer is described with a sensitivity of 10-6 J/cm2 and a time resolution of 10 μs, which was used in studying the energy flux during ohmic heating and compression of plasma in the Tuman-2 device. A method of the absolute calibration of the bolometer is presented. Analysis has revealed the bolometer sensitivity being limited by noises of the statistic nature. A fundamental disadvantage of the instrument in plasma compression experiments has been found, namely the appearance of a spurious signal at the bolometer output in fast growth of a toroidal magnetic field

  15. Development of neutron-transmutation-doped germanium bolometer material

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    The behavior of lattice defects generated as a result of the neutron-transmutation-doping of germanium was studied as a function of annealing conditions using deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) and mobility measurements. DLTS and variable temperature Hall effect were also used to measure the activation of dopant impurities formed during the transmutation process. In additioon, a semi-automated method of attaching wires on to small chips of germanium (3) for the fabrication of infrared detecting bolometers was developed. Finally, several different types of junction field effect transistors were tested for noise at room and low temperature (approx. 80 K) in order to find the optimum device available for first stage electronics in the bolometer signal amplification circuit

  16. Infrared Imaging Bolometer for the HL-2A Tokamak

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    Gao, Jinming; Li, Wei; Lu, Jie; Xia, Zhiwei; Yi, Ping; Liu, Yi; Yang, Qingwei; HL-2A Team

    2016-06-01

    An infrared imaging bolometer diagnostic has been upgraded recently to be adapted for the complications of the signal-to-noise ratio arising from the low level of plasma radiation and high reflectivity of low energy photon (heat diffusion equation with a numerical technique. The local plasma radiated power density is reconstructed with a minimum fisher information regularization method by assuming plasma emission toroidal symmetry. Comparisons of the results and the profiles measured by an ordinary bolometric detector demonstrate that this method is good enough to provide the plasma radiated power pattern. The typical plasma radiated power density distribution before and after high mode (H-mode) transition is firstly reconstructed with the infrared imaging bolometer. Moreover, during supersonic molecular beam injection (SMBI), an enhanced radiation region is observed at the edge of the plasma. supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 10805016 and 11175061), and the Chinese National Fusion Project for ITER (No. 2014GB109001)

  17. Trapped electron cloud bolometer relying on frequency shift.

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    Dehmelt, H

    1994-01-01

    An improved electron cloud bolometer is analyzed. In this device the cloud temperature is read out not via thermal noise induced by the electrons in a coupled LC circuit but via shift in their axial oscillation frequency in the Penning trap confining them. This shift occurs because as the electron cloud expands with increasing temperature, the average restoring force in the slightly anharmonic trap does change perceptibly. The scheme will be useful in exploring the microwave mode structure of...

  18. Li-containing scintillating bolometers for low background physics

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    Pattavina L.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We present the performances of Li-based compounds used as scintillating bolometer for rare decay studies such as double-beta decay and direct dark matter investigations. The compounds are tested in a dilution refrigerator installed in the underground laboratory of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy. Low temperature scintillating properties are investigated by means of different radioactive sources, and the radio-purity level for internal contaminations are estimated for possible employment for next generation experiments.

  19. Biasing and Demodulation Firmware for Kilopixel TES Bolometer Arrays

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    Smecher, Graeme; Aubin, Francois; Bissonnette, Eric; Dobbs, Matt; Hyland, Peter; MacDermid, Kevin

    2010-01-01

    We describe the signal-processing firmware and software for a frequency-domain multiplexed (FDM) biasing and demodulation system that reads out Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometer arrays for mm-wavelength cosmology telescopes. This system replaces a mixed-signal readout backend with a much smaller, more power-efficient system relying on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for control, computation and signal processing. The new system is sufficiently robust, automated, and power efficien...

  20. TlBaCaCuO High Temperature Superconducting Bolometer

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    1999-01-01

    Meanders of thin films of TlBa2Ca2CuO2 have been used to make radiation bolometers. Using cw-HeNeat 632 nm the peak responsivity of these films is measured to be 0. 560 V/W at the temperature of 106.0 K. Thepresent experimental data agree well with bolometric response of irradiated films, and the calculations are presentedto support this conclusion.

  1. A 32*32 parylene-pyrolyzed carbon bolometer imager

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    Liger, Matthieu; Tai, Yu-Chong

    2006-01-01

    Here we present a novel and simple way to fabricate uncooled infrared detectors suitable for integration into large-area arrays. The design is based on thin-film carbon obtained by means of parylene pyrolysis. We demonstrate the first micromachined carbon uncooled bolometer array made of two layers of self-supporting pyrolyzed-parylene carbon having different process-tuned properties. Measurements show that the target temperature resolution, or NETD (Noise-Equivalent T...

  2. Development of NTD Ge Sensors for Superconducting Bolometer

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    Garai, A.; Mathimalar, S.; Singh, V.; Dokania, N.; Nanal, V.; Pillay, R. G.; Ramakrishnan, S.; Shrivastava, A.; Jagadeesan, K. C.; Thakare, S. V.

    2016-08-01

    Neutron transmutation-doped (NTD) Ge sensors have been prepared by irradiating device-grade Ge with thermal neutrons at Dhruva reactor, BARC, Mumbai. These sensors are intended to be used for the study of neutrinoless double beta decay in ^{124}Sn with a superconducting Tin bolometer. Resistance measurements are performed on NTD Ge sensors in the temperature range 100-350 mK. The observed temperature dependence is found to be consistent with the variable-range hopping mechanism.

  3. The 0.1K bolometers cooled by adiabatic demagnetization

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    Roellig, T.; Lesyna, L.; Kittel, P.; Werner, M.

    1983-01-01

    The most straightforward way of reducing the noise equivalent power of bolometers is to lower their operating temperature. We have been exploring the possibility of using conventionally constructed bolometers at ultra-low temperatures to achieve NEP's suitable to the background environment of cooled space telescopes. We have chosen the technique of adiabatic demagnetization of a paramagnetic salt as a gravity independent, compact, and low power way to achieve temperatures below pumped He-3 (0.3 K). The demagnetization cryostat we used was capable of reaching temperatures below 0.08 K using Chromium Potassium Alum as a salt from a starting temperature of 1.5 K and a starting magnetic field of 30,000 gauss. Computer control of the magnetic field decay allowed a temperature of 0.2 K to be maintained to within 0.5 mK over a time period exceeding 14 hours. The refrigerator duty cycle was over 90 percent at this temperature. The success of these tests has motivated us to construct a more compact portable adiabatic demagnetization cryostat capable of bolometer optical tests and use at the 5m Hale telescope at 1mm wavelengths.

  4. A 90GHz Bolometer Camera Detector System for the Green

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    Benford, Dominic J.; Allen, Christine A.; Buchanan, Ernest; Chen, Tina C.; Chervenak, James A.; Devlin, Mark J.; Dicker, Simon R.; Forgione, Joshua B.

    2004-01-01

    We describe a close-packed, two-dimensional imaging detector system for operation at 90GHz (3.3 mm) for the 100m Green Bank Telescope (GBT). This system will provide high sensitivity (less than 1mJy in 1s) rapid imaging (15'x15' to 150 micron Jy in 1 hr) at the world's largest steerable aperture. The heart of this camera is an 8x8 close-packed, Nyquist-sampled array of superconducting transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers. We have designed and are producing a functional superconducting bolometer array system using a monolithic planar architecture and high-speed multiplexed readout electronics. With an NEP of approximately 2 x 10(exp -17) W/square root of Hz, the TES bolometers will provide fast, linear, sensitive response for high performance imaging. The detectors are read out by an 8x8 time domain SQUID multiplexer. A digital/analog electronics system has been designed to enable read out by SQUID multiplexers. First light for this instrument on the GBT is expected within a year.

  5. Development of imaging bolometers for magnetic fusion reactors (invited).

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    Peterson, Byron J; Parchamy, Homaira; Ashikawa, Naoko; Kawashima, Hisato; Konoshima, Shigeru; Kostryukov, Artem Yu; Miroshnikov, Igor V; Seo, Dongcheol; Omori, T

    2008-10-01

    Imaging bolometers utilize an infrared (IR) video camera to measure the change in temperature of a thin foil exposed to the plasma radiation, thereby avoiding the risks of conventional resistive bolometers related to electric cabling and vacuum feedthroughs in a reactor environment. A prototype of the IR imaging video bolometer (IRVB) has been installed and operated on the JT-60U tokamak demonstrating its applicability to a reactor environment and its ability to provide two-dimensional measurements of the radiation emissivity in a poloidal cross section. In this paper we review this development and present the first results of an upgraded version of this IRVB on JT-60U. This upgrade utilizes a state-of-the-art IR camera (FLIR/Indigo Phoenix-InSb) (3-5 microm, 256 x 360 pixels, 345 Hz, 11 mK) mounted in a neutron/gamma/magnetic shield behind a 3.6 m IR periscope consisting of CaF(2) optics and an aluminum mirror. The IRVB foil is 7 cm x 9 cm x 5 microm tantalum. A noise equivalent power density of 300 microW/cm(2) is achieved with 40 x 24 channels and a time response of 10 ms or 23 microW/cm(2) for 16 x 12 channels and a time response of 33 ms, which is 30 times better than the previous version of the IRVB on JT-60U. PMID:19044463

  6. Advantages of high temperature operation of an imaging bolometer

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    An imaging bolometer is a new type bolometer which uses a large and thin gold foil which absorbs the incident radiation from the plasma and an IR camera to provide images of the temperature distribution within the foil which corresponds to the plasma radiation. Several theoretically predicted advantages of high temperature operation of an imaging bolometer, such are InSb sensors features, black body radiation intensity, noise equivalent power and others should increase the overall sensitivity. A series of experiments were made to prove this principle. The copper frame which supports the gold foil was heated by 4 vacuum compatible ceramic heaters up to 345degC. For simulating the local foil heating due to plasma radiation we used He-Ne laser. The laser beam was exposed on the foil only for several seconds for each frame temperature step. Also two thermocouples were used to measure the frame temperature. It was experimentally shown that the resulting sensitivity increases with the foil temperature. The sensitivity was measured as a weighted difference in mean signal intensity within a line crossing a laser beam point on the foil for switched off and switch on laser at different frame temperatures. (author)

  7. A Compact, Modular Package for Superconducting Bolometer Arrays

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    Benford, D.

    2008-01-01

    As bolometer arrays grow to ever-larger formats, packaging becomes a more critical engineering issue. We have designed a detector package to house a superconducting bolometer array, SQUID multiplexers, bias and filtering circuitry, and electrical connectors. The package includes an optical filter, magnetic shielding, and has well-defined thermal and mechanical interfaces. An early version of this package has been used successfully in the GISMO 2mm camera, a 128-pixel camera operating at a base temperature of 270mK. A more advanced package permits operation at lower temperatures by providing direct heat sinking to the SQUIDS and bias resistors, which generate the bulk of the dissipation in the package. Standard electrical connectors provide reliable contact while enabling quick installation and removal of the package. We describe how the design compensates for differing thermal expansions, allows heat sinking of the bolometer array, and features magnetic shielding in critical areas. We highlight the performance of this detector package and describe its scalability to 1280-pixel arrays in the near future.

  8. A high temperature superconductor photo-thermoelectrical mm wave bolometer

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    Full text: Discovery of High Temperature Superconductors (HTSC) has made it possible to make mm wave bolometers to operate at liquid nitrogen temperatures with performance comparable to Low Temperature Superconductors (LTSC), which operate at Liquid Helium and milli Kelvin range of temperatures. In this paper we present theoretical analysis of a thick (∼ 50 μm) film photo-thermoelectrical bolometer. It is seen that the thickness of the bolometer is not a disadvantage when one is interested in 10 ms response time and 10 V/W responsivity. These magnitudes are known to be sufficient for thermal imaging applications. We present here computations on responsivity and response time as functions of the fundamental materials parameters, dimensionless temperature coefficient of resistance, ratio of the resistivities of the active and passive arms of the thermocouple, thermoelectric power of the active arm, etc. BiSb: YBCO thermocouple is taken as a reference case. This is because BiSb has the highest thermoelectric figure of merit at 77K among the known thermoelectric materials and YBCO is chemically stable over long periods of time when exposed to radiation

  9. Infrared detection with high-[Tc] bolometers and response of Nb tunnel junctions to picosecond voltage pulses

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    Verghese, S.

    1993-05-01

    Oxide superconductors with high critical temperature [Tc] make sensitive thermometers for several types of infrared bolometers. The authors built composite bolometers with YBa[sub 2]Cu[sub 3]O[sub 7[minus][delta

  10. Low noise high-Tc superconducting bolometers on silicon nitride membranes for far-infrared detection

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    Nivelle, de M.J.M.E.; Bruijn, M.P.; Vries, de R.; Wijnbergen, J.J.; Korte, de P.A.J.; Sanchez, S.; Elwenspoek, M.; Heidenblut, T.; Schwierzi, B.; Michalke, W.; Steinbeiss, E.

    1997-01-01

    High-Tc GdBa2Cu3O7 – delta superconductor bolometers with operation temperatures near 89 K, large receiving areas of 0.95 mm2 and very high detectivity have been made. The bolometers are supported by 0.62 µm thick silicon nitride membranes. A specially developed silicon-on-nitride layer was used to

  11. Integrated Electron-tunneling Refrigerator and TES Bolometer for Millimeter Wave Astronomy

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    Silverberg, R. F.; Benford, D. J.; Chen, T. C.; Chervenak, J.; Finkbeiner, F.; Moseley, S. H.; Duncan, W.; Miller, N.; Schmidt, D.; Ullom, J.

    2005-01-01

    We describe progress in the development of a close-packed array of bolometers intended for use in photometric applications at millimeter wavelengths from ground- based telescopes. Each bolometer in the may uses a proximity-effect Transition Edge Sensor (TES) sensing element and each will have integrated Normal-Insulator-Superconductor (NIS) refrigerators to cool the bolometer below the ambient bath temperature. The NIS refrigerators and acoustic-phonon-mode-isolated bolometers are fabricated on silicon. The radiation-absorbing element is mechanically suspended by four legs, whose dimensions are used to control and optimize the thermal conductance of the bolometer. Using the technology developed at NIST, we fabricate NIS refrigerators at the base of each of the suspension legs. The NIS refrigerators remove hot electrons by quantum-mechanical tunneling and are expected to cool the biased (approx.10 pW) bolometers to bolometers are inside a pumped 3He-cooled cryostat operating at approx.280 mK. This significantly lower temperature at the bolometer allows the detectors to approach background-limited performance despite the simple cryogenic system.

  12. Fast superconducting bolometer on the base of Ag+Sn double films

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    A fast superconducting bolometer based on double Ag+Sn films is discribed. The films have the transition temperature of about 2.1 K. A He-filled metal cryostat was used to cool the bolometer. The volume of the He cylinder is 1.5 l. A solenoid was used to stabilize automatically the working point of the bolometer and to correct the temperature of the film superconducting transition. The bolometer frequency responce for HeI and HeII is investigated, and it is shown that the HeII cooled bolometer has a uniform frequency responce within the range of 1.6 Hz to 30 MHz and its detecting power is 108 cmxHzsup(1/2)xWsup(-1) at the time constant of 5 ns. The HeII-cooled bolometer showed smooth decreasing of the sensitivity with frequency increase. In addition, the HeI-cooled bolometer has a higher level of low frequency temperature noises and a lesser detecting power as compared to the HeII-cooled bolometer

  13. Impedance Matching of a Micromesh Bolometer Placed in a Silicon Parallel Plate Waveguide Spectrometer

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    Chattopadhyay, G.; Llombart, N.; Bradford, C.M.; Neto, A.

    2008-01-01

    Micromesh bolometers have been used in several instruments working in the submillimeter band (e.g. [1]). The bolometers are usually placed inside a waveguide and consist of a mesh absorber, at a certain distance from a back short. The mesh is made of SiNi whose thermal conductivity is tuned to the i

  14. Sea level characterization of a 1100 g sapphire bolometer

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    Pécourt, S; Bobin, C; Coron, N; Jesus, M D; Hadjout, J P; Leblanc, J W; Marcillac, P D

    1999-01-01

    A first characterization of a 1100 g sapphire bolometer, performed at sea level and at a working temperature of 40 mK, is presented. Despite perturbations coming from the high-radioactive background and cosmic rays, calibration spectra could be achieved with an internal alpha source and a sup 5 sup 7 Co gamma-ray source: the experimental threshold is 25 keV, while the FWHM resolution is 17.4 keV for the 122 keV peak. Possible heat release effects are discussed, and a new limit of 9x10 sup - sup 1 sup 4 W/g is obtained for sapphire.

  15. Quantum noise in a terahertz hot electron bolometer mixer

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    Zhang, W; Khosropanah, P.; Gao, J. R.; Kollberg, E. L.; Yngvesson, K. S.; Bansal, T.; Barends, R.; Klapwijk, T. M.

    2010-01-01

    We have measured the noise temperature of a single, sensitive superconducting NbN hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixer in a frequency range from 1.6 to 5.3 THz, using a setup with all the key components in vacuum. By analyzing the measured receiver noise temperature using a quantum noise (QN) model for HEB mixers, we confirm the effect of QN. The QN is found to be responsible for about half of the receiver noise at the highest frequency in our measurements. The β-factor (the quantum efficiency ...

  16. Diffusion-Cooled Tantalum Hot-Electron Bolometer Mixers

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    Skalare, Anders; McGrath, William; Bumble, Bruce; LeDuc, Henry

    2004-01-01

    A batch of experimental diffusion-cooled hot-electron bolometers (HEBs), suitable for use as mixers having input frequencies in the terahertz range and output frequencies up to about a gigahertz, exploit the superconducting/normal-conducting transition in a thin strip of tantalum. The design and operation of these HEB mixers are based on mostly the same principles as those of a prior HEB mixer that exploited the superconducting/normal- conducting transition in a thin strip of niobium and that was described elsewhere.

  17. Monolayer graphene bolometer as a sensitive far-IR detector

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    Karasik, Boris S.; McKitterick, Christopher B.; Prober, Daniel E.

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we give a detailed analysis of the expected sensitivity and operating conditions in the power detection mode of a hot-electron bolometer (HEB) made from a few {\\mu}m$^2$ of monolayer graphene (MLG) flake which can be embedded into either a planar antenna or waveguide circuit via NbN (or NbTiN) superconducting contacts with critical temperature ~ 14 K. Recent data on the strength of the electron-phonon coupling are used in the present analysis and the contribution of the readout ...

  18. Heat Balanced Bolometer with Sigma-Delta Interface

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    Denoual, Matthieu; Pouliquen, Mathieu; Allègre, Gilles; Brouard, D.; Veith, A; De Sagazan, Olivier; Attia, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents a single-loop 2nd order sigmadelta interface circuit for a bolometer operating in closed-loop mode. Switched capacitor circuitry is developed to implement the sigma-delta structure. The sigma-delta modulator acts both as digital readout circuit and as a mean of heat feedback. The design approach of the sigma-delta structure and the feedback shaping is explained. The circuit is designed for a realization in AMS CMOS 0.35μm technology.

  19. Free-floating superconducting bolometer: A sensitive heat-pulse detector

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    A free-floating (no substrate) granular aluminum superconducting bolometer has been made and tested. Sensitivity and time-constant measurements were compared with those of similar bolometers fabricated on glass and Al2O3 substrates. The responses were first studied with the bolometer isolated in a vacuum chamber which was immersed in a superfluid liquid-helium bath and cooled by conduction through the contact leads, and again after incremental increases of helium gas were introduced into the sample chamber. The measurements show that for low gas pressures (approximately-less-than10-4 cm Hg) the floating bolometer was between one and two orders of magnitude more sensitive than identical bolometers on substrates. With increasing gas pressure, the formation of a superfluid helium film of an approximate thickness of three atomic layers caused a reduction of the floating bolometer sensitivity by nearly two orders of magnitude. The effect of bolometers on substrates was, on the other hand, only 30%. The results provide strong evidence that the Kapitza conductance into helium occurs in the first two or three atomic layers

  20. Irradiation tests performed on the Herschel/Pacs bolometer arrays

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    Horeau, B; Rodriguez, L; Billot, N; Boulade, O; Doumayrou, E; Okumura, K; Pennec, J Le

    2010-01-01

    A new concept of bolometer arrays is used for the imager of PACS, one of the three instruments aboard the future Herschel space observatory. Within the framework of PACS photometer characterization, irradiation tests were performed on a dedicated bolometer array in order to study long-term and short-term radiation effects. The main objective was to study particles impacts on the detectors applicable to future observations in orbit and possible hard and/or soft curing to restore its performances. Cobalt-60 gamma ray irradiations did not show significant degradation, so we mainly focused on single events effects (SEE). Protons and alphas irradiations were then performed at the Van de Graaf tandem accelerator at the Institut de Physique Nucleaire (IPN, Orsay, France), respectively at 20MeV and 30MeV. Observation showed that the shape of signal perturbations clearly depends on the location of the impacts either on the detector itself or the read-out circuit. Software curing has then to be anticipated in order to ...

  1. A Strained Silicon Cold Electron Bolometer using Schottky Contacts

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    Brien, T L R; Barry, P S; Dunscombe, C; Leadley, D R; Morozov, D V; Myronov, M; Parker, E H C; Prest, M J; Sudiwala, R V; Whall, T E; Mauskopf, P D

    2014-01-01

    We describe optical characterisation of a Strained Silicon Cold Electron Bolometer (CEB), operating on a $350~\\mathrm{mK}$ stage, designed for absorption of millimetre-wave radiation. The silicon Cold Electron Bolometer utilises Schottky contacts between a superconductor and an n++ doped silicon island to detect changes in the temperature of the charge carriers in the silicon, due to variations in absorbed radiation. By using strained silicon as the absorber, we decrease the electron-phonon coupling in the device and increase the responsivity to incoming power. The strained silicon absorber is coupled to a planar aluminium twin-slot antenna designed to couple to $160~\\mathrm{GHz}$ and that serves as the superconducting contacts. From the measured optical responsivity and spectral response, we calculate a maximum optical efficiency of $50~\\%$ for radiation coupled into the device by the planar antenna and an overall noise equivalent power (NEP), referred to absorbed optical power, of $1.1 \\times 10^{-16}~\\math...

  2. Bolometer detection of magnetic resonances in nanoscaled objects

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    We report on a nanoscaled thermocouple (ThC) as a temperature sensor of a highly sensitive bolometer for probing the dissipative damping of spin dynamics in nanosized Permalloy (Py) stripes. The Au-Pd ThC based device is fabricated by standard electron beam lithography on a 200 nm silicon nitride membrane to minimize heat dissipation through the substrate. We show that this thermal sensor allows not only measurements of the temperature change on the order of a few mK due to the uniform resonant microwave (MW) absorption by the Py stripe but also detection of standing spin waves of different mode numbers. Using a 3D finite element method, we estimate the absorbed MW power by the stripe in resonance and prove the necessity of using substrates with an extremely low heat dissipation like a silicon nitride membrane for successful thermal detection. The voltage responsivity and the noise equivalent power for the ThC-based bolometer are equal to 15 V W−1 and 3 nW Hz−1/2, respectively. The ThC device offers a magnetic resonance response of 1 nV/(μB W) corresponding to a sensitivity of 109 spins and a temperature resolution of 300 μK under vacuum conditions. (paper)

  3. Bolometer detection of magnetic resonances in nanoscaled objects.

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    Rod, Irina; Meckenstock, Ralf; Zähres, Horst; Derricks, Christian; Mushenok, Fedor; Reckers, Nathalie; Kijamnajsuk, Puchong; Wiedwald, Ulf; Farle, Michael

    2014-10-24

    We report on a nanoscaled thermocouple (ThC) as a temperature sensor of a highly sensitive bolometer for probing the dissipative damping of spin dynamics in nanosized Permalloy (Py) stripes. The Au-Pd ThC based device is fabricated by standard electron beam lithography on a 200 nm silicon nitride membrane to minimize heat dissipation through the substrate. We show that this thermal sensor allows not only measurements of the temperature change on the order of a few mK due to the uniform resonant microwave (MW) absorption by the Py stripe but also detection of standing spin waves of different mode numbers. Using a 3D finite element method, we estimate the absorbed MW power by the stripe in resonance and prove the necessity of using substrates with an extremely low heat dissipation like a silicon nitride membrane for successful thermal detection. The voltage responsivity and the noise equivalent power for the ThC-based bolometer are equal to 15 V W(-1) and 3 nW Hz(-1/2), respectively. The ThC device offers a magnetic resonance response of 1 nV/(μ(B) W) corresponding to a sensitivity of 10(9) spins and a temperature resolution of 300 μK under vacuum conditions. PMID:25271896

  4. Monolayer graphene bolometer as a sensitive far-IR detector

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    Karasik, Boris S; Prober, Daniel E

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we give a detailed analysis of the expected sensitivity and operating conditions in the power detection mode of a hot-electron bolometer (HEB) made from a few {\\mu}m$^2$ of monolayer graphene (MLG) flake which can be embedded into either a planar antenna or waveguide circuit via NbN (or NbTiN) superconducting contacts with critical temperature ~ 14 K. Recent data on the strength of the electron-phonon coupling are used in the present analysis and the contribution of the readout noise to the Noise Equivalent Power (NEP) is explicitly computed. The readout scheme utilizes Johnson Noise Thermometry (JNT) allowing for Frequency-Domain Multiplexing (FDM) using narrowband filter coupling of the HEBs. In general, the filter bandwidth and the summing amplifier noise have a significant effect on the overall system sensitivity. The analysis shows that the readout contribution can be reduced to that of the bolometer phonon noise if the detector device is operated at 0.05 K and the JNT signal is read at abo...

  5. Arrays of membrane isolated yttrium-barium-copper-oxide kinetic inductance bolometers

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    Lindeman, M. A., E-mail: mark.a.lindeman@jpl.nasa.gov; Bonetti, J. A.; Bumble, B.; Day, P. K.; Holmes, W. A.; Kleinsasser, A. W. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109 (United States); Eom, B. H. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

    2014-06-21

    We are developing of arrays of membrane isolated resonator-bolometers, each with a kinetic inductance device (KID) to measure the temperature of the membrane. The KIDs are fabricated out of the high temperature superconductor YBCO to allow operation at relatively high temperatures. The bolometers are designed to offer higher sensitivity than sensors operating at 300 K, but they require less expensive and lighter weight cooling than even more sensitive conventional superconducting detectors operating at lower temperatures. The bolometer arrays are applicable as focal planes in infrared imaging spectrometers, such as for planetary science missions or earth observing satellites. We describe the devices and present measurements of their sensitivity.

  6. The Construction of the Fast Resistive Bolometer for a SXR Measurement on the GIT-12 Facility

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    Jakub Cikhardt; Daniel Klír; Pavel Kubeš; Josef Kravárik; Karel Rezác; Ondrej Šíla; Alexander V. Shishlov; Alexey Yu. Labetsky

    2013-01-01

    A lot of kinds of instruments are used for the SXR measurement at pulsed power facilities, but most of them are difficult to calibrate absolutely. For the determination of the energy of SXR radiated by the discharge on Z-pinches, it is possible to use the bolometer which can be calibrated analytically. The bolometer can be constructed with the sufficient sensitivity and, at the same time, with the time resolution in the order of nanoseconds. This bolometer was designed and constructed for the...

  7. Doubling of sensitivity and bandwidth in phonon cooled hot electron bolometer mixers

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    Baselmans, J.J.A.; Hajenius, M.; Gao, J. R.; Klapwijk, T. M.; de Korte, P.A.J.; Voronov, B.; Gol'tsman, G.

    2004-01-01

    NbN hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixers are at this moment the best heterodyne detectors for frequencies above 1 THz. However, the fabrication procedure of these devices is such that the quality of the interface between the NbN superconducting film and the contact structure is not under good control. This results in a contact resistance between the NbN bolometer and the contact pad. We compare identical bolometers, with different NbN - contact pad interfaces, coupled with a spiral antenna. We...

  8. Application of Resistive Bolometer to Measurement of X-Ray Radiation from Laser Plasmas

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    A metal resistor thin-film bolometer was fabricated using the micro lithographic method and then applied to measurement of x-ray emission from gas-puff targets in the experiments at 1-kJ PALS laser in Prague. The detection head with the bolometer is equipped with a precise system for its calibration. The bolometer is of 4-μm Au capturing layer and 100 % efficiency up to 5 keV. The lowest measurable flux is 5x10-9 J/cm2

  9. The Construction of the Fast Resistive Bolometer for a SXR Measurement on the GIT-12 Facility

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    Jakub Cikhardt

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A lot of kinds of instruments are used for the SXR measurement at pulsed power facilities, but most of them are difficult to calibrate absolutely. For the determination of the energy of SXR radiated by the discharge on Z-pinches, it is possible to use the bolometer which can be calibrated analytically. The bolometer can be constructed with the sufficient sensitivity and, at the same time, with the time resolution in the order of nanoseconds. This bolometer was designed and constructed for the measurement on the 5MA facility GIT-12 at the Institute of High Current Electronics (IHCE of the Siberian Branch Russian Academy of Sciences in Tomsk. The experiments on GIT-12 with the neon and deuterium gas-puff load were diagnosed by the copper bolometer with the time resolution of 4 ns and the sensitivity of 12 V cm2 J-1.

  10. Performance of superconducting transition edge bolometers for infrared photometry and X-ray micro-calorimetry

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    Hoevers, H F C; Bruijn, M P; Frericks, M; Kiewiet, F B; Mels, W A; Korte, P D

    1999-01-01

    The performance of voltage biased superconducting transition edge bolometers for infrared photometry and X-ray micro-calorimetry is described. Experimental results for the resistance-temperature curve of the superconducting phase thermometer, the current-voltage characteristic of the bolometer, and its current noise are presented and evaluated. Excess current noise turns out to be present when the bolometers are biased in the superconducting transition. The possible origin of this excess noise is shortly discussed. For the infrared bolometer an NEP of 2 x10 sup - sup 1 sup 7 W/sq root Hz at 270 mK is obtained. The X-ray micro-calorimeter resolution is 60 eV sub F sub W sub H sub M at 155 mK for 5.9 keV X-rays, a factor 2.6 above the thermodynamical limit.

  11. Characterization of single layer anti-reflective coatings for bolometer-based rare event searches

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    Hansen, E V

    2016-01-01

    A photon signal added to the existing phonon signal can powerfully reduce backgrounds for bolometer-based rare event searches. Anti-reflective coatings can significantly increase the performance of the secondary light sensing bolometer in these experiments. Coatings of SiO2, HfO2, and TiO2 on Ge and Si were fabricated and characterized at room temperature and all angles of incidence.

  12. Arrays of membrane isolated yttrium-barium-copper-oxide kinetic inductance bolometers

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    Lindeman, M.A.; Bonetti, J. A.; Bumble, B.; Day, P. K.; Eom, B. H.; Holmes, W. A.; Kleinsasser, A. W.

    2014-01-01

    We are developing of arrays of membrane isolated resonator-bolometers, each with a kinetic inductance device (KID) to measure the temperature of the membrane. The KIDs are fabricated out of the high temperature superconductor YBCO to allow operation at relatively high temperatures. The bolometers are designed to offer higher sensitivity than sensors operating at 300 K, but they require less expensive and lighter weight cooling than even more sensitive conventional superconducting detectors op...

  13. Frequency multiplexed superconducting quantum interference device readout of large bolometer arrays for cosmic microwave background measurements

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    Dobbs, M. A.; Lueker, M.; Padin, S.; Shirokoff, E.; Staniszewski, Z.; Vieira, J. D.

    2012-01-01

    A technological milestone for experiments employing transition edge sensor bolometers operating at sub-Kelvin temperature is the deployment of detector arrays with 100s–1000s of bolometers. One key technology for such arrays is readout multiplexing: the ability to read out many sensors simultaneously on the same set of wires. This paper describes a frequency-domain multiplexed readout system which has been developed for and deployed on the APEX-SZ and South Pole Telescope millimeter wavelengt...

  14. Low noise cryogenic electronics: preamplifier configurations with feedback on the bolometer

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    Yvon, D.; Sushkov, V.

    1998-01-01

    We have developed preamplifier configurations used to readout resistive bolometers such as those based on Neutron Transmuted Doped Germanium thermometers (so called NTD Ge thermometers)[1] or NbSi thin film thermometers [2, 3]. We introduce the impedance regulating preamplifier configuration. This configuration, is compared to previously proposed readout configurations with feedback on the bolometer [4]. It is shown that the impedance regulating preamplifier achieves Extreme Electrothermal Fe...

  15. Development of Cryogenic Bolometer for 0νββ in 124Sn

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    Cryogenic bolometer detectors, with their high resolution spectroscopy capability, are ideal for neutrino mass experiments as well as for search of rare processes like neutrinoless double beta decay (0νββ) and dark matter. A feasibility study for investigation of 0νββ in 124Sn at the upcoming underground facility of India based Neutrino Observatory (INO) has been initiated. This paper describes endeavors towards cryogenic tin bolometer development.

  16. Monolayer Graphene Bolometer as a Sensitive Far-IR Detector

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    Karasik, Boris S.; McKitterick, Christopher B.; Prober, Daniel E.

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we give a detailed analysis of the expected sensitivity and operating conditions in the power detection mode of a hot-electron bolometer (HEB) made from a few micro m(sup 2) of monolayer graphene (MLG) flake which can be embedded into either a planar antenna or waveguide circuit via NbN (or NbTiN) superconducting contacts with critical temperature approx. 14 K. Recent data on the strength of the electron-phonon coupling are used in the present analysis and the contribution of the readout noise to the Noise Equivalent Power (NEP) is explicitly computed. The readout scheme utilizes Johnson Noise Thermometry (JNT) allowing for Frequency-Domain Multiplexing (FDM) using narrowband filter coupling of the HEBs. In general, the filter bandwidth and the summing amplifier noise have a significant effect on the overall system sensitivity.

  17. Scintillating bolometers: a key for determining WIMP parameters

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    Cerdeno, D G; Fornasa, M; Garcia, E; Ginestra, C; Marcos, C; Martinez, M; Ortigoza, Y; Peiro, M; Puimedon, J; Sarsa, M L

    2014-01-01

    In the last decade direct detection Dark Matter (DM) experiments have increased enormously their sensitivity and ton-scale setups have been proposed, especially using germanium and xenon targets with double readout and background discrimination capabilities. In light of this situation, we study the prospects for determining the parameters of Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) DM (mass, spin-dependent (SD) and spin-independent (SI) cross section off nucleons) by combining the results of such experiments in the case of a hypothetical detection. In general, the degeneracy between the SD and SI components of the scattering cross section can only be removed using targets with different sensitivities to these components. Scintillating bolometers, with particle discrimination capability, very good energy resolution and threshold and a wide choice of target materials, are an excellent tool for a multitarget complementary DM search. We investigate how the simultaneous use of scintillating targets with differen...

  18. An implanted $^{228}$Ra source for response characterization of bolometers

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    TeO$_{2}$ crystals are used as bolometers in experiments searching for $\\beta-\\beta$- decay without emission of neutrinos. One of the most important issues in this extremely delicate kind of experiments is the discrimination of the background from the real signal. A deep knowledge of the bolometric response to $\\alpha$-particles is therefore needed to recognize and discard them, since it has been proven that $\\alpha$-contamination could be a major contribution in our background budget. We would like to use ISOLDE’s capability of implanting $^{228}$Ra to make a long-lived source feeding several monochromatic $\\alpha$- and recoiling nuclei, with little or no $\\alpha$-peak broadening due to the source itself, for tests of our detectors in Milano and Gran Sasso INFN National Lab

  19. High signal-to-noise ratio quantum well bolometer materials

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    Wissmar, Stanley; Höglund, Linda; Andersson, Jan; Vieider, Christian; Savage, Susan; Ericsson, Per

    2006-09-01

    Novel single crystalline high-performance temperature sensing materials (quantum well structures) have been developed for the manufacturing of uncooled infrared bolometers. SiGe/Si and AlGaAs/GaAs quantum wells are grown epitaxially on standard Si and GaAs substrates respectively. The former use holes as charge carriers utilizing the discontinuities in the valence band structure, whereas the latter operate in a similar manner with electrons in the conduction band. By optimizing parameters such as the barrier height (by variation of the germanium/aluminium content respectively) and the fermi level E f (by variation of the quantum well width and doping level) these materials provide the potential to engineer layer structures with a very high temperature coefficient of resistance, TCR, as compared with conventional thin film materials such as vanadium oxide and amorphous silicon. In addition, the high quality crystalline material promises very low 1/f-noise characteristics promoting an outstanding signal to noise ratio and well defined and uniform material properties, A comparison between the two (SiGe/Si and AlGaAs/GaAs) quantum well structures and their fundamental theoretical limits are discussed and compared to experimental results. A TCR of 2.0%/K and 4.5%/K have been obtained experimentally for SiGe/Si and AlGaAs/GaAs respectively. The noise level for both materials is measured as being several orders of magnitude lower than that of a-Si and VOx. These uncooled thermistor materials can be hybridized with read out circuits by using conventional flip-chip assembly or wafer level adhesion bonding. The increased bolometer performance so obtained can either be exploited for increasing the imaging system performance, i. e. obtaining a low NETD, or to reduce the vacuum packaging requirements for low cost applications (e.g. automotive).

  20. Development of infrared imaging video bolometer for the ADITYA tokamak

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    The Infrared Imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) is one of the modern plasma imaging diagnostics which provides the measurement of the temporally as well as spatially resolved (2-D/3-D) power profile radiated from plasma devices. The technique has successfully been tested on a large size tokamak (JT-60U) and the same technique is for the first time being utilized for the medium size tokamak ADITYA (R = 75 cm, a = 25 cm, Ip = 80 kA, Te(0) ∼ 350 eV, ∼ 1.5 × 1013 cm3, BT = 0.7 T), where the plasma shot duration is ∼100 ms and radiated power brightness level is ∼2 W/cm2. The diagnostic is utilizing a 6.4 cm×6.4 cm size and 2.5 µm thick, free standing Platinum foil. A square aperture 0.7 × 0.7 cm2 of pinhole camera geometry can provide 9 × 9 bolometer pixel arrays (81 channels) and ∼7 cm of spatial resolution at plasma mid-plane with a 45deg × 45deg wide field of view. This wide field of view covers two semi-tangential views, on either side of the radial view in the tokamak along with a poloidal view. A medium wave infrared camera having 320×240 focal plane array, 200 Hz frame rate, noise equivalent temperature difference ∼20 mK is used and 10 ms of optimal temporal resolution is experimentally achieved. The present paper discusses the design, development and calibration of the system. The performance of the IRVB system for its time response is experimentally investigated and has also been reported here. (author)

  1. A strained silicon cold electron bolometer using Schottky contacts

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    Brien, T. L. R., E-mail: tom.brien@astro.cf.ac.uk; Ade, P. A. R.; Barry, P. S.; Dunscombe, C.; Morozov, D. V.; Sudiwala, R. V. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Queen' s Buildings, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA (United Kingdom); Leadley, D. R.; Myronov, M.; Parker, E. H. C.; Prest, M. J.; Whall, T. E. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Prunnila, M. [VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT Espoo (Finland); Mauskopf, P. D. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Queen' s Buildings, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA (United Kingdom); Department of Physics and School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, 650 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States)

    2014-07-28

    We describe optical characterisation of a strained silicon cold electron bolometer (CEB), operating on a 350 mK stage, designed for absorption of millimetre-wave radiation. The silicon cold electron bolometer utilises Schottky contacts between a superconductor and an n{sup ++} doped silicon island to detect changes in the temperature of the charge carriers in the silicon, due to variations in absorbed radiation. By using strained silicon as the absorber, we decrease the electron-phonon coupling in the device and increase the responsivity to incoming power. The strained silicon absorber is coupled to a planar aluminium twin-slot antenna designed to couple to 160 GHz and that serves as the superconducting contacts. From the measured optical responsivity and spectral response, we calculate a maximum optical efficiency of 50% for radiation coupled into the device by the planar antenna and an overall noise equivalent power, referred to absorbed optical power, of 1.1×10{sup −16} W Hz{sup −1/2} when the detector is observing a 300 K source through a 4 K throughput limiting aperture. Even though this optical system is not optimized, we measure a system noise equivalent temperature difference of 6 mK Hz{sup −1/2}. We measure the noise of the device using a cross-correlation of time stream data, measured simultaneously with two junction field-effect transistor amplifiers, with a base correlated noise level of 300 pV Hz{sup −1/2} and find that the total noise is consistent with a combination of photon noise, current shot noise, and electron-phonon thermal noise.

  2. A strained silicon cold electron bolometer using Schottky contacts

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    We describe optical characterisation of a strained silicon cold electron bolometer (CEB), operating on a 350 mK stage, designed for absorption of millimetre-wave radiation. The silicon cold electron bolometer utilises Schottky contacts between a superconductor and an n++ doped silicon island to detect changes in the temperature of the charge carriers in the silicon, due to variations in absorbed radiation. By using strained silicon as the absorber, we decrease the electron-phonon coupling in the device and increase the responsivity to incoming power. The strained silicon absorber is coupled to a planar aluminium twin-slot antenna designed to couple to 160 GHz and that serves as the superconducting contacts. From the measured optical responsivity and spectral response, we calculate a maximum optical efficiency of 50% for radiation coupled into the device by the planar antenna and an overall noise equivalent power, referred to absorbed optical power, of 1.1×10−16 W Hz−1/2 when the detector is observing a 300 K source through a 4 K throughput limiting aperture. Even though this optical system is not optimized, we measure a system noise equivalent temperature difference of 6 mK Hz−1/2. We measure the noise of the device using a cross-correlation of time stream data, measured simultaneously with two junction field-effect transistor amplifiers, with a base correlated noise level of 300 pV Hz−1/2 and find that the total noise is consistent with a combination of photon noise, current shot noise, and electron-phonon thermal noise.

  3. Time-domain multiplexed SQUID readout of a bolometer camera for APEX

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    Zakosarenko, V; Schulz, M; Krueger, A; Heinz, E; Anders, S; Peiselt, K; May, T; Meyer, H-G [Institute of Photonic Technology, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 9, 07745 Jena (Germany); Kreysa, E; Siringo, G; Esch, W [Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy, Auf dem Huegel 69, 53121 Bonn (Germany); Starkloff, M, E-mail: zakosarenko@ipht-jena.de [Supracon AG, Wildenbruchstrasse 15, 07745 Jena (Germany)

    2011-01-15

    We describe the development and fabrication of the sub-millimeter APEX (Atacama pathfinder experiment) bolometer camera (SABOCA) and its installation at the APEX radio telescope in Chile. SABOCA has 37 bolometers for a wavelength of about 0.35 mm. The bolometers with superconducting transition-edge sensors are read out by superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs). Time-domain multiplexing was used to compress 40 readout signals into four output channels, which are further amplified by superconducting quantum interference filters (SQIF). The multiplexer readout circuit is described in detail. One spare SQUID and two spare bolometers have been used as reference to evaluate contributions to the bolometer noise figure. SABOCA's electrical noise equivalent power is about 7 x 10{sup -16} W Hz{sup -1/2}, whereas the optical noise equivalent flux density measured at APEX is better than 0.35 Jy Hz{sup -1/2} (1 Jy = 10{sup -26} W m{sup -2} Hz{sup -1}). The measured bolometer noise exceeds the theoretical estimation by factor of two, possibly caused by excess noise in the transition-edge sensor. Nevertheless the achieved instrumental sensitivity meets the specification given by the APEX board. SABOCA was commissioned as the facility instrument in the spring of 2009.

  4. Time-domain multiplexed SQUID readout of a bolometer camera for APEX

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    We describe the development and fabrication of the sub-millimeter APEX (Atacama pathfinder experiment) bolometer camera (SABOCA) and its installation at the APEX radio telescope in Chile. SABOCA has 37 bolometers for a wavelength of about 0.35 mm. The bolometers with superconducting transition-edge sensors are read out by superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs). Time-domain multiplexing was used to compress 40 readout signals into four output channels, which are further amplified by superconducting quantum interference filters (SQIF). The multiplexer readout circuit is described in detail. One spare SQUID and two spare bolometers have been used as reference to evaluate contributions to the bolometer noise figure. SABOCA's electrical noise equivalent power is about 7 x 10-16 W Hz-1/2, whereas the optical noise equivalent flux density measured at APEX is better than 0.35 Jy Hz-1/2 (1 Jy = 10-26 W m-2 Hz-1). The measured bolometer noise exceeds the theoretical estimation by factor of two, possibly caused by excess noise in the transition-edge sensor. Nevertheless the achieved instrumental sensitivity meets the specification given by the APEX board. SABOCA was commissioned as the facility instrument in the spring of 2009.

  5. Estimation of effective responsivity of AXUV bolometer in ADITYA tokamak by spectrally resolved radiation power measurement

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    The radiation emission from ADITYA Tokamak is routinely measured using AXUV bolometers and the total radiation power loss is estimated from these measurements assuming constant responsivity. This assumption is valid for the current flattop phase of the discharge, where the contribution from long wavelength radiation (> 620 Å) is expected to be small and the AXUV responsivity is almost constant. It is likely that in disruptive discharges, with significant edge radiation, a part of the unaccounted power is in the long wavelength range. A better approach is to experimentally determine an effective responsivity by spectrally resolving the radiation power loss and assigning appropriate weights to spectral ranges. For this purpose, we have installed a multichannel filtered bolometer camera in ADITYA Tokamak. The wide angle view camera houses three single channel AXUV bolometers, of which two view the plasma through different ultraviolet filters and one has an unfiltered view. All the bolometers have the same poloidal view and are located adjacently in the toroidal direction. The initial results of the spectrally resolved bolometer measurements show that the radiation in the spectral range > 1200 Å is significant fraction of the total radiation during the disruptive phase, but doesn't contribute much during the flattop region. An effective average responsivity has been estimated for AXUV bolometer for ADITYA. (author)

  6. Frequency multiplexed superconducting quantum interference device readout of large bolometer arrays for cosmic microwave background measurements.

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    Dobbs, M A; Lueker, M; Aird, K A; Bender, A N; Benson, B A; Bleem, L E; Carlstrom, J E; Chang, C L; Cho, H-M; Clarke, J; Crawford, T M; Crites, A T; Flanigan, D I; de Haan, T; George, E M; Halverson, N W; Holzapfel, W L; Hrubes, J D; Johnson, B R; Joseph, J; Keisler, R; Kennedy, J; Kermish, Z; Lanting, T M; Lee, A T; Leitch, E M; Luong-Van, D; McMahon, J J; Mehl, J; Meyer, S S; Montroy, T E; Padin, S; Plagge, T; Pryke, C; Richards, P L; Ruhl, J E; Schaffer, K K; Schwan, D; Shirokoff, E; Spieler, H G; Staniszewski, Z; Stark, A A; Vanderlinde, K; Vieira, J D; Vu, C; Westbrook, B; Williamson, R

    2012-07-01

    A technological milestone for experiments employing transition edge sensor bolometers operating at sub-Kelvin temperature is the deployment of detector arrays with 100s-1000s of bolometers. One key technology for such arrays is readout multiplexing: the ability to read out many sensors simultaneously on the same set of wires. This paper describes a frequency-domain multiplexed readout system which has been developed for and deployed on the APEX-SZ and South Pole Telescope millimeter wavelength receivers. In this system, the detector array is divided into modules of seven detectors, and each bolometer within the module is biased with a unique ∼MHz sinusoidal carrier such that the individual bolometer signals are well separated in frequency space. The currents from all bolometers in a module are summed together and pre-amplified with superconducting quantum interference devices operating at 4 K. Room temperature electronics demodulate the carriers to recover the bolometer signals, which are digitized separately and stored to disk. This readout system contributes little noise relative to the detectors themselves, is remarkably insensitive to unwanted microphonic excitations, and provides a technology pathway to multiplexing larger numbers of sensors. PMID:22852677

  7. Comparison of Au and Pt foils for an imaging bolometer

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    The imaging bolometer is a fusion reactor relevant diagnostic for the measurement of radiated power. Essential to its ability to make accurate temporally and spatially resolved measurements of radiated power is the detailed calibration of the thin metal foil that converts the radiated power to infrared radiation measured by an infrared camera. The choice of the foil material is critical to optimizing the sensitivity of the imaging bolometer. Calibration of the foil provides information on the actual sensitivity of the foil which can help in selecting the best foil material. In this work thermal properties of the 0.63 micron thick Au and 0.87 micron thick Pt foils are investigated by heating the foils with a chopped 25 mW HeNe laser and observing the temperature change, ΔT, of the foil and the rise/decay times, τrise/decay, of the foil temperature. For a foil in which the cooling is dominated by diffusion, since the sensitivity of the foils is proportional to the ratio of the thermal diffusivity to the thermal conductivity of the foil, κ/k, which is proportional ΔT/τ, where τ is the average of the decay and rise times, we can compare the relative sensitivities of the foils by comparing these ratios for Pt and Au foils. The results surprisingly indicate that Pt is more than 9 times more sensitive than Au even though standard thermal properties indicate that Au should be 14% more sensitive than Pt. This inconsistency is largely due to a slightly smaller decay time, τ, which is inconsistent with a 5 times smaller κ, in the case of the Pt compared to Au. While the 5 -6 times larger temperature rise, ΔT, is somewhat consistent with 3.2 times smaller kt for the Pt foil compared to Au foil. This inconsistency in the thermal times, along with observed differences between the rise and decay times, indicate that the IR radiation is dominant over diffusion in the cooling of the foil. In that case the sensitivity should be evaluated by 1/k - ΔT which indicates that Pt

  8. A sensitive YBaCuO thin film bolometer with ultrawide wavelength response

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    Dwir, B.; Pavuna, D.

    1992-11-01

    We have constructed two types of high-temperature superconducting bolometers, whose performance is essentially wavelength independent from 0.6 to 450 microns: the first is a microbridge, of dimensions 20 x 20 microns, and the second is a meander, covering a region of about 1 sq mm. Both were fabricated by photolithography of a superconducting YBaCuO thin film on SrTiO3. The bolometers are current biased, and the ac voltage induced by the chopped radiation is measured using lock-in detection. Operating optimally in the vicinity of the transition temperature (90 K), the first bolometer shows responsivity S about 1 mV/(W/sq cm), while the second gives S about 800 V/W. The response of the first bolometer for various chopping frequencies is basically S about 1/sq rt f, which makes it usuable at frequencies up to over 50 kHz, while the second bolometer has a chopping-frequency response that is basically S about 1/f, with a cutoff frequency near 0.01 Hz.

  9. Operation of a Wideband Terahertz Superconducting Bolometer Responding to Quantum Cascade Laser Pulses

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    Cibella, S.; Beck, M.; Carelli, P.; Castellano, M. G.; Chiarello, F.; Faist, J.; Leoni, R.; Ortolani, M.; Sabbatini, L.; Scalari, G.; Torrioli, G.; Turcinkova, D.

    2012-06-01

    We make use of a niobium film to produce a micrometric vacuum-bridge superconducting bolometer responding to THz frequency. The bolometer works anywhere in the temperature range 2-7 K, which can be easily reached in helium bath cryostats or closed-cycle cryocoolers. In this work the bolometer is mounted on a pulse tube refrigerator and operated to measure the equivalent noise power (NEP) and the response to fast (μs) terahertz pulses. The NEP above 100 Hz equals that measured in a liquid helium cryostat showing that potential drawbacks related to the use of a pulse tube refrigerator (like mechanical and thermal oscillations, electromagnetic interference, noise) are irrelevant. At low frequency, instead, the pulse tube expansion-compression cycles originate lines at 1 Hz and harmonics in the noise spectrum. The bolometer was illuminated with THz single pulses coming either from a Quantum Cascade Laser operating at liquid nitrogen temperature or from a frequency-multiplied electronic oscillator. The response of the bolometer to the single pulses show that the device can track signals with a rise time as fast as about 450 ns.

  10. Terahertz hot electron bolometer waveguide mixers for GREAT

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    Pütz, P; Jacobs, K; Justen, M; Schultz, M; Stutzki, J

    2012-01-01

    Supplementing the publications based on the first-light observations with the German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz frequencies (GREAT) on SOFIA, we present background information on the underlying heterodyne detector technology. We describe the superconducting hot electron bolometer (HEB) detectors that are used as frequency mixers in the L1 (1400 GHz), L2 (1900 GHz), and M (2500 GHz) channels of GREAT. Measured performance of the detectors is presented and background information on their operation in GREAT is given. Our mixer units are waveguide-based and couple to free-space radiation via a feedhorn antenna. The HEB mixers are designed, fabricated, characterized, and flight-qualified in-house. We are able to use the full intermediate frequency bandwidth of the mixers using silicon-germanium multi-octave cryogenic low-noise amplifiers with very low input return loss. Superconducting HEB mixers have proven to be practical and sensitive detectors for high-resolution THz frequency spectroscopy on SOFIA. W...

  11. Improvement of infrared imaging video bolometer systems in LHD

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    The InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) is a powerful diagnostic to measure a plasma radiation profile especially for three-dimensional measurements. An IRVB mainly consists of a pinhole camera section and an IR camera section. The plasma radiation profile is projected on a thin metal foil through an aperture in the pinhole camera resulting in a two-dimensional temperature distribution. Then, the distribution is observed from the back side by an IR camera as an IR image. Since the image contains the effects of heat diffusion, a calibration of the heat characteristics of the foil is needed to obtain the radiation profile by solving the two-dimensional heat diffusion equation. Some deposition was observed on the foil in the Large Helical Device (LHD) plasma experiment. The effect of this on the heat characteristics of the foil should be studied although it can be compensated for by the calibration. Currently four IRVBs are operating in LHD to investigate the radiation collapse and plasma detachment phenomena. The sensitivities of IRVBs at the 6.5-L and 10-O ports were improved from the experimental campaign in FY 2013 by replacing the IR cameras of these ports. The sensitivity at the 6.5-U port was also improved by applying the periscope system. (author)

  12. Improvement on infrared imaging video bolometer by laser calibration method

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    It is necessary to estimate and decrease energy losses while keeping a high performance plasma in a nuclear fusion reactor. Therefore radiation diagnostics are required to estimate the radiation loss as a part of the total energy loss. Our diagnostic, the InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB), which has been used in Large Helical Device (LHD), JT-60U and KSTAR, measures the radiation loss from the plasma. First, a metal foil, which is apart of the diagnostic, absorbs radiation energy through an aperture and its temperature risesdue to this energy. An IR camera measures the 2D distribution of the temperature on the foil, then we obtain the irradiance intensity and distribution by solving the heat diffusion equation on the foil. The purpose of our study is the development of the foil calibration analysis with laser for measuring plasma radiation with an IRVB using a Finite Element Model (FEM). This paper shows the improvement from two viewpoints. The first one is from the spatial resolution, and second one is the addition of the time dependent part in the heat diffusion equation with the IRVB calibration of the foil thermal diffusivity. (author)

  13. Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER

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    Audley, M D; Crane, M; Dace, R; Glowacka, D; Goldie, D J; Lasenby, A N; Stevenson, H M; Tsaneva, V; Withington, S; Grimes, P; Johnson, B; Yassin, G; Piccirillo, L; Pisano, G; Duncan, W D; Hilton, G C; Irwin, K D; Reintsema, C D; Halpern, M; Audley, Michael D.; Barker, Robert W.; Crane, Michael; Dace, Roger; Glowacka, Dorota; Goldie, David J.; Lasenby, Anthony N.; Stevenson, Howard M.; Tsaneva, Vassilka; Withington, Stafford; Grimes, Paul; Johnson, Bradley; Yassin, Ghassan; Piccirillo, Lucio; Pisano, Giampaolo; Duncan, William D.; Hilton, Gene C.; Irwin, Kent D.; Reintsema, Carl D.; Halpern, Mark

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    CLOVER is an experiment which aims to detect the signature of gravitational waves from inflation by measuring the B-mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background. CLOVER consists of three telescopes operating at 97, 150, and 220 GHz. The 97-GHz telescope has 160 feedhorns in its focal plane while the 150 and 220-GHz telescopes have 256 horns each. The horns are arranged in a hexagonal array and feed a polarimeter which uses finline-coupled TES bolometers as detectors. To detect the two polarizations the 97-GHz telescope has 320 detectors while the 150 and 220-GHz telescopes have 512 detectors each. To achieve the target NEPs (1.5, 2.5, and 4.5x10^-17 W/rtHz) the detectors are cooled to 100 mK for the 97 and 150-GHz polarimeters and 230 mK for the 220-GHz polarimeter. Each detector is fabricated as a single chip to ensure a 100% operational focal plane. The detectors are contained in linear modules made of copper which form split-block waveguides. The detector modules contain 16 or 20 detectors each for...

  14. Dual Transition Edge Sensor Bolometer for Enhanced Dynamic Range

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    Chervenak, J. A.; Benford, D. J.; Moseley, S. H.; Irwin, K. D.

    2004-01-01

    Broadband surveys at the millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths will require bolometers that can reach new limits of sensitivity and also operate under high background conditions. To address this need, we present results on a dual transition edge sensor (TES) device with two operating modes: one for low background, ultrasensitive detection and one for high background, enhanced dynamic range detection. The device consists of a detector element with two transition temperatures (T(sub c)) of 0.25 and 0.51 K located on the same micromachined, thermally isolated membrane structure. It can be biased on either transition, and features phonon-limited noise performance at the lower T(sub c). We measure noise performance on the lower transition 7 x 10(exp -18) W/rt(Hz) and the bias power on the upper transition of 12.5 pW, giving a factor of 10 enhancement of the dynamic range for the device. We discuss the biasable range of this type of device and present a design concept to optimize utility of the device.

  15. Characterization of MgB2 Superconducting Hot Electron Bolometers

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    Cunnane, D.; Kawamura, J. H.; Wolak, M. A.; Acharya, N.; Tan, T.; Xi, X. X.; Karasik, B. S.

    2014-01-01

    Hot-Electron Bolometer (HEB) mixers have proven to be the best tool for high-resolution spectroscopy at the Terahertz frequencies. However, the current state of the art NbN mixers suffer from a small intermediate frequency (IF) bandwidth as well as a low operating temperature. MgB2 is a promising material for HEB mixer technology in view of its high critical temperature and fast thermal relaxation allowing for a large IF bandwidth. In this work, we have fabricated and characterized thin-film (approximately 15 nanometers) MgB2-based spiral antenna-coupled HEB mixers on SiC substrate. We achieved the IF bandwidth greater than 8 gigahertz at 25 degrees Kelvin and the device noise temperature less than 4000 degrees Kelvin at 9 degrees Kelvin using a 600 gigahertz source. Using temperature dependencies of the radiation power dissipated in the device we have identified the optical loss in the integrated microantenna responsible as a cause of the limited sensitivity of the current mixer devices. From the analysis of the current-voltage (IV) characteristics, we have derived the effective thermal conductance of the mixer device and estimated the required local oscillator power in an optimized device to be approximately 1 microwatts.

  16. Infrared detection with high-Tc bolometers and response of Nb tunnel junctions to picosecond voltage pulses

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    Oxide superconductors with high critical temperature Tc make sensitive thermometers for several types of infrared bolometers. The authors built composite bolometers with YBa2Cu3O7-δ thermometers on sapphire substrates which have higher sensitivity than competing thermal detectors which operate at temperatures above 77 K. A 1 x 1 mm bolometer with gold black serving as the radiation absorber has useful sensitivity for wavelengths 20--100 μm. A 3 x 3 mm bolometer with a bismuth film as the absorber operates from 20--100 μm. High-Tc bolometers which are fabricated with micromachining techniques on membranes of Si or Si3N4 have potential application to large-format arrays which are used for infrared imaging. A nonisothermal high-Tc bolometer can be fabricated on a membrane of yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) which is in thermal contact with the heat sink along the perimeter of the membrane. A thermal analysis indicates that the YSZ membrane bolometer can have improved sensitivity compared to the sapphire bolometer for spectrometer applications. The quasiparticle tunneling current in a superconductor-insulator-superconductor (SIS) junction is highly nonlinear in the applied voltage. The authors have made the first measurement of the linear response of the quasiparticle current in a Nb/AlOx/Nb junction over a broad bandwidth from 75--200 GHz. Nonlinear measurements made with these pulses may provide information about the quasiparticle lifetime. Preliminary data from such measurements are presented

  17. A millisecond-risetime sub-millimeter light source for lab and in flight bolometer calibration

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    The Olimpo balloon project will use a 120 bolometer camera to observe the sky at four frequencies (143, 217, 385 and 600GHz) with a resolution of 3 to 2 arc-minute. This paper presents the sub-millimeter calibration 'lamp' developed for ground testing and in-flight secondary calibration of bolometric detectors. By design, main features of the device are reproducibility and stability of light flux and millisecond rise time. The radiative device will be placed inside the bolometer camera and will illuminate the bolometer array through a hole in the last 2K mirror. Operation, readout, and monitoring of the device is ensured by warm electronics. Light output flux and duration is programmable, triggered and monitored from a simple computer RS232 interface. It was tested to be reliable in ballooning temperature conditions from -80 to 50 deg. C. Design and test's results are explained

  18. Enhancing the spectral response of filled bolometer arrays for submillimeter astronomy.

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    Revéret, Vincent; Rodriguez, Louis; Agnèse, Patrick

    2010-12-10

    Future missions for astrophysical studies in the submillimeter region will need detectors with very high sensitivity and large fields of view. Bolometer arrays can fulfill these requirements over a very broad band. We describe a technique that enables bolometer arrays that use quarter-wave cavities to have a high spectral response over most of the submillimeter band. This technique is based on the addition on the front of the array of an antireflecting dielectric layer. The optimum parameters (layer thickness and distance to the array) are determined by a 2D analytic code. This general principle is applied to the case of Herschel PACS bolometers (optimized for the 60 to 210 μm band). As an example, we demonstrate experimentally that a PACS array covered by a 138 μm thick silicon layer can improve the spectral response by a factor of 1.7 in the 450 μm band. PMID:21151229

  19. A new design of a semiconductor bolometer on rigid substrate for fusion plasma diagnostics

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    A new, fast, and very sensitive semiconductor bolometer has been designed and developed for the measurement of radiative energy losses in fusion devices in which the hard radiation level is not too high. Special care was taken in the design of the bolometer to simplify both the construction technology and the installation in fusion devices. The major novelty of this bolometer is the use of a low thermal conductivity rigid substrate, instead of the typical thin foil stretched on a rigid frame. In spite of large detector-substrate contact area, the cooling time constant reaches values as high as 150 ms. The rigid substrate allows the detector to be very robust and reliable; moreover, the monolithic integration of array structures is straightforward. The detector has been fabricated with a thin-film multilayer technology achieving very low thermal capacitance (x thin film with a high thermal coefficient of the electrical resistance (-4.5%/K) as sensing thermistor

  20. A 90GHz Bolometer Camera Detector System for the Green Bank Telescope

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    Benford, Dominic J.; Allen, Christine A.; Buchanan, Ernest D.; Chen, Tina C.; Chervenak, James A.; Devlin, Mark J.; Dicker, Simon R.; Forgione, Joshua B.

    2004-01-01

    We describe a close-packed, two-dimensional imaging detector system for operation at 90GHz (3.3mm) for the 100 m Green Bank Telescope (GBT) This system will provide high sensitivity (bolometers. We have designed and are producing a functional superconducting bolometer array system using a monolithic planar architecture and high-speed multiplexed readout electronics. With an NEP of approx. 2.10(exp 17) W/square root Hz, the TES bolometers will provide fast linear sensitive response for high performance imaging. The detectors are read out by and 8x8 time domain SQUID multiplexer. A digital/analog electronics system has been designed to enable read out by SQUID multiplexers. First light for this instrument on the GBT is expected within a year.

  1. A far-infrared Fourier transform spectrometer with an antenna-coupled niobium bolometer

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    We have designed and constructed a custom far-infrared Fourier transform spectrometer using an antenna-coupled bolometer as a detector. The active element of the detector is a superconducting niobium microbridge, and the far-infrared signal is coupled to the microbridge via a planar antenna mounted on a hyperhemispherical silicon lens. The spectrometer uses a broadband blackbody source with frequency-independent optical components, and thus the system bandwidth is set by the detector antenna. We have fabricated devices with two different antenna types, the double dipole and the log spiral, and have characterized the spectral response of each. This spectrometer can utilize the fast response of the niobium bolometer to perform time-resolved far-infrared spectroscopy on nanosecond to millisecond timescales. These timescales are too fast for standard commercial bolometers and too long for a typical optical delay line

  2. Building the analytical response in frequency domain of AC biased bolometers - Application to Planck/HFI

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    Sauvé, Alexandre; Montier, Ludovic

    2016-10-01

    uc(Context): Bolometers are high sensitivity detector commonly used in Infrared astronomy. The HFI instrument of the Planck satellite makes extensive use of them, but after the satellite launch two electronic related problems revealed critical. First an unexpected excess response of detectors at low optical excitation frequency for ν knowledge of detector response. However bolometers have highly nonlinear characteristics, coming from their electrical and thermal coupling making them very difficult to model. uc(Goal): We present a method to build the analytical transfer function in frequency domain which describe the voltage response of an Alternative Current (AC) biased bolometer to optical excitation, based on the standard bolometer model. This model is built using the setup of the Planck/HFI instrument and offers the major improvement of being based on a physical model rather than the currently in use had-hoc model based on Direct Current (DC) bolometer theory. uc(Method): The analytical transfer function expression will be presented in matrix form. For this purpose, we build linearized versions of the bolometer electro thermal equilibrium. A custom description of signals in frequency is used to solve the problem with linear algebra. The model performances is validated using time domain simulations. uc(Results): The provided expression is suitable for calibration and data processing. It can also be used to provide constraints for fitting optical transfer function using real data from steady state electronic response and optical response. The accurate description of electronic response can also be used to improve the ADC nonlinearity correction for quickly varying optical signals.

  3. Enhanced performance of VOx-based bolometer using patterned gold black absorber

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    Smith, Evan M.; Panjwani, Deep; Ginn, James; Warren, Andrew; Long, Christopher; Figuieredo, Pedro; Smith, Christian; Perlstein, Joshua; Walter, Nick; Hirschmugl, Carol; Peale, Robert E.; Shelton, David J.

    2015-06-01

    Patterned highly absorbing gold black film has been selectively deposited on the active surfaces of a vanadium-oxide-based infrared bolometer array. Patterning by metal lift-off relies on protection of the fragile gold black with an evaporated oxide, which preserves gold black's near unity absorption. This patterned gold black also survives the dry-etch removal of the sacrificial polyimide used to fabricate the air-bridge bolometers. Infrared responsivity is substantially improved by the gold black coating without significantly increasing noise. The increase in the time constant caused by the additional mass of gold black is a modest 14%.

  4. A multiplexer for the ac/dc characterization of TES based bolometers and microcalorimeters

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    Gottardi, Luciano; Bruijn, Marcel; Gao, Jan R; Hartog, Roland den; Hijmering, Richard; Hoevers, Henk; Khosropanah, Pourya; van der Kuur, Jan; van der Linden, Anoton; Lindeman, Marcel; Ridder, Marcel

    2016-01-01

    At SRON we are developing the Frequency Domain Multiplexing (FDM) for the read-out of the TES-based detector array for the future infrared and X-ray space mission. We describe the performances of a multiplexer designed to increase the experimental throughput in the characterisation of ultra-low noise equivalent power (NEP) TES bolometers and high energy resolving power X-ray microcalorimeters arrays under ac and dc bias. We discuss the results obtained using the TiAu TES bolometers array fabricated at SRON with measured dark NEP below $5\\cdot 10^{-19}W/Hz^{1/2}$ and saturation power of several fW

  5. Recent Achievements on the development of the Herschel/PACS Bolometer arrays

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    Billot, N; Boulade, O; Cigna, C; Doumeyrou, E; Horeau, B; Lepennec, J; Martignac, J; Pornin, J L; Reveret, V; Rodríguez, L; Sauvage, M; Simoens, F; Vigroux, L

    2006-01-01

    A new type of bolometer arrays sensitive in the Far Infrared and Submillimeter range has been developped and manufactured by CEA/LETI/SLIR and will be integrated in the PACS instrument onboard the Herschel Space Observatory (launch date 2008). The main innovations are their collective manufacturing technique (production of 3-side buttable 16x16 arrays) and their high mapping efficiency (large format detector and instantaneous Nyquist sampling). Their measured NEP is 2x10^-16 W/Hz^-0.5 and their thermometric passband about 4-5 Hz. In this paper we describe CEA bolometers and present the results obtained during the last test campaign.

  6. Dynamical theory of responsivity and response time of a high temperature superconductor photo-thermoelectrical bolometer

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    Dynamical theory of responsivity and response time for an high temperature superconductor (HTSC) photo-thermoelectrical bolometer is analysed in this paper. There is a thermoelectric feedback (TEF) due to the heat transfer from the sensitive area (HTSC-BiSb thermojunction) towards the cold junction of the thermocouple. This is in addition to the normal electrothermal feedback (ETF) between the detector and the substrate, in a photoelectrical bolometer. The two legs of the thermocouple are connected in a parallel geometry configuration. It is seen that TEF can be used in combination with the ETF to enhance responsivity and response time of the detector

  7. Development of multi-layer thin film bolometer with fast time response and high sensitivity

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    Impurity radiation loss is one of major cooling mechanisms in a fusion plasma. A multi-layer thin film bolometer with high sensitivity and fast time response has been developed for the measurement of radiation energy loss of a screw pinch plasma in TPE-2 device. The construction and test of the bolometer are described. High sensitivity of 2.5 mV/μ Joule and fast time response of 10 μsec with cooling time of 50 msec are obtained. (author)

  8. A Planar Two-Dimensional Superconducting Bolometer Array for the Green Bank Telescope

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    Benford, Dominic; Staguhn, Johannes G.; Chervenak, James A.; Chen, Tina C.; Moseley, S. Harvey; Wollack, Edward J.; Devlin, Mark J.; Dicker, Simon R.; Supanich, Mark

    2004-01-01

    In order to provide high sensitivity rapid imaging at 3.3mm (90GHz) for the Green Bank Telescope - the world's largest steerable aperture - a camera is being built by the University of Pennsylvania, NASA/GSFC, and NRAO. The heart of this camera is an 8x8 close-packed, Nyquist-sampled detector array. We have designed and are fabricating a functional superconducting bolometer array system using a monolithic planar architecture. Read out by SQUID multiplexers, the superconducting transition edge sensors will provide fast, linear, sensitive response for high performance imaging. This will provide the first ever superconducting bolometer array on a facility instrument.

  9. Radiation hardness of a composite bolometer cooled at 3He temperature

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    We used the cyclotron facility of the Joint Research Centre at Ispra (Varese) in order to investigate the performance of a cryogenic bolometric detector under proton irradiation, as a simulation of the operating conditions on a satellite, during the crossing of the Van Allen Belts. We investigated the radiation hardness of the composite bolometer with 12 MeV protons, after calibration in the energy range 12-38 MeV. We found that, contrary to photoconductors, the performance of the cryogenic composite bolometer is not significantly affected by radiation, at the doses expected in the Van Allen Belts. (orig.)

  10. Performances of Herschel/PACS bolometer arrays and future developments at CEA

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    Billot, N.; RODRIGUEZ, L.; Okumura, K; Sauvage, M.; Agnèse, P.

    2009-01-01

    The European Space Agency is building a space telescope to observe the Universe in the Far-IR and sub-millimeter regime of the electromagnetic spectrum. The scientific payload is composed of three instruments. One of them, PACS, is equipped with a novel type of bolometer arrays developed by CEA in the late 90's. We briefly present the PACS Photometer and the architecture of CEA filled bolometer arrays. We accessed the physics of the detectors and thoroughly measured their performances by deve...

  11. Bolometer's development, with simultaneous measurement of heat and ionisation signals, at Saclay

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    Yvon, D.; Wang, N; Chapellier, M.; Chardin, G.; Levêque, P.; L'Hote, D.; Pari, P.; Soudée, J.; Guerrier, G.

    1993-01-01

    We report the latest developments of our work on bolometers. Low noise readout simultaneously in charge and heat channel was achieved. Tests were conducted using a 7g bolometer build in Berkeley. Baseline widths 350eV $ (1\\sigma , $ phonon) and 1keV $ (1\\sigma , $ ionisation) were measured. But the 60keV phonon width was found to be significantly larger than the baseline width. Also the amplitude of ionisation signal was found to drift with time. This effect motivated a detailed study of ioni...

  12. A highly linear superconducting bolometer for quantitative THz Fourier transform spectroscopy.

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    Kehrt, Mathias; Monte, Christian; Beyer, Jörn; Hollandt, Jörg

    2015-05-01

    A superconducting transition edge sensor (TES) bolometer operating in the spectral range from 0.1 THz to 3 THz was designed. It is especially intended for Fourier transform spectroscopy and features a higher dynamic range and a highly linear response at a similar response compared to commercially available silicon composite bolometers. The design is based on a thin film metal mesh absorber, a superconducting thermistor and Si3N4 membrane technology. A prototype was set up, characterized and successfully used in first applications. PMID:25969213

  13. NbN hot electron bolometer mixer at 5.3 THz

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    Zhang, W; Gao, J. R.; Khosropanah, P.; Bansal, T.; Klapwijk, T. M.; Miao, W.; Shi, S. C.

    2010-01-01

    We report the sensitivity of a superconducting NbN hot electron bolometer mixer integrated with a tight spiral antenna at 5.3 THz. Using a measurement setup with black body calibration sources and a beam splitter in vacuo, and an antireflection coated Si lens, we obtained a double sideband receiver noise temperature of 1150 K, which is 4.5 times hν/kB (quantum limit). Our experimental results in combination with an antenna-to-bolometer coupling simulation suggest that HEB mixer can work well ...

  14. Measurements of the optical performance of bolometers for SPICA/SAFARI

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    Audley, Michael D.; de Lange, Gert; Gao, Jian-Rong; Khosropanah, Pourya; Ridder, Marcel; Ferrari, Lorenza; Laauwen, Wouter M.; Ranjan, Manisha; Mauskopf, Philip D.; Morozov, Dmitry; Trappe, Neil A.; Holland, Wayne S.

    2012-01-01

    We have measured the optical response of detectors designed for SAFARI, the far-infrared imaging spectrometer for the SPICA satellite. To take advantage of SPICA's cooled optics, SAFARI’s three bolometer arrays are populated with extremely sensitive (NEP~2×10-19 W/√Hz) transition edge sensors with a

  15. Sensitivity of a hot electron bolometer heterodyne receiver at 4.3 THz

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    Khosropanah, Pourya; Laauwena, Wouter M.; Duncan, WD; Holland, WS; Withington, S; Zmuidzinas, J

    2008-01-01

    We have studied the sensitivity of a superconducting NbN hot electron bolometer mixer integrated with a spiral antenna at 4.3 THz. Using hot/cold blackbody loads and a beam splitter all in vacuum, we measured a double sideband receiver noise temperature of 1300 K at the optimum local oscillator (LO)

  16. Broadband Direct Detection Submillimeter Spectrometer with Multiplexed Superconducting Transition Edge Thermometer Bolometers

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    Benford, D. J.; Ames, T. A.; Chervenak, J. A.; Moseley, S. H.; Shafer, R. A.; Staguhn, J. G.; Voellmer, G. M.; Pajot, F.; Rioux, C.; Phillips, T. G.; Fisher, Richard R. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    We present performance results based on the first astronomical use of multiplexed superconducting bolometers as direct detectors (i.e., with cold electrons) for spectroscopy. The Fabry-Perot Interferometer Bolometer Research Experiment (FIBRE) is a broadband submillimeter spectrometer for the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO). FIBRE's detectors are superconducting transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers read out by a SQUID multiplexer. The Fabry-Perot uses a low resolution grating to order sort the incoming light. A linear bolometer array consisting of 16 elements detects this dispersed light, capturing 5 orders simultaneously from one position on the sky. With tuning of the Fabry-Perot over one free spectral range, a spectrum covering Delta lambda/lambda = 1/7 at a resolution of delta lambda/lambda = 1/1200 can be acquired. This spectral resolution is sufficient to resolve Doppler-broadened line emission from external galaxies. FIBRE has been operated in the 350 Am (850 GHz) band. These bands cover line emission from the important star formation tracers neutral carbon [CI] and carbon monoxide (CO).

  17. Passive Spectroscopy Bolometers, Grating- And X-Ray Imaging Crystal Spectrometers

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    Bitter, M; Hill, K W; Scott, S; Paul, S; Ince-Cushmann, A; Reinke, M; Rice, J; Beiersdorfer, P; Gu, M F; Lee, S G; Broennimann, C; Eikenberry, E F

    2007-11-07

    This tutorial gives a brief introduction into passive spectroscopy and describes the working principles of bolometers, a high-resolution grating spectrometer, and a novel X-ray imaging crystal spectrometer, which is of particular interest for profile measurements of the ion temperature and plasma rotation velocity on ITER and future burning plasma experiments.

  18. NbN hot electron bolometer mixer at 5.3 THz

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    Zhang, W.; Gao, J.R.; Khosropanah, P.; Bansal, T.; Klapwijk, T.M.; Miao, W.; Shi, S.C.

    2010-01-01

    We report the sensitivity of a superconducting NbN hot electron bolometer mixer integrated with a tight spiral antenna at 5.3 THz. Using a measurement setup with black body calibration sources and a beam splitter in vacuo, and an antireflection coated Si lens, we obtained a double sideband receiver

  19. The MPIR 100 mK bolometer array for 2 mm continuum observations

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    Reichertz, L.A. E-mail: reichertz@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de; Esch, W.; Gemuend, H.-P.; Gromke, J.; Kreysa, E

    2000-04-07

    We are developing bolometer arrays for continuum detection in millimeter and submillimeter astronomy [1]. For the 2 mm atmospheric window, where the transmission is comparatively high, a bolometer temperature of about 100 mK is necessary in order to avoid being limited by the system noise. Our new 2 mm array is cooled by a {sup 3}He/{sup 4}He-dilution refrigerator with a base temperature of 30 mK. The substrate for the 19 channel bolometer array consists of a single-crystal silicon wafer with silicon-nitride membranes. Radiation is collected by a single-mode horn array in front of the wafer and coupled into efficient absorbers in the center of the membranes. Resulting temperature changes of the absorbers are measured with NTD-germanium thermistors. In the first stage of the read out electronics, we use JFETs working at 150 K. Cold RF-filters prevent RF interference from entering the bolometer array cavity. The combination of several mesh filters and a short piece of cylindrical waveguide at the end of each horn defines the bandpass for the incoming radiation, which is matched to the 2 mm atmospheric window.

  20. Superconducting Cold-Electron Bolometers with JFET Readout for OLIMPO Balloon Telescope

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    The OLIMPO experiment is a 2.6 m balloon-borne telescope, aimed at measuring the Sunyaev- Zeldovich effect in clusters of Galaxies. OLIMPO will carry out surveys in four frequency bands centered at 140, 220, 410 and 540 GHz. The detector system consists of four bolometer arrays and incorporates new detector technologies that are potential candidates for future space missions. One of these technologies is the Capacitively Coupled Cold-Electron Bolometer (CEB) with JFET readout. The JFET readout coupled to semiconductor-based high-impedence bolometers has been developed already for the BOOMERanG and Planck-HFI experiments. The CEB is a planar antenna-coupled superconductong detector with high sensitivity and high dynamic range. Here, we discuss a scheme to match the relatively moderate dynamic resistance of CEB (∼1kOhm) to the high noise equivalent resistance of JFET (1 MΩ). To achieve noise matching with JFET, a Cold-Electron Bolometer with a weak Superconducting Absorber (SCEB) has been proposed. In voltage-biased mode with voltage higher than (Delta 1-Delta 2) the IV of SIS' junctions has considerably increased dynamic resistance up to the level of Rj = 1000*Rn. Electron cooling will be still very effective for the incoming power. Simulations show that photon noise level can be achieved at 300 mK for a structure with Ti absorber and Al/Ti tunnel junctions for all frequency ranges with the estimated in-flight optical power load for OLIMPO

  1. First Results of Tokyo Dark Matter Search with a Lithium Fluoride Bolometer

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    Ootani, Wataru; Minowa, Makoto; Watanabe, Takayuki; Ito, Yutaka; Kishimoto, Yasuhiro; Miuchi, Kentaro; Inoue, Yoshizumi; Ootuka, Youiti

    1997-01-01

    The First results of the Tokyo dark matter search programme using a 21-g lithium fluoride bolometer are presented. The background spectrum was measured in the surface laboratory. We derive an exclusion plot for the spin-dependently coupled Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) cross section.

  2. Investigation of the Neutral Gas Pressure Effect on the Metal Resistive Bolometer

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    The bolometer system planned for W7-X consists mainly of metal (Au) resistive detector arrays. All the detectors are exposed to neutral gas environment. The thin bolometer foil used for detecting the radiated power loss may be sensitive to the neutral gas pressure due to the strain gauge effect. Recently, a prototype of this kind of bolometer camera consisting of 12 channels has been installed on the cylindrical plasma device VINETA in order to investigate the influences of the neutral gas pressure on the bolometer signals. Experiments are carried out for Ar-discharges under different gas pressure conditions. It is found that the pressure effect of the neutral gas can make considerable contributions, thus inducing non-negligible errors of the results in most of the investigated cases. Using the VINETA plasmas (Ar, Tee-19 m-3) as examples, the paper demonstrates and discusses how to minimize the neutral gas effects, especially in the data analysis process. The radiated power and the radiation intensity profile obtained in helicon discharges are presented

  3. An experimental study of antireflective coatings in Ge light detectors for scintillating bolometers

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    Mancuso M.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Luminescent bolometers are double-readout devices able to measure simultaneously the phonon and the light yields after a particle interaction in the detector. This operation allows in some cases to tag the type of the interacting quantum, crucial issue for background control in rare event experiments such as the search for neutrinoless double beta decay and for interactions of particle dark matter candidates. The light detectors used in the LUCIFER and LUMINEU searches (projects aiming at the study of the double beta interesting candidates 82Se and 100Mo using ZnSe and ZnMoO4 scintillating bolometers consist of hyper-pure Ge thin slabs equipped with NTD thermistors. A substantial sensitivity improvement of the Ge light detectors can be obtained applying a proper anti-reflective coatings on the Ge side exposed to the luminescent bolometer. The present paper deals with the investigation of this aspect, proving and quantifying the positive effect of a SiO2 and a SiO coating and setting the experimental bases for future tests of other coating materials. The results confirm that an appropriate coating procedure helps in improving the sensitivity of bolometric light detectors by an important factor (in the range 20% – 35% and needs to be included in the recipe for the development of an optimized radio-pure scintillating bolometer.

  4. The MPIR 100 mK bolometer array for 2 mm continuum observations

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    We are developing bolometer arrays for continuum detection in millimeter and submillimeter astronomy [1]. For the 2 mm atmospheric window, where the transmission is comparatively high, a bolometer temperature of about 100 mK is necessary in order to avoid being limited by the system noise. Our new 2 mm array is cooled by a 3He/4He-dilution refrigerator with a base temperature of 30 mK. The substrate for the 19 channel bolometer array consists of a single-crystal silicon wafer with silicon-nitride membranes. Radiation is collected by a single-mode horn array in front of the wafer and coupled into efficient absorbers in the center of the membranes. Resulting temperature changes of the absorbers are measured with NTD-germanium thermistors. In the first stage of the read out electronics, we use JFETs working at 150 K. Cold RF-filters prevent RF interference from entering the bolometer array cavity. The combination of several mesh filters and a short piece of cylindrical waveguide at the end of each horn defines the bandpass for the incoming radiation, which is matched to the 2 mm atmospheric window

  5. Building the analytical response in frequency domain of AC biased bolometers Application to Planck/HFI

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    Sauvé, Alexandre

    2016-01-01

    Context: Bolometers are high sensitivity detector commonly used in Infrared astronomy. The HFI instrument of the Planck satellite makes extensive use of them, but after the satellite launch two electronic related problems revealed critical. First an unexpected excess response of detectors at low optical excitation frequency for {\

  6. Characterization of a submillimeter high-angular-resolution camera with a monolithic silicon bolometer array for the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory

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    Wang, Nina; Hunter, T. R.; Benford, D. J.; Serabyn, E.; Lis, D.C.; Phillips, T. G.; Moseley, S. H.; Bpyce, K.; Szymkowiak, A.; C. Allen; Mott, B.; Gygax, J.

    1996-01-01

    We constructed a 24-pixel bolometer camera operating in the 350- and 450-µm atmospheric windows for the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO). This instrument uses a monolithic silicon bolometer array that is cooled to approximately 300 mK by a single-shot 3 He refrigerator. First-stage amplification is provided by field-effect transistors at approximately 130 K. The sky is imaged onto the bolometer array by means of several mirrors outside the Dewar and a cold off-axis elliptical mirror in...

  7. A low noise highly integrated bolometer array for absolute measurement of VUV and soft x radiation

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    A new low noise miniaturized multichannel bolometer module for absolute measurements in the VUV and soft x spectral ranges is described. Highly integrated four-channel modules (2x3.3x1.5 cm3) each comprising four independent ac-excited (50 kHz) metal resistor bolometer bridges were successfully tested on a large tokamak (Tore Supra in Cadarache) and on an electron synchrotron (BESSY in Berlin). The bolometer system features a linear response to the absorbed radiation power, a low detection limit (≤1.0x10-6 W cm-2 on Tore Supra with an integration time of τint=10x10-3 s) and a low NEP (≤10x10-9 W on BESSY). The thermal cross-talk between adjacent detectors is negligible (Br/ΔT -4 V degree C-1 is achieved. It can be operated at a maximum temperature of 150 degree C, at high magnetic fields (tested up to B=4.5 T in the laboratory) and survives high nuclear radiation doses. The system offers the possibility of detecting low-power VUV and soft x-radiation with sampling rates of up to 10 kHz on plasma machines and of absolutely calibrating VUV and soft x instruments. Effective suppression of electric, thermal and nuclear radiation interferences is characteristic of the bolometer system.Strain gauge effects, which could affect the behavior of the bolometers at high magnetic fields, are suppressed by the ac-excitation technique

  8. Infrared detection with high-{Tc} bolometers and response of Nb tunnel junctions to picosecond voltage pulses

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    Verghese, S.

    1993-05-01

    Oxide superconductors with high critical temperature {Tc} make sensitive thermometers for several types of infrared bolometers. The authors built composite bolometers with YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}{delta}} thermometers on sapphire substrates which have higher sensitivity than competing thermal detectors which operate at temperatures above 77 K. A 1 x 1 mm bolometer with gold black serving as the radiation absorber has useful sensitivity for wavelengths 20--100 {mu}m. A 3 x 3 mm bolometer with a bismuth film as the absorber operates from 20--100 {mu}m. High-{Tc} bolometers which are fabricated with micromachining techniques on membranes of Si or Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} have potential application to large-format arrays which are used for infrared imaging. A nonisothermal high-{Tc} bolometer can be fabricated on a membrane of yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) which is in thermal contact with the heat sink along the perimeter of the membrane. A thermal analysis indicates that the YSZ membrane bolometer can have improved sensitivity compared to the sapphire bolometer for spectrometer applications. The quasiparticle tunneling current in a superconductor-insulator-superconductor (SIS) junction is highly nonlinear in the applied voltage. The authors have made the first measurement of the linear response of the quasiparticle current in a Nb/AlO{sub x}/Nb junction over a broad bandwidth from 75--200 GHz. Nonlinear measurements made with these pulses may provide information about the quasiparticle lifetime. Preliminary data from such measurements are presented.

  9. Absolute calibration of soft X-ray plates by using a self-calibrated X-ray bolometer

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    The sensitivity of soft X-ray plates, Kodak 101-05 and ILFORD Q-PLATE at 1.1 keV was measured by using a self-calibrated X-ray bolometer as a standard detector for absolute measurements of soft X-rays. Cross-calibration was also made by using an X-ray sensitive diamond detector. Good agreement in the absolute sensitivity was obtained between the bolometer and the diamond detector. (author)

  10. Adaptation of frequency-domain readout for Transition Edge Sensor bolometers for the POLARBEAR-2 Cosmic Microwave Background experiment

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    Hattori, Kaori, E-mail: khattori@berkeley.edu [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba (Japan); Arnold, Kam; Barron, Darcy [University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States); Dobbs, Matt; Haan, Tijmen de [McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Harrington, Nicholas [University of California, Berkeley, Physics, Berkeley, CA (United States); Hasegawa, Masaya; Hazumi, Masashi [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba (Japan); Holzapfel, William L. [University of California, Berkeley, Physics, Berkeley, CA (United States); Keating, Brian [University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States); Lee, Adrian T. [University of California, Berkeley, Physics, Berkeley, CA (United States); Morii, Hideki [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba (Japan); Myers, Michael J. [University of California, Berkeley, Physics, Berkeley, CA (United States); Smecher, Graeme [Three-Speed Logic, Inc., Vancouver (Canada); Suzuki, Aritoki [University of California, Berkeley, Physics, Berkeley, CA (United States); Tomaru, Takayuki [High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba (Japan)

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    The POLARBEAR-2 Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) experiment aims to observe B-mode polarization with high sensitivity to explore gravitational lensing of CMB and inflationary gravitational waves. POLARBEAR-2 is an upgraded experiment based on POLARBEAR-1, which had first light in January 2012. For POLARBEAR-2, we will build a receiver that has 7588 Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometers coupled to two-band (95 and 150 GHz) polarization-sensitive antennas. For the large array's readout, we employ digital frequency-domain multiplexing and multiplex 32 bolometers through a single superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID). An 8-bolometer frequency-domain multiplexing readout has been deployed with the POLARBEAR-1 experiment. Extending that architecture to 32 bolometers requires an increase in the bandwidth of the SQUID electronics to 3 MHz. To achieve this increase in bandwidth, we use Digital Active Nulling (DAN) on the digital frequency multiplexing platform. In this paper, we present requirements and improvements on parasitic inductance and resistance of cryogenic wiring and capacitors used for modulating bolometers. These components are problematic above 1 MHz. We also show that our system is able to bias a bolometer in its superconducting transition at 3 MHz.

  11. An FPGA-based bolometer for the MAST-U Super-X divertor

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    Lovell, Jack; Naylor, Graham; Field, Anthony; Drewelow, Peter; Sharples, Ray

    2016-11-01

    A new resistive bolometer system has been developed for MAST-Upgrade. It will measure radiated power in the new Super-X divertor, with millisecond time resolution, along 16 vertical and 16 horizontal lines of sight. The system uses a Xilinx Zynq-7000 series Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) in the D-TACQ ACQ2106 carrier to perform real time data acquisition and signal processing. The FPGA enables AC-synchronous detection using high performance digital filtering to achieve a high signal-to-noise ratio and will be able to output processed data in real time with millisecond latency. The system has been installed on 8 previously unused channels of the JET vertical bolometer system. Initial results suggest good agreement with data from existing vertical channels but with higher bandwidth and signal-to-noise ratio.

  12. Calibrating a novel type of bolometer arrays for the Herschel/PACS Photometer

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    Billot, Nicolas

    2008-01-01

    The Herschel Space Observatory is a corner stone mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) scientific program. With its spatial resolution, sensitivity and spectral range (60 to 670 microns) Herschel will provide astronomers with unique opportunities to decipher many aspects of star formation mecanisms and galaxy evolution. Among the many research institutes involved in the development and exploitation of this challenging observatory, the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA) designed a novel type of bolometric detectors to equip the photometer of the PACS instrument on-board the Herschel satellite. In this thesis, I present the basics of infrared astronomy and past and present developments in cryogenic bolometers, emphasising on new concepts introduced by CEA, that is the collective manufacturing of bolometer arrays, the high impedance thermometers, the cold multiplexing and the use of a resonant cavity to optimize absorption of electromagnetic radiation. I follow with an in-depth explanation of the worki...

  13. Optimization of a bolometer detector for ITER based on Pt absorber on SiN membrane.

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    Meister, H; Eich, T; Endstrasser, N; Giannone, L; Kannamüller, M; Kling, A; Koll, J; Trautmann, T; Detemple, P; Schmitt, S

    2010-10-01

    Any plasma diagnostic in ITER must be able to operate at temperatures in excess of 200 °C and neutron loads corresponding to 0.1 dpa over its lifetime. To achieve this aim for the bolometer diagnostic, a miniaturized metal resistor bolometer detector based on Pt absorbers galvanically deposited on SiN membranes is being developed. The first two generations of detectors featured up to 4.5 μm thick absorbers. Results from laboratory tests are presented characterizing the dependence of their calibration constants under thermal loads up to 450 °C. Several detectors have been tested in ASDEX Upgrade providing reliable data but also pointing out the need for further optimization. A laser trimming procedure has been implemented to reduce the mismatch in meander resistances below 1% for one detector and the thermal drifts from this mismatch.

  14. Tuning of Kilopixel Transition Edge Sensor Bolometer Arrays with a Digital Frequency Multiplexed Readout System

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    MacDermid, K; Aubin, F; Bissonnette, E; Dobbs, M; Hubmayr, J; Smecher, G; Warraich, S

    2009-01-01

    A digital frequency multiplexing (DfMUX) system has been developed and used to tune large arrays of transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers read out with SQUID arrays for mm-wavelength cosmology telescopes. The DfMUX system multiplexes the input bias voltages and output currents for several bolometers on a single set of cryogenic wires. Multiplexing reduces the heat load on the camera's sub-Kelvin cryogenic detector stage. In this paper we describe the algorithms and software used to set up and optimize the operation of the bolometric camera. The algorithms are implemented on soft processors embedded within FPGA devices operating on each backend readout board. The result is a fully parallelized implementation for which the setup time is independent of the array size.

  15. First array of enriched Zn$^{82}$Se bolometers to search for double beta decay

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    Artusa, D R; Beeman, J W; Bellini, F; Biassoni, M; Brofferio, C; Camacho, A; Capelli, S; Cardani, L; Carniti, P; Casali, N; Cassina, L; Clemenza, M; Cremonesi, O; Cruciani, A; D'Addabbo, A; Dafinei, I; Di Domizio, S; di Vacri, M L; Ferroni, F; Gironi, L; Giuliani, A; Gotti, C; Keppel, G; Maino, M; Mancuso, M; Martinez, M; Morganti, S; Nagorny, S; Nastasi, M; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Orio, F; Orlandi, D; Pagnanini, L; Pallavicini, M; Palmieri, V; Pattavina, L; Pavan, M; Pessina, G; Pettinacci, V; Pirro, S; Pozzi, S; Previtali, E; Puiu, A; Rusconi, C; Schaeffner, K; Tomei, C; Vignati, M; Zolotarova, A

    2016-01-01

    The R&D activity performed during the last years proved the potential of ZnSe scintillating bolometers to the search for neutrino-less double beta decay, motivating the realization of the first large-mass experiment based on this technology: CUPID-0. The isotopic enrichment in $^{82}$Se, the Zn$^{82}$Se crystals growth, as well as the light detectors production have been accomplished, and the experiment is now in construction at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy). In this paper we present the results obtained testing the first three Zn$^{82}$Se crystals operated as scintillating bolometers, and we prove that their performance in terms of energy resolution, background rejection capability and intrinsic radio-purity complies with the requirements of CUPID-0.

  16. Development of Superconducting Magnetic Heat Switches for an Ideal Integrating Bolometer

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    Nagler, P. C.; Canavan, E.; De Alba, R.; Stevenson, T. R.

    2016-07-01

    We are developing an ideal integrating bolometer (IIB), a novel detector for far-infrared applications. An IIB consists of a dissipationless temperature sensor weakly coupled to a thermal bath through a heat switch. If the heat switch's thermal conductance in the "off" state is much smaller than its conductance in the "on" state, the thermometer temperature will depend linearly on integrated incident power, until the bolometer temperature is reset by changing the conductance to the "on" state. A key component of an IIB is the heat switch, the subject of this paper. We have fabricated and tested prototype IIB devices designed to demonstrate a superconducting magnetic heat switch on both solid substrates and membranes. In this work, we will present details on the design, fabrication, and experimental performance of our prototype IIB devices.

  17. Design, realization, and characteristics of a transition edge bolometer for sub-millimeter wave astronomy.

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    May, Torsten; Zakosarenko, Vyatcheslav; Kreysa, Ernst; Esch, Walter; Anders, Solveig; Gemuend, Hans-Peter; Heinz, Erik; Meyer, Hans-Georg

    2012-11-01

    The large array bolometer camera is scheduled to succeed its semiconducting predecessor at the Atacama pathfinder experiment. It shall be an array of 300 transition edge sensors operated at a temperature of about 0.25 K, provided by a (3)He evaporation cooler and a pulse tube refrigerator. The instrument will be read out by a superconducting quantum interference device time domain multiplexer. The design and realization of a suitable detector for this instrument is described. Based on sensitivity demands derived from the background limit, the thermal and electrical designs for a spider-web bolometer are deduced. The theoretical predictions are compared to experimental results. The pixel design yields a background-limited performance for background loads corresponding to blackbody sources between 77 K and 300 K and a partially effective anti-aliasing filter for the intended multiplexed readout. PMID:23206078

  18. Astronomy with a new 100 mK bolometer array for 150 GHz

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    Gromke, J. E-mail: jgromke@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de; Esch, W.; Gemuend, H.-P.; Kreysa, E.; Reichertz, L.A.; Weferling, B

    2000-04-07

    At the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie we built a 19-channel bolometer array for 150 GHz operating at 100 mK. We give an overview of how our new bolometer array is installed at mm/submm telescopes. With results obtained during observing runs at the 10 m HHT and the IRAM 30 m-telescope we illustrate the performance of the instrument. Measurements of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect (SZE) at mm-wavelength towards distant clusters of galaxies allow us to determine the Hubble constant and the radial cluster velocities. In the diffraction limit of a 10 m telescope our instrument's beamwidth matches the size of many clusters of galaxies making it an ideal tool for observations of the SZE. As first measurements we observed the clusters CL0016+16 and A2218 and the blank sky as a control and we present preliminary results of the detection of the SZE.

  19. Hot-Electron Bolometer Mixers on Silicon-on-Insulator Substrates for Terahertz Frequencies

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    Skalare, Anders; Stern, Jeffrey; Bumble, Bruce; Maiwald, Frank

    2005-01-01

    A terahertz Hot-Electron Bolometer (HEB) mixer design using device substrates based on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) technology is described. This substrate technology allows very thin chips (6 pm) with almost arbitrary shape to be manufactured, so that they can be tightly fitted into a waveguide structure and operated at very high frequencies with only low risk for power leakages and resonance modes. The NbTiN-based bolometers are contacted by gold beam-leads, while other beamleads are used to hold the chip in place in the waveguide test fixture. The initial tests yielded an equivalent receiver noise temperature of 3460 K double-sideband at a local oscillator frequency of 1.462 THz and an intermediate frequency of 1.4 GHz.

  20. The noise and optimum operating temperature of high Tc superconducting infrared bolometer

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    The temperature and the bias current dependence of noise as well as the noise spectrum for high Tc superconducting infrared bolometer (HTSIB) have been investigated. The influence of the bolometer structure on device noise has been discussed. The responsibility spectrum and the detectivity D * spectrum for HTSIB has also been obtained. The optimum operating temperature has been determined, that is between Tco(zero-resistance temperature) and Tcm(the temperature at mid transition point). The performances of the HTSIB are D * (500, 10, 1) = 3.7 x 109cmHz1/2W-1 and noise equivalent power NEP(500, 10, 1) = 2.4 x 10-11WHz-1/2

  1. Astronomy with a new 100 mK bolometer array for 150 GHz

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    At the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie we built a 19-channel bolometer array for 150 GHz operating at 100 mK. We give an overview of how our new bolometer array is installed at mm/submm telescopes. With results obtained during observing runs at the 10 m HHT and the IRAM 30 m-telescope we illustrate the performance of the instrument. Measurements of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect (SZE) at mm-wavelength towards distant clusters of galaxies allow us to determine the Hubble constant and the radial cluster velocities. In the diffraction limit of a 10 m telescope our instrument's beamwidth matches the size of many clusters of galaxies making it an ideal tool for observations of the SZE. As first measurements we observed the clusters CL0016+16 and A2218 and the blank sky as a control and we present preliminary results of the detection of the SZE

  2. Room temperature, very sensitive thermometer using a doubly clamped microelectromechanical beam resonator for bolometer applications

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    Zhang, Y.; Watanabe, Y.; Hosono, S.; Nagai, N.; Hirakawa, K.

    2016-04-01

    We propose a room temperature, all electrical driving and detecting, very sensitive thermometer structure using a microelectromechanical (MEMS) resonator for bolometer applications. We have fabricated a GaAs doubly clamped MEMS beam resonator whose oscillation can be excited and detected by the piezoelectric effect. When a heating power is applied to a NiCr film deposited on the MEMS beam surface, internal thermal stress is generated in the beam, leading to a reduction in the resonance frequency. The present device detects the shift in the resonance frequency caused by heating and works as a very sensitive thermometer. When the resonator was driven by a voltage slightly below the threshold for the nonlinear, hysteretic oscillation, the thermometer showed a voltage responsivity of about 3300 V/W, while keeping a low noise spectral density of about 60 nV/Hz1/2, demonstrating a noise equivalent power of bolometers for room-temperature operation.

  3. Nonequilibrium theory of a hot-electron bolometer with normal metal-insulator-superconductor tunnel junction

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    The operation of the hot-electron bolometer with normal metal-insulator-superconductor (NIS) tunnel junction as a temperature sensor is analyzed theoretically. The responsivity and the noise equivalent power (NEP) of the bolometer are obtained numerically for typical experimental parameters. Relatively simple approximate analytical expressions for these values are derived. The time constant of the device is also found. We demonstrate that the effect of the electron cooling by the NIS junction, which serves as a thermometer, can improve the sensitivity. This effect is also useful in the presence of the finite background power load. We discuss the effect of the correlation of the shot noise and the heat flow noise in the NIS junction. [copyright] 2001 American Institute of Physics

  4. Optimization of a bolometer detector for ITER based on Pt absorber on SiN membrane.

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    Meister, H; Eich, T; Endstrasser, N; Giannone, L; Kannamüller, M; Kling, A; Koll, J; Trautmann, T; Detemple, P; Schmitt, S

    2010-10-01

    Any plasma diagnostic in ITER must be able to operate at temperatures in excess of 200 °C and neutron loads corresponding to 0.1 dpa over its lifetime. To achieve this aim for the bolometer diagnostic, a miniaturized metal resistor bolometer detector based on Pt absorbers galvanically deposited on SiN membranes is being developed. The first two generations of detectors featured up to 4.5 μm thick absorbers. Results from laboratory tests are presented characterizing the dependence of their calibration constants under thermal loads up to 450 °C. Several detectors have been tested in ASDEX Upgrade providing reliable data but also pointing out the need for further optimization. A laser trimming procedure has been implemented to reduce the mismatch in meander resistances below 1% for one detector and the thermal drifts from this mismatch. PMID:21061487

  5. Optimization of a bolometer detector for ITER based on Pt absorber on SiN membrane

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    Any plasma diagnostic in ITER must be able to operate at temperatures in excess of 200 deg. C and neutron loads corresponding to 0.1 dpa over its lifetime. To achieve this aim for the bolometer diagnostic, a miniaturized metal resistor bolometer detector based on Pt absorbers galvanically deposited on SiN membranes is being developed. The first two generations of detectors featured up to 4.5 μm thick absorbers. Results from laboratory tests are presented characterizing the dependence of their calibration constants under thermal loads up to 450 deg. C. Several detectors have been tested in ASDEX Upgrade providing reliable data but also pointing out the need for further optimization. A laser trimming procedure has been implemented to reduce the mismatch in meander resistances below 1% for one detector and the thermal drifts from this mismatch.

  6. First use of a bolometer for X-ray calorimetry of a laser plasma

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    Dense and hot plasmas, created by interaction of a laser beam with a metallic target, radiate an important part of the absorbed energy in soft X-ray range. For the first time in this type of experiment a bolometer have been studied and used to measure this X-ray emission. This X-ray calorimeter presents many advantages: no effect due to thermal losses, fast response (20 ns), insensibility to the laser light and ions emission, high sensitivity (3.7+-0.2)x10-3 V.J-1.m2 and low threshold 1 J.m-2, possibility of direct electrical calibration. The results obtained with this bolometer are in good agreement with those given by a broad band spectrometer used in the same experimental condition

  7. First array of enriched Zn^{82}Se bolometers to search for double beta decay

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    Artusa, D. R.; Balzoni, A.; Beeman, J. W.; Bellini, F.; Biassoni, M.; Brofferio, C.; Camacho, A.; Capelli, S.; Cardani, L.; Carniti, P.; Casali, N.; Cassina, L.; Clemenza, M.; Cremonesi, O.; Cruciani, A.; D'Addabbo, A.; Dafinei, I.; Di Domizio, S.; di Vacri, M. L.; Ferroni, F.; Gironi, L.; Giuliani, A.; Gotti, C.; Keppel, G.; Maino, M.; Mancuso, M.; Martinez, M.; Morganti, S.; Nagorny, S.; Nastasi, M.; Nisi, S.; Nones, C.; Orio, F.; Orlandi, D.; Pagnanini, L.; Pallavicini, M.; Palmieri, V.; Pattavina, L.; Pavan, M.; Pessina, G.; Pettinacci, V.; Pirro, S.; Pozzi, S.; Previtali, E.; Puiu, A.; Rusconi, C.; Schäffner, K.; Tomei, C.; Vignati, M.; Zolotarova, A.

    2016-07-01

    The R&D activity performed during the last years proved the potential of ZnSe scintillating bolometers to the search for neutrino-less double beta decay, motivating the realization of the first large-mass experiment based on this technology: CUPID-0. The isotopic enrichment in ^{82}Se, the Zn^{82}Se crystals growth, as well as the light detectors production have been accomplished, and the experiment is now in construction at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy). In this paper we present the results obtained testing the first three Zn^{82}Se crystals operated as scintillating bolometers, and we prove that their performance in terms of energy resolution, background rejection capability and intrinsic radio-purity complies with the requirements of CUPID-0.

  8. Automated in situ line of sight calibration of ASDEX Upgrade bolometers

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    Penzel, F., E-mail: florian.penzel@ipp.mpg.de [Max-Planck-Institute for Plasmaphysics, EURATOM Association, Garching (Germany); Meister, H.; Bernert, M.; Sehmer, T.; Trautmann, T.; Kannamüller, M.; Koll, J. [Max-Planck-Institute for Plasmaphysics, EURATOM Association, Garching (Germany); Koch, A.W. [Institute for Measurement Systems and Sensor Technology, Technische Universität München (Germany)

    2014-10-15

    The ITER Bolometer Robot Test Rig (IBOROB) is a robot-based diagnostic tool, which allows the measurement of the lines of sight (LOS) of the ITER bolometer prototypes. Up to now, it was only used as a LOS characterization device for the ITER collimator development. IBOROB was further developed and can now be operated in ASDEX Upgrade during a regular maintenance shutdown. At present, once a diagnostic like the bolometry is mounted inside the vessel, the actual LOS orientations are not measured, they are derived from CAD. The new procedure allows the fully automatic three-dimensional in situ measurement of bolometer LOS. The spatial distribution, the poloidal and toroidal alignment in the experiment coordinate system (CS), can be determined. The absolute accuracy, in reference to the tokamak CS, is provided by an additional calibration performed with a measurement arm by FARO Technologies Inc. Therefore, the amount of misalignment from the theoretical expectations can be quantified. In addition specific camera type dependencies such as internal camera reflections can be identified. Due to the high position accuracy of the robot, the LOS can be resolved with a spatial resolution of up to 0.1°. The method is explained in detail and results from two exemplary bolometer foil cameras obtained in a first set-up in ASDEX Upgrade are presented. The different steps and components needed to apply the measurements in the vessel are described with a focus on the constraints, e.g. geometrical, for an application of this method in a tokamak. Finally the consequences of the results are extrapolated to ITER and evaluated.

  9. Sensitivity to Cosmic Rays of Cold Electron Bolometers for Space Applications

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    Salatino, Maria; Kuzmin, Leonid; Mahashabde, Sumedh; Masi, Silvia

    2014-01-01

    An important phenomenon limiting the sensitivity of bolometric detectors for future space missions is the interaction with cosmic rays. We tested the sensitivity of Cold Electron Bolometers (CEBs) to ionizing radiation using gamma-rays from a radioactive source and X-rays from a X-ray tube. We describe the test setup and the results. As expected, due to the effective thermal insulation of the sensing element and its negligible volume, we find that CEBs are largely immune to this problem.

  10. Standard VHDL Modeling and Top-Simulation for the Development of an Integrated Smart-Bolometer

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    Denoual, Matthieu; Attia, Patrick

    2011-01-01

    An event-driven modeling technique in standard VHDL is presented in this paper for the high level simulation of a resistive bolometer operating in closed-loop mode and implementing smart functions. The closed-loop mode operation is achieved by the capacitively coupled electrical substitution technique. The event-driven VHDL modeling technique is successfully applied to behavioral modeling and simulation of such a multiphysics system involving optical, thermal and electronics mechanisms. The m...

  11. RF heating efficiency of the terahertz superconducting hot-electron bolometer

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    Maslennikov, Sergey

    2014-01-01

    We report results of the numerical solution by the Euler method of the system of heat balance equations written in recurrent form for the superconducting hot-electron bolometer (HEB) embedded in an electrical circuit. By taking into account the dependence of the HEB resistance on the transport current we have been able to calculate rigorously the RF heating efficiency, absorbed local oscillator (LO) power and conversion gain of the HEB mixer. We show that the calculated conversion gain is in ...

  12. Top-Level Simulation of a Smart-Bolometer Using VHDL Modeling

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    Denoual, Matthieu; Attia, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    An event-driven modeling technique in standard VHDL is presented in this paper for the high level simulation of a resistive bolometer operating in closed-loop mode and implementing smart functions. The closed-loop mode operation is achieved by the capacitively coupled electrical substitution technique. The event-driven VHDL modeling technique is successfully applied to behavioral modeling and simulation of such a multi-physics system involving optical, thermal and electronics mechanisms. The ...

  13. Development of a Li2MoO4 scintillating bolometer for low background physics

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    2013-01-01

    We present the performance of a 33 g Li2MoO4 crystal working as a scintillating bolometer. The crystal was tested for more than 400 h in a dilution refrigerator installed in the underground laboratory of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy). This compound shows promising features in the frame of neutron detection, dark matter search (solar axions) and neutrinoless double-beta decay physics. Low temperature scintillating properties were investigated by means of different alpha, beta/gam...

  14. Noise of short-time integrators for readout of uncooled infrared bolometer arrays

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    D. Würfel; D. Weiler; B. J. Hosticka; Vogt, H.

    2010-01-01

    As state-of-the-art readout circuits short-time integrators in Far Infrared (FIR) uncooled bolometer arrays are commonly used. This paper compares the transfer functions of an ideal continuous-time integrator with that of a real integrator with focus an OTA parameters and noise analysis. Beside the noise sources at the non-inverting input of the OTA special care has to be taken to account for capacitances at the inverting input. The Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference (N...

  15. Size determination of the Centaur Chariklo from millimeter-wavelength bolometer observations

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    Altenhoff, W.J.; Menten, K. M.; Bertoldi, F.

    2000-01-01

    Using the Max-Planck Millimeter Bolometer Array (MAMBO) at the IRAM 30m telescope we detected emission at 250 GHz from the Centaur Chariklo (1997 CU26). The observed continuum flux density implies a photometric diameter of 273 km. The resulting geometric albedo is 0.055, somewhat higher than expected from a comparison with most of the other few Centaurs and cometary nuclei for which such data are available.

  16. Development of a prototype infrared imaging bolometer for NSTX-U

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    van Eden, G. G.; Delgado-Aparicio, L. F.; Gray, T. K.; Jaworski, M. A.; Morgan, T. W.; Peterson, B. J.; Reinke, M. L.; Sano, R.; Mukai, K.; Differ/Pppl Collaboration; Nifs/Pppl Collaboration

    2015-11-01

    Measurements of the radiated power in fusion reactors are of high importance for studying detachment and the overall power balance. A prototype Infrared Video Bolometer (IRVB) is being developed for NSTX-U complementing resistive bolometer and AXUV diode diagnostics. The IRVB has proven to be a powerful tool on LHD and JT-60U for its 2D imaging quality and reactor environment compatibility. For NSTX-U, a poloidal view of the lower center stack and lower divertor are envisaged for the 2016 run campaign. The IRVB concept images radiation from the plasma onto a 2.5 μm thick 9 x 7 cm2 calibrated Pt foil and monitors its temperature evolution using an IR camera (SB focal plane, 2-12 μm, 128x128 pixels, 1.6 kHz). The power incident on the foil is calculated by solving the 2D +time heat diffusion equation. Benchtop characterization is presented, demonstrating a sensitivity of approximately 20 mK and a noise equivalent power density of 71.5 μW cm-2 for 4x20 bolometer super-pixels and a 50 Hz time response. The hardware design, optimization of camera and detector settings as well as first results of both synthetic and experimental origin are discussed.

  17. The preliminary measurements from the Bolometer Oscillation System (BOS) on board PICARD

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    Zhu, P.; Ruymbeke, M. V.; Meftah, M.; Clette, F.; Dewitte, S.; Chevalier, A.; van Ruymbeke, F.; Noel, J.

    2010-12-01

    The PICARD is a French CNES micro-satellite mission which was successfully launched on June 15, 2010 by the Russian DNEPR launcher. Its objectives are the study of the origin of the solar variability and the relations between the Sun and the Earth’s climate. The duration of the mission is about two years with possibility to extend to three or more years. SOVAP/BOS (SOlar Variability for Picard - Bolometer Oscillation System) is one of the key instruments in the PICARD payload. The main goal of SOVAP/BOS consists in measuring the TSI (Total Solar Irradiance) with very high precision. SOVAP is a new improved version of the DIARAD absolute solar radiometer, which has been successfully installed and operated on several previous missions designed by the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium. BOS is a pioneering experiment or to say, a complementary part of SOVAP. It consists of a solar bolometer that measures the incident electromagnetic radiation power by converting this radiation energy in a thermal signal. The radiation is measured using a differential thermometer placed in a thermal shunt. By design, this bolometer is able to measure radiation integrated over all wavelengths and provide a broad dynamic range, with high precision and combined with a fast measuring cadence of 10s, instead of typ. 2-3 minutes in earlier TSI (total solar irradiance) measurements. We will show the preliminary results of measurements made by BOS. For instance, the solar eclipse records during 11, July 2010.

  18. Doubling of sensitivity and bandwidth in phonon-cooled hot-electron bolometer mixers

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    Baselmans, Jochem J. A.; Hajenius, Merlijn; Gao, Jianrong; Korte, Piet d.; Klapwijk, Teun M.; Voronov, Boris; Gol'tsman, Gregory

    2004-10-01

    NbN hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixers are at this moment the best heterodyne detectors for frequencies above 1 THz. However, the fabrication procedure of these devices is such that the quality of the interface between the NbN superconducting film and the contact structure is not under good control. This results in a contact resistance between the NbN bolometer and the contact pad. We compare identical bolometers, with different NbN - contact pad interfaces, coupled with a spiral antenna. We find that cleaning the NbN interface and adding a thin additional superconductor prior to the gold contact deposition improves the noise temperature and the bandwidth of the HEB mixers with more than a factor of 2. We obtain a DSB noise temperature of 950 K at 2.5 THz and a Gain bandwidth of 5-6 GHz. For use in real receiver systems we design small volume (0.15x1 micron) HEB mixers with a twin slot antenna. We find that these mixers combine good sensitivity (900 K at 1.6 THz) with low LO power requirement, which is 160 - 240 nW at the Si lens of the mixer. This value is larger than expected from the isothermal technique and the known losses in the lens by a factor of 3-3.5.

  19. Fabrication and Test of Large Area Spider-Web Bolometers for CMB Measurements

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    Biasotti, M.; Ceriale, V.; Corsini, D.; De Gerone, M.; Gatti, F.; Orlando, A.; Pizzigoni, G.

    2016-08-01

    Detecting the primordial 'B-mode' polarization of the cosmic microwave background is one of the major challenges of modern observational cosmology. Microwave telescopes need sensitive cryogenic bolometers with an overall equivalent noise temperature in the nK range. In this paper, we present the development status of large area (about 1 cm2) spider-web bolometer, which imply additional fabrication challenges. The spider-web is a suspended Si3N4 1 \\upmu m-thick and 8-mm diameter with mesh size of 250 \\upmu m. The thermal sensitive element is a superconducting transition edge sensor (TES) at the center of the bolometer. The first prototype is a Ti-Au TES with transition temperature tuned around 350 mK, new devices will be a Mo-Au bilayer tuned to have a transition temperature of 500 mK. We present the fabrication process with micro-machining techniques from silicon wafer covered with SiO2 - Si3N4 CVD films, 0.3 and 1 \\upmu m- thick, respectively, and preliminary tests.

  20. A maximum entropy based Abel inversion for bolometer measurements on WEGA

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    Maximum-entropy based Abel inversion is applied for reconstructing the radial radiation profiles in the WEGA stellarator, where a multi-channel bolometer system is installed. The inversion procedure has been tested by forward calculations of presumed radiation profiles, taking the realistic geometries of the individual view channels into account. After exact reproduction of the input profiles, Gaussian-noise is added to the line-integrated signals of each channel, in order to check the sensitivity of the inverse results to errors in the raw signals. The contribution presents detailed results of this analysis. The inversion method has been used for data processing of the WEGA bolometer system, which has become a standard diagnostic tool for measuring the radiation distributions. As, in the WEGA plasmas, the radiation is mainly contributed by the working gas itself, the radiation distribution reflects the profiles of the plasma parameters. Thus, the bolometer has the potential of providing additional information on the plasma pressure profile reflecting the power deposition of the ECR-heating. Recently, strongly peaked radiation profiles were observed in over-dense plasmas heated by electron Bernstein waves (EBWs). This is believed to be attributed to a centrally peaked power deposition of the EBWs heating. Results in this regard are discussed.

  1. Design of an imaging bolometer system for the large helical device

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    We describe a radical design for a bolometer system employing infrared (IR) imaging of a segmented-matrix absorber in a cooled-pinhole camera geometry, which we will prototype and demonstrate on the large helical device (LHD).1 LHD will be operational in early 1998, with an l=2 superconducting winding, a major radius of 3.9 m, a minor radius of 0.5 endash 0.65 m, and input powers ranging from 3 MW (steady state) to 30 MW (pulsed). The bolometer design parameters are determined by modeling the temperature of the foils making up the detection matrix using a two-dimensional time-dependent solution of the heat conduction equation. This design will give a steady-state bolometry capability, with modest (60 Hz) time resolution, while simultaneously providing hundreds of channels of spatial information. No wiring harnesses will be required, as the temperature-rise data is measured via a 12-bit, ±0.025 degree C resolution, 3 endash 5 μm band, 256x256 pixel IR camera. The spatial data will be used to tomographically invert the profile of the highly shaped stellarator main plasma and divertor radiation, in conjunction with more conventional fanned arrays of traditional bolometers

  2. Initial test results on bolometers for the Planck high frequency instrument.

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    Holmes, Warren A; Bock, James J; Crill, Brendan P; Koch, Timothy C; Jones, William C; Lange, Andrew E; Paine, Christopher G

    2008-11-10

    We summarize the fabrication, flight qualification, and dark performance of bolometers completed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the High Frequency Instrument (HFI) of the joint ESA/NASA Herschel/Planck mission to be launched in 2009. The HFI is a multicolor focal plane which consists of 52 bolometers operated at 100 mK. Each bolometer is mounted to a feedhorn-filter assembly which defines one of six frequency bands centered between 100-857 GHz. Four detectors in each of five bands from 143-857 GHz are coupled to both linear polarizations and thus measure the total intensity. In addition, eight detectors in each of four bands (100, 143, 217, and 353 GHz) couple only to a single linear polarization and thus provide measurements of the Stokes parameters, Q and U, as well as the total intensity. The measured noise equivalent power (NEP) of all detectors is at or below the background limit for the telescope and time constants are a few ms, short enough to resolve point sources as the 5 to 9 arc min beams move across the sky at 1 rpm. PMID:19002223

  3. Optimisation of design parameters for collimators and pin-holes of bolometer cameras

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    The total radiation emission profile of fusion experiments is usually determined using the bolometer diagnostic. In order to evaluate the spatially resolved profile, many line integrated measurements are inverted using tomographic reconstruction techniques. Their success depends on a well known and optimised definition of the viewing cones of every line-of-sight. To this aim a set of equations has been derived and put in hierarchical order to define the design parameters for bolometer cameras in fusion experiments. In particular, previous considerations, which focussed on the beam width overlap and light yield optimisation, are extended to explicitly take geometrical boundary conditions imposed by the experimental device into account, with an emphasis on small gap sizes through which viewing cones have to pass through. The equations are derived for both camera types, collimator and pin-hole versions. The results obtained can be used to design bolometer cameras for any fusion device, but in particular also for ITER. An example of such an application is given and implications for the realisation of the optimal design are discussed

  4. New metal resistor bolometer for measuring vacuum ultraviolet and soft x radiation

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    A new metal resistor bolometer has been developed by applying thin-film technology. It is composed of three layers, a 4-μm-thick radiation absorber made of gold, a 7.5-μm-thick kapton dielectric, and a 0.1-μm-thick 5-kΩ gold resistor. This detector with the appropriate electronics shows a linear response to radiation power, including both neutral-particle emission and electromagnetic radiation from the soft x-ray part of the spectrum to the infrared. The bolometer has a very high operating reliability and sufficient suppression of ambient interference under extreme environmental conditions, such as high neutron and gamma radiation fluxes, high temperatures, mechanical vibrations, and strong electromagnetic fields. In plasma discharges in the ASDEX tokamak a radiation detection limit of 100 μW/cm2 was obtained at a time resolution of 10 ms. The bolometers of an array can be calibrated in situ; the calibration data are reproducible and stable in time within +- 10%. Measurements in ASDEX which demonstrate the capability of the method are discussed

  5. Kilopixel Pop-Up Bolometer Arrays for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope

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    Chervenak, J. A.; Wollack, E.; Henry, R.; Moseley, S. H.; Niemack, M.; Staggs, S.; Page, L.; Doriese, R.; Hilton, G. c.; Irwin, K. D.

    2007-01-01

    The recently deployed Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) anticipates first light on its kilopixel array of close-packed transition-edge-sensor bolometers in November of 2007. The instrument will represent a full implementation of the next-generation, large format arrays for millimeter wave astronomy that use superconducting electronics and detectors. Achieving the practical construction of such an array is a significant step toward producing advanced detector arrays for future SOFIA instruments. We review the design considerations for the detector array produced for the ACT instrument. The first light imager consists of 32 separately instrumented 32-channel pop-up bolometer arrays (to create a 32x32 filled array of mm-wave sensors). Each array is instrumented with a 32-channel bias resistor array, Nyquist filter array, and time-division SQUID multiplexer. Each component needed to be produced in relatively large quantities with suitable uniformity to meet tolerances for array operation. An optical design was chosen to maximize absorption at the focal plane while mitigating reflections and stray light. The pop-up geometry (previously implemented with semiconducting detectors and readout on the SHARC II and HAWC instruments) enabled straightforward interface of the superconducting bias and readout circuit with the 2D array of superconducting bolometers. The array construction program balanced fabrication challenges with assembly challenges to deliver the instrument in a timely fashion. We present some of the results of the array build and characterization of its performance.

  6. Terahertz real-time imaging uncooled array based on antenna- and cavity-coupled bolometers.

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    Simoens, François; Meilhan, Jérôme

    2014-03-28

    The development of terahertz (THz) applications is slowed down by the availability of affordable, easy-to-use and highly sensitive detectors. CEA-Leti took up this challenge by tailoring the mature infrared (IR) bolometer technology for optimized THz sensing. The key feature of these detectors relies on the separation between electromagnetic absorption and the thermometer. For each pixel, specific structures of antennas and a resonant quarter-wavelength cavity couple efficiently the THz radiation on a broadband range, while a central silicon microbridge bolometer resistance is read out by a complementary metal oxide semiconductor circuit. 320×240 pixel arrays have been designed and manufactured: a better than 30 pW power direct detection threshold per pixel has been demonstrated in the 2-4 THz range. Such performance is expected on the whole THz range by proper tailoring of the antennas while keeping the technological stack largely unchanged. This paper gives an overview of the developed bolometer-based technology. First, it describes the technology and reports the latest performance characterizations. Then imaging demonstrations are presented, such as real-time reflectance imaging of a large surface of hidden objects and THz time-domain spectroscopy beam two-dimensional profiling. Finally, perspectives of camera integration for scientific and industrial applications are discussed. PMID:24567477

  7. Numerical optimization of integrating cavities for diffraction-limited millimeter-wave bolometer arrays.

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    Glenn, Jason; Chattopadhyay, Goutam; Edgington, Samantha F; Lange, Andrew E; Bock, James J; Mauskopf, Philip D; Lee, Adrian T

    2002-01-01

    Far-infrared to millimeter-wave bolometers designed to make astronomical observations are typically encased in integrating cavities at the termination of feedhorns or Winston cones. This photometer combination maximizes absorption of radiation, enables the absorber area to be minimized, and controls the directivity of absorption, thereby reducing susceptibility to stray light. In the next decade, arrays of hundreds of silicon nitride micromesh bolometers with planar architectures will be used in ground-based, suborbital, and orbital platforms for astronomy. The optimization of integrating cavity designs is required for achieving the highest possible sensitivity for these arrays. We report numerical simulations of the electromagnetic fields in integrating cavities with an infinite plane-parallel geometry formed by a solid reflecting backshort and the back surface of a feedhorn array block. Performance of this architecture for the bolometer array camera (Bolocam) for cosmology at a frequency of 214 GHz is investigated. We explore the sensitivity of absorption efficiency to absorber impedance and backshort location and the magnitude of leakage from cavities. The simulations are compared with experimental data from a room-temperature scale model and with the performance of Bolocam at a temperature of 300 mK. The main results of the simulations for Bolocam-type cavities are that (1) monochromatic absorptions as high as 95% are achievable with or = 1.5 lambda. Good general agreement between the simulations and the experiments was found. PMID:11900429

  8. Optimisation of design parameters for collimators and pin-holes of bolometer cameras

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    Meister, H. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Kalvin, S. [Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Konkoly-Thege Miklós 29–33, H-1121 Budapest (Hungary)

    2014-12-15

    The total radiation emission profile of fusion experiments is usually determined using the bolometer diagnostic. In order to evaluate the spatially resolved profile, many line integrated measurements are inverted using tomographic reconstruction techniques. Their success depends on a well known and optimised definition of the viewing cones of every line-of-sight. To this aim a set of equations has been derived and put in hierarchical order to define the design parameters for bolometer cameras in fusion experiments. In particular, previous considerations, which focussed on the beam width overlap and light yield optimisation, are extended to explicitly take geometrical boundary conditions imposed by the experimental device into account, with an emphasis on small gap sizes through which viewing cones have to pass through. The equations are derived for both camera types, collimator and pin-hole versions. The results obtained can be used to design bolometer cameras for any fusion device, but in particular also for ITER. An example of such an application is given and implications for the realisation of the optimal design are discussed.

  9. Energy flux measurements using a bolometer developed for a gas mantle experiment

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    A metal foil bolometer is discussed. The bolometer incorporates preheating of the molybdenum foil up to a temperature of 1200 K where the wavelength of the emitted radiation is such that quartz fiber optics and a Ge detector working at room temperature could be used. This eliminates the need for IR optics and nitrogen cooled detectors. A theory for correlating the observed temperature evaluation of the foil with the energy flux onto the foil is given and a calibration procedure is developed. The bolometer was tested on the rotating plasma device FI which operates with plasmas in the cold gas mantle parameter range. The lowest heat flux that could be detected, with a time resolution of 1[ms], was 3 x 104 [W/m2]. The systematic errors of the measurement due to uncertainties in material constants, such as the tolerance of the foil thickness, are estimated to be 15 %. The results of the measurements were in accordance with what was expected. (Author)

  10. Design and Fabrication of a Two-Dimensional Superconducting Pop-up Bolometer Array

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    Benford, Dominic J.; Staguhn, Johannes G.; Chervenak, James A.; Allen, Christine A.; Moseley, S. Harvey; Irwin, Kent D.; Stacey, Gordon J.; Page, Lyman A.

    2004-01-01

    We have been developing an architecture for producing large format, two dimensional arrays of close-packed bolometers, which will enable submillimeter cameras and spectrometers to obtain images and spectra orders of magnitude faster than present instruments. The low backgrounds achieved in these instruments require very sensitive detectors with NEPs of order 5 x 10(exp -18) W/square root of Hz. Superconducting transition edge sensor bolometers can be close-packed using the Pop-up Detector (PUD) format, and SQUID multiplexers operating at the detector base temperature can be intimately coupled to them. The array unit cell is 8 x 32 pixels, using 32- element detector and multiplexer components. We have fabricated an engineering model array with this technology which features a very compact, modular approach for large format arrays. We report on the production of the 32-element components for the arrays. Planned instruments using this array architecture include the Submillimeter and Far-InfraRed Experiment (SAFIRE) on the SOFIA airborne observatory, the South Pole Imaging Fabry-Perot Interferometer (SPIFI) for the AST/RO observatory, the Millimeter Bolometer Camera for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (MBC/ACT), and the Redshift (Z) Early Universe Spectrometer (ZEUS j.

  11. Rejection of randomly coinciding events in ZnMoO{sub 4} scintillating bolometers

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    Chernyak, D.M. [Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv (Ukraine); Centre de Sciences Nucleaires et de Sciences de la Matiere, Orsay (France); Danevich, F.A.; Tretyak, V.I. [Institute for Nuclear Research, Kyiv (Ukraine); Giuliani, A.; Mancuso, M. [Centre de Sciences Nucleaires et de Sciences de la Matiere, Orsay (France); Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia dell' Universita dell' Insubria, Como (Italy); Nones, C. [Service de Physique des Particules, CEA-Saclay, Gif sur Yvette (France); Olivieri, E.; Tenconi, M. [Centre de Sciences Nucleaires et de Sciences de la Matiere, Orsay (France)

    2014-06-15

    Random coincidence of events (particularly from two neutrino double beta decay) could be one of the main sources of background in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay with cryogenic bolometers due to their poor time resolution. Pulse-shape discrimination by using front edge analysis, mean-time and χ{sup 2} methods were applied to discriminate randomly coinciding events in ZnMoO{sub 4} cryogenic scintillating bolometers. These events can be effectively rejected at the level of 99 % by the analysis of the heat signals with rise-time of about 14 ms and signal-to-noise ratio of 900, and at the level of 92 % by the analysis of the light signals with rise-time of about 3 ms and signal-to-noise ratio of 30, under the requirement to detect 95 % of single events. These rejection efficiencies are compatible with extremely low background levels in the region of interest of neutrinoless double beta decay of {sup 100}Mo for enriched ZnMoO{sub 4} detectors, of the order of 10{sup -4} counts/(y keV kg). Pulse-shape parameters have been chosen on the basis of the performance of a real massive ZnMoO{sub 4} scintillating bolometer. Importance of the signal-to-noise ratio, correct finding of the signal start and choice of an appropriate sampling frequency are discussed. (orig.)

  12. Characterization of a ZnSe scintillating bolometer prototype for neutrinoless double beta decay search

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available As proposed in the LUCIFER project, ZnSe crystals are attractive materials to realize scintillating bolometers aiming at the search for neutrinoless double beta decay of the promising isotope 82Se. However, the optimization of the ZnSe-based detectors is rather complex and requires a wide-range investigation of the crystal features: optical properties, crystalline quality, scintillation yields and bolometric behaviour. Samples tested up to now show problems in the reproducibility of crucial aspects of the detector performance. In this work, we present the results obtained with a scintillating bolometer operated aboveground at about 25 mK. The detector energy absorber was a single 1 cm3 ZnSe crystal. The good energy resolution of the heat channel (about 14 keV at 1460 keV and the excellent alpha/beta discrimination capability are very encouraging for a successful realization of the LUCIFER program. The bolometric measurements were completed by optical tests on the crystal (optical transmission and luminescence measurements down to 10 K and investigation of the crystalline structure. The work here described provides a set of parameters and procedures useful for a complete pre-characterization of ZnSe crystals in view of the realization of highly performing scintillating bolometers.

  13. Thermoelectrical-electrothermal feedback (te-et f) enhanced performance characteristics of a high temperature superconductor far-infrared bolometer

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    Full text: It is more than a decade since the discovery of new a High Temperature Superconducting (HTSC) materials. Their adaptation to large scale applications e.g. high magnetic fields, friction-less motors, levitation trains etc., is still long way to go. Small scale applications e.g., far-infrared sensors, has certainly been established as a highly suitable area for immediate economically viable commercial exploitation. The semiconductor counterparts, NT(Neutron Transmutation doped)Ge, CD(Compensation Doped)Si sensors are not only expensive and difficult to manufacture but also require liquid helium refrigeration at mK temperatures to operate. Although the work around the world has centered on photo-electrical bolometers, in our approach we have adopted a much simpler, temperature stable and a better performing photo-thermoelectrical mode of operation. It is well known that the semi-metal BiSb has the highest electronic thermoelectric figure of merit at liquid nitrogen temperatures. One can obtain a value around 1x10-2 / K by application of a magnetic field to the BiSb leg of a composite. BiSb-HTSC bolometer. We can use this high figure of merit to our advantage in two different modes of operation of the detector. One is the static mode where the thermoelectric power generated across the semi-metal leg (connected in parallel with the HTSC leg) of the bolometer drives the external electronic circuitry. This circuitry can be remotely (no direct electrical contact) coupled to the bolometer e.g. through the primary coil of a SQUID current amplifier, which can be connected in series with the bolometer inside the cryostat, for better noise performance, or outside, for convenience. Second is the heterodyne operation. The external bias is applied in a constant voltage bias mode. The direction of the bias is so chosen that the transient Peltier power generated, from the incident radiation, in the circuit extracts additional heat at the sensitive area of the bolometer

  14. Voltage-Biased Superconducting Transition-Edge Bolometer with Strong Electrothermal Feedback Operated at 370 mK.

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    Lee, S F; Gildemeister, J M; Holmes, W; Lee, A T; Richards, P L

    1998-06-01

    We present an experimental study of a composite voltage-biased superconducting bolometer (VSB). The tested VSB consists of a Ti-film superconducting thermometer (T(c) ~375 mK) on a Si substrate suspended by NbTi superconducting leads. A resistor attached to the substrate provides calibrated heat input into the bolometer. The current through the bolometer is measured with a superconducting quantum interference device ammeter. Strong negative electrothermal feedback fixes the bolometer temperature at T(c) and reduces the measured response time from 2.6 s to 13 ms. As predicted, the measured current responsivity of the bolometer is equal to the inverse of the bias voltage. A noise equivalent power of 5 x 10(-17) W/ radicalHz was measured for a thermal conductance G ~ 4.7 x 10(-10) W/K, which is consistent with the expected thermal noise. Excess noise was observed for bias conditions for which the electrothermal feedback strength was close to maximum. PMID:18273298

  15. The performance of the bolometer array and readout system during the 2012/2013 flight of the E and B experiment (EBEX)

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    MacDermid, Kevin; Ade, Peter; Aubin, Francois; Baccigalupi, Carlo; Bandura, Kevin; Bao, Chaoyun; Borrill, Julian; Chapman, Daniel; Didier, Joy; Dobbs, Matt; Grain, Julien; Grainger, Will; Hanany, Shaul; Helson, Kyle; Hillbrand, Seth; Hilton, Gene; Hubmayr, Hannes; Irwin, Kent; Johnson, Bradley; Jaffe, Andrew; Jones, Terry; Kisner, Ted; Klein, Jeff; Korotkov, Andrei; Lee, Adrian; Levinson, Lorne; Limon, Michele; Miller, Amber; Milligan, Michael; Pascale, Enzo; Raach, Kate; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Britt; Reintsema, Carl; Sagiv, Ilan; Smecher, Graeme; Stompor, Radek; Tristram, Matthieu; Tucker, Greg; Westbrook, Ben; Zilic, Kyle

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    EBEX is a balloon-borne telescope designed to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation. During its eleven day science flight in the Austral Summer of 2012, it operated 955 spider-web transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers separated into bands at 150, 250 and 410 GHz. This is the first time that an array of TES bolometers has been used on a balloon platform to conduct science observations. Polarization sensitivity was provided by a wire grid and continuously rotating half-wave plate. The balloon implementation of the bolometer array and readout electronics presented unique development requirements. Here we present an outline of the readout system, the remote tuning of the bolometers and Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) amplifiers, and preliminary current noise of the bolometer array and readout system.

  16. A comparative study of 1/f noise and temperature coefficient of resistance in multiwall and single-wall carbon nanotube bolometers.

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    Lu, Rongtao; Kamal, Rayyan; Wu, Judy Z

    2011-07-01

    The 1/f noise and temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) are investigated in multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) film bolometers since both affect the bolometer detectivity directly. A comparison is made between the MWCNT film bolometers and their single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) counterparts. The intrinsic noise level in the former has been found at least two orders of magnitude lower than that in the latter, which outweighs the moderately lower TCR absolute values in the former and results in higher bolometer detectivity in MWCNT bolometers. Interestingly, reduced noise and enhanced TCR can be obtained by improving the inter-tube coupling using thermal annealing in both SWCNT and MWCNT films, suggesting much higher detectivity may be achieved via engineering the inter-tube coupling. PMID:21576772

  17. Bolometer's development for the detection of dark matter; Instrumentation autour de bolometres pour la recherche de matiere sombre WIMPs

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    Yvon, D

    2000-06-01

    The author reviews his contributions to the use of bolometers (cryogenic detectors) for the detection of wimps (weakly interactive massive particles). Wimps are detected through their elastic scattering on the nuclei of the detector, a heat signal, luminescence or ionization can be simultaneously detected (at least 2 signals are necessary to discard photon interactions). Bolometers operate at low temperatures (< 50 mK) so they allow very low detection threshold and resolution (< keV) with a full energy conversion for recoiling nuclei. In Saclay the technology of bolometers based on simultaneous detection of heat and ionisation has been developed and improvements have been studied (NbSi thin films bolometers). The first results obtained in the framework of the Edelweiss collaboration are presented. Other developments based on infra-red bolometry (Planck surveyor and Archeops projects) are briefly described. In an appendix the operating principle of a bolometer is presented. (A.C.)

  18. Quasioptical qualification of parallel/series arrays of cold-electron bolometers with a cross-slot antenna

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    Mukhin, A S; Revin, L S; Abashin, A E; Shishov, A A; Pankratov, A L; Mahashabde, S; Kuzmin, L S

    2015-01-01

    We perform experimental and theoretical study of the Cold-Electron Bolometers (CEBs) integrated into a cross-slot antenna and composed with an immersion silicon lens. The purpose is to determine the absorption efficiency, the responsivity and the electrical noise equivalent power (NEP) of the bolometers. The absorbed power has been found in two independent ways. The comparison of two approaches gives better understanding of the system and secures from misinterpretations. The first approach is fitting of the bolometers' IV curves with solutions of heat-balance equations. The second approach is modeling of electromagnetic properties of the system, including an antenna, lens, optical can, band pass filters and black body source. The difference between both methods does not exceed $30\\%$. At the end the further improvements are proposed, which should lead to a photon limited detection mode.

  19. Inversion of infrared imaging bolometer based on one-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling in HL-2A

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    Linear regularization has been applied to the HL-2A infrared imaging bolometer to reconstruct local plasma emission with one-dimensional (1D) and three-dimensional (3D) modeling under the assumption of toroidal symmetry. In the 3D modeling, a new method to calculate the detector point response function is introduced. This method can be adapted to an arbitrarily shaped pinhole. With the full 3D treatment of the detector geometry, up to 50% of the mean-squared error is reduced compared with the 1D modeling. This is attributed to the effects of finite detector size being taken into account in the 3D modeling. Meanwhile, the number of the bolometer pixels has been optimized to 20 × 20 by making a trade-off between the number of bolometer pixels and the sensitivity of the system. The plasma radiated power density distributions have been calculated as a demonstration using 1D modeling and 3D modeling, respectively

  20. Inversion of infrared imaging bolometer based on one-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling in HL-2A

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    Gao, J. M., E-mail: gaojm@swip.ac.cn; Liu, Y.; Li, W.; Cui, Z. Y.; Dong, Y. B.; Lu, J.; Xia, Z. W.; Yi, P.; Yang, Q. W. [Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu 610041 (China)

    2014-04-15

    Linear regularization has been applied to the HL-2A infrared imaging bolometer to reconstruct local plasma emission with one-dimensional (1D) and three-dimensional (3D) modeling under the assumption of toroidal symmetry. In the 3D modeling, a new method to calculate the detector point response function is introduced. This method can be adapted to an arbitrarily shaped pinhole. With the full 3D treatment of the detector geometry, up to 50% of the mean-squared error is reduced compared with the 1D modeling. This is attributed to the effects of finite detector size being taken into account in the 3D modeling. Meanwhile, the number of the bolometer pixels has been optimized to 20 × 20 by making a trade-off between the number of bolometer pixels and the sensitivity of the system. The plasma radiated power density distributions have been calculated as a demonstration using 1D modeling and 3D modeling, respectively.

  1. Limits on the WIMP-nucleon coupling coefficients from dark matter search experiment with NaF bolometer

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    We have performed the underground dark matter search experiment with a sodium fluoride (NaF) bolometer array from 2002 through 2003 at Kamioka Observatory (2700 m.w.e.). The bolometer array consists of eight NaF absorbers with a total mass of 176 g, and sensitive NTD germanium thermistors glued to each of them. This experiment aims for the direct detection of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) via spin-dependent interaction. With an exposure of 3.38 kg days, we derived the limits on the WIMP-nucleon coupling coefficients, ap and an. These limits confirmed and tightened those derived from our previous results with the lithium fluoride (LiF) bolometer. Our results excluded the parameter space complementary to the results obtained by Nal detectors of UKDMC experiment

  2. Operation of thin metal foil bolometer for radiation loss measurement in a toroidal plasma on Heliotron E

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    A thin metal foil bolometric detector for time-resolved radiation loss measurements in the Heliotron E toroidal plasma confining experiment is described. The bolometer consists of a 10 or 50 μm thick stainless-steel radiation absorber, an insulation layer and a nickel resistor pattern. The bolometric detector, its electronics, the construction of the array and installation under vacuum and high-temperature conditions in toroidal plasma devices are reported. The physical principles of detection of the wavelength integrated total radiative loss from plasmas are described. The detector array consists of wide-angle bolometers to monitor the time-resolved total radiative loss power and a recently tested 17-channel bolometer array camera to measure the profiles of radiative loss. Typical radiative loss measurements in helical plasmas on Heliotron E with ECRH and NBI heating are presented. (orig.)

  3. Low noise NbN superconducting hot electron bolometer mixers at 1.9 and 2.5 THz

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    NbN phonon-cooled hot electron bolometer mixers (HEBs) have been realized with negligible contact resistance between the bolometer itself and the contact structure. Using a combination of in situ cleaning of the NbN film and the use of an additional superconducting interlayer of a 10 nm NbTiN layer between the Au of the contact structure and the NbN film superior noise temperatures have been obtained as low as 950 K at 2.5 THz and 750 K at 1.9 THz. Here we address in detail the DC characterization of these devices, the interface transparencies between the bolometers and the contacts and the consequences of these factors on the mixer performance

  4. Thermo-electric charge-to-voltage converter with superconductor-insulator-normal tunnel junction for bolometer applications

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    A novel type of the zero-biased thermo-electric bolometer (TEB) is proposed. The bolometer is based on a charge-to-voltage converter (CVC) with a superconductor-insulator-normal (SIN) tunnel junction and a superconducting absorber. The absorption of photons in the absorber leads to excitation of quasiparticles with some fraction of charge imbalance, tunneling through the SIN junction in zero-biased mode and generation of voltage. The thermoelectric voltage is determined by accumulation of tunneling charge in an external capacitance. Conversion efficiency is very high and voltage values comparable with a superconducting gap are easily achieved. The zero-biased CVC-TEB can be effectively used for creation of an array of bolometers and multi-pixel detection systems.

  5. Parametric study of total radiation power loss from the Aditya tokamak using infrared imaging video bolometer

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    Infrared Imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) is a new type of total radiation power loss measurement technique which provides the time resolved two-dimensional images of the line integrated plasma radiation with wide field of view. An IRVB system has been designed, developed, calibrated and tested for its performance and is to be installed on the ADITYA tokamak. This ADITYA IRVB has a broad radiation absorption band ∼1 eV to 85 keV, wide Field of View 46° x 46°, 9 x 9 bolometer pixel array (81 channels), data acquisition rate 166 Hz with a spatial resolution at plasma mid plane of ∼ 7 cm and the Noise Equivalent Power Density (NEPD) ∼200 μW/cm2. Using the IRVB, 2-D radiation brightness images were obtained and analyzed. The present paper describes IRVB data analysis scheme and estimation of total radiation power loss from the ADITYA plasma. Parametric variations of the total radiated power loss obtained from analyzed IRVB images with density, temperature (Te) and plasma current (Ip) had have been reported here. It is found that during plasma current flat-top the total radiation power loss varies from 20% to 40% of the total input ohmic power for different plasma discharges. Also, the radiated power fraction f∼Prad/Pin has been found to be increasing with the increasing average plasma density and decreases with increasing Te and Ip . The recent results also confirm the previous measurements carried out on the ADITYA tokamak using AXUV-Bolometer. (author)

  6. Radiation defects in perovskitic thin films of future bolometer systems in fusion devices

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    This work represents an extensive study of the radiation resistance of ferroelectric and antiferroelectric thin films in view of a possible application as a temperature sensitive element in a new type of bolometer (which assesses the total absorbed radiation dose) in a fusion device like ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor). In comparison to the actual systems for ITER, alternative bolometers could be valuable, because they are less sensitive to electromagnetic noise and simplify 'remove handling'. Perovskitic ferroelectric compounds like Pb(1-x)LaxZr(1-y)Tiy03 (PLZT) and PbZr53Ti47O3 (PZT) as well as the antiferroelectric system PbZrO3 (PZ) were irradiated in the TRIGA Mark II reactor (Vienna) to a total fluence of 2*1022 m-2 (E +62 0.1 MeV) for PLZT and PZT and to 4*1022 m-2 (E+620.1 MeV) for PZ, respectively. The dielectric properties (i.e. the hysteresis loops and the dielectric constant ε) were investigated prior to and after irradiation. Furthermore, all films were annealed after irradiation at several temperatures, in order to remove the radiation-induced defects. The measurements show that antiferroelectric PZ films are more radiation-resistant than PLZT and PZT. The observed radiation-induced defects and the annealing effects are explained with a 'phenomenological model', which is based on oxygen vancancies and radiation-induced charge carriers inducing an internal bias field ('poling effect'). In particular, a quadratic dependence of the relative change of the Curie-Weiss temperature as well as of the charge carrier density on the neutron fluence was found for PZ films. Epitaxial PZ films show a significant performance improvement and an increase of the radiation resistivity. In summary, the antiferroelectric PZ films are the most promising candidates for further investigations and the development of future alternative bolometer systems for ITER. (author)

  7. Investigation of CeO2 Buffer Layer Effects on the Voltage Response of YBCO Transition-Edge Bolometers

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    Mohajeri, Roya; Nazifi, Rana; Wulff, Anders Christian;

    2016-01-01

    The effect on the thermal parameters of superconducting transition-edge bolometers produced on a single crystalline SrTiO3 (STO) substrate with and without a CeO2 buffer layer was investigated. Metal-organic deposition was used to deposit the 20-nm CeO2 buffer layer, whereas RF magnetron sputtering...... responses, and the results were compared with that of simulations conducted by applying a one-dimensional thermophysical model. It was observed that adding the buffer layer to the structure of the bolometer results in an increased response at higher modulation frequencies. Results from simulations made...

  8. Limits on the WIMP-Nucleon Coupling Coefficients from Dark Matter Search Experiment with NaF Bolometer

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    TAKEDA, A.; Minowa, M.; Miuchi, K; Sekiya, H.; Shimizu, Y.; Inoue, Y.; Ootani, W.; Ootuka, Y.

    2003-01-01

    We have performed the underground dark matter search experiment with a sodium fl uoride (NaF) bolometer array from 2002 through 2003 at Kamioka Observatory (2700 m.w.e.). The bolometer array consists of eight NaF absorbers with a total mass of 176 g, and sensitive NTD germanium thermistors glued to each of them. This experiment aims for the direct detection of weakly interacting massive part icles (WIMPs) via spin-dependent interaction. With an exposure of 3.38 kg days, we derived the limits ...

  9. A scintillating bolometer array for double beta decay studies: The LUCIFER experiment

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    Gironi, L.

    2016-07-01

    The main goal of the LUCIFER experiment is to study the neutrinoless double beta decay, a rare process allowed if neutrinos are Majorana particles. Although aiming at a discovery, in the case of insufficient sensitivity the LUCIFER technique will be the demonstrator for a higher mass experiment able to probe the entire inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino mass. In order to achieve this challenging result, high resolution detectors with active background discrimination capability are required. This very interesting possibility can be largely fulfilled by scintillating bolometers thanks to the simultaneous read-out of heat and light emitted by the interactions in the detector or by pulse shape analysis.

  10. Bloch oscillating transistor as the readout element for hot electron bolometers

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    Hassel, Juha; Seppä, Heikki; Lindell, Rene; Hakonen, Pertti

    2004-10-01

    In this paper we analyse the properties of the Bloch oscillating transistor as a preamplifier in cryogenic devices. We consider here especially the readout of hot electron bolometers (HEBs) based on Normal-Superconductor-Insulator tunnel junctions, but the results also apply more generally. We show that one can get an equivalent noise voltage below 1 nV/√Hz with a single BOT. By using N BOTs in a parallel array configuration, a further reduction by factor √N may be achieved.

  11. Low-Bandwidth Operation of TES-Based Bolometer Operation in a Resistance Locked Loop

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    van der Kuur, J.; Gottardi, L.; Akamatsu, H.; Bruijn, M.; den Hartog, R.; Hoevers, H.; Gao, J. R.; Hijmering, R.; Khosropanah, P.; Ridder, M.

    2014-08-01

    Operation of TES-based bolometers in a resistance locked loop (RLL), i.e. keeping the operating resistance constant by means of feedback on the bias voltage, provides a number of attractive properties for applications. In combination with frequency domain multiplexing, the technique reduces electrical cross talk, and provides a more detector load independent behaviour with respect to operation under standard voltage bias. This paper shows a quantitative estimation of the large signal properties under the RLL, and shows a comparison with the situation under voltage bias. Furthermore, an unorthodox, low-bandwidth mode of operation will be discussed, from the perspective of the electro-thermal stability in the RLL.

  12. Pt silicide/poly-Si Schottky diodes as temperature sensors for bolometers

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    Yuryev, V. A.; Chizh, K. V.; Chapnin, V.A.; Mironov, S.A.; Dubkov, V. P.; Uvarov, O. V.; Kalinushkin, V. P.; Senkov, V. M.; Nalivaiko, O. Y.; Novikau, A. G.; Gaiduk, P. I.

    2015-01-01

    Platinum silicide Schottky diodes formed on films of polycrystalline Si doped by phosphorus are demonstrated to be efficient and manufacturable CMOS-compatible temperature sensors for microbolometer detectors of radiation. Thin-film platinum silicide/poly-Si diodes have been produced by a CMOS-compatible process on artificial Si$_3$N$_4$/SiO$_2$/Si(001) substrates simulating the bolometer cells. Layer structure and phase composition of the original Pt/poly-Si films and the Pt silicide/poly-Si...

  13. Multi-mode TES Bolometer Optimization for the LSPE-SWIPE Instrument

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    Gualtieri, R.; Battistelli, E. S.; Cruciani, A.; de Bernardis, P.; Biasotti, M.; Corsini, D.; Gatti, F.; Lamagna, L.; Masi, S.

    2016-08-01

    In this paper, we explore the possibility of using transition edge sensor (TES) detectors in multi-mode configuration in the focal plane of the Short Wavelength Instrument for the Polarization Explorer (SWIPE) of the balloon-borne polarimeter Large-Scale Polarization Explorer (LSPE) for the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization. This study is motivated by the fact that maximizing the sensitivity of TES bolometers, under the augmented background due to the multi-mode design, requires a non-trivial choice of detector parameters. We evaluate the best parameter combination taking into account scanning strategy, noise constraints, saturation power, and operating temperature of the cryostat during the flight.

  14. Submillimetre/TeraHertz Astronomy at Dome C with CEA filled bolometer array

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    Minier, V; Lagage, P O; Talvard, M; Travouillon, T; Busso, M; Tosti, G; Minier, Vincent; Durand, Gilles; Lagage, Pierre-Olivier; Talvard, Michel; Travouillon, Tony; Busso, Maurizio; Tosti, Gino

    2007-01-01

    Submillimetre/TeraHertz (e.g. 200, 350, 450 microns) astronomy is the prime technique to unveil the birth and early evolution of a broad range of astrophysical objects. A major obstacle to carry out submm observations from ground is the atmosphere. Preliminary site testing and atmospheric transmission models tend to demonstrate that Dome C could offer the best conditions on Earth for submm/THz astronomy. The CAMISTIC project aims to install a filled bolometer-array camera with 16x16 pixels on IRAIT at Dome C and explore the 200-$\\mu$m windows for potential ground-based observations.

  15. Nonequilibrium interpretation of DC properties of NbN superconducting hot electron bolometers

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    Shcherbatenko, M; Lobanov, Yu; Maslennikov, S N; Kaurova, N; Finkel, M; Voronov, B; Goltsman, G; Klapwijk, T M

    2016-01-01

    We present a physically consistent interpretation of the dc electrical properties of niobiumnitride (NbN)-based superconducting hot-electron bolometer (HEB-) mixers, using concepts of nonequilibrium superconductivity. Through this we clarify what physical information can be extracted from the resistive transition and the dc current-voltage characteristics, measured at suitably chosen temperatures, and relevant for device characterization and optimization. We point out that the intrinsic spatial variation of the electronic properties of disordered superconductors, such as NbN, leads to a variation from device to device.

  16. Two models for bolometer and microcalorimeter detectors with complex thermal architectures

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    Appel, J.W. [Department of Physics, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248046, Coral Gables, FL 33124 (United States); Galeazzi, M. [Department of Physics, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248046, Coral Gables, FL 33124 (United States)]. E-mail: galeazzi@physics.miami.edu

    2006-06-15

    We have developed two analytical models to describe the performance of cryogenic microcalorimeters and bolometers. One of the models is suitable to describe Transition Edge Sensor (TES) detectors with an integrated absorber, the other is suitable for detectors with large absorbers. Both models take into account hot-electron decoupling and absorber decoupling. The differential equations describing these models have been solved using block diagram algebra. Each model has produced closed-form solutions for the detector's responsivity, dynamic impedance, and noise equivalent power for phonon noise, Johnson noise, amplifier noise, 1/f noise, and load resistor noise.

  17. In situ calibration of an infrared imaging video bolometer in the Large Helical Device

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    The InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) is a powerful diagnostic to measure multi-dimensional radiation profiles in plasma fusion devices. In the Large Helical Device (LHD), four IRVBs have been installed with different fields of view to reconstruct three-dimensional profiles using a tomography technique. For the application of the measurement to plasma experiments using deuterium gas in LHD in the near future, the long-term effect of the neutron irradiation on the heat characteristics of an IRVB foil should be taken into account by regular in situ calibration measurements. Therefore, in this study, an in situ calibration system was designed

  18. Noise Behaviour of a THz Superconducting Hot-Electron Bolometer Mixer

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    ZHANG Wen; S. I. Svechnikov; Yu. B. Vachtomin; S. V. Antipov; B. M. Voronov; G. N. Gol'tsman; LI Ning; JIANG Ling; MIAO Wei; LIN Zheng-Hui; YAO Qi-Jun; SHI Sheng-Cai; CHEN Jian; WU Pei-Heng

    2007-01-01

    A quasi-optical superconducting NbN hot-electron bolometer (HEB) mixer is measured in the frequency range of 0.5-2.5 THz for understanding of the frequency dependence of noise temperature of THz coherent detectors. It has been found that noise temperature increasing with frequency is mainly due to the coupling loss between the quasioptical planar antenna and the superconducting HEB bridge when taking account of non-uniform distribution of high-frequency current. With the coupling loss corrected, the superconducting HEB mixer demonstrates a noise temperature nearly independent of frequency.

  19. Terahertz Direct Detection Characteristics of a Superconducting NbN Bolometer

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    REN Yuan; MIAO Wei; YAO Qi-Jun; ZHANG Wen; SHI Sheng-Cai

    2011-01-01

    We report the terahertz direct detection characteristics of a spiral antenna coupled NbN superconducting hot-electron bolometer (HEB) at a bath temperature of 4.2 K. Thermal conductance determined from resistance transition curves with different bias currents is found to be 3 × 10-7 W/K. The device shows a read-out circuit limited noise equivalent power (NEP) of 4.5×10-12 W/Hz1/2 at 4.2 K with a home-made transimpedance amplifier operating at room temperature.

  20. Sensitivity of a hot electron bolometer heterodyne receiver at 4.3 THz

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    Khosropanah, P.; Laauwen, W.M.; Hajenius, M.; Gao, J.-R.; Klapwijk, T. M.

    2008-01-01

    We have studied the sensitivity of a superconducting NbN hot electron bolometer mixer integrated with a spiral antenna at 4.3 THz. Using hot/cold blackbody loads and a beam splitter all in vacuum, we measured a double sideband receiver noise temperature of 1300 K at the optimum local oscillator (LO) power of 330 nW, which is about 12 times the quantum noise (hν/2kB). Our result indicates that there is no sign of degradation of the mixing process at the super-THz frequencies. Also, a measureme...

  1. Multi-mode TES bolometer optimization for the LSPE-SWIPE instrument

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    Gualtieri, R; Cruciani, A; de Bernardis, P; Biasotti, M; Corsini, D; Gatti, F; Lamagna, L; Masi, S

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we explore the possibility of using transition edge sensor (TES) detectors in multi-mode configuration in the focal plane of the Short Wavelength Instrument for the Polarization Explorer (SWIPE) of the balloon-borne polarimeter Large Scale Polarization Explorer (LSPE) for the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization. This study is motivated by the fact that maximizing the sensitivity of TES bolometers, under the augmented background due to the multi-mode design, requires a non trivial choice of detector parameters. We evaluate the best parameter combination taking into account scanning strategy, noise constraints, saturation power and operating temperature of the cryostat during the flight.

  2. Cold-electron bolometers for future mm and sub-mm sky surveys

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    Salatino, Maria; Mahashabde, Sumedh; Kuzmin, Leonid S; Masi, Silvia

    2014-01-01

    Future sky surveys in the mm/sub-mm range, like the forthcoming balloon-borne missions LSPE, OLIMPO, SPIDER etc., will need detectors insensitive to cosmic rays (CRs) and with a NEP of the order of $10^{-17} \\div 10^{-18}\\,$W/sqrt(Hz). The Cold-Electron Bolometers (CEBs) technology is promising, having the required properties, since the absorber volume is extremely small and the electron system of the absorber is thermally insulated from the phonon system. We have developed an experimental setup to test the optical performance and the CRs insensitivity of CEBs, with the target of integrating them in the OLIMPO and LSPE focal planes.

  3. A monolithic resonant terahertz sensor element comprising a metamaterial absorber and micro-bolometer

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    Grant, J; Escorcia Carranza, I.; C. Li; McCrindle, I.; Cumming, D.

    2013-01-01

    In this article a monolithic resonant terahertz sensor element with a noise equivalent power superior to that of typical commercial room temperature single pixel terahertz detectors and capable of close to real time read-out rates is presented. The detector is constructed via the integration of a metamaterial absorber and a micro-bolometer sensor. An absorption magnitude of 57% at 2.5 THz, a minimum NEP of inline image and a thermal time constant of 68 ms for the sensor are measured. As a dem...

  4. Non-uniform absorption of terahertz radiation on superconducting hot electron bolometer microbridges

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    Miao, W.; Zhang, W.; Zhong, J. Q.; Shi, S. C., E-mail: scshi@mail.pmo.ac.cn [Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS, 2 West Beijing Road, Nanjing 210008 (China); Delorme, Y.; Lefevre, R.; Feret, A.; Vacelet, T. [Observeratoire de Paris, 61 avenue de l' Observatoire, Paris 75014 (France)

    2014-02-03

    We interpret the experimental observation of a frequency-dependence of superconducting hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixers by taking into account the non-uniform absorption of the terahertz radiation on the superconducting HEB microbridge. The radiation absorption is assumed to be proportional to the local surface resistance of the HEB microbridge, which is computed using the Mattis-Bardeen theory. With this assumption the dc and mixing characteristics of a superconducting niobium-nitride (NbN) HEB device have been modeled at frequencies below and above the equilibrium gap frequency of the NbN film.

  5. Phononic Thermal Conduction Engineering for Bolometers: From Phononic Crystals to Radial Casimir Limit

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    Maasilta, I. J.; Puurtinen, T. A.; Tian, Y.; Geng, Z.

    2016-07-01

    We discuss two alternative and complementary means of controlling radial phonon conduction for bolometers in two dimensions: by using phononic crystals or by roughening the surface of the membranes (Casimir limit). For phononic crystals, we present new experiments with a modified geometry and a larger hole periodicity than before, achieving a low thermal conductance {˜ }2 pW/K at 150 mK. Calculations in the Casimir limit, on the other hand, show that for small detector dimensions thermal conductance below 1 fW/K seems achievable.

  6. Indium Hybridization of Large Format TES Bolometer Arrays to Readout Multiplexers for Far-Infrared Astronomy

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    Miller, Timothy M.; Costen, Nick; Allen, Christine

    2007-01-01

    This conference poster reviews the Indium hybridization of the large format TES bolometer arrays. We are developing a key technology to enable the next generation of detectors. That is the Hybridization of Large Format Arrays using Indium bonded detector arrays containing 32x40 elements which conforms to the NIST multiplexer readout architecture of 1135 micron pitch. We have fabricated and hybridized mechanical models with the detector chips bonded after being fully back-etched. The mechanical support consists of 30 micron walls between elements Demonstrated electrical continuity for each element. The goal is to hybridize fully functional array of TES detectors to NIST readout.

  7. Low noise NbN hot electron bolometer mixer at 4.3 THz

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    Khosropanah, P.; Gao, J. R.; Laauwen, W.M.; Hajenius, M.; Klapwijk, T. M.

    2007-01-01

    We have studied the sensitivity of a superconducting NbN hot electron bolometer mixer integrated with a spiral antenna at 4.3 THz. Using hot/cold blackbody loads and a beam splitter all in vacuum, we measured a double sideband receiver noise temperature of 1300 K at the optimum local oscillator (LO) power of 330 nW, which is about 12 times the quantum noise (hν/2kB). Our result indicates that there is no sign of degradation of the mixing process at the superterahertz frequencies. Moreover, a ...

  8. A photodiode-based neutral particle bolometer for characterizing charge-exchanged fast-ion behavior

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    Clary, R.; Smirnov, A.; Dettrick, S.; Knapp, K.; Korepanov, S.; Ruskov, E. [Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688 (United States); Heidbrink, W. W.; Zhu, Y. [University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California 92697 (United States)

    2012-10-15

    A neutral particle bolometer (NPB) has been designed and implemented on Tri Alpha Energy's C-2 device in order to spatially and temporally resolve the charge-exchange losses of fast-ion populations originating from neutral beam injection into field-reversed configuration plasmas. This instrument employs a silicon photodiode as the detection device with an integrated tungsten filter coating to reduce sensitivity to light radiation. Here we discuss the technical aspects and calibration of the NPB, and report typical NPB measurement results of wall recycling effects on fast-ion losses.

  9. Stabilized hot electron bolometer heterodyne receiver at 2.5 THz

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    Hayton, D.J.; Gao, J. R.; Kooi, J. W.; Ren, Y; Zhang, W; de Lange, G.

    2012-01-01

    We report on a method to stabilize a hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixer at 2.5 THz. The technique utilizes feedback control of the local oscillator (LO) laser power by means of a swing-arm actuator placed in the optical beam path. We demonstrate that this technique yields a factor of 50 improvement in the spectroscopic Allan variance time which is shown to be over 30 s in a 12 MHz noise fluctuation bandwidth. Furthermore, broadband signal direct detection effects may be minimized by this tech...

  10. A photodiode-based neutral particle bolometer for characterizing charge-exchanged fast-ion behavior.

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    Clary, R; Smirnov, A; Dettrick, S; Knapp, K; Korepanov, S; Ruskov, E; Heidbrink, W W; Zhu, Y

    2012-10-01

    A neutral particle bolometer (NPB) has been designed and implemented on Tri Alpha Energy's C-2 device in order to spatially and temporally resolve the charge-exchange losses of fast-ion populations originating from neutral beam injection into field-reversed configuration plasmas. This instrument employs a silicon photodiode as the detection device with an integrated tungsten filter coating to reduce sensitivity to light radiation. Here we discuss the technical aspects and calibration of the NPB, and report typical NPB measurement results of wall recycling effects on fast-ion losses. PMID:23126887

  11. Submillimetre/TeraHertz Astronomy at Dome C with CEA filled bolometer array

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    Minier, Vincent; Durand, Gilles; Lagage, Pierre-Olivier; Talvard, Michel; Travouillon, Tony; Busso, Maurizio; Tosti, Gino

    2007-01-01

    Submillimetre/TeraHertz (e.g. 200, 350, 450 microns) astronomy is the prime technique to unveil the birth and early evolution of a broad range of astrophysical objects. A major obstacle to carry out submm observations from ground is the atmosphere. Preliminary site testing and atmospheric transmission models tend to demonstrate that Dome C could offer the best conditions on Earth for submm/THz astronomy. The CAMISTIC project aims to install a filled bolometer-array camera with 16x16 pixels on...

  12. In situ calibration of an infrared imaging video bolometer in the Large Helical Device

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    Mukai, K., E-mail: mukai.kiyofumi@LHD.nifs.ac.jp; Peterson, B. J. [National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Pandya, S. N.; Sano, R. [The Graduate University for Advance Studies, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan)

    2014-11-15

    The InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) is a powerful diagnostic to measure multi-dimensional radiation profiles in plasma fusion devices. In the Large Helical Device (LHD), four IRVBs have been installed with different fields of view to reconstruct three-dimensional profiles using a tomography technique. For the application of the measurement to plasma experiments using deuterium gas in LHD in the near future, the long-term effect of the neutron irradiation on the heat characteristics of an IRVB foil should be taken into account by regular in situ calibration measurements. Therefore, in this study, an in situ calibration system was designed.

  13. Recent Achievements on the development of the Herschel/PACS Bolometer arrays

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    Billot, N.; Agnese, P.; O. Boulade; Cigna, C.; Doumeyrou, E.; Horeau, B.; Lepennec, J.; Martignac, J.; Pornin, J. -L.; Reveret, V.; RODRIGUEZ, L.; Sauvage, M.; Simoens, F.; Vigroux, L.

    2006-01-01

    A new type of bolometer arrays sensitive in the Far Infrared and Submillimeter range has been developped and manufactured by CEA/LETI/SLIR and will be integrated in the PACS instrument onboard the Herschel Space Observatory (launch date 2008). The main innovations are their collective manufacturing technique (production of 3-side buttable 16x16 arrays) and their high mapping efficiency (large format detector and instantaneous Nyquist sampling). Their measured NEP is 2x10^-16 W/Hz^-0.5 and the...

  14. Feedhorn-Coupled Transition-Edge Superconducting Bolometer Arrays for Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimetry

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    Hubmayr, J.; Austermann, J.; Beall, J.; Becker, D.; Cho, H.-M.; Datta, R.; Duff, S. M.; Grace, E.; Halverson, N.; Henderson, S. W.; Hilton, G. C.; Ho, S. P.; Irwin, K. D.; Koopman, B. J.; Li, D.; McMahon, J.; Munson, C.; Niemack, M. D.; Pappas, C.; Schmitt, B. L.; Simon, S. M.; Staggs, S. T.; Van Lanen, J.; Wollack, Edward J.

    2015-01-01

    NIST produces large-format, dual-polarization-sensitive detector arrays for a broad range of frequencies (30-1400 GHz). Such arrays enable a host of astrophysical measurements. Detectors optimized for cosmic microwave background observations are monolithic, polarization-sensitive arrays based on feedhorn and planar Nb antenna-coupled transition-edge superconducting (TES) bolometers. Recent designs achieve multiband, polarimetric sensing within each spatial pixel. In this proceeding, we describe our multichroic, feedhorn-coupled design; demonstrate performance at 70-380 GHz; and comment on current developments for implementation of these detector arrays in the advanced Atacama Cosmology Telescope receiver

  15. In situ calibration of an infrared imaging video bolometer in the Large Helical Device.

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    Mukai, K; Peterson, B J; Pandya, S N; Sano, R

    2014-11-01

    The InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) is a powerful diagnostic to measure multi-dimensional radiation profiles in plasma fusion devices. In the Large Helical Device (LHD), four IRVBs have been installed with different fields of view to reconstruct three-dimensional profiles using a tomography technique. For the application of the measurement to plasma experiments using deuterium gas in LHD in the near future, the long-term effect of the neutron irradiation on the heat characteristics of an IRVB foil should be taken into account by regular in situ calibration measurements. Therefore, in this study, an in situ calibration system was designed. PMID:25430342

  16. Linear bolometer array using a high TCR VOx-Au film

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    Smith, Evan M.; Ginn, James C.; Warren, Andrew P.; Long, Christopher J.; Panjwani, Deep; Peale, Robert E.; Shelton, David J.

    2014-06-01

    We present a design for a low-noise bolometer linear array based on the temperature-dependent conductivity of a VOx- Au film. Typical thin film bolometers must compromise between low resistivity to limit Johnson noise and high temperature coefficient of resistivity (TCR) to maximize responsivity. Our vanadium oxide is alloyed with a small concentration of gold by co-sputtering, which gives very low resistivity and very high TCR simultaneously. The film is fabricated on an air bridge device having high thermal conductivity and small thermal time constant optimized for 30 to 60 Hz frame rates. The linear array functions as a low-power profile sensor with a modulated bias. For 1 V bias, we predict responsivity exceeding 1200 V/W. Johnson noise dominates with predicted NEP values as low as 1.0 × 10-11 W/Hz1/2. Preliminary device testing shows film resistivity below 2.5 Ω-cm with TCR exceeding -2.0%. Preliminary measurements of NEP and D* are reported.

  17. Large-format 17μm high-end VOx μ-bolometer infrared detector

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    Mizrahi, U.; Argaman, N.; Elkind, S.; Giladi, A.; Hirsh, Y.; Labilov, M.; Pivnik, I.; Shiloah, N.; Singer, M.; Tuito, A.; Ben-Ezra, M.; Shtrichman, I.

    2013-06-01

    Long range sights and targeting systems require a combination of high spatial resolution, low temporal NETD, and wide field of view. For practical electro-optical systems it is hard to support these constraints simultaneously. Moreover, achieving these needs with the relatively low-cost Uncooled μ-Bolometer technology is a major challenge in the design and implementation of both the bolometer pixel and the Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC). In this work we present measured results from a new, large format (1024×768) detector array, with 17μm pitch. This detector meets the demands of a typical armored vehicle sight with its high resolution and large format, together with low NETD of better than 35mK (at F/1, 30Hz). We estimate a Recognition Range for a NATO target of better than 4 km at all relevant atmospheric conditions, which is better than standard 2nd generation scanning array cooled detector. A new design of the detector package enables improved stability of the Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC) to environmental temperature drifts.

  18. Multiphysics simulation for the optimization of optical nanoantennas working as distributed bolometers in the infrared

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    Cuadrado, Alexander; Alda, Javier; González, Francisco Javier

    2013-01-01

    The electric currents induced by infrared radiation incident on optical antennas and resonant structures increase their temperature through Joule heating as well as change their electric resistance through the bolometric effect. As the thermo-electric mechanism exists throughout a distributed bolometer, a multiphysics approach was adopted to analyze thermal, electrical, and electromagnetic effects in a dipole antenna functioning as a resonant distributed bolometer. The finite element method was used for electromagnetic and thermal considerations. The results showed that bolometric performance depends on the choice of materials, the geometry of the resonant structure, the thickness of an insulating layer, and the characteristics of a bias circuit. Materials with large skin depth and small thermal conductivity are desirable. The thickness of the SiO insulating layer should not exceed 1.2 μm, and a current source for the bias circuit enhances performance. An optimized device designed with the previously stated design rules provides a response increase of two orders of magnitude compared to previously reported devices using the same dipole geometry.

  19. Tantalum hot-electron bolometers for low-noise heterodyne receivers

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    Skalare, A.; McGrath, W.; Bumble, B.; LeDuc, H. G.

    2002-01-01

    We describe superconducting diffusion-cooled hot-electron bolometers that were fabricated fromtantalum films grown on a thin niobium seed layer. The seed layer promotes single-phase growth of the Ta films, resulting in high-quality bolometers with transition temperatures up to 2.35 K and transition widths of less than 0.2 K. An S-parameter measurement set-up in a He-3 cryostat was used to measure device impedance versus frequency of a 400 nm long device at a temperature of 400 mK. It is shown that a 3 dB roll-off frequency of about 1 GHz can be achieved when the device resistance matches the impedance of the embedding network (no electrothermal feedback). This would lead to a prediction of 16 GHz for a 100 nm device, and indicates that a heterodyne mixer using a Ta HEB should be able to operate at several GHz even with a significant amount of electrothermal feedback.

  20. Characterization of non-uniformity and bias-heating for uncooled bolometer FPA detectors using simulator

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    Lee, Jungeon; Kyung, Chong-Min

    2013-06-01

    There are some difficulties in the development of uncooled focal plane array (FPA) detectors due to the absence of full simulation model which reflects the characterization of FPA detectors by variations of various parameters. In this paper we propose the simulator for the both readout integrated circuit (ROIC) and bolometer FPA which is based on a thermal equivalence equation of bolometer and mathematical modeling of optical and electrical part in infrared sensor system. The simulator shows the characteristics and the behaviors of individual components of infrared sensor system in the transient-state and steady-state. We present here the simulation results for output characteristics of detectors owing to variations of parameters induced non-uniformity in FPA detectors and find the dominant parameter to be the leading source non-uniformity in FPA detectors. We also present the simulation results for some typical ROICs to cancel the bias-heating which wastes most of the dynamic range of infrared sensor system. These show the effectiveness of compensation for the bias-heating according to variations of parameters. Using the proposed simulator we can expect the quantitative amount of non-uniformity due to the statistical variations in various processing steps and design of ROIC components. It can be used for the systematic design of infrared sensor system which cannot be performed in fabrication procedure.

  1. Enriched Zn$^{100}$MoO$_4$ scintillating bolometers to search for $0 \

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    Barabash, A S; Danevich, F A; Giuliani, A; Ivanov, I M; Makarov, E P; Mancuso, M; Marnieros, S; Nasonov, S G; Nones, C; Olivieri, E; Pessina, G; Poda, D V; Shlegel, V N; Tenconi, M; Tretyak, V I; Vasiliev, Ya V; Velazquez, M; Zhdankov, V N

    2014-01-01

    The LUMINEU project aims at performing a demonstrator underground experiment searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of the isotope $^{100}$Mo embedded in zinc molybdate (ZnMoO$_4$) scintillating bolometers. In this context, a zinc molybdate crystal boule enriched in $^{100}$Mo to 99.5\\% with a mass of 171 g was grown for the first time by the low-thermal-gradient Czochralski technique. The production cycle provided a high yield (the crystal boule mass was 84\\% of initial charge) and an acceptable level -- around 4\\% -- of irrecoverable losses of the costy enriched material. Two crystals of 59 g and 63 g, obtained from the enriched boule, were tested aboveground at milli-Kelvin temperature as scintillating bolometers. They showed a high detection performance, equivalent to that of previously developed natural ZnMoO$_4$ detectors. These results pave the way to future sensitive searches based on the LUMINEU technology, capable to approach and explore the inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino mass p...

  2. New concepts for bolometer matrices dedicated to the exploration of the universe in the millimeter range

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    The detection of the polarisation B modes of the relict radiation in the millimeter range requires very highly sensitive detectors. In the framework of the QUBIC project, this work is dedicated to the design of a matrix for bolometer detectors that will give detectors enough sensitivity to detect B modes. Bolometer matrices are composed of a material that absorbs radiation with a very low heat capacity and of a thermal sensor. We have shown that the amorphous alloy NbxSi1-x is a good candidate as a supra-conducting thermal sensor. Its critical temperature can be adjusted by playing with its thickness, Niobium content and annealing temperature. Various materials have been tested as radiation absorbers: very small aluminium grains, molybdenum, titanium and titanium-vanadium alloy. The titanium-vanadium alloy appears to be the best candidate because of the possibility to adjust its critical temperature and its electric resistance by modifying respectively the vanadium concentration and the thickness of the deposited coating

  3. A Low-Noise NbTiN Hot Electron Bolometer Mixer

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    Tong, C. Edward; Stern, Jeffrey; Megerian, Krikor; LeDuc, Henry; Sridharan, T. K.; Gibson, Hugh; Blundell, Raymond

    2001-01-01

    Hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixer elements, based on niobium titanium nitride (NbTiN) thin film technology, have been fabricated on crystalline quartz substrates over a 20 nm thick AlN buffer layer. The film was patterned by optical lithography, yielding bolometer elements that measure about 1 micrometer long and between 2 and 12 micrometers wide. These mixer chips were mounted in a fixed-tuned waveguide mixer block, and tested in the 600 and 800 GHz frequency range. The 3-dB output bandwidth of these mixers was determined to be about 2.5 GHz and we measured a receiver noise temperature of 270 K at 630 GHz using an intermediate frequency of 1.5 GHz. The receiver has excellent amplitude stability and the noise temperature measurements are highly repeatable. An 800 GHz receiver incorporating one of these mixer chips has recently been installed at the Sub-Millimeter Telescope in Arizona for field test and for astronomical observations.

  4. Field of view optimization for IR imaging video bolometers in LHD

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    An IR imaging video bolometer (IRVB) is a measurement instrument for plasma radiation with the pin-hole projection principle. The IRVB has an advantage of having a large number of detector channels. The advantage is necessary for three dimensional observation of plasma radiation with tomography techniques. The observation also requires the calculation of geometry matrices and optimization of the fields of view for the IRVB to reconstruct accurate plasma radiation distributions. In this study, fields of view for four IRVBs which were installed in LHD have been optimized by changing the aperture positions to minimize the total number of non-visible plasma-voxels in the LHD plasma. The best fields of view were chosen with the geometry matrix which is calculated as a projection matrix of the plasma radiation to the bolometer foil with an assumption of helically symmetry. There were 169 non-visible plasma-voxels which could not be measured by any of the IRVB channels in the setting before optimization. The number could be decreased to 0 by this optimization. By improving the fields of view, the three dimensional plasma radiation distributions will be reconstructed with higher accuracy. (author)

  5. 5,120 Superconducting Bolometers for the PIPER Balloon-Borne CMB Polarization Experiment

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    Benford, Dominic J.; Chuss, David T.; Hilton, Gene C.; Irwin, Kent D.; Jethava, Nikhil S.; Jhabvala, Christine A.; Kogut, Alan J.; Miller, Timothy M.; Mirel, Paul; Moseley, S. Harvey; Rostem, Karwan; Sharp, Elmer H.; Staguhn, Johannes G.; Stiehl, gregory M.; Voellmer, George M.; Wollack, Edward J.

    2010-01-01

    We are constructing the Primordial Inflation Polarization Explorer (PIPER) to measure the polarization o[ the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and search for the imprint of gravity waves produced during an inflationary epoch in the early universe. The signal is faint and lies behind confusing foregrounds, both astrophysical and cosmological, and so many detectors are required to complete the measurement in a limited time. We will use four of our matured 1,280 pixel, high-filling-factor backshort-under-grid bolometer arrays for efficient operation at the PIPER CMB wavelengths. All four arrays observe at a common wavelength set by passband filters in the optical path. PIPER will fly four times to observe at wavelengths of 1500, 1100, 850, and 500 microns in order to separate CMB from foreground emission. The arrays employ leg-isolated superconducting transition edge sensor bolometers operated at 128mK; tuned resonant backshorts for efficient optical coupling; and a second-generation superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) multiplexer readout. We describe the design, development, and performance of PIPER bo|ometer array technology to achieve background-limited sensitivity for a cryogenic balloon-borne telescope.

  6. Measurements of thermal characteristics in silicon germanium un-cooled micro-bolometers

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    Moreno, Mario; Torres, Alfonso; Kosarev, Andrey [National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, P.O. Box 51 and 216, Z.P. 7200 Puebla (Mexico); Ambrosio, Roberto; Mireles, Jose [Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Electrical Department, Av. Del Charro 450 N, Z.P. 32310, C. J., Chihuahua (Mexico); Garcia, Maria [Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Physics Department, Av. San Claudio S/N Z.P. 72570 Puebla (Mexico)

    2010-04-15

    We present a study of the thermal characteristics of an infrared detector (un-cooled micro-bolometer), based on an amorphous silicon germanium film (a-Si{sub x}Ge{sub y}:H), deposited by plasma at low temperature ({proportional_to} 300 C) and compatible with the standard CMOS technology. These films have been studied due to their high performance characteristics as high activation energy (E{sub a}{approx} 0.37 eV), high temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR{approx} -0.047 K{sup -1}) and moderate room temperature conductivity ({sigma}{sub RT}{approx} 2x10{sup -5}{omega} cm), which provides a moderate pixel resistance (R{sub cell}{approx}3.5x10{sup 8}{omega}). We have used two simple methods to calculate the thermal characteristics of the micro-bolometer. The thermal conductance (G{sub th}) has been obtained from the electrical I(U) characteristics in the range where self heating due to bias is not presented. The temperature dependence of the electrical resistance and as well the temperature dependence of the thermal resistance have been obtained by measuring the I(U) characteristics in the device at different temperature values. Finally the results of both methods have been compared. (copyright 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  7. Rejection of randomly coinciding events in ZnMoO$_4$ scintillating bolometers

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    Chernyak, D M; Giuliani, A; Mancuso, M; Nones, C; Olivieri, E; Tenconi, M; Tretyak, V I

    2014-01-01

    Random coincidence of events (particularly from two neutrino double beta decay) could be one of the main sources of background in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay with cryogenic bolometers due to their poor time resolution. Pulse-shape discrimination by using front edge analysis, mean-time and $\\chi^2$ methods was applied to discriminate randomly coinciding events in ZnMoO$_4$ cryogenic scintillating bolometers. These events can be effectively rejected at the level of 99% by the analysis of the heat signals with rise-time of about 14 ms and signal-to-noise ratio of 900, and at the level of 92% by the analysis of the light signals with rise-time of about 3 ms and signal-to-noise ratio of 30, under the requirement to detect 95% of single events. These rejection efficiencies are compatible with extremely low background levels in the region of interest of neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo for enriched ZnMoO$_4$ detectors, of the order of $10^{-4}$ counts/(y keV kg). Pulse-shape parameters ...

  8. Electromagnetic Considerations for Planar Bolometer Arrays in the Single Mode Limit

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    Wollack, Edward J.; Chuss, David T.; Moseley, Samuel

    2006-01-01

    Filled arrays of planar bolometers are finding astronomical applications at wavelengths as long as several millimeters. In an effort to keep focal planes to a reasonable size while maintaining large numbers of detectors, a common strategy is to push these arrays to operate close to or at the single mode limit. Doing so introduces several new challenges that are not experienced in the multi-mode case of far-infrared detectors having similar pixel sizes. First, diffractive effects of the pixels themselves are no longer insignificant and will ultimately contribute to the resolution limit of the optical system in which they reside. We use the method of Withlngton et al. (2003) to model the polarized diffraction in this limit. Second, it is necessary to re-examine the coupling between the radiation and the absorbing element that is thermally connected to the bolometers. The small f-numbers that are often employed to make use of large focal planes makes backshort construction problematic. We introduce a new strategy to increase detector efficiency that uses an antireflective layer on the front side of the detector array. In addition, typical methods for stray light control that rely on multiple reflections in a lossy medium fail due to physical size constraints. For this application, we find that resonant absorbers are a more effective strategy that can be implemented in the space available.

  9. AC Read-Out Circuits for Single Pixel Characterization of TES Microcalorimeters and Bolometers

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    Gottardi, L.; van de Kuur, J.; Bandler, S.; Bruijn, M.; de Korte, P.; Gao, J. R.; den Hartog, R.; Hijmering, R. A.; Hoevers, H.; Koshropanah, P.; Kilbourne, C.; Lindemann, M. A.; Parra Borderias, M.; Ridder, M.

    2011-01-01

    SRON is developing Frequency Domain Multiplexing (FDM) for the read-out of transition edge sensor (TES) soft x-ray microcalorimeters for the XMS instrument of the International X-ray Observatory and far-infrared bolometers for the SAFARI instrument on the Japanese mission SPICA. In FDM the TESs are AC voltage biased at frequencies from 0.5 to 6 MHz in a superconducting LC resonant circuit and the signal is read-out by low noise and high dynamic range SQUIDs amplifiers. The TES works as an amplitude modulator. We report on several AC bias experiments performed on different detectors. In particular, we discuss the results on the characterization of Goddard Space Flight Center x-ray pixels and SRON bolometers. The paper focuses on the analysis of different read-out configurations developed to optimize the noise and the impedance matching between the detectors and the SQUID amplifier. A novel feedback network electronics has been developed to keep the SQUID in flux locked loop, when coupled to superconducting high Q circuits, and to optimally tune the resonant bias circuit. The achieved detector performances are discussed in view of the instrument requirement for the two space missions.

  10. GISMO, a 2 mm Bolometer Camera Optimized for the Study of High Redshift Galaxies

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    Staguhn, J.

    2007-01-01

    The 2mm spectral range provides a unique terrestrial window enabling ground based observations of the earliest active dusty galaxies in the universe and thereby allowing a better constraint on the star formation rate in these objects. We present a progress report for our bolometer camera GISMO (the Goddard-IRAM Superconducting 2-Millimeter Observer), which will obtain large and sensitive sky maps at this wavelength. The instrument will be used at the IRAM 30 m telescope and we expect to install it at the telescope in 2007. The camera uses an 8 x 16 planar array of multiplexed TES bolometers, which incorporates our recently designed Backshort Under Grid (BUG) architecture. GISMO will be very efficient at detecting sources serendipitously in large sky surveys. With the background limited performance of the detectors, the camera provides significantly greater imaging sensitivity and mapping speed at this wavelength than has previously been possible. The major scientific driver for the instrument is to provide the IRAM 30 m telescope with the capability to rapidly observe galactic and extragalactic dust emission, in particular from high-zeta ULI RGs and quasar s, even in the summer season. The instrument will fill in the SEDs of high redshift galaxies at the Rayleigh-Jeans part of the dust emission spectrum, even at the highest redshifts. Our source count models predict that GISMO will serendipitously detect one galaxy every four hours on the blank sky, and that one quarter of these galaxies will be at a redshift of zeta 6.5.

  11. Improvement of the accuracy of the imaging bolometer foil laser calibration

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    An imaging bolometer with a single graphite-coated metal foil is a diagnostic tool for diagnosing plasma radiation from magnetic fusion plasmas. We could obtain the local foil properties (the thermal diffusivity, κ, and the product of the thermal conductivity, k, and the thickness, tf) of the metal imaging bolometer foil by analyzing the calibration data. For improving the IRVB a Tantalum (Ta) foil is offered due to strength, low neutron cross-section, and high sensitivity, however there is a large discrepancy between the value of the foil thickness from the experimental value and the nominal value. For calibrating of the foil the He-Ne laser beam is focused on 63 various locations which are determined by using the marks on the frame. The parameters of the foil are determined by comparing the measured thermal radiation data from an IR camera (FLIR/SC500) (60 Hz, 320x240 pixels, 7.5-13 μm) with the corresponding results of a finite element model. (author)

  12. Twenty-channel bolometer array for studying impurity radiation and transport in the TCS field-reversed configuration

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    Kostora, M. R.; Hsu, S. C.; Wurden, G. A.

    2006-10-01

    A bolometer array diagnostic has been developed for the University of Washington Translation, Confinement, and Sustainment (TCS) field-reversed configuration (FRC) experiment in order to measure radially resolved total radiated power per unit length of the FRC. This will provide radiation energy loss information, useful in power balance and impurity studies. The 20-element photodiode bolometer will be mounted at the midplane of the TCS cylindrical vacuum chamber to view the rotating magnetic field (RMF) generated FRC plasma. Key features of this new bolometer array are (1) extensive electrical shielding against the RMF, (2) robust electrical isolation, (3) trans-impedance amplifiers using a microcoax interface at the array and a fiber optic interface to the screen room, and (4) a custom glass-on-metal socket for the 20-element photodiode chip to ensure high vacuum compatibility. The bolometer array can be retracted behind a gate valve using a stepper motor to protect it during vacuum chamber bakeout. The slit assembly housing is interchangeable to provide flexibility for the viewing sightlines.

  13. Very large scale heterogeneous integration (VLSHI) and wafer-level vacuum packaging for infrared bolometer focal plane arrays

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    Forsberg, Fredrik; Roxhed, Niclas; Fischer, Andreas C.; Samel, Björn; Ericsson, Per; Hoivik, Nils; Lapadatu, Adriana; Bring, Martin; Kittilsland, Gjermund; Stemme, Göran; Niklaus, Frank

    2013-09-01

    Imaging in the long wavelength infrared (LWIR) range from 8 to 14 μm is an extremely useful tool for non-contact measurement and imaging of temperature in many industrial, automotive and security applications. However, the cost of the infrared (IR) imaging components has to be significantly reduced to make IR imaging a viable technology for many cost-sensitive applications. This paper demonstrates new and improved fabrication and packaging technologies for next-generation IR imaging detectors based on uncooled IR bolometer focal plane arrays. The proposed technologies include very large scale heterogeneous integration for combining high-performance, SiGe quantum-well bolometers with electronic integrated read-out circuits and CMOS compatible wafer-level vacuum packing. The fabrication and characterization of bolometers with a pitch of 25 μm × 25 μm that are arranged on read-out-wafers in arrays with 320 × 240 pixels are presented. The bolometers contain a multi-layer quantum well SiGe thermistor with a temperature coefficient of resistance of -3.0%/K. The proposed CMOS compatible wafer-level vacuum packaging technology uses Cu-Sn solid-liquid interdiffusion (SLID) bonding. The presented technologies are suitable for implementation in cost-efficient fabless business models with the potential to bring about the cost reduction needed to enable low-cost IR imaging products for industrial, security and automotive applications.

  14. A low noise, high thermal stability, 0.1 K test facility for the Planck HFI bolometers

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    Paine, C. G.; Bock, J. J.; Hristov, V. V.; Lange, A. E.

    2002-05-01

    We are developing a facility which will be used to characterize the bolometric detectors for Planck, an ESA mission to investigate the Cosmic Microwave Background. The bolometers operate at 0.1 K, employing neutron-transmutation doped (NTD) Ge thermistors with resistances of several megohms to achieve NEPs˜1×10-17 W Hz-1/2. Characterization of the intrinsic noise of the bolometers at frequencies as low as 0.010 Hz dictates a test apparatus thermal stability of 40 nK Hz-1/2 to that frequency. This temperature stability is achieved via a multi-stage isolation and control geometry with high resolution thermometry implemented with NTD Ge thermistors, JFET source followers, and dedicated lock-in amplifiers. The test facility accommodates 24 channels of differential signal readout, for measurement of bolometer V(I) characteristics and intrinsic noise. The test facility also provides for modulated radiation in the submillimeter band incident on the bolometers, for measurement of the optical speed-of-response; this illumination can be reduced below detectable limits without interrupting cryogenic operation. A commercial Oxford Instruments dilution refrigerator provides the cryogenic environment for the test facility.

  15. Twenty-channel bolometer array for studying impurity radiation and transport in the TCS field-reversed configuration

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    A bolometer array diagnostic has been developed for the University of Washington Translation, Confinement, and Sustainment (TCS) field-reversed configuration (FRC) experiment in order to measure radially resolved total radiated power per unit length of the FRC. This will provide radiation energy loss information, useful in power balance and impurity studies. The 20-element photodiode bolometer will be mounted at the midplane of the TCS cylindrical vacuum chamber to view the rotating magnetic field (RMF) generated FRC plasma. Key features of this new bolometer array are (1) extensive electrical shielding against the RMF, (2) robust electrical isolation, (3) trans-impedance amplifiers using a microcoax interface at the array and a fiber optic interface to the screen room, and (4) a custom glass-on-metal socket for the 20-element photodiode chip to ensure high vacuum compatibility. The bolometer array can be retracted behind a gate valve using a stepper motor to protect it during vacuum chamber bakeout. The slit assembly housing is interchangeable to provide flexibility for the viewing sightlines

  16. In-situ irradiation test of mica substrate bolometer at the JMTR reactor for the ITER diagnostics

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    Irradiation tests of a mica substrate bolometer were carried out at the Japan Materials Testing Reactor up to the fast neutron fluence of 0.1 dpa. A performance of the bolometer was investigated during the irradiation. Significant increase of the meander resistance from 275 to 446 Ω was observed in the fast neutron fluence of 0.06 dpa. In the post-irradiation examination (PIE), it was confirmed that the gold meander contained 46% mercury which was produced by the nuclear transmutation reaction of 197Au(n, γ) 198Au→198Hg+β-. The bolometer sensitivity was measured by the change of the meander resistance for the input power. The sensitivity decreased slightly at constant reactor power. There was not significant change in the bolometer response time. During the cool down phase of the first cycle all connections went open circuit. Some recovered on start-up of the second cycle, however, all connections went open circuit again near the end of the second cycle. They were not recovered any more at the third cycle. Breaks of the gold meander were observed in the PIE. The use of gold meanders might be problematic in ITER

  17. Spectral Characterizations of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Thermistor Bolometers using Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) Techniques

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    Thornhill, K. Lee; Bitting, Herbert; Lee, Robert B., III; Paden, Jack; Pandey, Dhirendra K.; Priestley, Kory J.; Thomas, Susan; Wilson, Robert S.

    1998-01-01

    Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) techniques are being used to characterize the relative spectral response, or sensitivity, of scanning thermistor bolometers in the infrared (IR) region (2 - >= 100-micrometers). The bolometers are being used in the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) program. The CERES measurements are designed to provide precise, long term monitoring of the Earth's atmospheric radiation energy budget. The CERES instrument houses three bolometric radiometers, a total wavelength (0.3- >= 150-micrometers) sensor, a shortwave (0.3-5-micrometers) sensor, and an atmospheric window (8-12-micrometers) sensor. Accurate spectral characterization is necessary for determining filtered radiances for longwave radiometric calibrations. The CERES bolometers spectral response's are measured in the TRW FTS Vacuum Chamber Facility (FTS - VCF), which uses a FTS as the source and a cavity pyroelectric trap detector as the reference. The CERES bolometers and the cavity detector are contained in a vacuum chamber, while the FTS source is housed in a GN2 purged chamber. Due to the thermal time constant of the CERES bolometers, the FTS must be operated in a step mode. Data are acquired in 6 IR spectral bands covering the entire longwave IR region. In this paper, the TRW spectral calibration facility design and data measurement techniques are described. Two approaches are presented which convert the total channel FTS data into the final CERES spectral characterizations, producing the same calibration coefficients (within 0.1 percent). The resulting spectral response curves are shown, along with error sources in the two procedures. Finally, the impact of each spectral response curve on CERES data validation will be examined through analysis of filtered radiance values from various typical scene types.

  18. Development of an automated method for in situ measurement of the geometrical properties of the ITER bolometer diagnostic

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    In order to derive the local emission profile of the plasma radiation in a fusion device using the line-integrated measurements of the bolometer diagnostic, tomographic reconstruction methods have to be applied to the measurements from many lines-of-sight. A successful reconstruction needs to take the finite sizes of detectors and apertures and the resulting non-ideal measurements into account. In ITER a method for in situ measurement of the geometrical properties of the various components of the bolometer diagnostic after installation is required as the viewing cones have to pass through narrow gaps between components. The method proposed to be used for ITER uses the beam of a laser with high intensity to illuminate the bolometer assembly from many different angles ξ and θ. A light-weight robot from Kuka Robotics is used to efficiently position the laser on many points covering the complete viewing cone of each line-of-sight and to direct the beam precisely into the entrance aperture of the bolometer. Measuring the response of the bolometer allows for the calculation of the transmission function t(ξ, θ), the angular etendue and finally the geometric function in reconstruction space, which is required for the tomography algorithms. Measuring the transmission function for a laboratory assembly demonstrates the viability of the proposed method. Results for a collimator-type camera from a prototype envisaged for ITER are presented. The implemented procedure is discussed in detail, in particular with respect to the automatisation applied which takes the achievable positioning and alignment accuracies of the robot into account. This discussion is extended towards the definition of requirements for a remote-handling tool for ITER.

  19. Investigation of semiconducting YBaCuO thin films: A new room temperature bolometer

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    We explore the application of the semiconducting phases of YBaCuO thin films as a bolometer for uncooled infrared detection. For this study, four different structures were built with different types of buffer layers: YBaCuO on a Si substrate with and without a MgO buffer layer, and on an oxidized Si substrate with and without a MgO buffer layer. These films were all amorphous without a detectable long range order. For comparison, crystalline tetragonal YBa2Cu3O6.5 and YBa2Cu3O6.3 thin films on a LaAlO3 substrate were included into the study. All six films exhibited semiconducting resistance versus temperature characteristics. The bolometer figures of merit, responsivity, and detectivity were calculated from the measured temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) and the inherent noise characteristics of the temperature sensing element. The room temperature TCRs for all four amorphous films were greater than 2.5% K-1. The highest TCR of 4.02% K-1 was observed on the amorphous YBaCuO thin film deposited on MgO/Si without a SiO2 layer. The TCR of the tetragonal films, on the other hand, remained 2% K-1 or less in the same temperature range. Noise measurements performed in the 1 endash 100 Hz frequency range revealed a quadratic dependence on the bias current as would be expected from ohmic electrical characteristics. The Johnson and 1/f regions were clearly identified in the noise spectrum. From TCR and noise measurements, we estimated the amorphous semiconducting YBaCuO bolometers would have a responsivity as high as 3.8x105 V/W and a detectivity as high as 1.6x109 cmHz1/2/W for 1 μA bias current and frame frequency of 30 Hz if integrated with a typical air-gap thermal isolation structure. copyright 1996 American Institute of Physics

  20. Measurement of total soft X-ray energy of high power Z-pinch plasma with a Ni-film bolometer

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    A Ni-film bolometer driven by the pulsed constant-voltage supply was developed. The method of measuring the total soft X-ray energy and the measuring system was presented. A Ni-film detector was developed and calibrated for the dependence with temperature. This bolometer has been applied in measuring the total soft X-ray energy for the high power Z-pinch plasma produced from Qiangguang-I accelerator. The uncertainty of the measurement was analyzed

  1. The architecture and performance of SCD's 17 μm pitch VOx μ-bolometer detector

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    Fraenkel, A.; Mizrahi, U.; Bikov, L.; Giladi, A.; Shiloah, N.; Elkind, S.; Czyzewski, T.; Kogan, I.; Amsterdam, A.

    2009-05-01

    In this paper SCD's 17μm pitch large format VOx μ-Bolometer detector is introduced. In the first part the radiometric performance and the challenges involved in achieving the desired pixel sensitivity are discussed. We elaborate on the progress towards the performance design goal (< 50mK@F/1, 60Hz) utilizing various test structures and technology demonstration platforms. The combination of reduced pixel size and high-end thermal sensitivity can provide smaller light weight systems. In the second part the ROIC architecture options will be presented in depth. New capabilities and features are enabled by the advanced 0.18um VLSI technology. Explicitly, we address the contribution in terms of system flexibility, simplification and reduced power dissipation. Some vital tasks, such as coarse non-uniformity correction, are done internally thus facilitating the user interface.

  2. New developments in SCD's 17-μm VOx μ-bolometer product line

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    Mizrahi, U.; Bikov, L.; Giladi, A.; Shiloah, N.; Elkind, S.; Czyzewski, T.; Kogan, I.; Maayani, S.; Amsterdam, A.; Vaserman, I.; Hirsh, Y.; Fraenkel, A.

    2010-04-01

    Last year we have introduced the development program of SCD's 17μm pitch VGA VOx μ-Bolometer detector (1). Due to the overall size, weight and power advantages the 17μm pitch is currently being considered for the next generation systems such as thermal weapon sights (TWS), driver vision enhancers (DVE) and digitally fused goggles (DENVG). In the first part of this paper we will discuss in detail the performance of this detector. Specifically, we will elaborate on the radiometric results, ROIC performance and operability. Detailed measurements for a wide temperature range will be presented as well. In the second part, we will describe some new capabilities and features that are enabled by the advanced 0.18um VLSI technology. These features will be embedded in new products that are currently under development.

  3. Development of a Li2MoO4 scintillating bolometer for low background physics

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    We present the performance of a 33 g Li2MoO4 crystal working as a scintillating bolometer. The crystal was tested for more than 400 h in a dilution refrigerator installed in the underground laboratory of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (Italy). This compound shows promising features in the frame of neutron detection, dark matter search (solar axions) and neutrinoless double-beta decay physics. Low temperature scintillating properties were investigated by means of different α, β/γ and neutron sources, and for the first time the Light Yield for different types of interacting particle is estimated. The detector shows great ability of tagging fast neutron interactions and high intrinsic radiopurity levels ( 238U and 232Th)

  4. AXUV bolometer and Lyman-α camera systems on the TCV tokamak

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    Degeling, A. W.; Weisen, H.; Zabolotsky, A.; Duval, B. P.; Pitts, R. A.; Wischmeier, M.; Lavanchy, P.; Marmillod, Ph.; Pochon, G.

    2004-10-01

    A set of seven twin slit cameras, each containing two 20-element linear absolute extreme ultraviolet photodiode arrays, has been installed on the Tokamak à Configuration Variable. One array in each camera will operate as a bolometer and the second as a Lyman-alpha (Lα) emission monitor for estimating the recycled neutral flux. The camera configuration was optimized by simulations of tomographic reconstructions of the expected Lα emission. The diagnostic will provide spatial and temporal resolution (10 μs) of the radiated power and the Lα emission that is considerably higher than previously achieved. This optimism is justified by extensive experience with prototype systems, which include first measurements of Lα light from the divertor.

  5. Optical Response of Strained- and Unstrained-Silicon Cold-Electron Bolometers

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    Brien, T L R; Barry, P S; Dunscombe, C J; Leadley, D R; Morozov, D V; Myronov, M; Parker, E H C; Prest, M J; Prunnila, M; Sudiwala, R V; Whall, T E; Mauskopf, P D

    2016-01-01

    We describe the optical characterisation of two silicon cold-electron bolometers each consisting of a small ($32 \\times 14~\\mathrm{\\mu m}$) island of degenerately doped silicon with superconducting aluminium contacts. Radiation is coupled into the silicon absorber with a twin-slot antenna designed to couple to 160-GHz radiation through a silicon lens.The first device has a highly doped silicon absorber, the second has a highly doped strained-silicon absorber.Using a novel method of cross-correlating the outputs from two parallel amplifiers, we measure noise-equivalent powers of $3.0 \\times 10^{-16}$ and $6.6 \\times 10^{-17}~\\mathrm{W\\,Hz^{-1/2}}$ for the control and strained device, respectively, when observing radiation from a 77-K source. In the case of the strained device, the noise-equivalent power is limited by the photon noise.

  6. Reliability issues for a bolometer detector for ITER at high operating temperatures.

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    Meister, H; Kannamüller, M; Koll, J; Pathak, A; Penzel, F; Trautmann, T; Detemple, P; Schmitt, S; Langer, H

    2012-10-01

    The first detector prototypes for the ITER bolometer diagnostic featuring a 12.5 μm thick Pt-absorber have been realized and characterized in laboratory tests. The results show linear dependencies of the calibration parameters and are in line with measurements of prototypes with thinner absorbers. However, thermal cycling tests up to 450 °C of the prototypes with thick absorbers demonstrated that their reliability at these elevated operating temperatures is not yet sufficient. Profilometer measurements showed a deflection of the membrane hinting to stresses due to the deposition processes of the absorber. Finite element analysis (FEA) managed to reproduce the deflection and identified the highest stresses in the membrane in the region around the corners of the absorber. FEA was further used to identify changes in the geometry of the absorber with a positive impact on the intrinsic stresses of the membrane. However, further improvements are still necessary.

  7. RF heating efficiency of the terahertz superconducting hot-electron bolometer

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    Maslennikov, Sergey

    2014-01-01

    We report results of the numerical solution by the Euler method of the system of heat balance equations written in recurrent form for the superconducting hot-electron bolometer (HEB) embedded in an electrical circuit. By taking into account the dependence of the HEB resistance on the transport current we have been able to calculate rigorously the RF heating efficiency, absorbed local oscillator (LO) power and conversion gain of the HEB mixer. We show that the calculated conversion gain is in excellent agreement with the experimental results, and that the substitution of the calculated RF heating efficiency and absorbed LO power into the expressions for the conversion gain and noise temperature given by the analytical small-signal model of the HEB yields excellent agreement with the corresponding measured values.

  8. Mechanical design and development of TES bolometer detector arrays for the Advanced ACTPol experiment

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    Ward, Jonathan T; Beall, James A; Choi, Steve K; Crowley, Kevin T; Devlin, Mark J; Duff, Shannon M; Gallardo, Patricio M; Henderson, Shawn W; Ho, Shuay-Pwu Patty; Hilton, Gene; Hubmayr, Johannes; Khavari, Niloufar; Klein, Jeffrey; Koopman, Brian J; Li, Dale; McMahon, Jeffrey; Mumby, Grace; Nati, Federico; Niemack, Michael D; Page, Lyman A; Salatino, Maria; Schillaci, Alessandro; Schmitt, Benjamin L; Simon, Sara M; Staggs, Suzanne T; Thornton, Robert; Ullom, Joel N; Vavagiakis, Eve M; Wollack, Edward J

    2016-01-01

    The next generation Advanced ACTPol (AdvACT) experiment is currently underway and will consist of four Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometer arrays, with three operating together, totaling ~5800 detectors on the sky. Building on experience gained with the ACTPol detector arrays, AdvACT will utilize various new technologies, including 150mm detector wafers equipped with multichroic pixels, allowing for a more densely packed focal plane. Each set of detectors includes a feedhorn array of stacked silicon wafers which form a spline profile leading to each pixel. This is then followed by a waveguide interface plate, detector wafer, back short cavity plate, and backshort cap. Each array is housed in a custom designed structure manufactured from high purity copper and then gold plated. In addition to the detector array assembly, the array package also encloses cryogenic readout electronics. We present the full mechanical design of the AdvACT high frequency (HF) detector array package along with a detailed look at t...

  9. Temperature dependence of the receiver noise temperature and IF bandwidth of superconducting hot electron bolometer mixers

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    In this paper we study the temperature dependence of the receiver noise temperature and IF noise bandwidth of superconducting hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixers. Three superconducting NbN HEB devices of different transition temperatures (Tc) are measured at 0.85 THz and 1.4 THz at different bath temperatures (Tbath) between 4 K and 9 K. Measurement results demonstrate that the receiver noise temperature of superconducting NbN HEB devices is nearly constant for Tbath/Tc, less than 0.8, which is consistent with the simulation based on a distributed hot-spot model. In addition, the IF noise bandwidth appears independent of Tbath/Tc, indicating the dominance of phonon cooling in the investigated HEB devices. (paper)

  10. Testing and assembly of the detectors for the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on ACT

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    Marriage, T. A.; Chervenak, J. A.; Doriese, W. B.

    2006-04-01

    The Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera (MBAC) for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope consists of three Transition Edge Sensor (TES) arrays to make simultaneous observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background in three frequency bands. MBAC TESs are NASA Goddard Pop-Up Detectors (PUD) which are read-out by NIST time-domain multiplexers. MBAC is constructed by stacking 1×32 TES columns to form the 32×32 element arrays. The arrays are modular (connectorized) at the 1×32 column level such that array assembly is reversible and camera repair possible. Prior to assembly, each column is tested in a quick (2h) cycling 4He/3He adsorption refrigerator. Tests include measurements of TES current voltage curves and TES complex impedance.

  11. Improved calibration technique of the infrared imaging bolometer using ultraviolet light-emitting diodesa)

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    Drapiko, E.; Peterson, B.; Alekseev, A.; Seo, D. C.

    2010-10-01

    The technique used until recently utilizing the Ne-He laser for imaging bolometer foils calibration [B. J. Peterson et al., J. Plasma Fusion Res. 2, S1018 (2007)] has showed several issues. The method was based on irradiation of 1 cm spaced set of points on a foil by the laser beam moved by set of mirrors. Issues were the nonuniformity of laser power due to the vacuum window transmission nonuniformity and high reflection coefficient for the laser. Also, due to the limited infrared (IR) window size, it was very time consuming. The new methodology uses a compact ultraviolet (uv) light-emitting diodes installed inside the vacuum chamber in a fixed position and the foil itself will be moved in the XY directions by two vacuum feedthroughs. These will help to avoid the above mentioned issues due to lack of a vacuum window, fixed emitters, higher uv power absorption, and a fixed IR camera position.

  12. Testing and assembly of the detectors for the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on ACT

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    The Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera (MBAC) for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope consists of three Transition Edge Sensor (TES) arrays to make simultaneous observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background in three frequency bands. MBAC TESs are NASA Goddard Pop-Up Detectors (PUD) which are read-out by NIST time-domain multiplexers. MBAC is constructed by stacking 1x32 TES columns to form the 32x32 element arrays. The arrays are modular (connectorized) at the 1x32 column level such that array assembly is reversible and camera repair possible. Prior to assembly, each column is tested in a quick (2h) cycling 4He/3He adsorption refrigerator. Tests include measurements of TES current-voltage curves and TES complex impedance

  13. Antenna-coupled TES Bolometer Arrays for BICEP2/Keck and SPIDER

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    Orlando, A; Amiri, M; Bock, J J; Bonetti, J A; Brevik, J A; Burger, B; Chattopadthyay, G; Day, P K; Filippini, J P; Golwala, S R; Halpern, M; Hasselfield, M; Hilton, G C; Irwin, K D; Kenyon, M; Kovac, J M; Kuo, C L; Lange, A E; LeDuc, H G; Llombart, N; Nguyen, H T; Ogburn, R W; Reintsema, C D; Runyan, M C; Staniszewski, Z; Sudiwala, R; Teply, G; Trangsrud, A R; Turner, A D; Wilson, P

    2010-01-01

    BICEP2/Keck and SPIDER are cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarimeters targeting the B-mode polarization induced by primordial gravitational waves from inflation. They will be using planar arrays of polarization sensitive antenna-coupled TES bolometers, operating at frequencies between 90 GHz and 220 GHz. At 150 GHz each array consists of 64 polarimeters and four of these arrays are assembled together to make a focal plane, for a total of 256 dual-polarization elements (512 TES sensors). The detector arrays are integrated with a time-domain SQUID multiplexer developed at NIST and read out using the multi-channels electronics (MCE) developed at the University of British Columbia. Following our progress in improving detector parameters uniformity across the arrays and fabrication yield, our main effort has focused on improving detector arrays optical and noise performances, in order to produce science grade focal planes achieving target sensitivities. We report on changes in detector design implemented to op...

  14. Antenna-coupled TES bolometers for the Keck Array, Spider, and Polar-1

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    O'Brient, R; Ahmed, Z; Aikin, R W; Amiri, M; Benton, S; Bischoff, C; Bock, J J; Bonetti, J A; Brevik, J A; Burger, B; Davis, G; Day, P; Dowell, C D; Duband, L; Filippini, J P; Fliescher, S; Golwala, S R; Grayson, J; Halpern, M; Hasselfield, M; Hilton, G; Hristov, V V; Hui, H; Irwin, K; Kernasovskiy, S; Kovac, J M; Kuo, C L; Leitch, E; Lueker, M; Megerian, K; Moncelsi, L; Netterfield, C B; Nguyen, H T; Ogburn, R W; Pryke, C L; Reintsema, C; Ruhl, J E; Runyan, M C; Schwarz, R; Sheehy, C D; Staniszewski, Z; Sudiwala, R; Teply, G; Tolan, J E; Turner, A D; Tucker, R S; Vieregg, A; Wiebe, D V; Wilson, P; Wong, C L; Wu, W L K; Yoon, K W

    2012-01-01

    Between the BICEP2 and Keck Array experiments, we have deployed over 1500 dual polarized antenna coupled bolometers to map the Cosmic Microwave Background's polarization. We have been able to rapidly deploy these detectors because they are completely planar with an integrated phased-array antenna. Through our experience in these experiments, we have learned of several challenges with this technology- specifically the beam synthesis in the antenna- and in this paper we report on how we have modified our designs to mitigate these challenges. In particular, we discus differential steering errors between the polarization pairs' beam centroids due to microstrip cross talk and gradients of penetration depth in the niobium thin films of our millimeter wave circuits. We also discuss how we have suppressed side lobe response with a Gaussian taper of our antenna illumination pattern. These improvements will be used in Spider, Polar-1, and this season's retrofit of Keck Array.

  15. Nondestructive test of brazed cooling tubes of prototype bolometer camera housing using active infrared thermography.

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    Tahiliani, Kumudni; Pandya, Santosh P; Pandya, Shwetang; Jha, Ratneshwar; Govindarajan, J

    2011-01-01

    The active infrared thermography technique is used for assessing the brazing quality of an actively cooled bolometer camera housing developed for steady state superconducting tokamak. The housing is a circular pipe, which has circular tubes vacuum brazed on the periphery. A unique method was adopted to monitor the temperature distribution on the internal surface of the pipe. A stainless steel mirror was placed inside the pipe and the reflected IR radiations were viewed using an IR camera. The heat stimulus was given by passing hot water through the tubes and the temperature distribution was monitored during the transient phase. The thermographs showed a significant nonuniformity in the brazing with a contact area of around 51%. The thermography results were compared with the x-ray radiographs and a good match between the two was observed. Benefits of thermography over x-ray radiography testing are emphasized. PMID:21280850

  16. Reliability issues for a bolometer detector for ITER at high operating temperatures.

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    Meister, H; Kannamüller, M; Koll, J; Pathak, A; Penzel, F; Trautmann, T; Detemple, P; Schmitt, S; Langer, H

    2012-10-01

    The first detector prototypes for the ITER bolometer diagnostic featuring a 12.5 μm thick Pt-absorber have been realized and characterized in laboratory tests. The results show linear dependencies of the calibration parameters and are in line with measurements of prototypes with thinner absorbers. However, thermal cycling tests up to 450 °C of the prototypes with thick absorbers demonstrated that their reliability at these elevated operating temperatures is not yet sufficient. Profilometer measurements showed a deflection of the membrane hinting to stresses due to the deposition processes of the absorber. Finite element analysis (FEA) managed to reproduce the deflection and identified the highest stresses in the membrane in the region around the corners of the absorber. FEA was further used to identify changes in the geometry of the absorber with a positive impact on the intrinsic stresses of the membrane. However, further improvements are still necessary. PMID:23126898

  17. Minimum Fisher regularization of image reconstruction for infrared imaging bolometer on HL-2A

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    Gao, J. M.; Liu, Y.; Li, W.; Lu, J.; Dong, Y. B.; Xia, Z. W.; Yi, P.; Yang, Q. W. [Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041 (China)

    2013-09-15

    An infrared imaging bolometer diagnostic has been developed recently for the HL-2A tokamak to measure the temporal and spatial distribution of plasma radiation. The three-dimensional tomography, reduced to a two-dimensional problem by the assumption of plasma radiation toroidal symmetry, has been performed. A three-dimensional geometry matrix is calculated with the one-dimensional pencil beam approximation. The solid angles viewed by the detector elements are taken into account in defining the chord brightness. And the local plasma emission is obtained by inverting the measured brightness with the minimum Fisher regularization method. A typical HL-2A plasma radiation model was chosen to optimize a regularization parameter on the criterion of generalized cross validation. Finally, this method was applied to HL-2A experiments, demonstrating the plasma radiated power density distribution in limiter and divertor discharges.

  18. Minimum Fisher regularization of image reconstruction for infrared imaging bolometer on HL-2A.

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    Gao, J M; Liu, Y; Li, W; Lu, J; Dong, Y B; Xia, Z W; Yi, P; Yang, Q W

    2013-09-01

    An infrared imaging bolometer diagnostic has been developed recently for the HL-2A tokamak to measure the temporal and spatial distribution of plasma radiation. The three-dimensional tomography, reduced to a two-dimensional problem by the assumption of plasma radiation toroidal symmetry, has been performed. A three-dimensional geometry matrix is calculated with the one-dimensional pencil beam approximation. The solid angles viewed by the detector elements are taken into account in defining the chord brightness. And the local plasma emission is obtained by inverting the measured brightness with the minimum Fisher regularization method. A typical HL-2A plasma radiation model was chosen to optimize a regularization parameter on the criterion of generalized cross validation. Finally, this method was applied to HL-2A experiments, demonstrating the plasma radiated power density distribution in limiter and divertor discharges. PMID:24089825

  19. Optical Response of Strained- and Unstrained-Silicon Cold-Electron Bolometers

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    Brien, T. L. R.; Ade, P. A. R.; Barry, P. S.; Dunscombe, C. J.; Leadley, D. R.; Morozov, D. V.; Myronov, M.; Parker, E. H. C.; Prest, M. J.; Prunnila, M.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Whall, T. E.; Mauskopf, P. D.

    2016-07-01

    We describe the optical characterisation of two silicon cold-electron bolometers each consisting of a small (32 × 14 mathrm {\\upmu m}) island of degenerately doped silicon with superconducting aluminium contacts. Radiation is coupled into the silicon absorber with a twin-slot antenna designed to couple to 160-GHz radiation through a silicon lens. The first device has a highly doped silicon absorber, the second has a highly doped strained-silicon absorber. Using a novel method of cross-correlating the outputs from two parallel amplifiers, we measure noise-equivalent powers of 3.0 × 10^{-16} and 6.6 × 10^{-17} mathrm {W Hz^{{-1}/{2}}} for the control and strained device, respectively, when observing radiation from a 77-K source. In the case of the strained device, the noise-equivalent power is limited by the photon noise.

  20. Improved calibration technique of the infrared imaging bolometer using ultraviolet light-emitting diodes.

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    Drapiko, E; Peterson, B; Alekseev, A; Seo, D C

    2010-10-01

    The technique used until recently utilizing the Ne-He laser for imaging bolometer foils calibration [B. J. Peterson et al., J. Plasma Fusion Res. 2, S1018 (2007)] has showed several issues. The method was based on irradiation of 1 cm spaced set of points on a foil by the laser beam moved by set of mirrors. Issues were the nonuniformity of laser power due to the vacuum window transmission nonuniformity and high reflection coefficient for the laser. Also, due to the limited infrared (IR) window size, it was very time consuming. The new methodology uses a compact ultraviolet (uv) light-emitting diodes installed inside the vacuum chamber in a fixed position and the foil itself will be moved in the XY directions by two vacuum feedthroughs. These will help to avoid the above mentioned issues due to lack of a vacuum window, fixed emitters, higher uv power absorption, and a fixed IR camera position. PMID:21033981

  1. Radiopure ZnMoO{sub 4} scintillating bolometers for the LUMINEU double-beta experiment

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    Poda, D. V.; Chernyak, D. M. [CSNSM, Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay (France); Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Armengaud, E.; Boissière, T. de; Fourches, N.; Gerbier, G.; Gros, M.; Hervé, S.; Magnier, P.; Navick, X-F.; Nones, C.; Paul, B.; Penichot, Y. [CEA, Centre d’Etudes Saclay, IRFU, 91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Arnaud, Q.; Augier, C.; Benoît, A.; Cazes, A.; Censier, B.; Charlieux, F.; De Jesus, M. [IPNL, Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, CNRS/IN2P3, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France); and others

    2015-08-17

    The results of R&D of radiopure zinc molybdate (ZnMoO{sub 4}) based scintillating bolometers for the LUMINEU (Luminescent Underground Molybdenum Investigation for NEUtrino mass and nature) double-beta decay experiment are presented. A dedicated two-stage molybdenum purification technique (sublimation in vacuum and recrystallization from aqueous solutions) and an advanced directional solidification method (the low-thermal-gradient Czochralski technique) were utilized to produce high optical quality large mass (∼1 kg) ZnMoO{sub 4} crystal boules and first {sup 100}Mo (99.5%) enriched Zn{sup 100}MoO{sub 4} crystal scintillator (mass of ∼0.2 kg). Scintillating bolometers based on ZnMoO{sub 4} (≈ 0.33 kg) and Zn{sup 100}MoO{sub 4} (≈ 0.06 kg) scintillation elements and high purity Ge wafers were tested in the EDELWEISS set-up at the Modane Underground Laboratory (France). Long term low temperature tests demonstrate excellent detectors’ performance and effectiveness of the purification and solidification procedures for the achievement of high radiopurity of the material, in particular with a bulk activity of {sup 228}Th and {sup 226}Ra below 4 µBq/kg. The adopted protocol was used to produce for the first time a large volume Zn{sup 100}MoO{sub 4} crystal scintillator (mass of ∼1.4 kg, {sup 100}Mo enrichment is 99.5%) to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of {sup 100}Mo in the framework of the LUMINEU project.

  2. Development of imaging bolometers for long-pulse MFE experiments (invited)

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    We have developed the concept of an imaging bolometer, capable of operation with 100 close-quote s of individual channels, while relying on optical (infrared) readout of the temperature rise in a thin foil. A thin gold foil (0.5 endash 5 μm thick) is sandwiched between pieces of copper. The copper mask (a large thermal mass) has a hole pattern drilled into it to form many open-quotes individual pixels,close quotes effectively forming many separate sensors. This segmented foil/mask combination is exposed on its front side to plasma radiation through a cooled pinhole camera geometry. Simultaneously, a high-resolution infrared camera monitors any temperature change on the backside of the thin foil. A sensitive infrared (IR) camera views the foil through an IR telescope/periscope system, and is shielded from the magnetic and nuclear radiation fields, either by distance and/or material shielding. A simple time-dependent design algorithm, using 1D heat transport to a cold boundary, has been written in MathCad, which allows us to select optimal material and geometries to match the expected plasma conditions. We have built a compact prototype with 149 channels, and tested it successfully both in a vacuum test stand in the laboratory, and on a plasma in the CHS at the National Institute for Fusion Science, subjecting it to electron cyclotron heated and neutral beam injection heated conditions. A water-cooled version has been built for the new LHD. Since the IR imaging bolometer uses only metal parts near the plasma, and has no need for wiring or wiring feedthrus, it is intrinsically radiation hard, and has direct application to ignition device to test engineering concepts (ITER), or ITER-class experiments. copyright 1999 American Institute of Physics

  3. Assessment of line of sight characteristics of ITER bolometer prototype collimators

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    Penzel, F., E-mail: florian.penzel@ipp.mpg.de [Max-Planck-Institute for Plasmaphysics, EURATOM Association, Garching (Germany); Meister, H.; Giannone, L.; Kannamüller, M.; Koll, J.; Trautmann, T. [Max-Planck-Institute for Plasmaphysics, EURATOM Association, Garching (Germany); Koch, A.W. [Institute for Measurement Systems and Sensor Technology, Technical University of Munich (Germany)

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: ► Developments on the optimization of line of sight (LOS) characteristics for the ITER bolometry collimators are presented. ► ITER Bolometer Robot Test Facility (IBOROB) is used as a diagnostic tool in order to analyze signal geometry and assess the performance of different prototypes. ► LOS characteristics as a function of number of apertures are presented. ► Influence of a microwave filtering aperture was determined. ► Improvement of stray light attenuation by application of the graphite based coating AQUADAG. -- Abstract: This work outlines the present design status of developments on the optimization of line of sight (LOS) characteristics for the ITER bolometry collimators. The verification and measurement of the LOS of the bolometry is an important issue for a reliable operation of the tomographic reconstruction algorithms. Therefore the ITER Bolometer Robot Test Facility (IBOROB) is used as a diagnostic tool in order to analyze LOS geometry and assess the performance of different collimator prototypes. The LOS characteristics as a function of number of apertures are presented and the influence of a microwave filtering aperture was determined. The results of the improvement of stray light attenuation by application of the graphite based coating AQUADAG are evaluated as well and an overview about the current collimator design is given. This paper focuses on the most remarkable results, a way to further possible upgrades is outlined. However, some results are not in accordance with the ones predicted in theoretical calculations. Thus not all key parameters which influence the LOS could be clearly identified yet.

  4. Assessment of line of sight characteristics of ITER bolometer prototype collimators

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    Highlights: ► Developments on the optimization of line of sight (LOS) characteristics for the ITER bolometry collimators are presented. ► ITER Bolometer Robot Test Facility (IBOROB) is used as a diagnostic tool in order to analyze signal geometry and assess the performance of different prototypes. ► LOS characteristics as a function of number of apertures are presented. ► Influence of a microwave filtering aperture was determined. ► Improvement of stray light attenuation by application of the graphite based coating AQUADAG. -- Abstract: This work outlines the present design status of developments on the optimization of line of sight (LOS) characteristics for the ITER bolometry collimators. The verification and measurement of the LOS of the bolometry is an important issue for a reliable operation of the tomographic reconstruction algorithms. Therefore the ITER Bolometer Robot Test Facility (IBOROB) is used as a diagnostic tool in order to analyze LOS geometry and assess the performance of different collimator prototypes. The LOS characteristics as a function of number of apertures are presented and the influence of a microwave filtering aperture was determined. The results of the improvement of stray light attenuation by application of the graphite based coating AQUADAG are evaluated as well and an overview about the current collimator design is given. This paper focuses on the most remarkable results, a way to further possible upgrades is outlined. However, some results are not in accordance with the ones predicted in theoretical calculations. Thus not all key parameters which influence the LOS could be clearly identified yet

  5. Photo-thermoelectric contact-less YBCO:BiSb thick film bolometer : design considerations

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    Full text: Thermocouple detectors are usually not preferred over photon band gap detectors as they have a slow response to incident radiation. However, thermocouple detectors are much easier to prepare and are very suitable for use over a much wider electromagnetic radiation band including far infrared and microwaves. Their slow response is not a disadvantage for use in medical imaging or imaging the Earth's surface for environmental or surveillance purposes where ∼ ms response is adequate. Of the materials known so far n-type semiconducting materials have a much higher thermoelectric figure of merit(Z) than their p-type counterparts. This keeps the overall figure low in a couple at all temperatures. At room temperature the best Z is ∼ 10-3/K in the system Bi-Sb-Te providing detectivity D*∼ 1010 Cm Hz1/2 W-1. At liquid nitrogen temperature Bi85Sb15 can approach (under magnetic field) the Z∼10-2 /K while YBCO is a superconductor. A combination of n-BiSb with a YBCO passive leg to form a thermocouple will allow the highest thermoelectric power (S∼200 ,μV ) generated for incident radiation. The design under consideration is such that this power drives the charge carriers around the circuit YBCO-BiSb-YBCO. The YBCO leg is inductively biased by a remote a.c. signal. The electrical signal produced by radiation changes the bias balance due to diamagnetic screening of the superconductor which forms an arm of a bridge circuit. As the detection of the signal is contact-less to the bolometer, a response time better than ms and better detectivity is expected. Our system has the advantage that we do not use any thermal bias. This paper presents design considerations for such a bolometer

  6. CALDER: neutrinoless double-beta decay identification in TeO{sub 2} bolometers with kinetic inductance detectors

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    Battistelli, E. S. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome (Italy); Bellini, F. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome (Italy); INFN Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy); Bucci, C. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, AQ (Italy); Calvo, M. [Institut Néel, CNRS, Saint-Martin-d’Héres (France); Cardani, L. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome (Italy); Physics Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (United States); Casali, N. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome (Italy); INFN Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy); Castellano, M. G. [Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, CNR, Rome (Italy); Colantoni, I.; Coppolecchia, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome (Italy); Cosmelli, C.; Cruciani, A.; Bernardis, P. de [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome (Italy); INFN Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy); Di Domizio, S. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Genova, Genoa (Italy); INFN Sezione di Genova, Genoa (Italy); D’Addabbo, A. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, AQ (Italy); Martinez, M.; Masi, S. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome (Italy); INFN Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy); Pagnanini, L. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, AQ (Italy); INFN Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila (Italy); Tomei, C. [INFN Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy); Vignati, M., E-mail: marco.vignati@roma1.infn.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome (Italy); INFN Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy)

    2015-07-31

    Next-generation experiments searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay must be sensitive to a Majorana neutrino mass as low as 10 meV. CUORE , an array of 988 TeO{sub 2} bolometers being commissioned at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, features an expected sensitivity of 50–130 meV at 90 % C.L. The background is expected to be dominated by α radioactivity, and can be in principle removed by detecting the small amount of Cherenkov light emitted by the β signal. The Cryogenic wide-Area Light Detectors with Excellent Resolution project aims at developing a small prototype experiment consisting of TeO{sub 2} bolometers coupled to high-sensitivity light detectors based on kinetic inductance detectors. The R&D is focused on the light detectors in view of the implementation in a next-generation neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment.

  7. CALDER: neutrinoless double-beta decay identification in TeO{sub 2} bolometers with kinetic inductance detectors

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    Battistelli, E.S.; Colantoni, I.; Coppolecchia, A. [Sapienza Universita di Roma, Dipartimento di Fisica, Rome (Italy); Bellini, F.; Casali, N.; Cosmelli, C.; Cruciani, A.; De Bernardis, P.; Martinez, M.; Masi, S.; Vignati, M. [Sapienza Universita di Roma, Dipartimento di Fisica, Rome (Italy); INFN Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy); Bucci, C.; D' Addabbo, A. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, AQ (Italy); Calvo, M. [CNRS, Institut Neel, Saint-Martin-d' Heres (France); Cardani, L. [Sapienza Universita di Roma, Dipartimento di Fisica, Rome (Italy); Princeton University, Physics Department, NJ (United States); Castellano, M.G. [CNR, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Rome (Italy); Di Domizio, S. [Universita di Genova, Dipartimento di Fisica, Genoa (Italy); INFN Sezione di Genova, Genoa (Italy); Pagnanini, L. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, AQ (Italy); INFN Gran Sasso Science Institute, L' Aquila (Italy); Tomei, C. [INFN Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy)

    2015-08-15

    Next-generation experiments searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay must be sensitive to a Majorana neutrino mass as low as 10 meV. CUORE, an array of 988 TeO{sub 2} bolometers being commissioned at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, features an expected sensitivity of 50- 130 meV at 90 % C.L. The background is expected to be dominated by α radioactivity, and can be in principle removed by detecting the small amount of Cherenkov light emitted by the β signal. The Cryogenic wide-Area Light Detectors with Excellent Resolution project aims at developing a small prototype experiment consisting of TeO{sub 2} bolometers coupled to high-sensitivity light detectors based on kinetic inductance detectors. The R and D is focused on the light detectors in view of the implementation in a next-generation neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment. (orig.)

  8. Terahertz Real-Time Imaging Uncooled Arrays Based on Antenna-Coupled Bolometers or FET Developed at CEA-Leti

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    Simoens, François; Meilhan, Jérôme; Nicolas, Jean-Alain

    2015-10-01

    Sensitive and large-format terahertz focal plane arrays (FPAs) integrated in compact and hand-held cameras that deliver real-time terahertz (THz) imaging are required for many application fields, such as non-destructive testing (NDT), security, quality control of food, and agricultural products industry. Two technologies of uncooled THz arrays that are being studied at CEA-Leti, i.e., bolometer and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) field effect transistors (FET), are able to meet these requirements. This paper reminds the followed technological approaches and focuses on the latest modeling and performance analysis. The capabilities of application of these arrays to NDT and security are then demonstrated with experimental tests. In particular, high technological maturity of the THz bolometer camera is illustrated with fast scanning of large field of view of opaque scenes achieved in a complete body scanner prototype.

  9. A (1 0 0) direction front-etched membrane structure for a micro-bolometer

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    In this work, a CMOS-compatible membrane-supported micro-bolometer with a front-etched design along the (1 1 0) direction is fabricated. The openings in the absorbing area make etching faster on (1 0 0) planes and form a perfect suspending structure. The experiment shows that the design of (1 0 0)-oriented windows in an IR absorbing area together with a thermal sensitive thin film results in short releasing time and good IR absorption. The typical measured responsivity and detectivity of such a bolometer are 8.685 × 103 V W−1 and 2.451 × 108 cm Hz1/2 W−1, respectively. The easy and fast fabrication design makes this structure very suitable for low cost, high performance applications

  10. Design of a bolometer for total-energy measurement of the linear coherent light source pulsed X-ray laser

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    We are developing a cryogenic bolometer to measure the total energy of the linear coherent light source (LCLS) free electron X-ray laser to be built at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The laser will produce ultrabright X-ray pulses in the energy range between 0.8 and 8 keV with ∼1012 photons per ∼200 fs pulse at a repeat interval of 8 ms, and will be accompanied by a halo of spontaneous undulator radiation. The bolometer is designed to determine the total energy of each laser pulse to within (1-x)Sr x MnO3 sensor array at the metal-insulator transition, where the composition x is adjusted to produce the desired transition temperature. We discuss design considerations and material choices, and present numerical simulations of the thermal response

  11. Particle Discrimination in TeO$_{2}$ Bolometers using Light Detectors read out by Transition Edge Sensors

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    Schäffner, K; Bellini, F; Casali, N; Ferroni, F; Hauff, D; Nagorny, N; Pattavina, L; Petricca, F; Pirro, S; Pröbst, F; Reindl, F; Seidel, W; Strauss, R

    2014-01-01

    An active discrimination of the dominant $\\alpha$-background is the prerequisite for future DBD experiments based on TeO$_{2}$ bolometers. We investigate such $\\alpha$-particle rejection in cryogenic TeO$_{2}$ bolometers by the detection of Cherenkov light. For a setup consisting of a large TeO$_{2}$ crystal 285 g and a separate cryogenic light detector, both read out by transition edge sensors at around 10 mK, we obtain an event-by-event identification of e/$\\gamma$- and $\\alpha$-events. In the energy interval ranging from 2400 keV to 2800 keV and covering the Q-value of $^{130}$Te a discrimination power of 3.7 could be demonstrated.

  12. All sky mapping of the Cosmic Microwave Background at 8' angular resolution with a 0.1 K bolometer: simulations

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    Giard, M.; Hivon, E.; Nguyen, C.; Gispert, R.; Górski, K. M.; Lange, A; Ristorcelli, I.

    1999-01-01

    We present simulations of observations with the 143 GHz channel of the Planck High Frequency Instrument (HFI). These simulations are performed over the entire sky, using the true angular resolution of this channel: 8 arcmin FWHM, 3.5 arcmin per pixel. We show that with measured 0.1 K bolometer performances, the sensitivity needed on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) survey is obtained using simple and robust data processing techniques, including a destriping algorithm.

  13. CdWO4 scintillating bolometer for Double Beta Decay: Light and Heat anticorrelation, light yield and quenching factors

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    Arnaboldi, C.; Beeman, J.W.; Cremonesi, O.; Gironi, L.; M. Pavan; Pessina, G.(Sezione INFN di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy); Pirro, S.(INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, 67010 , L’Aquila, Italy); Previtali, E.

    2010-01-01

    Abstract We report the performances of a 0.51 kg CdWO4 scintillating bolometer to be used for future Double Beta Decay Experiments. The simultaneous read-out of the heat and the scintillation light allows to discriminate between different interacting particles aiming at the disentanglement and the reduction of background contribution, key issue for next generation experiments. We will describe the observed anticorrelation between the heat and the light signal and we will show how t...

  14. Design and Imaging Application of Room-Temperature Terahertz Detector with Micro-Bolometer Focal Plane Array

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    Jun Wang; Jun Gou; Zhi-Ming Wu; Ya-Dong Jiang

    2016-01-01

    Abstract'Room-temperature terahertz (THz) detectors indicate a great potential in the imaging application because of their real-time, compact bulk, and wide spectral band responding characteristics. THz detectors with different dimensions based on a micro-bridge structure have been designed and fabricated to get optimized micro-bolometer parameters from the test results of membrane deformation. A nanostructured titanium (Ti) thin film absorber is integrated in the micro-bridge structure of the VOx micro-bolometer by a combined process of magnetron sputtering and reactive ion etching (RIE), and its improvement of THz absorption is verified by an optical characteristics mesurement. Continuous-wave THz detection and imaging are demonstrated by using a 2.52 THz far infrared CO2 laser and a 320×240 vanadium oxide micro-bolometer focal plane array with an optimized cell structure. With this detecting system, THz imaging of metal concealed in a wiping cloth and an envelope is demonstrated, respectively.

  15. Fabrication of Cryogenic Manganite Bolometers to Measure the Total Energy at the LCLS Free Electron X-ray Laser

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    We are developing cryogenic bolometers to measure the total energy of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) free electron X-ray laser that is currently being built at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. LCLS will produce ultrashort ∼200 fs X-ray laser pulses with ∼1013 photons at 0.8 keV up to ∼1012 photons at 8 keV per pulse at a repeat interval as short as 8 ms, and will be accompanied by a halo of spontaneous undulator radiation. Our bolometer consists of a 375 (micro)m thick Si absorber and a Nd0.67Sr0.33MnO3 sensor operated at its metal-insulator transition. It will measure the total energy of each pulse with a precision of <1%, and is designed to meet the conflicting requirements of radiation hardness, sensitivity, linearity over a dynamic range of three orders of magnitude, and readout speed compatible with the LCLS pulse rate. Here we discuss bolometer design and fabrication, and the photoresponse of prototype devices to pulsed optical lasers.

  16. CALDER - Neutrinoless double-beta decay identification in TeO$_2$ bolometers with kinetic inductance detectors

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    Battistelli, E S; Calvo, M; Cardani, L; Casali, N; Castellano, M G; Colantoni, I; Coppolecchia, A; Cosmelli, C; Cruciani, A; de Bernardis, P; Di Domizio, S; D'Addabbo, A; Martinez, M; Masi, S; Pagnanini, L; Tomei, C; Vignati, M

    2015-01-01

    Next-generation experiments searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay must be sensitive to a Majorana neutrino mass as low as 10 meV. CUORE, an array of 988 TeO$_2$ bolometers being commissioned at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy, features an expected sensitivity of 50-130 meV at 90% C.L, that can be improved by removing the background from $\\alpha$ radioactivity. This is possible if, in coincidence with the heat release in a bolometer, the Cherenkov light emitted by the $\\beta$ signal is detected. The amount of light detected is so far limited to only 100 eV, requiring low-noise cryogenic light detectors. The CALDER project (Cryogenic wide-Area Light Detectors with Excellent Resolution) aims at developing a small prototype experiment consisting of TeO$_2$ bolometers coupled to new light detectors based on kinetic inductance detectors. The R&D is focused on the light detectors that could be implemented in a next-generation neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment.

  17. CALDER - Neutrinoless double-beta decay identification in TeO2 bolometers with kinetic inductance detectors

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    Vignati, M.; Bellini, F.; Cardani, L.; Casali, N.; Castellano, M. G.; Colantoni, I.; Coppolecchia, A.; Cosmelli, C.; Cruciani, A.; D’Addabbo, A.; Di Domizio, S.; Martinez, M.; Tomei, C.

    2016-05-01

    Next-generation experiments searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay must be sensitive to a Majorana neutrino mass as low as 10 meV. CUORE, an array of 988 TeO2 bolometers being commissioned at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy, features an expected sensitivity of 50-130 meV at 90% C.L, that can be improved by removing the background from α radioactivity. This is possible if, in coincidence with the heat release in a bolometer, the Cherenkov light emitted by the β signal is detected. The amount of light detected is so far limited to only 100 eV, requiring low-noise cryogenic light detectors. The CALDER project (Cryogenic wide-Area Light Detectors with Excellent Resolution) aims at developing a small prototype experiment consisting of TeO2 bolometers coupled to new light detectors based on kinetic inductance detectors. The present R&D is focused on the light detectors. We present the latest results and the perspectives of the project.

  18. Inversion of infrared imaging bolometer based on one-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling in HL-2A.

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    Gao, J M; Liu, Y; Li, W; Cui, Z Y; Dong, Y B; Lu, J; Xia, Z W; Yi, P; Yang, Q W

    2014-04-01

    Linear regularization has been applied to the HL-2A infrared imaging bolometer to reconstruct local plasma emission with one-dimensional (1D) and three-dimensional (3D) modeling under the assumption of toroidal symmetry. In the 3D modeling, a new method to calculate the detector point response function is introduced. This method can be adapted to an arbitrarily shaped pinhole. With the full 3D treatment of the detector geometry, up to 50% of the mean-squared error is reduced compared with the 1D modeling. This is attributed to the effects of finite detector size being taken into account in the 3D modeling. Meanwhile, the number of the bolometer pixels has been optimized to 20 × 20 by making a trade-off between the number of bolometer pixels and the sensitivity of the system. The plasma radiated power density distributions have been calculated as a demonstration using 1D modeling and 3D modeling, respectively. PMID:24784605

  19. Performance of a large TeO2 crystal as a cryogenic bolometer in searching for neutrinoless double beta decay

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    Bolometers are ideal devices in the search for neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (0ν DBD). Enlarging the mass of individual detectors would simplify the construction of a large experiment, but would also decrease the background per unit mass induced by α-emitters located close to the surfaces and background arising from external and internal γ's. We present the very promising results obtained with a 2.13 kg TeO2 crystal. This bolometer, cooled down to a temperature of 10.5 mK in a dilution refrigerator located deep underground in the Gran Sasso National Laboratories, represents the largest thermal detector ever operated. The detector exhibited an energy resolution spanning a range from 3.9 keV (at 145 keV) to 7.8 keV (at the 2615 γ-line of 208Tl) FWHM. We discuss the decrease in the background per unit mass that can be achieved increasing the mass of a bolometer.

  20. Development, calibration and performance testing of the infrared imaging video bolometer for the SST-1 Tokamak

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    Infrared Imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) is a powerful diagnostic tool for the measurement of total radiated power losses from the plasma device and it can provide temporally resolved two-dimensional (20) images of plasma radiation brightness. Recently IRVB system is designed, developed, calibrated, tested for its performance and installed on the ADITYA Tokamak for initial studies. IRVB is being developed for the first phase of SST-1 tokamak and is to be deployed at mid plane of radial port 2 with tangential viewing geometry. The IRYB developed for the SST-1 tokamak utilizes a 2.5 μm thick and 9 x 7 cm2 size free standing Platinum foil as a radiation absorber element which provides broad radiation absorptions band 1 eV to 8.5 keV (Soft X-Ray to IR). The foil is clamped on a metal frame. A pinhole camera geometry with square aperture of 0.7 x 0.7 provides 13 x 10 bolometer pixels 2-D array (130 channels) and ∼8 em of spatial resolution at the plasma mid plane with a 61° x 48° wide field of view (FOY). This wide FOY covers a tangential and a poloidal cross sectional views of SST-1 plasma. The FOY provides unique plasma viewing geometry which is confirmed by the synthetic diagnostic model results. A medium wave Infrared Camera having 320 x 240 focal plane arrays, 142 Hz full frame rate and temperature sensitivity ∼ 0.02℃ is used to record 2-D temperature distribution of the foil. Using 2-D heat diffusion analysis method, total radiated power can be estimated. The Noise Equivalent Power Density of the IRYB system has been found to be ∼ 200 μW/cm2. The present paper discusses the development and calibration of the SST-1 IRYB system. Performance of the IRVB system for its time response and NEP are experimentally investigated and has also been reported here. (author)

  1. Pt silicide/poly-Si Schottky diodes as temperature sensors for bolometers

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    Yuryev, V. A., E-mail: vyuryev@kapella.gpi.ru; Chizh, K. V.; Chapnin, V. A.; Mironov, S. A.; Dubkov, V. P.; Uvarov, O. V.; Kalinushkin, V. P. [A. M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 38 Vavilov Street, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Senkov, V. M. [P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 53 Leninskiy Avenue, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Nalivaiko, O. Y. [JSC “Integral” – “Integral” Holding Management Company, 121A, Kazintsa I. P. Street, Minsk 220108 (Belarus); Novikau, A. G.; Gaiduk, P. I. [Belarusian State University, 4 Nezavisimosti Avenue, 220030 Minsk (Belarus)

    2015-05-28

    Platinum silicide Schottky diodes formed on films of polycrystalline Si doped by phosphorus are demonstrated to be efficient and manufacturable CMOS-compatible temperature sensors for microbolometer detectors of radiation. Thin-film platinum silicide/poly-Si diodes have been produced by a CMOS-compatible process on artificial Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}/SiO{sub 2}/Si(001) substrates simulating the bolometer cells. Layer structure and phase composition of the original Pt/poly-Si films and the Pt silicide/poly-Si films synthesized by a low-temperature process have been studied by means of the scanning transmission electron microscopy; they have also been explored by means of the two-wavelength X-ray structural phase analysis and the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Temperature coefficient of voltage for the forward current of a single diode is shown to reach the value of about −2%/ °C in the temperature interval from 25 to 50 °C.

  2. The mass distribution of clumps within infrared dark clouds. A Large APEX Bolometer Camera study

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    Gomez, Laura; Schuller, Frederic; Menten, Karl; Ballesteros-Paredes, Javier

    2013-01-01

    We present an analysis of the dust continuum emission at 870 um in order to investigate the mass distribution of clumps within infrared dark clouds (IRDCs). We map six IRDCs with the Large APEX BOlometer CAmera (LABOCA) at APEX, reaching an rms noise level of 28-44 mJy/beam. The dust continuum emission coming from these IRDCs was decomposed by using two automated algorithms, Gaussclumps and Clumpfind. Moreover, we carried out single-pointing observations of the N_2H^+ (3-2) line toward selected positions to obtain kinematic information. The mapped IRDCs are located in the range of kinematic distances of 2.7-3.2 kpc. We identify 510 and 352 sources with Gaussclumps and Clumpfind, respectively, and estimate masses and other physical properties assuming a uniform dust temperature. The mass ranges are 6-2692 Msun (Gaussclumps) and 7-4254 Msun (Clumpfind) and the ranges in effective radius are around 0.10-0.74 pc (Gaussclumps) and 0.16-0.99 pc (Clumpfind). The mass distribution, independent of the decomposition me...

  3. Production, characterization, and selection of the heating elements for the response stabilization of the CUORE bolometers

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    One of the critical issues while operating bolometric detectors over periods of time of 1 year or more consists of keeping their response stable within a 0.1% level, despite the unavoidable temperature fluctuations of the cryogenic set-up. By using an energy pulser, which periodically delivers a fixed amount of energy in the absorber, it is possible to stabilize the response of the bolometers. A stabilization technique using heating devices, made up of heavily doped semiconductor material (well above the metal-to-insulator transition), has been developed in the framework of the CUORE experiment. In this paper we describe in detail the procedure for the realization of the heating elements, based on silicon planar technology. We then report on the multi-step low temperature characterization (77 K, 4.2 K, 1.5 K, 35 mK) of the heaters. Finally, an example of achieved stabilization for a CUORE-like detector is reported. The ∼1500 heaters tested at ∼1.5K show less than 0.5% change in resistance between 30μV and 3 mV, and less than 1% change in value between 50 mK and 800 mK. In particular, the resistance change between 4.2 K and 1.5 K is less than 0.1%.

  4. ZnMoO4: a promising bolometer for neutrinoless double beta decay searches

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    Beeman, J W; Capelli, S; Cardani, L; Casali, N; Dafinei, I; Di Domizio, S; Ferroni, F; Galashov, E N; Gironi, L; Orio, F; Pattavina, L; Pessina, G; Piperno, G; Pirro, S; Shlegel, V N; Vasilyev, Ya V; Tomei, C; Vignati, M

    2012-01-01

    We investigate the performances of two ZnMoO4 scintillating crystals operated as bolometers, in view of a next generation experiment to search the neutrinoless double beta decay of Mo-100. We present the results of the alpha vs beta/gamma discrimination, obtained through the scintillation light as well as through the study of the shape of the thermal signal alone. The discrimination capability obtained at the 2615 keV line of Tl-208 is 8 sigma, using the heat-light scatter plot, while it exceeds 20 sigma using the shape of the thermal pulse alone. The achieved FWHM energy resolution ranges from 2.4 keV (at 238 keV) to 5.7 keV (at 2615 keV). The internal radioactive contaminations of the ZnMoO4 crystals were evaluated through a 407 hours background measurement. The obtained limit is < 32 microBq/kg for Th-228 and Ra-226. These values were used for a Monte Carlo simulation aimed at evaluating the achievable background level of a possible, future array of enriched ZnMoO4 crystals.

  5. Multichroic TES Bolometers and Galaxy Cluster Mass Scaling Relations with the South Pole Telescope

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    Saliwanchik, Benjamin

    2016-01-01

    The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a high-resolution microwave-frequency telescope designed to observe the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). To date, two cameras have been installed on the SPT to conduct two surveys of the CMB, the first in intensity only (SPT-SZ) and the second in intensity and polarization (SPTpol). A third-generation polarization-sensitive camera is currently in development (SPT-3G). This thesis describes work spanning all three instruments on the SPT. I present my work in time-reversed order, to follow the canonical narrative of instrument development, deployment, and analysis. First, the development and testing of novel 3-band multichroic Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometers for the SPT-3G experiment is detailed, followed by the development and deployment of the frequency multiplexed cryogenic readout electronics for the SPTpol experiment, and concluding with the analysis of data taken by the SPT-SZ instrument. I describe the development of a Bayesian likelihood based method I develop...

  6. Pt silicide/poly-Si Schottky diodes as temperature sensors for bolometers

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    Yuryev, V. A.; Chizh, K. V.; Chapnin, V. A.; Mironov, S. A.; Dubkov, V. P.; Uvarov, O. V.; Kalinushkin, V. P.; Senkov, V. M.; Nalivaiko, O. Y.; Novikau, A. G.; Gaiduk, P. I.

    2015-05-01

    Platinum silicide Schottky diodes formed on films of polycrystalline Si doped by phosphorus are demonstrated to be efficient and manufacturable CMOS-compatible temperature sensors for microbolometer detectors of radiation. Thin-film platinum silicide/poly-Si diodes have been produced by a CMOS-compatible process on artificial Si3N4/SiO2/Si(001) substrates simulating the bolometer cells. Layer structure and phase composition of the original Pt/poly-Si films and the Pt silicide/poly-Si films synthesized by a low-temperature process have been studied by means of the scanning transmission electron microscopy; they have also been explored by means of the two-wavelength X-ray structural phase analysis and the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Temperature coefficient of voltage for the forward current of a single diode is shown to reach the value of about -2%/ °C in the temperature interval from 25 to 50 °C.

  7. Manufacturing and characterization of superconducting Nb and NbN hot-electron bolometer mixer elements

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    Frommberger, M

    2001-01-01

    This thesis reports on superconducting Hot-Electron Bolometer (HEB) mixers which have recently emerged as a serious alternative to the traditional mixers used in THz receivers. These devices consist of a thin superconducting microbridge integrated into a planar antenna or waveguide coupling structure. The frequency range of those devices is not limited by the energy gap of the superconductor and therefore frequency mixing is possible up to several THz. In general, one distinguishes today two types of superconducting HEBs, differing in the cooling mechanism for the hot electrons. The cooling mechanism in diffusion cooled HEBs (Nb, Al) is based on the fast out-diffusion of the hot electrons into high thermal conductivity normalconducting contacts. This requires extremely short microbridges. Phonon cooled HEBs (NbN, NbTiN, YBa sub 2 Cu sub 3 O sub 7) are mainly cooled by electron-phonon interaction. Very thin superconducting films and adapted substrates are needed to ensure that the excited phonons immediately e...

  8. SCUBA-2: The 10000 pixel bolometer camera on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope

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    Holland, W S; Chapin, E L; Chrysostomou, A; Davis, G R; Dempsey, J T; Duncan, W D; Fich, M; Friberg, P; Halpern, M; Irwin, K D; Jenness, T; Kelly, B D; MacIntosh, M J; Robson, E I; Scott, D; Ade, P A R; Atad-Ettedgui, E; Berry, D S; Craig, S C; Gao, X; Gibb, A G; Hilton, G C; Hollister, M I; Kycia, J B; Lunney, D W; McGregor, H; Montgomery, D; Parkes, W; Tilanus, R P J; Ullom, J N; Walther, C A; Walton, A J; Woodcraft, A L; Amiri, M; Atkinson, D; Burger, B; Chuter, T; Coulson, I M; Doriese, W B; Dunare, C; Economou, F; Niemack, M D; Parsons, H A L; Reintsema, C D; Sibthorpe, B; Smail, I; Sudiwala, R; Thomas, H S

    2013-01-01

    SCUBA-2 is an innovative 10000 pixel bolometer camera operating at submillimetre wavelengths on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT). The camera has the capability to carry out wide-field surveys to unprecedented depths, addressing key questions relating to the origins of galaxies, stars and planets. With two imaging arrays working simultaneously in the atmospheric windows at 450 and 850 microns, the vast increase in pixel count means that SCUBA-2 maps the sky 100-150 times faster than the previous SCUBA instrument. In this paper we present an overview of the instrument, discuss the physical characteristics of the superconducting detector arrays, outline the observing modes and data acquisition, and present the early performance figures on the telescope. We also showcase the capabilities of the instrument via some early examples of the science SCUBA-2 has already undertaken. In February 2012, SCUBA-2 began a series of unique legacy surveys for the JCMT community. These surveys will take 2.5 years and the ...

  9. The Atacama B-Mode Search: CMB Polarimetry with Transition-Edge-Sensor Bolometers

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    Essinger-Hileman, T; Beall, J A; Cho, H M; Fowler, J; Halpern, M; Hasselfield, M; Irwin, K D; Marriage, T A; Niemack, M D; Page, L; Parker, L P; Pufu, S; Staggs, S T; Stryzak, O; Visnjic, C; Yoon, K W; Zhao, Y

    2010-01-01

    The Atacama B-mode Search (ABS) experiment is a 145 GHz polarimeter designed to measure the B-mode polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) at large angular scales. The ABS instrument will ship to the Atacama Desert of Chile fully tested and ready to observe in 2010. ABS will image large-angular-scale CMB polarization anisotropies onto a focal plane of 240 feedhorn-coupled, transition-edge sensor (TES) polarimeters, using a cryogenic crossed-Dragone design. The ABS detectors, which are fabricated at NIST, use orthomode transducers to couple orthogonal polarizations of incoming radiation onto separate TES bolometers. The incoming radiation is modulated by an ambient-temperature half-wave plate in front of the vacuum window at an aperture stop. Preliminary detector characterization indicates that the ABS detectors can achieve a sensitivity of 300 $\\mu K \\sqrt{s}$ in the field. This paper describes the ABS optical design and detector readout scheme, including feedhorn design and performance, magneti...

  10. Hot-electron bolometer terahertz mixers for the Herschel Space Observatory

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    Cherednichenko, Sergey; Drakinskiy, Vladimir; Berg, Therese; Khosropanah, Pourya; Kollberg, Erik

    2008-03-01

    We report on low noise terahertz mixers (1.4-1.9THz) developed for the heterodyne spectrometer onboard the Herschel Space Observatory. The mixers employ double slot antenna integrated superconducting hot-electron bolometers (HEBs) made of thin NbN films. The mixer performance was characterized in terms of detection sensitivity across the entire rf band by using a Fourier transform spectrometer (from 0.5to2.5THz, with 30GHz resolution) and also by measuring the mixer noise temperature at a limited number of discrete frequencies. The lowest mixer noise temperature recorded was 750K [double sideband (DSB)] at 1.6THz and 950K DSB at 1.9THz local oscillator (LO) frequencies. Averaged across the intermediate frequency band of 2.4-4.8GHz, the mixer noise temperature was 1100K DSB at 1.6THz and 1450K DSB at 1.9THz LO frequencies. The HEB heterodyne receiver stability has been analyzed and compared to the HEB stability in the direct detection mode. The optimal local oscillator power was determined and found to be in a 200-500nW range.

  11. IF impedance and mixer gain of NbN hot electron bolometers

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    Kooi, J. W.; Baselmans, J. J. A.; Hajenius, M.; Gao, J. R.; Klapwijk, T. M.; Dieleman, P.; Baryshev, A.; de Lange, G.

    2007-02-01

    The intermediate frequency (IF) characteristics, the frequency dependent IF impedance, and the mixer conversion gain of a small area hot electron bolometer (HEB) have been measured and modeled. The device used is a twin slot antenna coupled NbN HEB mixer with a bridge area of 1×0.15μm2, and a critical temperature of 8.3K. In the experiment the local oscillator frequency was 1.300THz, and the (IF) 0.05-10GHz. We find that the measured data can be described in a self-consistent manner with a thin film model presented by Nebosis et al. [Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, Charlottesville, VA, 1996 (unpublished), pp. 601-613], that is based on the two temperature electron-phonon heat balance equations of Perrin-Vanneste [J. Phys. (Paris) 48, 1311 (1987)]. From these results the thermal time constant, governing the gain bandwidth of HEB mixers, is observed to be a function of the electron-phonon scattering time, phonon escape time, and the electron temperature. From the developed theory the maximum predicted gain bandwidth for a NbN HEB is found to be 5.5-6GHz. In contrast, the gain bandwidth of the device under discussion was measured to be ˜2.3GHz which, consistent with the outlined theory, is attributed to a somewhat low critical temperature and nonoptimal film thickness (6nm).

  12. Antenna-coupled TES bolometers used in BICEP2, Keck array, and SPIDER

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    Ade, P A R; Amiri, M; Barkats, D; Benton, S J; Bischoff, C A; Bock, J J; Bonetti, J A; Brevik, J A; Buder, I; Bullock, E; Chattopadhyay, G; Davis, G; Day, P K; Dowell, C D; Duband, L; Filippini, J P; Fliescher, S; Golwala, S R; Halpern, M; Hasselfield, M; Hildebrandt, S R; Hilton, G C; Hristov, V; Hui, H; Irwin, K D; Jones, W C; Karkare, K S; Kaufman, J P; Keating, B G; Kefeli, S; Kernasovskiy, S A; Kovac, J M; Kuo, C L; Leduc, H G; Leitch, E M; Llombart, N; Lueker, M; Mason, P; Megerian, K; Moncelsi, L; Netterfield, C B; Nguyen, H T; O'Brient, R; Ogburn, R W; Orlando, A; Pryke, C; Rahlin, A S; Reintsema, C D; Richter, S; Runyan, M C; Schwarz, R; Sheehy, C D; Staniszewski, Z K; Sudiwala, R V; Teply, G P; Tolan, J E; Trangsrud, A; Tucker, R S; Turner, A D; Vieregg, A G; Weber, A; Wiebe, D V; Wilson, P; Wong, C L; Yoon, K W; Zmuidzinas, J

    2015-01-01

    We have developed antenna-coupled transition-edge sensor (TES) bolometers for a wide range of cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarimetry experiments, including BICEP2, Keck Array, and the balloon borne SPIDER. These detectors have reached maturity and this paper reports on their design principles, overall performance, and key challenges associated with design and production. Our detector arrays repeatedly produce spectral bands with 20%-30% bandwidth at 95, 150, or 220~GHz. The integrated antenna arrays synthesize symmetric co-aligned beams with controlled side-lobe levels. Cross-polarized response on boresight is typically ~0.5%, consistent with cross-talk in our multiplexed readout system. End-to-end optical efficiencies in our cameras are routinely 35% or higher, with per detector sensitivities of NET~300 uKrts. Thanks to the scalability of this design, we have deployed 2560 detectors as 1280 matched pairs in Keck Array with a combined instantaneous sensitivity of ~9 uKrts, as measured directly from CMB...

  13. Improvement of the divertor bolometer diagnostic in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak

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    Sehmer, Till; Meister, Hans; Bernert, Matthias; Koll, Juergen; Reimold, Felix; Wischmeier, Marco; Fantz, Ursel [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany); Collaboration: ASDEX Upgrade Team

    2015-05-01

    For future fusion devices such as ITER, the radiation balance in the divertor region will have a significant impact on the power exhaust balance. Therefore, scenarios with strongly localized radiation, like radiation in the high field side high density (HFSHD) region, X-Point radiation or radiation in the divertor legs during detachment, will be investigated in the next ASDEX Upgrade (AUG) operation campaign 2015. To obtain accurately the absolute divertor radiation out of these measurements, the AUG foil bolometer diagnostic system in the divertor region has been enhanced; two new cameras have been designed and manufactured. One will be mounted below the roof baffle and contains 28 lines of sight (LOS), which will observe the mentioned regions of particular physical interest. The second camera consists of 4 LOS and will be mounted at the high field side above the inner divertor nose. It will observe radiation arising from the X-Point region and from the outer divertor. The data will be analysed with a tomographic reconstruction algorithm to localize and quantify the divertor radiation.

  14. Hot-electron bolometer terahertz mixers for the Herschel Space Observatory.

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    Cherednichenko, Sergey; Drakinskiy, Vladimir; Berg, Therese; Khosropanah, Pourya; Kollberg, Erik

    2008-03-01

    We report on low noise terahertz mixers (1.4-1.9 THz) developed for the heterodyne spectrometer onboard the Herschel Space Observatory. The mixers employ double slot antenna integrated superconducting hot-electron bolometers (HEBs) made of thin NbN films. The mixer performance was characterized in terms of detection sensitivity across the entire rf band by using a Fourier transform spectrometer (from 0.5 to 2.5 THz, with 30 GHz resolution) and also by measuring the mixer noise temperature at a limited number of discrete frequencies. The lowest mixer noise temperature recorded was 750 K [double sideband (DSB)] at 1.6 THz and 950 K DSB at 1.9 THz local oscillator (LO) frequencies. Averaged across the intermediate frequency band of 2.4-4.8 GHz, the mixer noise temperature was 1100 K DSB at 1.6 THz and 1450 K DSB at 1.9 THz LO frequencies. The HEB heterodyne receiver stability has been analyzed and compared to the HEB stability in the direct detection mode. The optimal local oscillator power was determined and found to be in a 200-500 nW range. PMID:18377032

  15. Electrical-contact-free readout of the response of superconductive bolometer arrays using thermal cross talk.

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    Bozbey, Ali; Fardmanesh, Mehdi; Schubert, Juergen; Banzet, Marko

    2006-10-01

    We utilized and investigated the unique dependence of the magnitude and phase of the response on thermal cross talk between bolometer pixels in an array to measure the response of the devices through fewer monitoring devices. We show the feasibility of the proposed readout technique by use of two source pixels in an array, as the image-mapping devices, and one optically shielded pixel as the readout device. While the sensing pixels were electrical-contact free, the readout device was current biased in 4-probe current-bias configuration. Both the phase and the magnitude of the response due to the cross talk in the array were found to be strongly dependent on the modulation frequency and the distance between the sensing and the readout pixels. A series of measurements were designed to extract the response of each single-sensing pixel. By combining the measured data, the response of individual pixels could be extracted through the interpolation of the mapped responses. PMID:16983408

  16. Manufacturing and characterization of superconducting Nb and NbN hot-electron bolometer mixer elements

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    This thesis reports on superconducting Hot-Electron Bolometer (HEB) mixers which have recently emerged as a serious alternative to the traditional mixers used in THz receivers. These devices consist of a thin superconducting microbridge integrated into a planar antenna or waveguide coupling structure. The frequency range of those devices is not limited by the energy gap of the superconductor and therefore frequency mixing is possible up to several THz. In general, one distinguishes today two types of superconducting HEBs, differing in the cooling mechanism for the hot electrons. The cooling mechanism in diffusion cooled HEBs (Nb, Al) is based on the fast out-diffusion of the hot electrons into high thermal conductivity normalconducting contacts. This requires extremely short microbridges. Phonon cooled HEBs (NbN, NbTiN, YBa2Cu3O7) are mainly cooled by electron-phonon interaction. Very thin superconducting films and adapted substrates are needed to ensure that the excited phonons immediately escape into the substrate. (orig.)

  17. Background Suppression in Massive TeO_2 Bolometers with Neganov-Luke Amplified Light Detectors

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    Pattavina, L.; Casali, N.; Dumoulin, L.; Giuliani, A.; Mancuso, M.; de Marcillac, P.; Marnieros, S.; Nagorny, S. S.; Nones, C.; Olivieri, E.; Pagnanini, L.; Pirro, S.; Poda, D.; Rusconi, C.; Schäeffner, K.; Tenconi, M.

    2016-07-01

    Bolometric detectors are excellent devices for the investigation of neutrinoless double-beta decay (0ν β β ). The observation of such decay would demonstrate the violation of lepton number, and at the same time, it would necessarily imply that neutrinos are Majorana particles. The sensitivity of cryogenic detectors based on TeO_2 is strongly limited by the α -background in the region of interest for the 0ν β β of ^{130}Te. It has been demonstrated that particle identification in TeO_2 bolometers is possible, measuring the Cherenkov light produced by particle interactions. However, the discrimination efficiency is low, and an event-by-event identification with NTD-based light detectors has to be demonstrated. We will discuss the performance of a highly sensitive light detector exploiting the Neganov-Luke effect for signal amplification. The detector, being operated with NTD thermistor and coupled to a 750 g TeO_2 crystal, shows the ability for an event-by-event identification of electron/gamma and α particles. The obtained results demonstrate the possibility to enhance the sensitivity of TeO_2-based 0ν β β experiment to an unprecedented level.

  18. Large format and high sensitivity VO x μ-bolometer detectors at SCD

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    Mizrahi, U.; Bikov, L.; Giladi, A.; Adin, A.; Shiloah, N.; Malkinson, E.; Czyzewski, T.; Seter, D.; Amsterdam, A.; Sinai, Y.; Fraenkel, A.

    2007-04-01

    SCD has established an uncooled detector product line based on the high-end VO x μ-bolometer technology. The first PFA launched was BIRD384, a 384x288 (or 320x240) configurable format with 25μm pitch. Typical NETD values for these FPAs are below 50mK with an F/1 aperture and 60 Hz frame rate. The product exhibits superior image uniformity, stability and reduced power consumption, making it most suitable for a broad range of "high-end" military and commercial applications. In this paper we report on our progress in development of new products in accordance with SCD's uncooled products roadmap: 1. A "sensitive" version of BIRD384 with an improved NETD of ~ 30mK @ F/1, 60Hz frame rate. This performance is achieved by optimizing concurrently the membrane structure, pixel architecture and ROIC electronics. 2. An improved version of BIRD384 ROIC that supports 100/120Hz frame rate and high dynamic range ("Fire Man" option). 3. First data of the BIRD640 - a 640x480 array with 25μm pitch and NETD <= 50mK @ F/1, 60Hz frame rate.

  19. Sterile Neutrinos, Coherent Scattering and Oscillometry Measurements with Low-temperature Bolometers

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    Formaggio, Joseph A; Anderson, A J

    2011-01-01

    Coherent neutrino-nucleon scattering offers a unique approach in the search for physics beyond the Standard Model. When used in conjunction with mono-energetic neutrino sources, the technique can be sensitive to the existence of light sterile neutrinos. The ability to utilize such reactions has been limited in the past due to the extremely low energy threshold (10-50 eV) needed for detection. In this paper, we discuss an optimization of cryogenic solid state bolometers that enables reaching extremely low kinetic energy thresholds. We investigate the sensitivity of an array of such detectors to neutrino oscillations to sterile states. A recent analysis of available reactor data appears to favor the existence of such such a sterile neutrino with a mass splitting of $|\\Delta m_{\\rm sterile}|^2 \\ge 1.5$ eV$^2$ and mixing strength of $\\sin^2{2\\theta_{\\rm sterile}} = 0.17\\pm 0.08$ at 95% C.L. An array of such low-threshold detectors would be able to make a definitive statement as to the validity of the interpretati...

  20. Enriched TeO$_2$ bolometers with active particle discrimination: towards the CUPID experiment

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    Artusa, D R; Beeman, J W; Dafinei, I; Dumoulin, L; Ge, Z; Giuliani, A; Gotti, C; de Marcillac, P; Marnieros, S; Nagorny, S; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Norman, E B; Novati, V; Olivieri, E; Orlandi, D; Pagnanini, L; Pattavina, L; Pessina, G; Pirro, S; Poda, D V; Rusconi, C; Schäffner, K; Scielzo, N D; Zhu, Y

    2016-01-01

    We present the performances of two 92% enriched $^{130}$TeO$_2$ crystals operated as thermal bolometers in view of a next generation experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{130}$Te. The crystals, 435 g each, show an energy resolution, evaluated at the 2615 keV $\\gamma$-line of $^{208}$Tl, of 6.5 and 4.3 keV FWHM. The only observable internal radioactive contamination arises from $^{238}$U (15 and 8 $\\mu$Bq/kg, respectively). The internal activity of the most problematic nuclei for neutrinoless double beta decay, $^{226}$Ra and $^{228}$Th, are both evaluated as $<$3.1 $\\mu$Bq/kg for one crystal and $<$2.3 $\\mu$Bq/kg for the second. Thanks to the readout of the weak Cherenkov light emitted by $\\beta/\\gamma$ particles by means of Neganov-Luke bolometric light detectors we were able to perform an event-by-event identification of $\\beta/\\gamma$ events with a 95% acceptance level, while establishing a rejection factor of 98.21% and 99.99% for $\\alpha$ particles.

  1. Mechanical Design and Development of TES Bolometer Detector Arrays for the Advanced ACTPol Experiment

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    Ward, Jonathan T.; Austermann, Jason; Beall, James A.; Choi, Steve K.; Crowley, Kevin T.; Devlin, Mark J.; Duff, Shannon M.; Gallardo, Patricio M.; Henderson, Shawn W.; Ho, Shuay-Pwu Patty; Hilton, Gene; Hubmayr, Johannes; Khavari, Niloufar; Klein, Jeffrey; Koopman, Brian J.; Li, Dale; McMahon, Jeffrey; Mumby, Grace; Nati, Federico; Wollack, Edward J.

    2016-01-01

    The next generation Advanced ACTPol (AdvACT) experiment is currently underway and will consist of four Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometer arrays, with three operating together, totaling 5800 detectors on the sky. Building on experience gained with the ACTPol detector arrays, AdvACT will utilize various new technologies, including 150 mm detector wafers equipped with multichroic pixels, allowing for a more densely packed focal plane. Each set of detectors includes a feedhorn array of stacked silicon wafers which form a spline pro le leading to each pixel. This is then followed by a waveguide interface plate, detector wafer, back short cavity plate, and backshort cap. Each array is housed in a custom designed structure manufactured from high purity copper and then gold plated. In addition to the detector array assembly, the array package also encloses cryogenic readout electronics. We present the full mechanical design of the AdvACT high frequency (HF) detector array package along with a detailed look at the detector array stack assemblies. This experiment will also make use of extensive hardware and software previously developed for ACT, which will be modi ed to incorporate the new AdvACT instruments. Therefore, we discuss the integration of all AdvACT arrays with pre-existing ACTPol infrastructure.

  2. AC bias characterization of low noise bolometers for SAFARI using an Open-Loop Frequency Domain SQUID-based multiplexer operating between 1 and 5 MHz

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    Gottardi, Luciano; Gao, Jan-R; Hartog, Roland den; Hijmering, Richard; Hoevers, Henk; Khosropanah, Pourya; de Korte, Piet; van der Kuur, Jan; Lindeman, Mark; Ridder, Marcel

    2016-01-01

    SRON is developing the Frequency Domain Multiplexing (FDM) readout and the ultra low NEP TES bolometers array for the infrared spectrometer SAFARI on board of the Japanese space mission SPICA. The FDM prototype of the instrument requires critical and complex optimizations. For single pixel characterization under AC bias we are developing a simple FDM system working in the frequency range from 1 to 5 MHz, based on the open loop read-out of a linearized two-stage SQUID amplifier and high Q lithographic LC resonators. We describe the details of the experimental set-up required to achieve low power loading (< 1 fW) and low noise (NEP $\\sim 10^{-19} W/Hz^{1/2}$) in the TES bolometers. We conclude the paper by comparing the performance of a $4 \\cdot 10^{-19} W/Hz^{1/2}$ TES bolometer measured under DC and AC bias.

  3. Invited article: millimeter-wave bolometer array receiver for the Atacama pathfinder experiment Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (APEX-SZ) instrument.

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    Schwan, D; Ade, P A R; Basu, K; Bender, A N; Bertoldi, F; Cho, H-M; Chon, G; Clarke, John; Dobbs, M; Ferrusca, D; Güsten, R; Halverson, N W; Holzapfel, W L; Horellou, C; Johansson, D; Johnson, B R; Kennedy, J; Kermish, Z; Kneissl, R; Lanting, T; Lee, A T; Lueker, M; Mehl, J; Menten, K M; Muders, D; Pacaud, F; Plagge, T; Reichardt, C L; Richards, P L; Schaaf, R; Schilke, P; Sommer, M W; Spieler, H; Tucker, C; Weiss, A; Westbrook, B; Zahn, O

    2011-09-01

    The Atacama pathfinder experiment Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (APEX-SZ) instrument is a millimeter-wave cryogenic receiver designed to observe galaxy clusters via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect from the 12 m APEX telescope on the Atacama plateau in Chile. The receiver contains a focal plane of 280 superconducting transition-edge sensor (TES) bolometers instrumented with a frequency-domain multiplexed readout system. The bolometers are cooled to 280 mK via a three-stage helium sorption refrigerator and a mechanical pulse-tube cooler. Three warm mirrors, two 4 K lenses, and a horn array couple the TES bolometers to the telescope. APEX-SZ observes in a single frequency band at 150 GHz with 1' angular resolution and a 22' field-of-view, all well suited for cluster mapping. The APEX-SZ receiver has played a key role in the introduction of several new technologies including TES bolometers, the frequency-domain multiplexed readout, and the use of a pulse-tube cooler with bolometers. As a result of these new technologies, the instrument has a higher instantaneous sensitivity and covers a larger field-of-view than earlier generations of Sunyaev-Zel'dovich instruments. The TES bolometers have a median sensitivity of 890 μK(CMB)√s (NEy of 3.5 × 10(-4) √s). We have also demonstrated upgraded detectors with improved sensitivity of 530 μK(CMB)√s (NEy of 2.2 × 10(-4) √s). Since its commissioning in April 2007, APEX-SZ has been used to map 48 clusters. We describe the design of the receiver and its performance when installed on the APEX telescope. PMID:21974566

  4. Broad-band efficiency calibration of ITER bolometer prototypes using Pt absorbers on SiN membranes.

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    Meister, H; Willmeroth, M; Zhang, D; Gottwald, A; Krumrey, M; Scholze, F

    2013-12-01

    The energy resolved efficiency of two bolometer detector prototypes for ITER with 4 channels each and absorber thicknesses of 4.5 μm and 12.5 μm, respectively, has been calibrated in a broad spectral range from 1.46 eV up to 25 keV. The calibration in the energy range above 3 eV was performed against previously calibrated silicon photodiodes using monochromatized synchrotron radiation provided by five different beamlines of Physikalische Technische Bundesanstalt at the electron storage rings BESSY II and Metrology Light Source in Berlin. For the measurements in the visible range, a setup was realised using monochromatized halogen lamp radiation and a calibrated laser power meter as reference. The measurements clearly demonstrate that the efficiency of the bolometer prototype detectors in the range from 50 eV up to ≈6 keV is close to unity; at a photon energy of 20 keV the bolometer with the thick absorber detects 80% of the photons, the one with the thin absorber about 50%. This indicates that the detectors will be well capable of measuring the plasma radiation expected from the standard ITER scenario. However, a minimum absorber thickness will be required for the high temperatures in the central plasma. At 11.56 keV, the sharp Pt-L3 absorption edge allowed to cross-check the absorber thickness by fitting the measured efficiency to the theoretically expected absorption of X-rays in a homogeneous Pt-layer. Furthermore, below 50 eV the efficiency first follows the losses due to reflectance expected for Pt, but below 10 eV it is reduced further by a factor of 2 for the thick absorber and a factor of 4 for the thin absorber. Most probably, the different histories in production, storage, and operation led to varying surface conditions and additional loss channels.

  5. Broad-band efficiency calibration of ITER bolometer prototypes using Pt absorbers on SiN membranes

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    The energy resolved efficiency of two bolometer detector prototypes for ITER with 4 channels each and absorber thicknesses of 4.5 μm and 12.5 μm, respectively, has been calibrated in a broad spectral range from 1.46 eV up to 25 keV. The calibration in the energy range above 3 eV was performed against previously calibrated silicon photodiodes using monochromatized synchrotron radiation provided by five different beamlines of Physikalische Technische Bundesanstalt at the electron storage rings BESSY II and Metrology Light Source in Berlin. For the measurements in the visible range, a setup was realised using monochromatized halogen lamp radiation and a calibrated laser power meter as reference. The measurements clearly demonstrate that the efficiency of the bolometer prototype detectors in the range from 50 eV up to ≈6 keV is close to unity; at a photon energy of 20 keV the bolometer with the thick absorber detects 80% of the photons, the one with the thin absorber about 50%. This indicates that the detectors will be well capable of measuring the plasma radiation expected from the standard ITER scenario. However, a minimum absorber thickness will be required for the high temperatures in the central plasma. At 11.56 keV, the sharp Pt-L3 absorption edge allowed to cross-check the absorber thickness by fitting the measured efficiency to the theoretically expected absorption of X-rays in a homogeneous Pt-layer. Furthermore, below 50 eV the efficiency first follows the losses due to reflectance expected for Pt, but below 10 eV it is reduced further by a factor of 2 for the thick absorber and a factor of 4 for the thin absorber. Most probably, the different histories in production, storage, and operation led to varying surface conditions and additional loss channels

  6. Broad-band efficiency calibration of ITER bolometer prototypes using Pt absorbers on SiN membranes.

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    Meister, H; Willmeroth, M; Zhang, D; Gottwald, A; Krumrey, M; Scholze, F

    2013-12-01

    The energy resolved efficiency of two bolometer detector prototypes for ITER with 4 channels each and absorber thicknesses of 4.5 μm and 12.5 μm, respectively, has been calibrated in a broad spectral range from 1.46 eV up to 25 keV. The calibration in the energy range above 3 eV was performed against previously calibrated silicon photodiodes using monochromatized synchrotron radiation provided by five different beamlines of Physikalische Technische Bundesanstalt at the electron storage rings BESSY II and Metrology Light Source in Berlin. For the measurements in the visible range, a setup was realised using monochromatized halogen lamp radiation and a calibrated laser power meter as reference. The measurements clearly demonstrate that the efficiency of the bolometer prototype detectors in the range from 50 eV up to ≈6 keV is close to unity; at a photon energy of 20 keV the bolometer with the thick absorber detects 80% of the photons, the one with the thin absorber about 50%. This indicates that the detectors will be well capable of measuring the plasma radiation expected from the standard ITER scenario. However, a minimum absorber thickness will be required for the high temperatures in the central plasma. At 11.56 keV, the sharp Pt-L3 absorption edge allowed to cross-check the absorber thickness by fitting the measured efficiency to the theoretically expected absorption of X-rays in a homogeneous Pt-layer. Furthermore, below 50 eV the efficiency first follows the losses due to reflectance expected for Pt, but below 10 eV it is reduced further by a factor of 2 for the thick absorber and a factor of 4 for the thin absorber. Most probably, the different histories in production, storage, and operation led to varying surface conditions and additional loss channels. PMID:24387428

  7. Broad-band efficiency calibration of ITER bolometer prototypes using Pt absorbers on SiN membranes

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    Meister, H.; Willmeroth, M. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP), EURATOM Association, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany); Zhang, D. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP), EURATOM Association, Teilinstitut Greifswald, Wendelsteinstraße 1, 17491 Greifswald (Germany); Gottwald, A.; Krumrey, M.; Scholze, F. [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Abbestraße 2-12, 10587 Berlin (Germany)

    2013-12-15

    The energy resolved efficiency of two bolometer detector prototypes for ITER with 4 channels each and absorber thicknesses of 4.5 μm and 12.5 μm, respectively, has been calibrated in a broad spectral range from 1.46 eV up to 25 keV. The calibration in the energy range above 3 eV was performed against previously calibrated silicon photodiodes using monochromatized synchrotron radiation provided by five different beamlines of Physikalische Technische Bundesanstalt at the electron storage rings BESSY II and Metrology Light Source in Berlin. For the measurements in the visible range, a setup was realised using monochromatized halogen lamp radiation and a calibrated laser power meter as reference. The measurements clearly demonstrate that the efficiency of the bolometer prototype detectors in the range from 50 eV up to ≈6 keV is close to unity; at a photon energy of 20 keV the bolometer with the thick absorber detects 80% of the photons, the one with the thin absorber about 50%. This indicates that the detectors will be well capable of measuring the plasma radiation expected from the standard ITER scenario. However, a minimum absorber thickness will be required for the high temperatures in the central plasma. At 11.56 keV, the sharp Pt-L{sub 3} absorption edge allowed to cross-check the absorber thickness by fitting the measured efficiency to the theoretically expected absorption of X-rays in a homogeneous Pt-layer. Furthermore, below 50 eV the efficiency first follows the losses due to reflectance expected for Pt, but below 10 eV it is reduced further by a factor of 2 for the thick absorber and a factor of 4 for the thin absorber. Most probably, the different histories in production, storage, and operation led to varying surface conditions and additional loss channels.

  8. In situ calibration of the foil detector for an infrared imaging video bolometer using a carbon evaporation technique

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    Mukai, K.; Peterson, B. J.; Takayama, S.; Sano, R.

    2016-11-01

    The InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) is a useful diagnostic for the multi-dimensional measurement of plasma radiation profiles. For the application of IRVB measurement to the neutron environment in fusion plasma devices such as the Large Helical Device (LHD), in situ calibration of the thermal characteristics of the foil detector is required. Laser irradiation tests of sample foils show that the reproducibility and uniformity of the carbon coating for the foil were improved using a vacuum evaporation method. Also, the principle of the in situ calibration system was justified.

  9. First test of an enriched $^{116}$CdWO$_4$ scintillating bolometer for neutrinoless double-beta-decay searches

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    Barabash, A. S.; Danevich, F.A.; Gimbal-Zofka, Y.; A. Giuliani; Konovalov, S. I.; Mancuso, M.; de Marcillac, P.; Marnieros, S.; Novati, V.; Pessina, G.(Sezione INFN di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy); Poda, D. V.; Polischuk, O. G.; Shlegel, V. N.; Tretyak, V. I.; Umatov, V. I.

    2016-01-01

    For the first time, a cadmium tungstate crystal scintillator enriched in $^{116}$Cd has been succesfully tested as a scintillating bolometer. The measurement was performed above ground at a temperature of 18 mK. The crystal mass was 34.5 g and the enrichment level ~82 %. Despite a substantial pile-up effect due to above-ground operation, the detector demonstrated a high energy resolution (2-7 keV FWHM in 0.2-2.6 MeV $\\gamma$ energy range), a powerful particle identification capability and a h...

  10. Noise temperature and beam pattern of an NbN hot electron bolometer mixer at 5.25 THz

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    Zhang, W; Khosropanah, P.; Gao, J. R.; Bansal, T.; Klapwijk, T. M.; Miao, W.; Shi, S. C.

    2010-01-01

    We report the measured sensitivities of a superconducting NbN hot electron bolometer (HEB) heterodyne receiver at 5.25 THz. Terahertz (THz) radiation is quasioptically coupled to a HEB mixer with a lens and a spiral antenna. Using a measurement setup with black body calibration sources and a beam splitter in vacuo, and an antireflection coated Si lens, we obtained a double sideband (DSB) receiver noise temperature (T^(DSB)_(rec)) of 1150 K, which is nine times hν/2k, where h is the Planck con...

  11. Full characterization and analysis of a terahertz heterodyne receiver based on a NbN hot electron bolometer

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    Hajenius, M.; Baselmans, J.J.A.; Baryshev, A; Gao, J. R.; Klapwijk, T. M.; Kooi, J. W.; Jellema, W.; Yang, Z. Q.

    2006-01-01

    We present a complete experimental characterization of a quasioptical twin-slot antenna coupled small area (1.0×0.15 µm^2) NbN hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixer compatible with currently available solid state tunable local oscillator (LO) sources. The required LO power absorbed in the HEB is analyzed in detail and equals only 25 nW. Due to the small HEB volume and wide antenna bandwidth, an unwanted direct detection effect is observed which decreases the apparent sensitivity. Correcting for ...

  12. Hot electron bolometer heterodyne receiver with a 4.7-THz quantum cascade laser as a local oscillator

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    Kloosterman, J. L.; Hayton, D.J.; Ren, Y; Kao, T.Y.; Hovenier, J. N.; Gao, J. R.; Klapwijk, T. M.; Hu, Q; Walker, C. K.; Reno, J. L.

    2013-01-01

    We report on a heterodyne receiver designed to observe the astrophysically important neutral atomic oxygen [OI] line at 4.7448 THz. The local oscillator is a third-order distributed feedback Quantum Cascade Laser operating in continuous wave mode at 4.741 THz. A quasi-optical, superconducting NbN hot electron bolometer is used as the mixer. We recorded a double sideband receiver noise temperature (T^DSB_rec) of 815 K, which is ~7 times the quantum noise limit (h{\

  13. Simulations of Galactic Cosmic Ray Impacts on the Herschel/PACS bolometer Arrays with Geant4 Code

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    Bongardo, C.; Andreani, P. M.; Okumura, K; Horeau, B.; Claret, A; de Zotti, G.; Giannitrapani, R.; Longo, F.

    2008-01-01

    The effects of the in-flight behaviour of the bolometer arrays of the Herschel/PACS instrument under impacts of Galactic cosmic rays are explored. This instrument is part of the ESA-Herschel payload, which will be launched at the end of 2008 and will operate at the Lagrangian L2 point of the Sun-Earth system. We find that the components external to the detectors (the spacecraft, the cryostat, the PACS box, collectively referred to as the `shield') are the major source of secondary events affe...

  14. Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Detector with High Efficiency, Broad Bandwidth, and Highly Symmetric Coupling to Transition Edge Sensor Bolometers

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    Wollack, E.; Cao, N.; Chuss, D.; Denis, K.; Hsieh, W.-T.; Moseley, S. Harvey; Schneider, G.; Stevenson, T.; Travers, D.; U-yen, K.

    2008-01-01

    Four probe antennas transfer signals from waveguide to microstrip lines. The probes not only provide broadband impedance matching, but also thermally isolate waveguide and detector. In addition, we developed a new photonic waveguide choke joint design, with four-fold symmetry, to suppress power leakage at the interface. We have developed facilities to test superconducting circuit elements using a cryogenic microwave probe station, and more complete systems in waveguide. We used the ring resonator shown below to measure a dielectric loss tangent bolometers. The result below shows the planar circuit and waveguide interface can utilize the high beam symmetry of HE11 circular feedhorns with > 99% coupling efficiency over 30% fractional bandwidth.

  15. Multichroic Antenna-Coupled Bolometers for CMB Polarization and Sub-mm Observations

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    Lee, Adrian

    We propose to develop planar antenna-coupled superconducting bolometer arrays for observations at sub-millimeter to millimeter wavelengths. Our pixel architecture features a dual-polarization log-periodic antenna with a 4:1-bandwidth ratio, followed by a filter bank that divides the total bandwidth into several broad photometric bands. The advantages of this approach, compared with those using conventional single-color pixels, include a combination of greatly reduced focal-plane mass, higher array sensitivity, and a larger number of spectral bands. These advantages have the potential to greatly reduce the cost and/or increase the performance of NASA missions in the sub-millimeter to millimeter bands. For CMB polarization measurements, a wide frequency range of roughly 30 to 300 GHz is required to subtract galactic foregrounds. The multichroic architecture we propose enables a relatively low-cost 30-cm aperture space mission to have sufficient sensitivity to probe below the tensor-to-scalar ratio r = 0.01. For a larger aperture mission, such as the EPIC-IM concept, the proposed technology could reduce the focal-plane mass by a factor of 2-3, with great savings in required cryocooler performance and therefore cost. We have demonstrated the lens-coupled antenna concept in the POLARBEAR ground-based CMB polarization experiment now operating in Chile. That experiment uses a single-band planar antenna and produces excellent beam properties and optical efficiency. In the laboratory, we have measured two octaves of total bandwidth in the log-periodic sinuous antenna. We have built filter banks of 2, 3, and 7 bands with 4, 6, and 14 bolometers per pixel for two linear polarizations. Building on these accomplishments, the deliverables for the proposed work include: *Two pixel types that together cover the range from 30 to 300 GHz. The low-frequency pixel will have bands centered at 35, 50, and 80 GHz and the high frequency pixel will have bands centered at 120, 180, and 270

  16. A search for non-baryonic dark matter using an ionisation bolometer in the edelweiss experiment

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    The EDELWEISS experiment is an underground direct-detection search for hypothetical supersymmetric WIMPs that might solve the problem of dark matter. We have employed a cryogenic 70 g germanium ionisation bolometer, in which a WIMP would scatter elastically off a nucleus, creating both a heat and an ionisation signal. To offset the various electronic noises present in our necessarily small signals, we have s applied an optimal filtering technique in the frequency domain. This allows us to reach resolutions of 1.2 keV FWHM at 122 keV on north channels. It also provides good separation right down to low energies between the expected signal of nuclear recoils, and the photonic background of electron recoils which ionize more for a given energy. Calibration data show that we are able to reject 99.7 % of this background, while keeping 95% of the signal. However, our 1.17 kg.days of data searching for WIMPs show a third population encroaching on the expected signal. This is probably due to low energy photons or electrons interacting in the outer layers of the crystal, where charges are incompletely collected. Nevertheless, by trading off half of the conserved signal, we still manage to reject 98.5 % of the background. Thus the raw rate of 40 evts/d/kg/keV yields a conservative 90 % upper limit on the signal of 0.6 evts/d/kg/keV. This represents nearly a three orders of magnitude improvement for EDELWEISS, and puts the predicted supersymmetric phase space within two orders of magnitude. (author)

  17. Fabrication of a Cryogenic Terahertz Emitter for Bolometer Focal Plane Calibrations

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    Chervenak, James; Brown, Ari; Wollack, Edward

    2012-01-01

    A fabrication process is reported for prototype emitters of THz radiation, which operate cryogenically, and should provide a fast, stable blackbody source suitable for characterization of THz devices. The fabrication has been demonstrated and, at the time of this reporting, testing was underway. The emitter is similar to a monolithic silicon bolometer in design, using both a low-noise thermometer and a heater element on a thermally isolated stage. An impedance-matched, high-emissivity coat ing is also integrated to tune the blackbody properties. This emitter is designed to emit a precise amount of power as a blackbody spectrum centered on terahertz frequencies. The emission is a function of the blackbody temperature. An integrated resistive heater and thermometer system can control the temperature of the blackbody with greater precision than previous incarnations of calibration sources that relied on blackbody emission. The emitter is fabricated using a silicon- on-insulator substrate wafer. The buried oxide is chosen to be less than 1 micron thick, and the silicon device thickness is 1-2 microns. Layers of phosphorus compensated with boron are implanted into and diffused throughout the full thickness of the silicon device layer to create the thermometer and heater components. Degenerately doped wiring is implanted to connect the devices to wire-bondable contact pads at the edge of the emitter chip. Then the device is micromachined to remove the thick-handle silicon behind the thermometer and heater components, and to thermally isolate it on a silicon membrane. An impedance- matched emissive coating (ion assisted evaporated Bi) is applied to the back of the membrane to enable high-efficiency emission of the blackbody spectrum.

  18. Study and optimization of bolometers designed to measure both ionization and heat in order to detect black matter

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    The detection of black matter in the form of wimp (weakly interactive massive particle) requires the identification of the incident particle so that events due to wimp interactions can be set apart from events due to surrounding radioactivity. Bolometers allow to measure both the energy deposited and the ionization made by a particle. The amount of energy is determined by calorimetry. Wimp detection implies bolometers to run at very low temperature. After a presentation of particle interactions with matter, this thesis describes the physical phenomena involved in heat and ionization measurements. The behaviour of semiconductors at low temperature is investigated and qualitative expectations are drawn about the working of metal-semiconductor interface and the pin diode. An experimental setting is presented. The operating voltage needs to be very low in order to be the least disturbing possible. At so low voltage, a decrease of the ionization signal in terms of time appears. It is shown that this phenomenon is linked to the level density in the forbidden band of the semiconductor and to the intensity of infrared radiation reaching the detector. (A.C.)

  19. Three-dimensional tomographic imaging for dynamic radiation behavior study using infrared imaging video bolometers in large helical device plasma

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    Sano, Ryuichi; Peterson, Byron J.; Teranishi, Masaru; Iwama, Naofumi; Kobayashi, Masahiro; Mukai, Kiyofumi; Pandya, Shwetang N.

    2016-05-01

    A three-dimensional (3D) tomography system using four InfraRed imaging Video Bolometers (IRVBs) has been designed with a helical periodicity assumption for the purpose of plasma radiation measurement in the large helical device. For the spatial inversion of large sized arrays, the system has been numerically and experimentally examined using the Tikhonov regularization with the criterion of minimum generalized cross validation, which is the standard solver of inverse problems. The 3D transport code EMC3-EIRENE for impurity behavior and related radiation has been used to produce phantoms for numerical tests, and the relative calibration of the IRVB images has been carried out with a simple function model of the decaying plasma in a radiation collapse. The tomography system can respond to temporal changes in the plasma profile and identify the 3D dynamic behavior of radiation, such as the radiation enhancement that starts from the inboard side of the torus, during the radiation collapse. The reconstruction results are also consistent with the output signals of a resistive bolometer. These results indicate that the designed 3D tomography system is available for the 3D imaging of radiation. The first 3D direct tomographic measurement of a magnetically confined plasma has been achieved.

  20. MgB2-Based Bolometer Array for Far Infra-Red Thermal Imaging and Fourier Transform Spectroscopy Applications

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    Lakew, B.; Aslam, S.; Brasunas, J.

    2012-01-01

    The mid-superconducting critical temperature (T(sub c) approximately 39 K) of the simple binary, intermetallic MgB, [1] makes it a very good candidate for the development of the next generation of electrooptical devices (e.g. [2]). In particular, recent advances in thin film deposition teclmiques to attain higb quality polycrystalline thin film MgB, deposited on SiN-Si substrates, with T(sub c) approximately 38K [3] coupled with the low voltage noise performance of the film [4] makes it higbly desirable for the development of moderately cooled bolometer arrays for integration into future space-bourne far infra-red (FIR) spectrometers and thermal mappers for studying the outer planets, their icy moons and other moons of interest in the 17-250 micrometer spectral wavelength range. Presently, commercially available pyroelectric detectors operating at 300 K have specific detectivity, D(*), around 7 x 10(exp 8) to 2 x 10(exp 9) centimeters square root of Hz/W. However, a MgB2 thin film based bolometer using a low-stress (less than 140 MPa) SiN membrane isolated from the substrate by a small thermal conductive link, operating at 38 K, promises to have two orders of magnitude higher specific detectivity [5][6].

  1. MgB2 Thin-Film Bolometer for Applications in Far-Infrared Instruments on Future Planetary Missions

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    Lakew, B.; Aslam, S.; Brasunas, J.; Cao, N.; Costen, N.; La, A.; Stevenson, T.; Waczynski, A.

    2012-01-01

    A SiN membrane based MgB2 thin-film bolometer, with a non-optimized absorber, has been fabricated that shows an electrical noise equivalent power of 256 fW/square root Hz operating at 30 Hz in the 8.5 - 12.35 micron spectral bandpass. This value corresponds to an electrical specific detectivity of 7.6 x 10(exp 10) cm square root Hz/W. The bolometer shows a measured blackbody (optical) specific detectivity of 8.8 x 10(exp 9) cm square root Hz/W, with a responsivity of 701.5 kV/W and a first-order time constant of 5.2 ms. It is predicted that with the inclusion of a gold black absorber that a blackbody specific detectivity of 6.4 x 10(exp 10) cm/square root Hz/W at an operational frequency of 10 Hz, can be realized for integration into future planetary exploration instrumentation where high sensitivity is required in the 17 - 250 micron spectral wavelength range.

  2. Bolometer characterisation with a specially developed cryogenic source having more than five peaks in the 1-6 keV range

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    A very low temperature (10-50 mK), and at relatively low energy (typically 100 eV-10 keV), the linearity and resolution of bolometers need to be carefully tested. Commercially available sources below 6 keV are rate and difficult to cool down. We have developed a specially designed compact X-ray source where 55Fe is combined with an ion-exchange membrane containing more than three fluorescent elements. More than five peaks can be identified form 1 keV to 6.5 keV. A spectrum obtained with a 0.5 mg composite diamond bolometer, allowing a good measurement of linearity and resolution as a function of energy is presented. It is compared with a spectrum of the same source measured with a classical germanium detector. Since bolometer detectors have neither window, nor dead layer effects. Bolometer spectra obtained with these sources could be used to directly calibrate the efficiency response of classical detectors at very low energy. (orig.)

  3. 超巨磁阻测辐射热仪%COLOSSAL MAGNETORESISTANCE BOLOMETER

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    顾梅梅; 张鹏翔; 李国桢

    2000-01-01

    基于超巨磁阻(CMR)材料在金属-绝缘体(M-I)转变点附近的巨大电阻变化,设计并测试了一种新型超巨磁阻测辐射热仪(CMR bolometer).用外延法生长的La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 薄膜作为测辐射热仪的辐射敏感元件,测量了该器件对黑体和He-Ne激光器的光学响应.所测的信号、噪声都随调制频率的上升而下降,但对于He-Ne激光源,它的信噪比却没有明显的改变.测量了薄膜铁磁金属态和顺磁绝缘态的信号-温度关系,最强的信号出现在靠近M-I转变点(居里点)附近的铁磁态范围.由于薄膜的居里点温度TC随制备条件的不同,可从70!K变化到350!K,所以该器件的最大特点是能在室温下工作.从这个角度看,它可弥补高温超导测辐射热仪只能工作于液氮温区的缺点. 初步测量显示,该器件的探测率接近107cmHz1/2W-1,热响应时间约为20!ms.与高温超导测辐射热仪相比,超巨磁阻测辐射热仪的时间常量偏大,探测率偏低.然而,它还具有很大的改进余地.

  4. Uncooled IR video engine for 17μm VOx μ bolometer: a modular open architecture approach

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    Gazit, R.; Neboshchik, A.; Ben-Simon, Y.; Kogan, I.; Aharon, A.; Lerman, I.; Katz, M.; Mizrahi, U.; Maayani, S.; Amsterdam, A.; Vaserman, I.; Duman, O.; Schapiro, F.; Frenkel, A.

    2010-10-01

    SCD's new 17μm pitch VGA VOx μ-Bolometer detector was introduced in April 2010. Due to their overall size, weight and power advantages, 17μm pitch uncooled detectors are currently being considered for next generation systems such as thermal weapon sights (TWS), driver vision enhancers (DVE) and digitally fused goggles (DENVG). In this paper we describe a new video engine developed at SCD to support the new 17μm pitch VGA detector. First, the modular design concept of the hardware for the new video engine is described. This is followed by a description of the software design concept, including features that emphasize the open architecture and the provision for a customer to add on his own algorithms and software. The detector and the engine are on low rate production these days. Full production is planned for Q4/2010.

  5. Lock-in detection using a cryogenic low noise current preamplifier for the readout of resistive bolometers

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    We implemented a low noise current preamplifier for the readout of resistive bolometers. We tested the apparatus on thermometer resistances ranging from 10 to 500 MΩ. The use of current preamplifier overcomes constraints introduced by the readout time constant due to the thermometer resistance and the input capacitance. Using cold JFETs, this preamplifier board is shown to have very low noise: the Johnson noise of the source resistor (1 fA/Hz1/2) dominated in our noise measurements. We also implemented a lock-in chain using this preamplifier. Due to fast risetime, compensation of the phase shift may be unnecessary. If implemented, no tuning is necessary when the sensor impedance changes. Transients are very short, and thus low-passing or sampling of the signal is simplified. In case of spurious noise, the modulation frequency can be chosen in a much wider frequency range, without requiring a new calibration of the apparatus

  6. Silicon-Based Antenna-Coupled Polarization-Sensitive Millimeter-Wave Bolometer Arrays for Cosmic Microwave Background Instruments

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    Rostem, Karwan; Appel, John W; Bennett, Charles L; Brown, Ari; Chang, Meng-Ping; Chuss, David T; Colazo, Felipe A; Costen, Nick; Denis, Kevin L; Essinger-Hileman, Tom; Hu, Ron; Marriage, Tobias A; Moseley, Samuel H; Stevenson, Thomas R; U-Yen, Kongpop; Wollack, Edward J; Xu, Zhilei

    2016-01-01

    We describe feedhorn-coupled polarization-sensitive detector arrays that utilize monocrystalline silicon as the dielectric substrate material. Monocrystalline silicon has a low-loss tangent and repeatable dielectric constant, characteristics that are critical for realizing efficient and uniform superconducting microwave circuits. An additional advantage of this material is its low specific heat. In a detector pixel, two Transition-Edge Sensor (TES) bolometers are antenna-coupled to in-band radiation via a symmetric planar orthomode transducer (OMT). Each orthogonal linear polarization is coupled to a separate superconducting microstrip transmission line circuit. On-chip filtering is employed to both reject out-of-band radiation from the upper band edge to the gap frequency of the niobium superconductor, and to flexibly define the bandwidth for each TES to meet the requirements of the application. The microwave circuit is compatible with multi-chroic operation. Metalized silicon platelets are used to define th...

  7. First test of an enriched $^{116}$CdWO$_4$ scintillating bolometer for neutrinoless double-beta-decay searches

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    Danevich, F A; Giuliani, A; Konovalov, S I; Mancuso, M; de Marcillac, P; Marnieros, S; Novati, V; Pessina, G; Poda, D V; Polischuk, O G; Shlegel, V N; Tretyak, V I; Umatov, V I; Zolotarova, A S

    2016-01-01

    For the first time, a cadmium tungstate crystal scintillator enriched in $^{116}$Cd has been succesfully tested as a scintillating bolometer. The measurement was performed above ground at a temperature of 18 mK. The crystal mass was 34.5 g and the enrichment level ~82 %. Despite a substantial pile-up effect due to above-ground operation, the detector demonstrated a high energy resolution (2-7 keV FWHM in 0.2-2.6 MeV $\\gamma$ energy range), a powerful particle identification capability and a high level of internal radiopurity. These results prove that cadmium tungstate is an extremely promising detector material for a next-generation neutrinoless double-beta decay bolometric experiment, like that proposed in the CUPID project (CUORE Upgrade with Particle IDentification).

  8. Design considerations for an infrared Imaging Video Bolometer for observation of 3D radiation structures of detached LHD plasmas

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    Infrared Imaging Video Bolometers (IRVBs) are successfully being used to study the three dimensional impurity radiation distribution from the LHD plasma. IRVBs can serve as a promising diagnostic for studying the radiation structures of detached plasmas in LHD and hence a comparison can be established with theoretical models. A new IRVB system is being designed for the LHD bottom port for better access to the magnetic x-points and to study the 3D radiation structures. The design overview of this new IRVB system is discussed in this paper. The design includes spatial resolution, field of view of the IRVB, sensitivity and signal to noise estimates. Two optical configurations for an infrared periscope are discussed in brief and selection of a catadioptric configuration with a cassegrain telescope is justified. The sensitivity of the existing IRVBs is expected to increase 5 fold by the addition of this IR periscope. (author)

  9. Growth and Characterization of a Kind of Nitrogen-Rich Niobium Nitride for Bolometer Applications at Terahertz Frequencies

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    LU Xue-Hui; WANG Xiao-Shu; KANG Lin; ZHOU Lei; CHEN Jian; JI Zheng-Ming; CAO Chun-Hai; JIN Biao-Bing; XU Wei-Wei; WU Pei-Heng

    2008-01-01

    Niobium is sputtered onto a single crystalline silicon substrate in N2:Ar=4:1 gas mixture at the total pressure of 2 Pa. The temperature coefficient of resistance of the sample is about 0.5% at 300K, and up to 7% at77K, indicating the possibility of using it to make room-temperature bolometers with performances better than those based on Pt, Bi, or Nb. For a 60-nm-thick sample, the rms surface roughness is 0.45nm over an area of 2 μm x2 μm. Analyses based on x-ray diffraction and x-ray photoelectronic spectroscopy indicate that the samples are Nb5N6 thin films in which there is a combination of Nb3+ and Nb5+, or Nb4+.

  10. Heterodyne detection at near-infrared wavelengths with a superconducting NbN hot-electron bolometer mixer.

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    Lobanov, Yury; Shcherbatenko, Michael; Shurakov, Alexander; Rodin, Alexander V; Klimchuk, Artem; Nadezhdinsky, Alexander I; Maslennikov, Sergey; Larionov, Pavel; Finkel, Matvey; Semenov, Alexander; Verevkin, Aleksandr A; Voronov, Boris M; Ponurovsky, Yakov; Klapwijk, Teunis M; Gol'tsman, Gregory N

    2014-03-15

    We report on the development of a highly sensitive optical receiver for heterodyne IR spectroscopy at the communication wavelength of 1.5 μm (200 THz) by use of a superconducting hot-electron bolometer. The results are important for the resolution of narrow spectral molecular lines in the near-IR range for the study of astronomical objects, as well as for quantum optical tomography and fiber-optic sensing. Receiver configuration as well as fiber-to-detector light coupling designs are discussed. Light absorption of the superconducting detectors was enhanced by nano-optical antennas, which were coupled to optical fibers. An intermediate frequency (IF) bandwidth of about 3 GHz was found in agreement with measurements at 300 GHz, and a noise figure of about 25 dB was obtained that was only 10 dB above the quantum limit. PMID:24690805

  11. Instrument Performance of GISMO, a 2 Millimeter TES Bolometer Camera used at the IRAM 30 m Telescope

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    Staguhn, Johannes

    2008-01-01

    In November of 2007 we demonstrated a monolithic Backshort-Under-Grid (BUG) 8x16 array in the field using our 2 mm wavelength imager GISMO (Goddard IRAM Superconducting 2 Millimeter Observer) at the IRAM 30 m telescope in Spain for astronomical observations. The 2 mm spectral range provides a unique terrestrial window enabling ground-based observations of the earliest active dusty galaxies in the universe and thereby allowing a better constraint on the star formation rate in these objects. The optical design incorporates a 100 mm diameter silicon lens cooled to 4 K, which provides the required fast beam yielding 0.9 lambda/D pixels. With this spatial sampling, GISMO will be very efficient at detecting sources serendipitously in large sky surveys, while the capability for diffraction limited imaging is preserved. The camera provides significantly greater detection sensitivity and mapping speed at this wavelength than has previously been possible. The instrument will fill in the spectral energy distribution of high redshift galaxies at the Rayleigh-Jeans part of the dust emission spectrum, even at the highest redshifts. Here1 will we present early results from our observing run with the first fielded BUG bolometer array. We have developed key technologies to enable highly versatile, kilopixel, infrared through millimeter wavelength bolometer arrays. The Backshort-Under-Grid (BUG) array consists of three components: 1) a transition-edge-sensor (TES) based bolometer array with background-limited sensitivity and high filling factor, 2) a quarter-wave reflective backshort grid providing high optical efficiency, and 3) a superconducting bump-bonded large format Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) multiplexer readout. The array is described in more detail elsewhere (Allen et al., this conference). In November of 2007 we demonstrated a monolithic 8x 16 array with 2 mm-pitch detectors in the field using our 2 mm wavelength imager GISMO (Goddard IRAM

  12. MgB{sub 2} thin-film bolometer for applications in far-infrared instruments on future planetary missions

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    Lakew, B. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Systems Laboratory, Code 693, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Aslam, S., E-mail: shahid.aslam-1@nasa.gov [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Systems Laboratory, Code 693, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Brasunas, J. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Systems Laboratory, Code 693, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Cao, N.; Costen, N. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Detector Systems Branch, Code 553, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); MEI Technologies Inc., 2525 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058 (United States); La, A.; Nguyen, L.; Stevenson, T.; Waczynski, A. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Detector Systems Branch, Code 553, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

    2012-12-14

    A SiN membrane based MgB{sub 2} thin-film bolometer, with a non-optimized absorber, has been fabricated that shows an electrical noise equivalent power of 2.56 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -13} W/{radical}Hz operating at 30 Hz and a responsivity of 702 kV/W. It is predicted that with the inclusion of a gold black absorber that an optical specific detectivity of 8.3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 10} cm/{radical}Hz/W at an operational frequency of 10 Hz, can be realized for integration into future planetary exploration instrumentation where high sensitivity is required in the 17-250 {mu}m spectral wavelength range.

  13. STUDY ON SEMICONDUCTING YBCO THIN FILM AND CHARACTERISTICS OF BOLOMETER%YBCO半导体薄膜及Bolometer特性

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    刘景和; 孙强; 刘向东; 刑宏岩; 李建利; 李国桢; 黄宗坦; 黄承彩; 李丹; 黄江平

    2000-01-01

    就Si为衬底的钇钡铜氧(分子式:Y1Ba2Cu3O7-δ,δ≥0.5,简称YBCO)薄膜的半导体性质,及用于红外测辐射热计(Bolometer)的探测性能进行了研究.通过测定温度电阻系数(TCR)和霍尔(Hall)系数,并采用XRD、拉曼散射光谱等手段分析了YBCO半导体薄膜的微观结构和光谱响应特性,认为该薄膜是非制冷红外焦平面的新型探测元材料.

  14. Development of a high energy resolution magnetic bolometer for the determination of photon emission intensities by gamma-ray spectrometry

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    In this research thesis, a first chapter describes the metrological difficulties for the determination of radionuclide photon emission intensities. Then, it discusses the understanding and the required tools for the computing of a magnetic bolometer signal with respect to the different operation parameters and to the sensor geometry. The author describes the implementation of the experimental device and its validation with a first sensor. The new sensor is then optimised for the measurement of photon emission intensities with a good efficiency and a theoretical energy resolution less than 100 eV up to 200 keV. The sensor's detection efficiency and operation have been characterized with a 133Ba source. The author finally presents the obtained results

  15. Optical performance of an ultra-sensitive horn-coupled transition-edge-sensor bolometer with hemispherical backshort in the far infrared

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    Audley, Michael D; Gao, Jian-Rong; Khosropanah, Pourya; Hijmering, Richard; Ridder, Marcel; Mauskopf, Philip D; Morozov, Dmitry; Trappe, Neil A; Doherty, Stephen

    2016-01-01

    The next generation of far infrared space observatories will require extremely sensitive detectors that can be realized only by combining extremely low intrinsic noise with high optical efficiency. We have measured the broad-band optical response of ultra-sensitive TES bolometers (NEP$\\approx2\\rm\\ aW/\\sqrt Hz$) in the 30--60-$\\mu\\rm m$ band where radiation is coupled to the detectors with a few-moded conical feedhorn and a hemispherical backshort. We show that these detectors have an optical efficiency of 60% (the ratio of the power detected by the TES bolometer to the total power propagating through the feedhorn). We find that the measured optical efficiency can be understood in terms of the modes propagating through the feedhorn with the aid of a spatial mode-filtering technique.

  16. Aboveground test of an advanced Li$_2$MoO$_4$ scintillating bolometer to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo

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    Bekker, T B; Danevich, F A; Degoda, V Ya; Giuliani, A; Grigorieva, V D; Ivannikova, N V; Mancuso, M; de Marcillac, P; Moroz, I M; Nones, C; Olivieri, E; Pessina, G; Poda, D V; Shlegel, V N; Tretyak, V I; Velazquez, M

    2014-01-01

    Large lithium molybdate (Li$_2$MoO$_4$) crystal boules were produced by using the low thermal gradient Czochralski growth technique from deeply purified molybdenum. A small sample from one of the boules was preliminary characterized in terms of X-ray-induced and thermally-excited luminescence. A large cylindrical crystalline element (with a size of $\\oslash 40\\times40$ mm) was used to fabricate a scintillating bolometer, which was operated aboveground at $\\sim 15$ mK by using a pulse-tube cryostat housing a high-power dilution refrigerator. The excellent detector performance in terms of energy resolution and $\\alpha$ background suppression along with preliminary positive indications on the radiopurity of this material show the potentiality of Li$_2$MoO$_4$ scintillating bolometers for low-counting experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo.

  17. Optical performance of an ultra-sensitive horn-coupled transition-edge-sensor bolometer with hemispherical backshort in the far infrared

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    Audley, Michael D.; de Lange, Gert; Gao, Jian-Rong; Khosropanah, Pourya; Hijmering, Richard; Ridder, Marcel; Mauskopf, Philip D.; Morozov, Dmitry; Trappe, Neil A.; Doherty, Stephen

    2016-04-01

    The next generation of far infrared space observatories will require extremely sensitive detectors that can be realized only by combining extremely low intrinsic noise with high optical efficiency. We have measured the broad-band optical response of ultra-sensitive transtion edge sensor (TES) bolometers ( NEP ≈ 2 aW / √{ Hz } ) in the 30-60-μm band where radiation is coupled to the detectors with a few-moded conical feedhorn and a hemispherical backshort. We show that these detectors have an optical efficiency of 60% (the ratio of the power detected by the TES bolometer to the total power propagating through the feedhorn). We find that the measured optical efficiency can be understood in terms of the modes propagating through the feedhorn with the aid of a spatial mode-filtering technique.

  18. Improved signal to noise ratio and sensitivity of an infrared imaging video bolometer on large helical device by using an infrared periscope

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    An Infrared imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) diagnostic is currently being used in the Large Helical Device (LHD) for studying the localization of radiation structures near the magnetic island and helical divertor X-points during plasma detachment and for 3D tomography. This research demands high signal to noise ratio (SNR) and sensitivity to improve the temporal resolution for studying the evolution of radiation structures during plasma detachment and a wide IRVB field of view (FoV) for tomography. Introduction of an infrared periscope allows achievement of a higher SNR and higher sensitivity, which in turn, permits a twofold improvement in the temporal resolution of the diagnostic. Higher SNR along with wide FoV is achieved simultaneously by reducing the separation of the IRVB detector (metal foil) from the bolometer's aperture and the LHD plasma. Altering the distances to meet the aforesaid requirements results in an increased separation between the foil and the IR camera. This leads to a degradation of the diagnostic performance in terms of its sensitivity by 1.5-fold. Using an infrared periscope to image the IRVB foil results in a 7.5-fold increase in the number of IR camera pixels imaging the foil. This improves the IRVB sensitivity which depends on the square root of the number of IR camera pixels being averaged per bolometer channel. Despite the slower f-number (f/# = 1.35) and reduced transmission (τ0 = 89%, due to an increased number of lens elements) for the periscope, the diagnostic with an infrared periscope operational on LHD has improved in terms of sensitivity and SNR by a factor of 1.4 and 4.5, respectively, as compared to the original diagnostic without a periscope (i.e., IRVB foil being directly imaged by the IR camera through conventional optics). The bolometer's field of view has also increased by two times. The paper discusses these improvements in apt details

  19. Improved signal to noise ratio and sensitivity of an infrared imaging video bolometer on large helical device by using an infrared periscope

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    Pandya, Shwetang N., E-mail: pandya.shwetang@LHD.nifs.ac.jp; Sano, Ryuichi [High Temperature Plasma Physics Research Division, The Graduate University of Advanced Studies, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Peterson, Byron J.; Mukai, Kiyofumi [National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Enokuchi, Akito; Takeyama, Norihide [GENESIA Corporation, 3-38-4-601 Shimo-Renjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013 (Japan)

    2014-07-15

    An Infrared imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) diagnostic is currently being used in the Large Helical Device (LHD) for studying the localization of radiation structures near the magnetic island and helical divertor X-points during plasma detachment and for 3D tomography. This research demands high signal to noise ratio (SNR) and sensitivity to improve the temporal resolution for studying the evolution of radiation structures during plasma detachment and a wide IRVB field of view (FoV) for tomography. Introduction of an infrared periscope allows achievement of a higher SNR and higher sensitivity, which in turn, permits a twofold improvement in the temporal resolution of the diagnostic. Higher SNR along with wide FoV is achieved simultaneously by reducing the separation of the IRVB detector (metal foil) from the bolometer's aperture and the LHD plasma. Altering the distances to meet the aforesaid requirements results in an increased separation between the foil and the IR camera. This leads to a degradation of the diagnostic performance in terms of its sensitivity by 1.5-fold. Using an infrared periscope to image the IRVB foil results in a 7.5-fold increase in the number of IR camera pixels imaging the foil. This improves the IRVB sensitivity which depends on the square root of the number of IR camera pixels being averaged per bolometer channel. Despite the slower f-number (f/# = 1.35) and reduced transmission (τ{sub 0} = 89%, due to an increased number of lens elements) for the periscope, the diagnostic with an infrared periscope operational on LHD has improved in terms of sensitivity and SNR by a factor of 1.4 and 4.5, respectively, as compared to the original diagnostic without a periscope (i.e., IRVB foil being directly imaged by the IR camera through conventional optics). The bolometer's field of view has also increased by two times. The paper discusses these improvements in apt details.

  20. Improved signal to noise ratio and sensitivity of an infrared imaging video bolometer on large helical device by using an infrared periscope.

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    Pandya, Shwetang N; Peterson, Byron J; Mukai, Kiyofumi; Sano, Ryuichi; Enokuchi, Akito; Takeyama, Norihide

    2014-07-01

    An Infrared imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) diagnostic is currently being used in the Large Helical Device (LHD) for studying the localization of radiation structures near the magnetic island and helical divertor X-points during plasma detachment and for 3D tomography. This research demands high signal to noise ratio (SNR) and sensitivity to improve the temporal resolution for studying the evolution of radiation structures during plasma detachment and a wide IRVB field of view (FoV) for tomography. Introduction of an infrared periscope allows achievement of a higher SNR and higher sensitivity, which in turn, permits a twofold improvement in the temporal resolution of the diagnostic. Higher SNR along with wide FoV is achieved simultaneously by reducing the separation of the IRVB detector (metal foil) from the bolometer's aperture and the LHD plasma. Altering the distances to meet the aforesaid requirements results in an increased separation between the foil and the IR camera. This leads to a degradation of the diagnostic performance in terms of its sensitivity by 1.5-fold. Using an infrared periscope to image the IRVB foil results in a 7.5-fold increase in the number of IR camera pixels imaging the foil. This improves the IRVB sensitivity which depends on the square root of the number of IR camera pixels being averaged per bolometer channel. Despite the slower f-number (f/# = 1.35) and reduced transmission (τ0 = 89%, due to an increased number of lens elements) for the periscope, the diagnostic with an infrared periscope operational on LHD has improved in terms of sensitivity and SNR by a factor of 1.4 and 4.5, respectively, as compared to the original diagnostic without a periscope (i.e., IRVB foil being directly imaged by the IR camera through conventional optics). The bolometer's field of view has also increased by two times. The paper discusses these improvements in apt details. PMID:25085127

  1. Performances of a large mass ZnMoO4 scintillating bolometer for a next generation neutrinoless double beta decay experiment

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    Beeman, Jeff W.; Bellini, Fabio; Brofferio, Chiara; Cardani, Laura; Casali, Nicola; Cremonesi, Oliviero; Dafinei, Ioan; Di Domizio, Sergio; Ferroni, Fernando; Gorello, Edoardo; Galashov, Evgeny N.; Gironi, Luca; Nagorny, Sergey S.; Orio, Filippo; Pavan, Maura

    2012-01-01

    We present the performances of a 330 g zinc molybdate (ZnMoO4) crystal working as scintillating bolometer as a possible candidate for a next generation experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo. The energy resolution, evaluated at the 2615 keV gamma-line of 208Tl, is 6.3 keV FWHM. The internal radioactive contaminations of the ZnMoO4 were evaluated as

  2. 10 aJ-level sensing of nanosecond pulse below 10 THz by frequency upconversion detection via DAST crystal: more than a 4 K bolometer.

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    Qi, Feng; Fan, Shuzhen; Notake, Takashi; Nawata, Koji; Matsukawa, Takeshi; Takida, Yuma; Minamide, Hiroaki

    2014-03-01

    By using frequency upconversion detection of terahertz (THz) waves via 4-dimethylamino-N-methyl-4-stilbazolium tosylate (DAST) crystal with an optimized frequency conversion process, ultrahigh sensitivity has been achieved. Direct comparisons with a 4 K bolometer were implemented. By using a simple positive intrinsic negative (PIN) diode without either electrical amplification or optical amplification, frequency upconversion detection can compete with the commercial 4 K bolometer, while by replacing the PIN diode with an avalanche photo diode (APD), it performs more than three orders better than the 4 K bolometer. Based on power calibration, the minimum detectable THz pulse energy is in the order of 10 aJ (9-25 aJ) at 4.3 THz, with a pulse duration of 6 ns. Thus, the minimum number of THz photons that can be detected is down to the order of 10(3) at room temperature. The current THz detection system gives a noise equivalent power (NEP) in the order of 100  fW/Hz(1/2) (50-128  fW/Hz(1/2)). Moreover, by switching current optical detectors, the dynamic range is over six orders. PMID:24690730

  3. A synthetic diagnostic to modelled expected 2-D radiation power loss profile for the infrared imaging video bolometer of the Aditya tokamak

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    A 'synthetic diagnostic' has been developed to theoretically estimate the radiation from the ADITYA tokamak plasma using Infrared Imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB). These theoretical results will then be compared with the results obtained experimentally. The IRVB is a two dimensional (2-D) plasma radiation imaging diagnostic IRVB is used to measure time resolved 2-D profile of radiation power loss with wide field of view (FOV). The synthetic IRVB assumes symmetry in the tokamak. In poloidal cross-section it assumes symmetric parabolic profiles of plasma temperature, plasma density and impurity density. The IRVB system is essentially a pinhole camera system. It traces the line of sights of each bolometer pixel through the plasma volume and calculates local power emissivity at each volume element in space using the radiative cooling rates of plasma impurity. Finally line integrated emissivity 2-D profile provides a brightness profile at each bolometer pixel. This brightness profile is the expected IRVB image at foil location By considering the system etendue the power loss profile can be computed. Using the synthetic diagnostic, spatial response of the experimental diagnostic, FOV, expected signal level and Signal to Noise ratio can be determined. The synthetic IRVB used to simulate ADITYA-IRVB diagnostic and results were compared with experimental results. (author)

  4. Heterogeneous 3D integration of 17 μm pitch Si/SiGe quantum well bolometer arrays for infrared imaging systems

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    This paper reports on the realization of 17 μm × 17 μm pitch bolometer arrays for uncooled infrared imagers. Microbolometer arrays have been available in primarily defense applications since the mid-1980s and are typically based on deposited thin films on top of CMOS wafers that are surface-machined into sensor pixels. This paper instead focuses on the heterogeneous integration of monocrystalline Si/SiGe quantum-well-based thermistor material in a CMOS-compliant process using adhesive wafer bonding. The high-quality monocrystalline thermistor material opens up for potentially lower noise compared to commercially available uncooled microbolometer arrays together with a competitive temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR). Characterized bolometers had a TCR of −2.9% K−1 in vacuum, measured thermal conductances around 5 × 10−8 W K−1 and thermal time constants between 4.9 and 8.5 ms, depending on the design. Complications in the fabrication of stress-free bolometer legs and low-noise contacts are discussed and analyzed. (paper)

  5. Broad-band coupling of THz radiation to an YBa2Cu3O7-δ hot-electron bolometer mixer

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    We report on broad-band coupling of THz radiation to an YBa2Cu3O7-δ superconducting hot-electron bolometer. The bolometer - a micro-bridge of an YBa2Cu3O7-δ film with a PrBa2Cu3O7-δ protection layer - was built in a hybrid quasioptical antenna system consisting of a planar self-complementary spiral antenna on a dielectric substrate and an extended hyperhemispherical lens. The planar antenna was integrated into a coplanar transmission line for broad-band intermediate-frequency matching. Measurements performed in the direct detection regime between 2.5 THz and 4.2 THz delivered a system coupling efficiency for the radiation in the fundamental Gaussian mode of about 0.1 and a beam width of the radiation pattern of less than one degree. The pattern was consistent with the far-field radiation pattern that we calculated with a ray-tracing technique. At an intermediate frequency of 1.5 GHz we measured an output noise temperature of approx. 160 K for the bolometer driven in the resistive state by both dc and THz current and estimated, for the heterodyne regime, a system noise temperature of approx. 3x105 K. We studied the effect of a protection layer on the rate of phonon escape from the micro-bridge and, thus, on the output frequency bandwidth of the device. We discuss possibilities of a significant improvement of the device performance. (author)

  6. TeO{sub 2} bolometers with Cherenkov signal tagging: towards next-generation neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments

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    Casali, N. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi (Italy); Universita degli studi dell' Aquila, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche e Chimiche, Coppito (Italy); Vignati, M.; Bellini, F.; Cardani, L.; Ferroni, F.; Piperno, G. [Sapienza Universita di Roma, Dipartimento di Fisica, Rome (Italy); INFN Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy); Beeman, J.W. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Dafinei, I.; Orio, F.; Tomei, C. [INFN Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy); Di Domizio, S. [INFN Sezione di Genova, Genoa (Italy); Universita di Genova, Dipartimento di Fisica, Genoa (Italy); Gironi, L. [INFN Sezione di Milano Bicocca, Milan (Italy); Universita di Milano Bicocca, Dipartimento di Fisica, Milan (Italy); Nagorny, S. [INFN Gran Sasso Science Institute, L' Aquila (Italy); Pattavina, L.; Pirro, S.; Schaeffner, K. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi (Italy); Pessina, G.; Rusconi, C. [INFN Sezione di Milano Bicocca, Milan (Italy)

    2015-01-01

    CUORE, an array of 988 TeO{sub 2} bolometers, is about to be one of the most sensitive experiments searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay. Its sensitivity could be further improved by removing the background from α radioactivity. A few years ago it was pointed out that the signal from βs can be tagged by detecting the emitted Cherenkov light, which is not produced by αs. In this paper we confirm this possibility. For the first timewemeasured the Cherenkov light emitted by a CUORE crystal, and found it to be 100 eV at the Q-value of the decay. To completely reject the α background, we compute that one needs light detectors with baseline noise below 20 eV RMS, a value which is 3-4 times smaller than the average noise of the bolometric light detectors we are using. We point out that an improved light detector technology must be developed to obtain TeO{sub 2} bolometric experiments able to probe the inverted hierarchy of neutrino masses. (orig.)

  7. LUMINEU: a search for neutrinoless double beta decay based on ZnMoO4 scintillating bolometers

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    Armengaud, E.; Arnaud, Q.; Augier, C.; Benoît, A.; Benoît, A.; Boiko, L. Bergé S.; Bergmann, T.; Blümer, J.; Broniatowski, A.; Brudanin, V.; Camus, P.; Cazes, A.; Chapellier, M.; Charlieux, F.; Chernyak, D. M.; Coron, N.; Coulter, P.; Danevich, F. A.; de Boissiére, T.; Decourt, R.; De Jesus, M.; Devoyon, L.; Drillien, A.-A.; Dumoulin, L.; Eitel, K.; Enss, C.; Filosofov, D.; Fleischmann, A.; Foerster, N.; Fourches, N.; Gascon, J.; Gastaldo, L.; Gerbier, G.; Giuliani, A.; Gray, D.; Gros, M.; Hehn, L.; Henry, S.; Hervé, S.; Heuermann, G.; Humbert, V.; Ivanov, I. M.; Juillard, A.; Kéfélian, C.; Kleifges, M.; Kluck, H.; Kobychev, V. V.; Koskas, F.; Kozlov, V.; Kraus, H.; Kudryavtsev, V. A.; Le Sueur, H.; Loidl, M.; Magnier, P.; Makarov, E. P.; Mancuso, M.; de Marcillac, P.; Marnieros, S.; Marrache-Kikuchi, C.; Menshikov, A.; Nasonov, S. G.; Navick, X.-F.; Nones, C.; Olivieri, E.; Pari, P.; Paul, B.; Penichot, Y.; Pessina, G.; Piro, M. C.; Plantevin, O.; Poda, D. V.; Redon, T.; Robinson, M.; Rodrigues, M.; Rozov, S.; Sanglard, V.; Schmidt, B.; Scorza, S.; Shlegel, V. N.; Siebenborn, B.; Strazzer, O.; Tcherniakhovski, D.; Tenconi, M.; Torres, L.; Tretyak, V. I.; Vagneron, L.; Vasiliev, Ya V.; Velazquez, M.; Viraphong, O.; Walker, R. J.; Weber, M.; Yakushev, E.; Zhang, X.; Zhdankov, V. N.

    2016-05-01

    The LUMINEU is designed to investigate the possibility to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in 100 Mo by means of a large array of scintillating bolometers based on ZnMoO4 crystals enriched in 100 Mo. High energy resolution and relatively fast detectors, which are able to measure both the light and the heat generated upon the interaction of a particle in a crystal, are very promising for the recognition and rejection of background events. We present the LUMINEU concepts and the experimental results achieved aboveground and underground with large-mass natural and enriched crystals. The measured energy resolution, the α/β discrimination power and the radioactive internal contamination are all within the specifications for the projected final LUMINEU sensitivity. Simulations and preliminary results confirm that the LUMINEU technology can reach zero background in the region of interest (around 3 MeV) with exposures of the order of hundreds kgxyears, setting the bases for a next generation 0v2β decay experiment capable to explore the inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino mass pattern.

  8. LUMINEU: a search for neutrinoless double beta decay based on ZnMoO$_4$ scintillating bolometers

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    Armengaud, E; Augier, C; Benoit, A; Berge, L; Boiko, R S; Bergmann, T; Blumer, J; Broniatowski, A; Brudanin, V; Camus, P; Cazes, A; Chapellier, M; Charlieux, F; Chernyak, D M; Coron, N; Coulter, P; Danevich, F A; de Boissiere, T; Decourt, R; De Jesus, M; Devoyon, L; Drillien, A -A; Dumoulin, L; Eitel, K; Enss, C; Filosofov, D; Fleischmann, A; Foerster, N; Fourches, N; Gascon, J; Gastaldo, L; Gerbier, G; Giuliani, A; Gray, D; Gros, M; Hehn, L; Henry, S; Herve, S; Heuermann, G; Humbert, V; Ivanov, I M; Juillard, A; Kefelian, C; Kleifges, M; Kluck, H; Kobychev, V V; Koskas, F; Kozlov, V; Kraus, H; Kudryavtsev, V A; Sueur, H Le; Loidl, M; Magnier, P; Makarov, E P; Mancuso, M; de Marcillac, P; Marnieros, S; Marrache-Kikuchi, C; Menshikov, A; Nasonov, S G; Navick, X -F; Nones, C; Olivieri, E; Pari, P; Paul, B; Penichot, Y; Pessina, G; Piro, M C; Plantevin, O; Poda, D V; Redon, T; Robinson, M; Rodrigues, M; Rozov, S; Sanglard, V; Schmidt, B; Shlegel, S Scorza V N; Siebenborn, B; Strazzer, O; Tcherniakhovski, D; Tenconi, M; Torres, L; Tretyak, V I; Vagneron, L; Vasiliev, Ya V; Velazquez, M; Viraphong, O; Walker, R J; Weber, M; Yakushev, E; Zhang, X; Zhdankov, V N

    2016-01-01

    The LUMINEU is designed to investigate the possibility to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in $^{100}$Mo by means of a large array of scintillating bolometers based on ZnMoO$_4$ crystals enriched in $^{100}$Mo. High energy resolution and relatively fast detectors, which are able to measure both the light and the heat generated upon the interaction of a particle in a crystal, are very promising for the recognition and rejection of background events. We present the LUMINEU concepts and the experimental results achieved aboveground and underground with large-mass natural and enriched crystals. The measured energy resolution, the $\\alpha/\\beta$ discrimination power and the radioactive internal contamination are all within the specifications for the projected final LUMINEU sensitivity. Simulations and preliminary results confirm that the LUMINEU technology can reach zero background in the region of interest (around 3 MeV) with exposures of the order of hundreds kg$\\times$years, setting the bases for a nex...

  9. An array of cold-electron bolometers with SIN tunnel junctions and JFET readout for cosmology instruments

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    A novel concept of the parallel/series array of Cold-Electron Bolometers (CEB) with Superconductor-Insulator-Normal (SIN) Tunnel Junctions has been proposed. The concept was developed specially for matching the CEB with JFET amplifier at conditions of high optical power load. The CEB is a planar antenna-coupled superconducting detector with high sensitivity. For combination of effective HF operation and low noise properties the current-biased CEBs are connected in series for DC and in parallel for HF signal. A signal is concentrated from an antenna to the absorber through the capacitance of the tunnel junctions and through additional capacitance for coupling of superconducting islands. Using array of CEBs the applications can be considerably extended to higher power load by distributing the power between N CEBs and decreasing the electron temperature. Due to increased responsivity the noise matching is so effective that photon NEP could be easily achieved at 300 mK with a room temperature JFET for wide range of optical power loads. The concept of the CEB array has been developed for the BOOMERanG balloon telescope and other Cosmology instruments

  10. Measurement of the L/K electron capture ratio of the {sup 207}Bi decay to the 1633 keV level of {sup 207}Pb with a BGO scintillating bolometer

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    Coron, N.; Gironnet, J.; Marcillac, P. de; Martinez, M.; Redon, T.; Torres, L. [Universite Paris-Sud 11 et CNRS (UMR 8617), Institut d' Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay (France); Cuesta, C.; Garcia, E.; Ginestra, C.; Ortigoza, Y.; Pobes, C.; Puimedon, J.; Salinas, A.; Sarsa, M.L. [Universidad de Zaragoza, Grupo de Fisica Nuclear y Astroparticulas, Zaragoza (Spain); Watrin, A. [Universidad de Zaragoza, Grupo de Fisica Nuclear y Astroparticulas, Zaragoza (Spain); Universite Louis Pasteur, Ecole nationale superieure de physique de Strasbourg (ENSPS), Illkirch (France)

    2012-06-15

    The ROSEBUD Collaboration has dedicated several underground runs to study different types of bolometers, mainly for the search of dark matter. Some of these runs, profiting from the good energy resolution of one bolometer of BGO and the ultra-low background of the underground laboratory of Canfranc (LSC), allowed the measurement of the L/K electron capture ratio of the {sup 207}Bi decay to the 1633 keV level of {sup 207}Pb. This paper constitutes the first published measurement of this magnitude. (orig.)

  11. Measurement of the 2-dimensional plasma radiation structure during asymmetric radiative collapse by a tangentially viewing infrared imaging video bolometer on LHD

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    The infrared (IR) imaging video bolometer (IRVB) is a new type of plasma radiation measurement system, which uses an IR camera. For the 4th LHD campaign (2000), the IRVB type has been installed at a tangential port. Very clear helical plasma radiation structures were measured which agreed well with corresponding images of CIII radiation from a CCD camera. A change in the two-dimensional spatial distribution of the radiated power is observed during radiative collapse of the plasma which indicates that the asymmetric radiation is coming from the lower inboard side. (author)

  12. Optical, luminescence and thermal properties of radiopure ZnMoO{sub 4} crystals used in scintillating bolometers for double beta decay search

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    Chernyak, D.M. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière, 91405 Orsay (France); Danevich, F.A. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Degoda, V.Ya.; Dmitruk, I.M. [Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Ferri, F. [Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia dell' Università dell' Insubria, Como I-22100 (Italy); Galashov, E.N. [Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Giuliani, A., E-mail: Andrea.Giuliani@csnsm.in2p3.fr [Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière, 91405 Orsay (France); Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia dell' Università dell' Insubria, Como I-22100 (Italy); Sezione INFN di Milano-Bicocca, I-20126 Italy (Italy); Ivanov, I.M. [Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Kobychev, V.V. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Mancuso, M.; Marnieros, S. [Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière, 91405 Orsay (France); Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia dell' Università dell' Insubria, Como I-22100 (Italy); Mokina, V.M. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Nones, C.; Olivieri, E. [Service de Physique des Particules, CEA-Saclay, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette (France); Pessina, G. [Sezione INFN di Milano-Bicocca, I-20126 Italy (Italy); Rusconi, C. [Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia dell' Università dell' Insubria, Como I-22100 (Italy); Sezione INFN di Milano-Bicocca, I-20126 Italy (Italy); and others

    2013-11-21

    Zinc molybdate (ZnMoO{sub 4}) crystals are an excellent candidate material to fabricate scintillating bolometers for the study of neutrinoless double beta decay of {sup 100}Mo, provided that the crystal quality meets strict optical, thermal and radiopurity requirements. This paper addresses the characterization of improved crystalline samples grown by the low-thermal-gradient Czochralski technique. Transmittance measurements confirm significant improvement of the material with respect to previously developed samples. Luminescence properties (emission spectra, dependence of intensity on temperature, thermally stimulated luminescence and phosphorescence) have been studied under X-ray excitation from liquid-helium to room temperature. The index of refraction was measured in the wavelength interval 406–655 nm. Samples of ZnMoO{sub 4} crystals with masses of 5.07 g and 23.8 g were operated as scintillating bolometers at temperatures below 30 mK, with simultaneous detection of scintillation and heat signals, confirming an excellent alpha/beta rejection power. Background measurements allowed encouraging radiopurity level estimations. The light collection from ZnMoO{sub 4} scintillators was Monte Carlo simulated, analysing different crystal size, shape and surface properties and different photodetector sizes.

  13. Rejection of randomly coinciding events in Li$_2$$^{100}$MoO$_4$ scintillating bolometers using light detectors based on the Neganov-Luke effect

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    Chernyak, D M; Dumoulin, L; Giuliani, A; Mancuso, M; de Marcillac, P; Marnieros, S; Nones, C; Olivieri, E; Poda, D V; Tretyak, V I

    2016-01-01

    Random coincidences of nuclear events can be one of the main background sources in low-temperature calorimetric experiments looking for neutrinoless double-beta decay, especially in those searches based on scintillating bolometers embedding the promising double-beta candidate $^{100}$Mo, because of the relatively short half-life of the two-neutrino double-beta decay of this nucleus. We show in this work that randomly coinciding events of the two-neutrino double decay of $^{100}$Mo in enriched Li$_2$$^{100}$MoO$_4$ detectors can be effectively discriminated by pulse-shape analysis in the light channel if the scintillating bolometer is provided with a Neganov-Luke light detector, which can improve the signal-to-noise ratio by a large factor, assumed here at the level of $\\sim 750$ on the basis of preliminary experimental results obtained with these devices. The achieved pile-up rejection efficiency results in a very low contribution, of the order of $\\sim 6\\times10^{-5}$ counts/(keV$\\cdot$kg$\\cdot$y), to the ba...

  14. Enriched Zn{sup 100}MoO{sub 4} scintillating bolometers to search for 0ν2β decay of {sup 100}Mo with the LUMINEU experiment

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    Barabash, A.S. [Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow (Russian Federation); Chernyak, D.M.; Poda, D.V. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP, Kiev (Ukraine); Centre de Sciences Nucleaires et de Sciences de la Matiere, Orsay (France); Danevich, F.A. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP, Kiev (Ukraine); Giuliani, A. [Centre de Sciences Nucleaires et de Sciences de la Matiere, Orsay (France); Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia dell' Universita dell' Insubria, Como (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Milano Bicocca, Milan (Italy); Ivanov, I.M.; Makarov, E.P.; Nasonov, S.G.; Shlegel, V.N.; Vasiliev, Ya.V. [Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation); Mancuso, M. [Centre de Sciences Nucleaires et de Sciences de la Matiere, Orsay (France); Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia dell' Universita dell' Insubria, Como (Italy); Marnieros, S.; Olivieri, E.; Tenconi, M. [Centre de Sciences Nucleaires et de Sciences de la Matiere, Orsay (France); Nones, C. [CEA-Saclay, Service de Physique des Particules, Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Pessina, G. [INFN, Sezione di Milano Bicocca, Milan (Italy); Tretyak, V.I. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP, Kiev (Ukraine); INFN, Sezione di Roma ' ' La Sapienza' ' , Rome (Italy); Velazquez, M. [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, Pessac (France); Zhdankov, V.N. [CML Ltd., Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

    2014-10-15

    The LUMINEU project is a demonstrator experiment that will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of the isotope {sup 100}Mo embedded in zinc molybdate (ZnMoO{sub 4}) scintillating bolometers. In this context, a zinc molybdate crystal boule enriched in {sup 100}Mo to 99.5 % with a mass of 171 g was grown for the first time by the low-thermalgradient Czochralski technique. The production cycle provided a high yield (the crystal boule mass was 84 % of the initial charge) and an acceptable level - around 4 % - of irrecoverable losses of the costly enriched material. Two crystals of 59 and 63 g, obtained from the enriched boule, were tested above ground at millikelvin temperatures as scintillating bolometers. They showed a good detection performance, equivalent to that of previously developed natural ZnMoO{sub 4} detectors. These results pave the way to future sensitive searches based on the LUMINEU technology, capable of approaching and exploring the inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino mass pattern. (orig.)

  15. A digital output readout circuit with substrate temperature and bias heating compensation for uncooled micro-bolometer infrared focal plane arrays

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    Que, Longcheng; Wei, Linhai; Lv, Jian; Jiang, Yadong

    2015-07-01

    Uncooled micro-bolometer FPAs (focal plane arrays) are influenced by substrate temperature and bias heating effect seriously. When the substrate temperature of the FPA changes greatly, the output and the responsivity of the FPA will vary a lot, thus the images' quality is poor without the substrate temperature and bias heating effect compensation. In this paper, a new substrate temperature compensation method is proposed, which is completed during analog-to-digital converting with a 12-bit ADC (analog-to-digital converter), and the bias heating effect is canceled by trimming blind bolometers with on-chip DAC (digital-to-analog converter). The simulation result presents the achievable substrate temperature compensation range is about 80 K. The proposed structure has been adopted in a readout circuit and successfully fabricated with 0.5 μm CMOS process. For normal temperature scene (300 K), the digital output only changes 16% when the substrate temperature changes from 253 K to 333 K. And the equivalent analog output only changes 546.2 mV with a 3.4 V output swing. As a result, the scene DR (dynamic range) does not change rapidly along with the variation of the substrate temperature and the images' quality is improved greatly.

  16. A reconsideration of the noise equivalent power and the data analysis procedure for the infrared imaging video bolometers

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    The infrared imaging video bolometer (IRVB) used for measurement of the two-dimensional (2D) radiation profiles from the Large Helical Device has been significantly upgraded recently to improve its signal to noise ratio, sensitivity, and calibration, which ultimately provides quantitative measurements of the radiation from the plasma. The reliability of the quantified data needs to be established by various checks. The noise estimates also need to be revised and more realistic values need to be established. It is shown that the 2D heat diffusion equation can be used for estimating the power falling on the IRVB foil, even with a significant amount of spatial variation in the thermal diffusivity across the area of the platinum foil found experimentally during foil calibration. The equation for the noise equivalent power density (NEPD) is re-derived to include the errors in the measurement of the thermophysical and the optical properties of the IRVB foil. The theoretical value estimated using this newly derived equation matches closely, within 5.5%, with the mean experimental value. The change in the contribution of each error term of the NEPD equation with rising foil temperature is also studied and the blackbody term is found to dominate the other terms at elevated operating temperatures. The IRVB foil is also sensitive to the charge exchange (CX) neutrals escaping from the plasma. The CX neutral contribution is estimated to be marginally higher than the noise equivalent power (NEP) of the IRVB. It is also established that the radiation measured by the IRVB originates from the impurity line radiation from the plasma and not from the heated divertor tiles. The change in the power density due to noise reduction measures such as data smoothing and averaging is found to be comparable to the IRVB NEPD. The precautions that need to be considered during background subtraction are also discussed with experimental illustrations. Finally, the analysis algorithm with all the

  17. A reconsideration of the noise equivalent power and the data analysis procedure for the infrared imaging video bolometers

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    Pandya, Shwetang N., E-mail: pandya.shwetang@LHD.nifs.ac.jp; Sano, Ryuichi [High Temperature Plasma Physics Research Division, The Graduate University of Advanced Studies, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Peterson, Byron J.; Kobayashi, Masahiro; Mukai, Kiyofumi [National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Pandya, Santosh P. [Institute for Plasma Research, Nr. Indira Bridge, Village Bhat, Gandhinagar 382-428 (India)

    2014-12-15

    The infrared imaging video bolometer (IRVB) used for measurement of the two-dimensional (2D) radiation profiles from the Large Helical Device has been significantly upgraded recently to improve its signal to noise ratio, sensitivity, and calibration, which ultimately provides quantitative measurements of the radiation from the plasma. The reliability of the quantified data needs to be established by various checks. The noise estimates also need to be revised and more realistic values need to be established. It is shown that the 2D heat diffusion equation can be used for estimating the power falling on the IRVB foil, even with a significant amount of spatial variation in the thermal diffusivity across the area of the platinum foil found experimentally during foil calibration. The equation for the noise equivalent power density (NEPD) is re-derived to include the errors in the measurement of the thermophysical and the optical properties of the IRVB foil. The theoretical value estimated using this newly derived equation matches closely, within 5.5%, with the mean experimental value. The change in the contribution of each error term of the NEPD equation with rising foil temperature is also studied and the blackbody term is found to dominate the other terms at elevated operating temperatures. The IRVB foil is also sensitive to the charge exchange (CX) neutrals escaping from the plasma. The CX neutral contribution is estimated to be marginally higher than the noise equivalent power (NEP) of the IRVB. It is also established that the radiation measured by the IRVB originates from the impurity line radiation from the plasma and not from the heated divertor tiles. The change in the power density due to noise reduction measures such as data smoothing and averaging is found to be comparable to the IRVB NEPD. The precautions that need to be considered during background subtraction are also discussed with experimental illustrations. Finally, the analysis algorithm with all the

  18. A reconsideration of the noise equivalent power and the data analysis procedure for the infrared imaging video bolometers.

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    Pandya, Shwetang N; Peterson, Byron J; Kobayashi, Masahiro; Pandya, Santosh P; Mukai, Kiyofumi; Sano, Ryuichi

    2014-12-01

    The infrared imaging video bolometer (IRVB) used for measurement of the two-dimensional (2D) radiation profiles from the Large Helical Device has been significantly upgraded recently to improve its signal to noise ratio, sensitivity, and calibration, which ultimately provides quantitative measurements of the radiation from the plasma. The reliability of the quantified data needs to be established by various checks. The noise estimates also need to be revised and more realistic values need to be established. It is shown that the 2D heat diffusion equation can be used for estimating the power falling on the IRVB foil, even with a significant amount of spatial variation in the thermal diffusivity across the area of the platinum foil found experimentally during foil calibration. The equation for the noise equivalent power density (NEPD) is re-derived to include the errors in the measurement of the thermophysical and the optical properties of the IRVB foil. The theoretical value estimated using this newly derived equation matches closely, within 5.5%, with the mean experimental value. The change in the contribution of each error term of the NEPD equation with rising foil temperature is also studied and the blackbody term is found to dominate the other terms at elevated operating temperatures. The IRVB foil is also sensitive to the charge exchange (CX) neutrals escaping from the plasma. The CX neutral contribution is estimated to be marginally higher than the noise equivalent power (NEP) of the IRVB. It is also established that the radiation measured by the IRVB originates from the impurity line radiation from the plasma and not from the heated divertor tiles. The change in the power density due to noise reduction measures such as data smoothing and averaging is found to be comparable to the IRVB NEPD. The precautions that need to be considered during background subtraction are also discussed with experimental illustrations. Finally, the analysis algorithm with all the

  19. Background discrimination in neutrinoless double beta decay search with $\\textrm{TeO}_{2}$ bolometers using Neganov-Luke amplified cryogenic light detectors

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    Willers, M; Giuliani, A; Gütlein, A; Münster, A; Lanfranchi, J -C; Oberauer, L; Potzel, W; Roth, S; Schönert, S; Sivers, M v; Wawoczny, S; Zöller, A

    2014-01-01

    We demonstrate that Neganov-Luke amplified cryogenic light detectors with Transition Edge Sensor read-out can be applied for the background suppression in cryogenic experiments searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{130}\\text{Te}$ with $\\text{TeO}_{2}$ based bolometers. Electron and gamma induced events can be discriminated from $\\alpha$ events by detecting the Cherenkov light produced by the $\\beta$ particles emitted in the decay. We use the Cherenkov light produced by events in the full energy peak of $^{208}\\text{Tl}$ and by events from a $^{147}\\text{Sm}$ source to show that at the Q-value of the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{130}\\text{Te}$ ($Q_{\\beta \\beta} = 2.53 \\,\\text{MeV}$), a separation of $e^{-}/\\gamma$ events from $\\alpha$ events can be achieved on an event-by-event basis with practically no reduction in signal acceptance.

  20. Pyroelectric response mechanism of barium strontium titanate ceramics in dielectric bolometer mode: The underlying essence of the enhancing effect of direct current bias field

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    Mao, Chaoliang; Cao, Sheng; Yan, Shiguang; Yao, Chunhua; Cao, Fei; Wang, Genshui; Dong, Xianlin [Key Laboratory of Inorganic Functional Materials and Devices, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Changning, Shanghai 200050 (China); Hu, Xu; Yang, Chunli [Kunming Institute of Physics, Kunming 650223 (China)

    2013-06-17

    Pyroelectric response mechanism of Ba{sub 0.70}Sr{sub 0.30}TiO{sub 3} ceramics under dielectric bolometer (DB) mode was investigated by dielectric and pyroelectric properties measurement. The variations of total, intrinsic, and induced pyroelectric coefficients (p{sub tot}, p{sub int}, p{sub ind}) with temperatures and bias fields were analyzed. p{sub int} plays the dominant role to p{sub tot} through most of the temperature range and p{sub ind} will be slightly higher than p{sub int} above T{sub 0}. The essence of the enhancing effect of DC bias field on pyroelectric coefficient can be attributed to the high value of p{sub int}. This mechanism is useful for the pyroelectric materials (DB mode) applications.

  1. Development and underground test of radiopure ZnMoO4 scintillating bolometers for the LUMINEU 0ν2β project

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    The LUMINEU (Luminescent Underground Molybdenum Investigation for NEUtrino mass and nature) project envisages a high-sensitivity search for neutrinoless double beta (0ν 2β) decay of 100Mo with the help of scintillating bolometers based on zinc molybdate (ZnMoO4) crystals. One of the crucial points for the successful performance of this experiment is the development of a protocol for producing high quality large mass ZnMoO4 crystal scintillators with extremely high internal radiopurity. Here we report a significant progress in the development of large volume ZnMoO4 crystalline boules (with mass up to 1 kg) from deeply purified materials. We present and discuss the results achieved with two ZnMoO4 samples (with mass of about 0.3 kg each): one is a precursor of the LUMINEU project, while the other one was produced in the framework of LUMINEU with an improved purification / crystallization procedure. The two crystals were measured deep underground as scintillating bolometers in the EDELWEISS dilution refrigerator at the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane (France) protected by a rock overburden corresponding to 4800 m w.e. The results indicate that both tested crystals are highly radiopure. However, the advanced LUMINEU sample shows a clear improvement with respect to the precursor, exhibiting only a trace internal contamination related with 210Po at the level of 1 mBq/kg, while the activity of 226Ra and 228Th is below 0.005 mBq/kg. This demonstrates that the LUMINEU purification and crystal-growth procedures are very efficient and leads to radiopurity levels which exceedingly satisfy not only the LUMINEU goals but also the requirements of a next-generation 0ν 2β experiment

  2. Colossal magnetoresistive La0.7(Pb1-xSrx)0.3MnO3 films for bolometer and magnetic sensor applications

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    We report on electrical and magnetic properties of a continuous series of solid solutions La0.7(Pb1-xSrx)0.3MnO3 prepared by the pulsed laser deposition technique on LaAlO3 and SrTiO3 single crystals. Strict compositional control enables us to tailor the metal-to-semiconductor phase transition from 266 to 327 K, the maximum of temperature coefficient of resistance from 10.2%K-1 to 3.2%K-1, and maximum of magnetoresistance ratio at 7 kOe from 41% to 17% for x=0 and x=1 correspondingly. The ferromagnetic resonance linewidth ranges from 124 to 300 Oe, indicating low microwave loss and the films uniformity. Noise spectroscopy performed in the 2 Hz - 20 kHz range reveals two components: Johnson noise (independent of frequency and bias current) and excess 1/f noise proportional to the square of the bias current. Very low excess noise (normalized value γ/n varying in the range from 10-20 to 10-22cm3) has been achieved due to the epitaxial quality of the fabricated films. Using these films, an infrared radiation bolometer and weak magnetic field sensor have been built and tested. The bolometer resolves the noise equivalent temperature difference as low as 120 nK/√Hz at 30 Hz frame frequency, while the magnetic field sensor shows the noise equivalent magnetic field difference of 50 μOe/√Hz at 1 kHz and optimum bias magnetic field applied. [copyright] 2001 American Institute of Physics

  3. Investigation of response of high-temperature superconducting Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 CaCu sub 2 O sub y bolometer at hard substrate on infrared laser pulses of permanent power and variable relative pulse duration

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    Antonenko, S V; Korotkov, D P; Maltsev, S N

    2001-01-01

    A method for studying bolometric response of superconducting films to effect of a sequence of IR pulses of identical power and variable relative pulse duration using an optical rod was developed. A semiconductor laser was used as radiation source. Using the method suggested experiments on studying characteristics of a superconducting bolometer on the basis of Bi sub 2 Sr sub 2 CaCu sub 2 O sub y film on a MgO substrate were conducted. It was found that increase in pulse repetition frequency of IR laser in the range of 1-7 kHz brought about a decrease (by a factor of 2.5) of variable component of the bolometer response amplitude

  4. Investigation of response of high-temperature superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2Oy bolometer at hard substrate on infrared laser pulses of permanent power and variable relative pulse duration

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    A method for studying bolometric response of superconducting films to effect of a sequence of IR pulses of identical power and variable relative pulse duration using an optical rod was developed. A semiconductor laser was used as radiation source. Using the method suggested experiments on studying characteristics of a superconducting bolometer on the basis of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Oy film on a MgO substrate were conducted. It was found that increase in pulse repetition frequency of IR laser in the range of 1-7 kHz brought about a decrease (by a factor of 2.5) of variable component of the bolometer response amplitude

  5. Modeling of Noise and Resistance of Semimetal Hg1-xCdxTe Quantum Well used as a Channel for THz Hot-Electron Bolometer.

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    Melezhik, E O; Gumenjuk-Sichevska, J V; Sizov, F F

    2016-12-01

    Noise characteristics and resistance of semimetal-type mercury-cadmium-telluride quantum wells (QWs) at the liquid nitrogen temperature are studied numerically, and their dependence on the QW parameters and on the electron concentration is established. The QW band structure calculations are based on the full 8-band k.p Hamiltonian. The electron mobility is simulated by the direct iterative solution of the Boltzmann transport equation, which allows us to include correctly all the principal scattering mechanisms, elastic as well as inelastic.We find that the generation-recombination noise is strongly suppressed due to the very fast recombination processes in semimetal QWs. Hence, the thermal noise should be considered as a main THz sensitivity-limiting mechanism in those structures. Optimization of a semimetal Hg1-xCdxTe QW to make it an efficient THz bolometer channel should include the increase of electron concentration in the well and tuning the molar composition x close to the gapless regime. PMID:27067729

  6. Modeling of Noise and Resistance of Semimetal Hg1-xCdxTe Quantum Well used as a Channel for THz Hot-Electron Bolometer.

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    Melezhik, E O; Gumenjuk-Sichevska, J V; Sizov, F F

    2016-12-01

    Noise characteristics and resistance of semimetal-type mercury-cadmium-telluride quantum wells (QWs) at the liquid nitrogen temperature are studied numerically, and their dependence on the QW parameters and on the electron concentration is established. The QW band structure calculations are based on the full 8-band k.p Hamiltonian. The electron mobility is simulated by the direct iterative solution of the Boltzmann transport equation, which allows us to include correctly all the principal scattering mechanisms, elastic as well as inelastic.We find that the generation-recombination noise is strongly suppressed due to the very fast recombination processes in semimetal QWs. Hence, the thermal noise should be considered as a main THz sensitivity-limiting mechanism in those structures. Optimization of a semimetal Hg1-xCdxTe QW to make it an efficient THz bolometer channel should include the increase of electron concentration in the well and tuning the molar composition x close to the gapless regime.

  7. First 450-micron dust continuum mapping of the massive star-forming region NGC 3576 with the P-ArTeMiS bolometer camera

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    André, P; Gallais, P; Reveret, V; Pennec, J Le; Rodríguez, L; Boulade, O; Doumayrou, E; Dubreuil, D; Lortholary, M; Martignac, J; Talvard, M; De Breuck, C; Hamon, G; Schneider, N; Bontemps, S; Lagage, P O; Pantin, E; Roussel, H; Miller, M; Purcell, C R; Hill, T; Stutzki, J

    2008-01-01

    Context: The earliest phases of massive star formation are currently much debated. Aims. In an effort to make progress, we took a census of Class0-like protostellar dense cores in the NGC 3576 region, one of the nearest and most luminous embedded sites of high-mass star formation in the Galaxy. Methods: We used the P-ArTeMiS bolometer camera on the APEX telescope to produce the first 450-micron dust continuum map of the filamentary dense clump associated with NGC 3576. Results: Combining our 450-micron observations with existing data at other wavelengths, we have identified seven massive protostellar sources along the NGC 3576 filament and placed them in the M_env - L_bol evolutionary diagram for protostars. Conclusions: Comparison with theoretical evolutionary tracks suggests that these seven protostellar sources will evolve into massive stars with masses M* ~ 15-50 Msun. Four sources are classified as candidate high-mass Class 0 objects, two sources as massive Class I objects, and one source appears to be a...

  8. I-V characteristic of phonon-cooled hot-electron bolometer%超导HEB的I-V特性模拟

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    范翠; 金飚兵; 康琳; 许伟伟; 陈健; 吴培亨

    2008-01-01

    超导热电子测热辐射仪(Superconducting Hot-electron Bolometer,HEB)是一种检测器件,可以对1THz以上的电磁辐射进行高灵敏度的检测.该工作是利用双温模型,假设电子和声子各自处在平衡态,但具有不同的温度,根据热平衡原理,计算出电子和声子温度在HEB桥上的分布,得到桥两端的电压值,从而得出器件的I-V特性.分析了实验环境温度,转变宽度和薄膜厚度对器件I-V的要求,并与实验测量的结果相比较,为进一步研究超导HEB的混频特性打下基础.

  9. Status of LUMINEU program to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of {sup 100}Mo with cryogenic ZnMoO{sub 4} scintillating bolometers

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    Danevich, F. A., E-mail: danevich@kinr.kiev.ua; Boiko, R. S.; Chernyak, D. M.; Kobychev, V. V. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Bergé, L.; Chapellier, M.; Drillien, A.-A.; Dumoulin, L.; Humbert, V.; Marcillac, P. de; Marnieros, S.; Marrache-Kikuchi, C.; Olivieri, E.; Plantevin, O.; Tenconi, M. [Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay (France); Coron, N.; Redon, T.; Torres, L. [IAS, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay (France); Devoyon, L.; Koskas, F. [CEA, Centre d’Etudes Saclay, Orphée, 91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex (France); and others

    2015-10-28

    The LUMTNEU program aims at performing a pilot experiment on 0ν2β decay of {sup 100}Mo using radiopure ZnMoO{sub 4} crystals enriched in {sup 100}Mo operated as cryogenic scintillating bolometers. Large volume ZnMoO{sub 4} crystal scintillators (∼ 0.3 kg) were developed and tested showing high performance in terms of radiopurity, energy resolution and α/β particle discrimination capability. Zinc molybdate crystal scintillators enriched in {sup 100}Mo were grown for the first time by the low-thermal-gradient Czochralski technique with a high crystal yield and an acceptable level of enriched molybdenum irrecoverable losses. A background level of ∼ 0.5 counts/(yr keV ton) in the region of interest can be reached in a large detector array thanks to the excellent detectors radiopurity and particle discrimination capability, suppression of randomly coinciding events by pulse-shape analysis, and anticoincidence cut. These results pave the way to future sensitive searches based on the LUMTNEU technology, capable of approachingand exploring the inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino mass pattern.

  10. Imaging bolometers for visualization of plasma radiation and cross-validation of three dimensional impurity transport models for the Large Helical Device

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    The InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) measures the radiation from the plasma in two dimensions, giving an image of the plasma radiation power loss. Using a geometry matrix calculated from a model of the LHD first wall, the IRVB sightline geometry and a three dimensional (3D) plasma grid, a synthetic instrument is developed using the 3D carbon impurity radiation results of the EMC3-EIRENE edge impurity transport code as an input. The output of the synthetic instrument are images of the plasma radiation at the IRVB foil due to the EMC3-EIRENE code, which are qualitatively compared with preliminary experimental images from the IRVB. Such a comparison for detached discharges in LHD in which an externally induced m/n = 1/1 magnetic island is applied shows that when the magnetic island is moved 36 degrees toroidally the enhanced radiation in the x-points of the magnetic island also moves as predicted by the EMC3-EIRENE code. (author)

  11. 金属膜电阻型辐射热探测器在EAST上的应用%Application of Metal Foil Resistive Bolometer on EAST

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    杜薇; 段艳敏; 胡立群; 毛松涛; 徐立清; 席莹

    2013-01-01

    介绍了托卡马克实验装置(EAST)上用于绝对测量辐射功率的金属膜电阻探测器测量系统.金属膜电阻型探测器采用经典的惠斯通电桥电路结构,结合正弦波激励的载频信号放大技术,该系统实现了对强电磁干扰环境下微弱信号的测量.EAST上的辐射功率测量系统为48路测量阵列,用于测量等离子体放电过程中辐射功率的时空演化.文中给出了对探测器进行绝对标定的结果和典型的测量结果.%The metal foil resistive bolometer was successfully applied on EAST device for measurement of radiation power.Classical Wheatstone bridge circuit is adopted in the detector and the carrier amplifier technique inspired by sine wave is applied in the electronics.Thus,it is suitable for weak signal measurement in strong electromagnetic interference environment.The measurement system on EAST mainly consists of 48 detectors and corresponding electronics to measure the temporal and spatial distribution of plasma radiation power in the whole plasma poloidal cross-section.Calibration result and typical measurement result on EAST are given in the paper.

  12. Calibration of a thin metal foil for infrared imaging video bolometer to estimate the spatial variation of thermal diffusivity using a photo-thermal technique

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    A thin metal foil is used as a broad band radiation absorber for the InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB), which is a vital diagnostic for studying three-dimensional radiation structures from high temperature plasmas in the Large Helical Device. The two-dimensional (2D) heat diffusion equation of the foil needs to be solved numerically to estimate the radiation falling on the foil through a pinhole geometry. The thermal, physical, and optical properties of the metal foil are among the inputs to the code besides the spatiotemporal variation of temperature, for reliable estimation of the exhaust power from the plasma illuminating the foil. The foil being very thin and of considerable size, non-uniformities in these properties need to be determined by suitable calibration procedures. The graphite spray used for increasing the surface emissivity also contributes to a change in the thermal properties. This paper discusses the application of the thermographic technique for determining the spatial variation of the effective in-plane thermal diffusivity of the thin metal foil and graphite composite. The paper also discusses the advantages of this technique in the light of limitations and drawbacks presented by other calibration techniques being practiced currently. The technique is initially applied to a material of known thickness and thermal properties for validation and finally to thin foils of gold and platinum both with two different thicknesses. It is observed that the effect of the graphite layer on the estimation of the thermal diffusivity becomes more pronounced for thinner foils and the measured values are approximately 2.5–3 times lower than the literature values. It is also observed that the percentage reduction in thermal diffusivity due to the coating is lower for high thermal diffusivity materials such as gold. This fact may also explain, albeit partially, the higher sensitivity of the platinum foil as compared to gold

  13. Calibration of a thin metal foil for infrared imaging video bolometer to estimate the spatial variation of thermal diffusivity using a photo-thermal technique

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    Pandya, Shwetang N., E-mail: pandya.shwetang@LHD.nifs.ac.jp; Sano, Ryuichi [The Graduate University of Advanced Studies, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Peterson, Byron J.; Mukai, Kiyofumi; Akiyama, Tsuyoshi; Watanabe, Takashi [National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Drapiko, Evgeny A. [Fusion Centre, 1, Akademika Kurchatova pl., Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); Alekseyev, Andrey G. [Kurchatov Institute, 1, Akademika Kurchatova pl., Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation); Itomi, Muneji [Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita-13, Nishi-8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628 (Japan)

    2014-05-15

    A thin metal foil is used as a broad band radiation absorber for the InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB), which is a vital diagnostic for studying three-dimensional radiation structures from high temperature plasmas in the Large Helical Device. The two-dimensional (2D) heat diffusion equation of the foil needs to be solved numerically to estimate the radiation falling on the foil through a pinhole geometry. The thermal, physical, and optical properties of the metal foil are among the inputs to the code besides the spatiotemporal variation of temperature, for reliable estimation of the exhaust power from the plasma illuminating the foil. The foil being very thin and of considerable size, non-uniformities in these properties need to be determined by suitable calibration procedures. The graphite spray used for increasing the surface emissivity also contributes to a change in the thermal properties. This paper discusses the application of the thermographic technique for determining the spatial variation of the effective in-plane thermal diffusivity of the thin metal foil and graphite composite. The paper also discusses the advantages of this technique in the light of limitations and drawbacks presented by other calibration techniques being practiced currently. The technique is initially applied to a material of known thickness and thermal properties for validation and finally to thin foils of gold and platinum both with two different thicknesses. It is observed that the effect of the graphite layer on the estimation of the thermal diffusivity becomes more pronounced for thinner foils and the measured values are approximately 2.5–3 times lower than the literature values. It is also observed that the percentage reduction in thermal diffusivity due to the coating is lower for high thermal diffusivity materials such as gold. This fact may also explain, albeit partially, the higher sensitivity of the platinum foil as compared to gold.

  14. Calibration of a thin metal foil for infrared imaging video bolometer to estimate the spatial variation of thermal diffusivity using a photo-thermal technique.

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    Pandya, Shwetang N; Peterson, Byron J; Sano, Ryuichi; Mukai, Kiyofumi; Drapiko, Evgeny A; Alekseyev, Andrey G; Akiyama, Tsuyoshi; Itomi, Muneji; Watanabe, Takashi

    2014-05-01

    A thin metal foil is used as a broad band radiation absorber for the InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB), which is a vital diagnostic for studying three-dimensional radiation structures from high temperature plasmas in the Large Helical Device. The two-dimensional (2D) heat diffusion equation of the foil needs to be solved numerically to estimate the radiation falling on the foil through a pinhole geometry. The thermal, physical, and optical properties of the metal foil are among the inputs to the code besides the spatiotemporal variation of temperature, for reliable estimation of the exhaust power from the plasma illuminating the foil. The foil being very thin and of considerable size, non-uniformities in these properties need to be determined by suitable calibration procedures. The graphite spray used for increasing the surface emissivity also contributes to a change in the thermal properties. This paper discusses the application of the thermographic technique for determining the spatial variation of the effective in-plane thermal diffusivity of the thin metal foil and graphite composite. The paper also discusses the advantages of this technique in the light of limitations and drawbacks presented by other calibration techniques being practiced currently. The technique is initially applied to a material of known thickness and thermal properties for validation and finally to thin foils of gold and platinum both with two different thicknesses. It is observed that the effect of the graphite layer on the estimation of the thermal diffusivity becomes more pronounced for thinner foils and the measured values are approximately 2.5-3 times lower than the literature values. It is also observed that the percentage reduction in thermal diffusivity due to the coating is lower for high thermal diffusivity materials such as gold. This fact may also explain, albeit partially, the higher sensitivity of the platinum foil as compared to gold. PMID:24880398

  15. EAST 电磁环境下辐射量热诊断系统屏蔽接地研究%Shielding and Grounding of the Bolometer Diagnostic System in Electromagnetic Environment of EAST

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    郝正坤; 段艳敏; 胡立群; 毛松涛

    2015-01-01

    介绍了东方超环( EAST)磁约束聚变实验装置中辐射量热诊断系统的屏蔽接地措施,并对整个系统的接地方案进行了研究。通过采用封闭的屏蔽支撑盒、双屏蔽传输电缆、串并混合单点接地等措施,有效避免了多道之间的共振和地回路,保证了测量系统在复杂电磁环境下的正常工作。%The Bolometer diagnostic system at the superconducting Tokamak EAST is introduced briefly .The shielding and grounding method of Bolometer diagnostic system is studied.Measures of shielded cabinet, low noise double-shielding cables and single point grounding are adopted to insure the long distance transmission of weak voltage signals in complex electromagnetic environment.The method can avoid grounding loop and reso-nance among the 4-channel model.The testing result shows that it can protect effectively weak signal from e-lectromagnetic interference.

  16. 基于稳态卡计法的半球向全发射率测量技术综述%A Review of Hemispherical Total Emissivity Measurement Technology Based on the Steady-State Calorimetric Bolometer

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    辛春锁; 何小瓦; 杨阳; 邓建兵

    2011-01-01

    The present status of hemispherical total emissivity measurement technology is reviewed, the measurement theory of hemispherical total emissivity measurement technology based on a steady-state calorimetric bolometer is introduced, the measurement apparatus is classified based on the heating mode of specimen, the existing problem of emissivity measurement apparatus is analyzed from technical perspectives, the shortcoming of hemispherical total emissivity measurement technology based on a steady-state calorimetric bolometer is discussed, at last, its future trends is prospected.%综述了半球向全发射率测量技术研究现状,介绍了基于稳态卡计法的半球向全发射率测量原理,根据对试样加热方式的不同对测量装置进行了分类,并从技术层面剖析了各类测量装置的特点及存在的问题,讨论了基于稳态卡计法半球向全发射率测量技术存在的不足和未来的发展方向.

  17. Study and optimization of bolometers designed to measure both ionization and heat in order to detect black matter; Etude et optimisation de bolometres a mesure simultanee de l`ionisation et de la chaleur pour la recherche de matiere noire

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    Navick, X.F

    1997-09-25

    The detection of black matter in the form of wimp (weakly interactive massive particle) requires the identification of the incident particle so that events due to wimp interactions can be set apart from events due to surrounding radioactivity. Bolometers allow to measure both the energy deposited and the ionization made by a particle. The amount of energy is determined by calorimetry. Wimp detection implies bolometers to run at very low temperature. After a presentation of particle interactions with matter, this thesis describes the physical phenomena involved in heat and ionization measurements. The behaviour of semiconductors at low temperature is investigated and qualitative expectations are drawn about the working of metal-semiconductor interface and the pin diode. An experimental setting is presented. The operating voltage needs to be very low in order to be the least disturbing possible. At so low voltage, a decrease of the ionization signal in terms of time appears. It is shown that this phenomenon is linked to the level density in the forbidden band of the semiconductor and to the intensity of infrared radiation reaching the detector. (A.C.) 193 refs.

  18. Z箍缩软X射线辐射能量薄膜量热计改进技术%Improvement on resistive bolometer for measuring total soft X-ray yield generated by Z-pinches

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    李沫; 王亮平

    2013-01-01

    The resistive bolometer is an accurate,robust,spectrally broadband technique for measuring total soft X-ray yield.By replacing the pulsed voltage driver with a pulsed current driver and removing the series-wound resistance,the change of resistance between the ends of Ni-film can be measured directly,thus the measurement precision can be promoted effectively.The applicability of this improved resistive bolometer is expanded to all typical Z-pinch loads on "Qiangguang-Ⅰ " facility.Data analysis shows that the uncertainty decreases from 49.0% to 19.6% in measuring X-ray yield generated by A1 wire array Z-pinches.Xray yield data from the resistive bolometer were compared with the ones from the X-ray power measure system.The ratios between them were between 0.87 and 1.04.%薄膜量热计是进行Z箍缩辐射总能量测量的主要手段之一,准确可信的总能量参数对Z箍缩研究具有重要意义.对薄膜量热计装置进行技术改进,采用脉冲恒流源代替脉冲恒压源驱动镍薄膜量热计,撤除了回路中的串接电阻,可直接测量薄膜探测器的电阻变化,从而有效提高了辐射总能量测量的精度,拓宽了该设备的适用范围,使其可对目前“强光一号”加速器Z箍缩实验中所有典型负载进行测量.改进后平面型铝丝阵负载实验中总能量测量的相对不确定度由49.0%降低为19.6%.与闪烁探测系统功率测量结果积分值进行了对比,二者比值在0.87~1.04之间.

  19. 基于非晶硅薄膜的微测辐射热计光学仿真和优化%Optical Optimization and Simulation of Micro-bolometers Based on α-Si:H Thin Film

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    何敏; 李伟; 李雨励; 孙言; 蒋亚东

    2012-01-01

    Uncooled micro-bolometer based on hydrogenated amorphous silicon(a-Si:H) thin film has attracted many attentions in the infrared (IR) field of civilian and military applications due to its simple cell-structure, good compatibility for large scale integration and effective detection. In this paper, we bring in titanium nitride as a novel infrared absorption material and carry out some optical simulation and optimization on the infrared absorbing performance of micro-bolometers based on a-Si:H thin film. The results show that when the a-Si:H thin film is taken as 120 nm thick, the combined thin film layer consisting of TiN and α-Si:H has a high infrared absorption as high as 96% in the wavelength from 8 μm to 14 μm, in which the best thickness of TiN thin film is 32 nm. Α-Si:H, micro-bolometer, TiN, optical simulation%基于非晶硅薄膜的非制冷微测辐射热计具有结构简单、易于大规模集成、工艺兼容以及良好探测性能等特点,在红外探测领域等受到关注.引入氮化钛薄膜作为新型红外吸收材料,通过光学导纳矩阵法,对基于非晶硅薄膜的微测辐射热计的红外吸收特性,进行了仿真和优化研究.结果表明,非晶硅微测辐射热计中,氮化钛/非晶硅复合薄膜具有良好的红外吸收性能.当非晶硅薄膜厚度为120nm时,由氮化钛/非晶硅组成的膜系在8~14μm范围内具有96%左右的红外吸收率,其中氮化钛薄膜的最佳吸收厚度为32nm.

  20. Effect of Different TiO2 Preparation Techniques on the Performance of the Dielectric Bolometer Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 as a Distance Sensor

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    In this study TiO2 films have been prepared using two different techniques for example sol-gel and electron gun evaporation (e-gun) techniques. The films were annealed at 300, 350 and 400 degree Celsius in air. The microstructure study using field emission scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffractometer showed nanometer grains size and only the film prepared by sol-gel and annealed at 400 degree Celsius has anatase phase while others are amorphous. To study the effect of the films (as buffer layer) onto the dielectric bolometer Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 as distance sensor, sensors with the configuration of Al/ BST/ TiO2/ RuO2/ SiO2/ Si were built. Two different measurements for example with and without infrared source were carried out to measure the sensitivity and repeatability of the sensors. The sensors which contained sol-gel TiO2 films gave reading for both type of measurements, indicating that the sensor can act as active and passive sensors. However, the sensors which contained e-gun TiO2 films only gave responses when the IR source was used, indicating that they can only act as passive sensors. The most sensitive sensor was TiO2 film prepared by sol gel and annealed at 350 degree Celsius. In general sensors which contained TiO2 films prepared by sol gel showed good repeatability. (author)

  1. 基于VO2薄膜非致冷红外探测器性能研究%CHARACTERIZATION OF UNCOOLED VO2-BASED THIN FILMS BOLOMETER

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    陈长虹; 易新建; 张静; 熊笔峰

    2001-01-01

    用微电子工艺制备了VO2溅射薄膜红外探测器,在296K的环境温度中测试了该探测器对8-12μm红外辐射的黑体响应率和噪声电压,结果显示该探测器在调制频率为30Hz时可以实现探测率D*=1.89×108cmHz1/2W-1,热时间常数τ=0.011s的非致冷红外探测.%An uncooled bolometer based on VO2 thin films deposited by reactive ion-beam sputtering was fabricated. The noise and responsivity for the spectral range 8-12μm were measured at 296K. At the chopper frequency of 30Hz, the device having a detectivity D* of 1.89×108cmHz1/2W-1and a thermal time constant of 0.011s was realized.

  2. 基于VO2薄膜非致冷红外探测器光电响应研究%INFRARED RESPONSIVITY OF UNCOOLED VO2-BASED THIN FILMS BOLOMETER

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    陈长虹; 易新建; 熊笔锋

    2001-01-01

    VO2 thin films are used for uncooled microbolometer due to their high temperature coefficient of resistance.In this paper,on the basis of fabricating the uncooled bolometer based on VO2 sputtered thin films,the responsivity for the spectral range of 8 - 12μm region dependence on bias current and chopper frequency is studied.The result indicates that the responsivity is over 17kV/W and up to 10kV/W at a chopper frequency of 10 and 30Hz,respectively.The device having a detectivity D* of exceeding 1.0 × 108 cm Hz/W and a thermal time constant of 0.011 seconds has been realized.%VO2薄膜是非致冷微测辐射热红外探测器热敏电阻材料。研究中应用微电子工艺制备了VO2溅射薄膜红外探测器,在296K的环境中测试了该探测器在不同的直流偏置、光调制频率下对873K标准黑体源8—12μm红外辐射的光电响应以及器件的噪声电压,在10和30Hz的调制频率下其响应率分别大于17kV/W和接近10kV/W。该探测器实现了探测率D*大于1.0×108cm Hz/W,热时间常量为0.011s的8-12μm非致冷红外探测。

  3. A search for non-baryonic dark matter using an ionisation bolometer in the edelweiss experiment; Recherche de matiere sombre non-baryonique au moyen d`un bolometre a ionisation dans le cadre de l`experience edelweiss

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    Di Stefano, Ph. [CEA Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Dept. d`Astrophysique, de la Physique des Particules, de la Physique Nucleaire et de l`Instrumentation Associee]|[Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France)

    1998-09-24

    The EDELWEISS experiment is an underground direct-detection search for hypothetical supersymmetric WIMPs that might solve the problem of dark matter. We have employed a cryogenic 70 g germanium ionisation bolometer, in which a WIMP would scatter elastically off a nucleus, creating both a heat and an ionisation signal. To offset the various electronic noises present in our necessarily small signals, we have s applied an optimal filtering technique in the frequency domain. This allows us to reach resolutions of 1.2 keV FWHM at 122 keV on north channels. It also provides good separation right down to low energies between the expected signal of nuclear recoils, and the photonic background of electron recoils which ionize more for a given energy. Calibration data show that we are able to reject 99.7 % of this background, while keeping 95% of the signal. However, our 1.17 kg.days of data searching for WIMPs show a third population encroaching on the expected signal. This is probably due to low energy photons or electrons interacting in the outer layers of the crystal, where charges are incompletely collected. Nevertheless, by trading off half of the conserved signal, we still manage to reject 98.5 % of the background. Thus the raw rate of 40 evts/d/kg/keV yields a conservative 90 % upper limit on the signal of 0.6 evts/d/kg/keV. This represents nearly a three orders of magnitude improvement for EDELWEISS, and puts the predicted supersymmetric phase space within two orders of magnitude. (author) 196 refs.

  4. Analysis of Infrared Absorption for 25m Pitch Pixel of Micro-bolometer%微测辐射热计单元红外吸收分析

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    雷述宇; 李军利

    2015-01-01

    An infrared absorption model was described, which had been used for infrared absorption analysis for a 25m two-level micro-bolometer pixel design. If the square resistance of surface metal film was changing from 2 to 600, the absorption power of the pixel was enhanced at first, then it was reduced gradually. In the radiation of 300 Kelvin black body, the best absorption happened when the square resistance of absorption layer increased to 332/. The highest absorptivity is 72%, corresponding absorption power is 16nW. According to the highest absorptivity of the described 25m pixel, the vacuum gaps of the two-level pixel structure both had been optimized to 0.8m for further enhancing absorption.%介绍了一种计算多层结构微测辐射热计探测单元的红外吸收模型,并计算了所设计25m微测辐射热计探测单元的红外吸收。当探测单元表面金属吸收层的方阻从2~600/变化时,单元的吸收功率先逐渐增大,之后缓慢下降。对于300 K黑体辐射,当探测单元的吸收层方阻达到332/时,吸收率达到最大。此时在8~14m波段单元的红外吸收率平均值为72%,吸收功率为16 nW。在此基础上对探测单元结构的悬空高度进行优化,得到最优的两层悬空间隙高度均为0.8m,最优吸收率为82%。

  5. Design of Terahertz Ultra-wide Band Coupling Circuit Based on Superconducting Hot Electron Bolometer Mixer%基于超导HEB混频器的太赫兹超宽带耦合电路设计

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    李春; 秦雷; 李淼; 蒋玲

    2014-01-01

    超导HEB(Hot Electron Bolometer)热电子混频器是1THz以上灵敏度最高的相干探测器,为了进一步提高其灵敏度,有效减小射频信号在传输路径中的损耗,实现超导HEB混频器的超宽带混频功能,设计高耦合效率的射频匹配电路尤为重要.首先提出了混频器耦合电路的理论模型,然后采用三维电磁场仿真软件HFSS和类似于准光学天线的集总源法,设计了一种超宽带、低损耗的太赫兹信号耦合电路,对超导HEB混频器的嵌入阻抗在整个0.9~ 1.3THz的工作频带范围内进行了详细的分析.系统研究了低通滤波器中高低阻抗线结构,波导到微带转换中存在的高次模对射频信号传输的影响,并模拟仿真了实验中可能出现的磨片厚度误差对嵌入阻抗的影响.分析结果表明,该混频器的嵌入阻抗为35Ω-j10Ω左右,在整个工作频带内变化缓慢,能够实现超宽频带匹配,混频器的相对工作带宽可达到36%,仿真结果和理论模型计算结果完全一致.该研究结果对研制超宽带高灵敏度的超导HEB混频器具有很好的指导意义.

  6. Cooled Bolometer IR Monolithic FPA Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Future space-based observatories imaging in the 4-40 lm spectral regime will be passively cooled. The objective of this research effort is to demonstrate near...

  7. Tunable Antireflection Layers for Planar Bolometer Arrays

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    Brown, Ari-David; Chuss, David; Woolack, Edward; Chervenak, James; Henry, Ross; Wray, James

    2007-01-01

    It remains a challenge to obtain high-efficiency coupling of far-infrared through millimeter radiation to large-format detector arrays. The conventional approach of increasing detector coupling is to use reflective backshorts. However, this approach often results in excessive systematic errors resulting from reflections off the backshort edge. An alternate approach to both increasing quantum efficiency and reducing systematics associated with stray light is to place an antireflective coating near the front surface of the array. When incorporated with a resistive layer and placed behind the detector focal plane, the AR coating can serve to prevent optical ghosting by capturing radiation transmitted through the detector. By etching a hexagonal pattern in silicon, in which the sizes of the hexes are smaller than the wavelength of incident radiation, it is possible to fabricate a material that has a controllable dielectric constant, thereby allowing for simple tunable optical device fabrication. To this end, we have fabricated and tested tunable silicon "honeycomb" AR layers and AR/resistive layer devices. These devices were fabricated entirely out of silicon in order to eliminate problems associated with differential contraction upon detector cooling.

  8. Detection of WIMPs in the Edelweiss experiment. Study of the radioactive background noise and measurements with bolometers; Recherche des wimp's du halo galactique dans l'experience edelweiss: etude du bas bruit radioactif et mesures a l'aide de bolometres a double detection ionisation/chaleur

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    Miramonti, L. [CEA/Saclay, Dept. d' Astrophysique, de la Physique des Particules, de la Physique Nucleaire et de l' Instrumentation Associee (DAPNIA), 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)]|[Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (France)

    1999-11-01

    This thesis is dedicated to the detection of black matter in the form of WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particle). The characteristics of the interaction of WIMPs with matter are recalled. The very low number of expected events (<1 event/day.Kg) implies a radioactive background noise as weak as possible, furthermore the exponential decrease of the interacting rate with increasing energy calls for detectors with very low thresholds. Bolometers present advantages in WIMPs detection: i) very good resolution and very low thresholds, ii) very broad range of materials that can be used as absorber, the only requirements are: a crystal structure, to be a diamagnetic isolator and to have a convenient Debye temperature, iii) the possibility of detecting ionizing or non-ionizing particles, iv) the possibility of identifying the incident particle by measuring both temperature and another parameter such as ionization or scintillation, and v) the possibility of localizing the interaction inside the absorber by detecting ballistic phonons. The problematic of radioactive background noise is presented and the answers to the different sources (cosmic radiation,natural and artificial radioactivity) generating the background noise are examined. The materials used in the building of the detector and cryostat must be carefully chosen, they should be as little radioactive as possible. The test benches used to select materials for the Edelweiss experiment are described. The first measurements concerning the detectors Ge-4 and Ge-7 are presented. (A.C.)

  9. Development of cooled bolometer at 0.1 K for X ray detection in the range 100 eV - 10 keV; Developpement de bolometre refroidi a 0,1 K pour une detection X dans la gamme 100 eV - 10 keV

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    Aliane, A.

    2009-02-15

    Astronomy missions of the next generation (IXO for instance) are under study. These missions will be equipped with X ray mirrors of large surface, with a bandwidth extended to high energies and high angular resolution. This requires the use of imaging-spectrometers in the focal plane with performances improved in terms of counting rate, energy bandwidth and spectral resolution, compared with CCDs, which form the basis of existing instruments. The work undertaken in this thesis has been the extrapolation, to the X-ray detection, of IR (Infra Red) bolometer arrays already developed at Cea/LETI laboratory for the space mission Herschel. We have adapted the electrical impedance of the silicon sensor to measure pulse signals caused by X-ray interactions with the detector. We have bound absorber arrays made of tantalum (which has been processed and provided by laboratories in collaboration with the LETI laboratory) to silicon thermistor arrays in a single automatic step. We have validated the indium bump hybridization of absorber arrays on sensor arrays and improved the thermo-mechanical link, provided by this hybridization in terms of thermal capacitance. We succeeded in realizing 8*8 pixels array prototypes using collective technological processes only. These processes are readily usable to realize larger arrays (32*32 pixels). (author)

  10. Wide-Range Bolometer with RF Readout TES

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    Shitov, S V; Kuzmin, A A; Merker, M; Arndt, M; Wuensch, S H; Ilin, K S; Erhan, E; Ustinov, A; Siegel, M

    2014-01-01

    To improve both scalability and noise-filtering capability of a Transition-Edge Sensor (TES), a new concept of a thin-film detector is suggested, which is based on embedding a microbridge TES into a high-Q planar GHz range resonator weakly coupled to a 50 Ohm-readout transmission line. Such a TES element is designed as a hot-electron microbolometer coupled to a THz range antenna and as a load of the resonator at the same time. A weak THz signal coupled to the antenna heats the microbridge TES, thus reducing the quality factor of the resonator and leading to a power increment in the readout line. The power-to-power conversion gain, an essential figure of merit, is estimated to be above 10. To demonstrate the basic concept, we fabricated and tested a few submicron sized devices from Nb thin films for operation temperature about 5 K. The dc and rf characterization of the new device is made at a resonator frequency about 5.8 GHz. A low-noise HEMT amplifier is used in our TES experiments without the need for a SQU...

  11. Development of Ultra-Low-Noise TES Bolometer Arrays

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    Suzuki, T.; Khosropanah, P.; Ridder, M. L.; Hijmering, R. A.; Gao, J. R.; Akamatsu, H.; Gottardi, L.; van der Kuur, J.; Jackson, B. D.

    2016-07-01

    SRON is developing ultra-low-noise transition edge sensors (TESs) based on a superconducting Ti/Au bilayer on a suspended SiN island with SiN legs for SAFARI aboard SPICA. We have two major concerns about realizing TESs with an ultra-low NEP of 2× 10^{-19} hbox {W}/√{{ {Hz}}}: achieving lower thermal conductance and no excess noise with respect to the phonon noise. To realize TESs with phonon-noise-limited NEPs, we need to make thinner ({speed ({light. The lowest NEP can make the new version of SAFARI with a grating spectrometer feasible.

  12. Hot electron bolometer development at Chalmers University of Technology

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    Merkel, Harald F.; Cherednichenko, Sergey; Khosropanah, Pourya; Ottosson, Therese; Baubert, Jean; Kollberg, Erik L.

    2004-10-01

    In this paper recent developments of Hot Electron Bolometric receivers performed at Chalmers are summarized. This comprises progress on the mixers for HIFI and membrane HEB. All devices are modelled using Hot Spot model taking Andreev reflection at the interface between the normal conductor and the superconductor into account.

  13. Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry

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    Kuo, C L; Bonetti, J A; Brevik, J; Chattopadhyay, G; Day, P K; Golwala, S; Kenyon, M; Lange, A E; LeDuc, H G; Nguyen, H; Ogburn, R W; Orlando, A; Trangsrud, A; Turner, A; Wang, G; Zmuidzinas, J; 10.1117/12.788588

    2009-01-01

    We describe the design and performance of polarization selective antenna-coupled TES arrays that will be used in several upcoming Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) experiments: SPIDER, BICEP-2/SPUD. The fully lithographic polarimeter arrays utilize planar phased-antennas for collimation (F/4 beam) and microstrip filters for band definition (25% bandwidth). These devices demonstrate high optical efficiency, excellent beam shapes, and well-defined spectral bands. The dual-polarization antennas provide well-matched beams and low cross polarization response, both important for high-fidelity polarization measurements. These devices have so far been developed for the 100 GHz and 150 GHz bands, two premier millimeter-wave atmospheric windows for CMB observations. In the near future, the flexible microstrip-coupled architecture can provide photon noise-limited detection for the entire frequency range of the CMBPOL mission. This paper is a summary of the progress we have made since the 2006 SPIE meeting in Orlando, FL...

  14. Electrical NEP in Hot-Electron Titanium Superconducting Bolometers

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    Karasik, Boris S.; Pereverzev, Sergey V.; Olaya, David; Wei, Jian; Gershenson, Michael E.; Sergeev, Andrei V.

    2008-01-01

    We are presenting the current progress on the titanium (Ti) hot-electron transition-edge devices. The ultimate goal of this work is to develop a submillimeter Hot-Electron Direct Detector (HEDD) with the noise equivalent power NEP = 10(sup -1) - 10(sup -20) W/Hz(sup 1/2) for the moderate resolution spectroscopy and Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) studies on future space telescope (e.g., SPICA, SAFIR, SPECS, CMBPol) with cryogenically cooled (approximately 4-5 K) mirrors. Recently, we have achieved the extremely low thermal conductance (approximately 20 fW/K at 300 mK and approximately 0.1 fW/K at 40 mK) due to the electron-phonon decoupling in Ti nanodevices with niobium (Nb) Andreev contacts. This thermal conductance translates into the "phonon-noise" NEP approximately equal to 3 x 10(sup -21) W/Hz(sup 1/2) at 40 mK and NEP approximately equal to 3 x 10(sup -19) W/Hz(sup 1/2) at 300 mK. These record data indicate the great potential of the hot-electron detector for meeting many application needs. Beside the extremely low phonon-noise NEP, the nanobolometers have a very low electron heat capacitance that makes them promising as detectors of single THz photons. As the next step towards the practical demonstration of the HEDD, we fabricated and tested somewhat larger than in Ref.1 devices (approximately 6 micrometers x 0.35 micrometers x 40 nm) whose critical temperature is well reproduced in the range 300-350 mK. The output electrical noise measured in these devices with a low-noise dc SQUID is dominated by the thermal energy fluctuations (ETF) aka "phonon noise". This indicates the high electrothermal loop gain that effectively suppresses the contributions of the Johnson noise and the amplifier (SQUID) noise. The electrical NEP = 6.7 x 10(sup -18) W/Hz(sup 1/2) derived from these measurements is in good agreement with the predictions based on the thermal conductance data. The very low NEP and the high speed (approximately microns) are a unique combination not found in other detectors.

  15. Noise analysis in bolometer detector for microwave power measurements.

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    Mario, Petrizzelli; Brunetti, Luciano

    2003-01-01

    A study of noise related with a thermal detector used as power standard on the 26.5-40GHz frequency band, is presented. This study starts with electromagnetic and thermal analysis, and is based on a cryogenic resistive thermometer functioning at liquid-He temperatures. In addition, the study fixes the theoretical limit of sensitivity. PMID:15916174

  16. Febrication of Carbon-Nanotube-Forest Based Bolometer

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    Wood, Brian; Dyer, J. S.; Thurgood, V. A.; Shen, T. -C.

    2014-01-01

    Due to the nearly-vertical alignment and the band structure of graphite, carbon nanotube forests could have near-unity emissivity which make them ideal candidates as the absorbers for radiometric devices. However, forest height, carbon nanotube density, and the presence of surface defects will affect the total reflectance and transmittance. With optimized growth conditions, a total reflectance of 0.003 and a transmittance of 0.001 has been achieved in the 2 µm - 16 µm spectral region. Fabrica...

  17. The Luminescent Bolometer As a Dark Matter Detector

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    Gonzalez-Mestres, Luis

    1999-01-01

    Direct detection of WIMP dark matter candidates has to face many difficult challenges. In particular, it requires an extremely high level of background rejection. The only way out seems to be particle identification which, for experiments based on nucleus recoil, is most efficiently performed by simultaneously detecting ionization or light and phonons. When comparing different approaches, it is necessary to keep in mind the potential requirement of building large detectors and the difficultie...

  18. A plasmonic terahertz detector with a monolithic hot electron bolometer.

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    Dyer, G C; Crossno, J D; Aizin, G R; Shaner, E A; Wanke, M C; Reno, J L; Allen, S J

    2009-05-13

    A plasmonic terahertz detector that integrates a voltage-controlled planar barrier into a grating gated GaAs/AlGaAs high electron mobility transistor has been fabricated and experimentally characterized. The plasmonic response at fixed grating gate voltage has a full width at half-maximum of 40 GHz at ∼405 GHz. Substantially increased responsivity is achieved by introducing an independently biased narrow gate that produces a lateral potential barrier electrically in series with the resonant grating gated region. DC electrical characterization in conjunction with bias-dependent terahertz responsivity and time constant measurements indicate that a hot electron bolometric effect is the dominant response mechanism at 20 K. PMID:21825498

  19. A waveguide-coupled millimetre-wave TES bolometer suitable for 2-D arrays

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    Orlando, Angiola [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, 5 The Parade, Cardiff, CF24 3YB (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: angiola.orlando@astro.cf.ac.uk; Bruijn, Marcel P. [SRON Netherlands Organization for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrecht (Netherlands); Hoevers, Henk F.C. [SRON Netherlands Organization for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrecht (Netherlands); Mauskopf, Philip D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, 5 The Parade, Cardiff, CF24 3YB (United Kingdom); Korte, Piet A.J. de [SRON Netherlands Organization for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrecht (Netherlands); Krouwer, Eric [SRON Netherlands Organization for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrecht (Netherlands); Ridder, Marcel L. [SRON Netherlands Organization for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrecht (Netherlands)

    2006-04-15

    We are developing a single-pixel antenna-coupled bolometric detector for use in low-background millimetre-wave astronomy. The device consists of a radial probe in a rectangular waveguide coupled to a Ti/Au transition edge sensor (TES). The signal propagates from the antenna along a superconducting microstrip line into a metal resistor on a thermally isolated Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} island, where the TES is also located. We have designed and built prototype pixels optimised for 150 GHz band measurements. We discuss our progress in the development as well as the first results from dark measurements.

  20. Optical performance of prototype horn-coupled TES bolometer arrays for SAFARI

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    Audley, Michael D; Gao, Jian-Rong; Khosropanah, Pourya; Hijmering, Richard; Ridder, Marcel L

    2016-01-01

    The SAFARI Detector Test Facility is an ultra-low background optical testbed for characterizing ultra-sensitive prototype horn-coupled TES bolmeters for SAFARI, the grating spectrometer on board the proposed SPICA satellite. The testbed contains internal cold and hot black-body illuminators and a light-pipe for illumination with an external source. We have added reimaging optics to facilitate array optical measurements. The system is now being used for optical testing of prototype detector arrays read out with frequency-domain multiplexing. We present our latest optical measurements of prototype arrays and discuss these in terms of the instrument performance.

  1. Nb doping effect on TiO2-x films for bolometer applications

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    Shin, Young Bong; Kumar Reddy, Y. Ashok; Kang, In-Ku; Lee, Hee Chul

    2016-04-01

    Nb-doped TiO2-x thin films were deposited using a 1 at% niobium doped titanium target by RF reactive magnetron sputtering at various oxygen partial pressures (pO2). The films appeared amorphous in the pO2 range of 4.4-4.7% with resistivity ranging from 0.39 Ω cm to 2.48 Ω cm. Compared to pure TiO2-x films, the resistivity of the Nb-doped TiO2-x films did not change sensitively with the oxygen partial pressure, indicating that the resistivity of the films can be accurately controlled. 1/f noise parameter of Nb-doped TiO2-x films were found to decrease largely while the measured temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) of the films was still high. The obtained results indicate that Nb-doped TiO2-x films have great potential as an alternative bolometric material.

  2. Electrical and optical measurements on the first SCUBA-2 prototype 1280 pixel submillimeter superconducting bolometer array.

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    Woodcraft, Adam L; Ade, Peter A R; Bintley, Dan; House, Julian S; Hunt, Cynthia L; Sudiwala, Rashmi V; Doriese, William B; Duncan, William D; Hilton, Gene C; Irwin, Kent D; Reintsema, Carl D; Ullom, Joel N; Audley, Michael D; Ellis, Maureen A; Holland, Wayne S; MacIntosh, Mike; Dunare, Camelia C; Parkes, William; Walton, Anthony J; Kycia, Jan B; Halpern, Mark; Schulte, Eric

    2007-02-01

    SCUBA-2 is a submillimeter camera being built for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii. Bringing CCD style imaging to the submillimeter for the first time, with over 10000 pixels, it will provide a revolutionary improvement in sensitivity and mapping speed. We present results of the first tests on a prototype 1280 pixel SCUBA-2 subarray; the full instrument will be made up of eight such subarrays. The array is made up of transition edge sensor (TES) detectors, with Mo/Cu bilayers as the sensing element. To keep the number of wires reasonable, a multiplexed readout is used. Unlike previous TES arrays, an in-focal plane multiplexer configuration is used, in which the multiplexing elements are located beneath each pixel. To achieve the required performance, the detectors are operated at a temperature of approximately 120 mK. We describe the results of a basic electrical and optical characterization of the array, demonstrating that it is fully operational. Noise measurements were made on several pixels and gave a noise equivalent power below 2.5 x 10(-17) W HZ(-0.5), within the requirements for SCUBA-2. The construction of the testbed used to carry out these measurements is also described. PMID:17578131

  3. Fabrication of Monolithic Sapphire Membranes for High T(sub c) Bolometer Array Development

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    Pugel, D. E.; Lakew, B.; Aslam, S.; Wang, L.

    2004-01-01

    This paper examines the effectiveness of Pt/Cr thin film masks for the architecture of monolithic membrane structures in r-plane single crystal sapphire. The development of a pinhole-free Pt/Cr composite mask that is resistant to boiling H2SO4:H3PO4 etchant will lead to the fabrication of smooth sapphire membranes whose surfaces are well-suited for the growth of low-noise high Tc films. In particular, the relationship of thermal annealing conditions on the Pt/Cr composite mask system to: (1) changes in the surface morphology (2) elemental concentration of the Pt/Cr thin film layers and (3) etch pit formation on the sapphire surface will be presented.

  4. Simulation studies for Tin Bolometer Array for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay

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    Singh, V; Mathimalar, S; Nanal, V; Pillay, R G

    2014-01-01

    It is important to identify and reduce the gamma radiation which can be a significant source of background for any double beta decay experiment. The TIN.TIN detector array, which is under development for the search of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in $^{124}$Sn, has the potential to utilize the hit multiplicity information to discriminate the gamma background from the events of interest. Monte Carlo simulations for optimizing the design of a Tin detector module has been performed by varying element sizes with an emphasis on the gamma background reduction capabilities of the detector array.

  5. An Ultrasensitive Hot-Electron Bolometer for Low-Background SMM Applications

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    Olayaa, David; Wei, Jian; Pereverzev, Sergei; Karasik, Boris S.; Kawamura, Jonathan H.; McGrath, William R.; Sergeev, Andrei V.; Gershenson, Michael E.

    2006-01-01

    We are developing a hot-electron superconducting transition-edge sensor (TES) that is capable of counting THz photons and operates at T = 0.3K. The main driver for this work is moderate resolution spectroscopy (R approx. 1000) on the future space telescopes with cryogenically cooled (approx. 4 K) mirrors. The detectors for these telescopes must be background-limited with a noise equivalent power (NEP) approx. 10(exp -19)-10(exp -20) W/Hz(sup 1/2) over the range v = 0.3-10 THz. Above about 1 THz, the background photon arrival rate is expected to be approx. 10-100/s), and photon counting detectors may be preferable to an integrating type. We fabricated superconducting Ti nanosensors with a volume of approx. 3x10(exp -3) cubic microns on planar substrate and have measured the thermal conductance G to the thermal bath. A very low G = 4x10(exp -14) W/K, measured at 0.3 K, is due to the weak electron-phonon coupling in the material and the thermal isolation provided by superconducting Nb contacts. This low G corresponds to NEP(0.3K) = 3x10(exp -19) W/Hz(sup 1/2). This Hot-Electron Direct Detector (HEDD) is expected to have a sufficient energy resolution for detecting individual photons with v > 0.3 THz at 0.3 K. With the sensor time constant of a few microseconds, the dynamic range is approx. 50 dB.

  6. Search for axioelectric effect of solar axions using BGO scintillating bolometer

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    Derbin, A.V.; Kayunov, A.S.; Muratova, V.N.; Semenov, D.A.; Unzhakov, E.V. [St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina (Russian Federation); Gironi, L.; Biassoni, M.; Capelli, S.; Clemenza, M.; Ferri, E.; Giachero, A.; Gotti, C.; Maiano, C.; Maino, M.; Pavan, M.; Sisti, M. [INFN-Sezione di Milano Bicocca, Milano (Italy); Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Dipartimento di Fisica, Milano (Italy); Nagorny, S.S. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, L' Aquila (Italy); Gran Sasso Science Institute, INFN, L' Aquila, AQ (Italy); Pattavina, L.; Pirro, S. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, L' Aquila (Italy); Beeman, J.W. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Bellini, F. [INFN-Sezione di Roma, Rome (Italy); Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Fisica, Rome (Italy); Drachnev, I.S. [St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina (Russian Federation); Gran Sasso Science Institute, INFN, L' Aquila, AQ (Italy)

    2014-09-15

    A search for axioelectric absorption of solar axions produced in the p + d → {sup 3}He + γ(5.5 MeV) reaction has been performed with a BGO detector placed in a low-background setup. A model-independent limit on the combination of axion.nucleon and axion.electron coupling constants has been obtained: vertical stroke g{sub Ae} x g{sup 3}{sub AN} vertical stroke < 1.9 x 10{sup -10} for 90 % confidence level. The constraint of the axion.electron coupling constant has been obtained for hadronic axion with masses of (0.1.1) MeV: vertical stroke g{sub Ae} vertical stroke ≤ (0.96. 8.2) x 10{sup -8}. (orig.)

  7. Searches for axioelectric effect of solar axions with BGO-scintillator and BGO-bolometer detectors

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    Muratova, V N; Giorni, L; Nagorny, S S; Pattavina, L; Bakhlanov, S V; Beeman, J W; Bellini, F; Biassoni, M; Capelli, S; Clemenza, M; Dratchnev, I S; Ferri, E; Giachero, A; Gotti, C; Kayunov, A S; Maiano, C; Maino, M; Pavan, M; Pirro, S; Semenov, D A; Sisti, M; Unzhakov, E V

    2015-01-01

    A search for axioelectric absorption of 5.5 MeV solar axions produced in the $p + d \\rightarrow {^3\\rm{He}}+\\gamma~(5.5~ \\rm{MeV})$ reaction has been performed with a BGO detectors. A model-independent limit on the product of axion-nucleon $g_{AN}^3$ and axion-electron $g_{Ae}$ coupling constants has been obtained: $| g_{Ae}\\times g_{AN}^3|< 1.9\\times 10^{-10}$ for 90\\% C.L..

  8. BIRD640: SCD's high sensitivity VGA VO x μ-bolometer detector

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    Fraenkel, A.; Mizrahi, U.; Bikov, L.; Giladi, A.; Adin, A.; Shiloah, N.; Malkinson, E.; Czyzewski, T.; Amsterdam, A.; Sinai, Y.

    2007-10-01

    In this paper we report preliminary data of BIRD640, which is a high-sensitivity (50 mK @ F/1, 60Hz) VGA format detector with 25 μm pitch. This high performance is achieved by utilizing an improved pixel design. The product is architecturally compatible to BIRD384 and contains SCD's proprietary unique features (e.g. "Power-Save", Ambient drift compensation, etc.). The ROIC architecture follows the framework of the previous designs. It consists of an internal timing machine with a single clock that facilitates the system interface. Extensive effort was invested in reducing the detector and system power dissipation. The ROIC supports special "low power" modes, where considerable power is saved with only minor performance degradation. With its superior temporal sensitivity, long-term stability and operational flexibility BIRD640 serves as an ideal candidate for high end and high resolution uncooled VGA systems, particularly hand-held applications.

  9. Graphene-based, mid-infrared, room-temperature pyroelectric bolometers with ultrahigh temperature coefficient of resistance

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    Sassi, U; Nanot, S; Bruna, M; Borini, S; Milana, S; De Fazio, D; Zhuang, Z; Lidorikis, E; Koppens, F H L; Ferrari, A C; Colli, A

    2016-01-01

    Graphene is ideally suited for photonic and optoelectronic applications, with a variety of photodetectors (PDs) in the visible, near-infrared (NIR), and THz reported to date, as well as thermal detectors in the mid-infrared (MIR). Here, we present a room temperature-MIR-PD where the pyroelectric response of a LiNbO3 crystal is transduced with high gain (up to 200) into resistivity modulation for graphene, leading to a temperature coefficient of resistance up to 900%/K, two orders of magnitude higher than the state of the art, for a device area of 300x300um2. This is achieved by fabricating a floating metallic structure that concentrates the charge generated by the pyroelectric substrate on the top-gate capacitor of the graphene channel. This allows us to resolve temperature variations down to 15umK at 1 Hz, paving the way for a new generation of detectors for MIR imaging and spectroscopy

  10. Feedhorn-coupled Bolometer Detectors at 40 GHz Implemented on the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS)

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    Chuss, David T.; Ali, A.; Appel, J. W.; Bennett, C. L.; Colazo, F.; Crowe, E.; Denis, K.; Eimer, J.; Essinger-Hileman, T.; Marriage, T.; Moseley, S. H.; Rostem, K.; Stevenson, T.; Towner, D.; U-Yen, K.; Wollack, E.; Zeng, L.

    2014-01-01

    We have designed, produced, and tested 40 GHz feedhorn-coupled transition-edge sensor (TES) detectors using microstrip circuits on monocrystalline silicon dielectric substrates. Symmetric planar orthomode transducers (OMTs) couple two independent orthogonal linear polarization modes from feedhorns onto planar transmission lines over a broad (60 %) bandwidth. The 33-43 GHz band is defined by a combination of on-chip planar filtering and effective integrated shielding of stray light (blue leaks). The integrated stray light control is achieved over a frequency range of > 10:1. The monocrystalline silicon substrate provides a highly uniform dielectric constant that results in reliable circuit uniformity and performance. In addition, the monocrystalline silicon enables high efficiency due to its extremely low loss. The efficiency of the devices, including all integrated filtering, has been measured to be ~90 % for each polarization. The Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) cosmic microwave background B-mode experiment is employing a 36-element focal plane of these detectors, along with similar detectors at higher frequencies, to map a large fraction of the sky.

  11. Real-time data acquisition and parallel data processing solution for TJ-II Bolometer arrays diagnostic

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    Barrera, E. [Departamento de Sistemas Electronicos y de Control, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Crta. Valencia Km. 7, 28031 Madrid (Spain)]. E-mail: eduardo.barrera@upm.es; Ruiz, M. [Grupo de Investigacion en Instrumentacion y Acustica Aplicada, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Crta. Valencia Km. 7, 28031 Madrid (Spain); Lopez, S. [Departamento de Sistemas Electronicos y de Control, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Crta. Valencia Km. 7, 28031 Madrid (Spain); Machon, D. [Departamento de Sistemas Electronicos y de Control, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Crta. Valencia Km. 7, 28031 Madrid (Spain); Vega, J. [Asociacion EURATOM/CIEMAT para Fusion, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Ochando, M. [Asociacion EURATOM/CIEMAT para Fusion, 28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2006-07-15

    Maps of local plasma emissivity of TJ-II plasmas are determined using three-array cameras of silicon photodiodes (AXUV type from IRD). They have assigned the top and side ports of the same sector of the vacuum vessel. Each array consists of 20 unfiltered detectors. The signals from each of these detectors are the inputs to an iterative algorithm of tomographic reconstruction. Currently, these signals are acquired by a PXI standard system at approximately 50 kS/s, with 12 bits of resolution and are stored for off-line processing. A 0.5 s discharge generates 3 Mbytes of raw data. The algorithm's load exceeds the CPU capacity of the PXI system's controller in a continuous mode, making unfeasible to process the samples in parallel with their acquisition in a PXI standard system. A new architecture model has been developed, making possible to add one or several processing cards to a standard PXI system. With this model, it is possible to define how to distribute, in real-time, the data from all acquired signals in the system among the processing cards and the PXI controller. This way, by distributing the data processing among the system controller and two processing cards, the data processing can be done in parallel with the acquisition. Hence, this system configuration would be able to measure even in long pulse devices.

  12. Intrinsic mixing behavior of superconducting NbTiN hot electron bolometer mixers based on in situ technique

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    Highlights: ► We present the measured and simulated results for 0.8 and 1.5 THz waveguide NbTiN HEB mixers. ► The measured and calculated current–voltage curves are in good agreement. ► The modeled intrinsic mixer noise temperature has slight difference from the measured results. ► The calculated and measured results show the two cooling mechanism work together. -- Abstract: In this paper, we present the comparison of measured and simulated results for 0.8 and 1.5 THz waveguide NbTiN HEB mixers fabricated by in situ technique, with a relatively thick NbTiN film (10.8 nm). The dimension of NbTiN HEB mixers are 1–1.5 μm in width and 0.15–0.2 μm in length respectively. The lowest receiver noise temperature is measured to be as low as 410 K and reduced to 210 K after the correction of the losses of quasi-optical path and IF amplifier chain at both 0.8 and 1.5 THz. We adopt an optimized hot spot model to simulate the DC and RF behaviors of the NbTiN HEB mixer by combining phonon-cooling and diffusion-cooling mechanisms together. The measured and calculated current–voltage curves are in good agreement. The modeled lowest intrinsic mixer noise temperature are 85 and 100 K at 0.8 and 1.5 THz respectively, which are smaller than the measured results by factor of about 2 times. The IF gain bandwidth are observed to be quite sensitive to the microbridge length, with 2.5 GHz for 0.15-μm long device down to 1.9 GHz for 0.2-μm length. The calculated and measured results show the two cooling mechanism work together to improve the performance of the waveguide NbTiN HEB mixers

  13. Design criteria of the bolometer diagnostic for steady-state operation of the W7-X stellarator.

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    Zhang, D; Burhenn, R; Koenig, R; Giannone, L; Grodzki, P A; Klein, B; Grosser, K; Baldzuhn, J; Ewert, K; Erckmann, V; Hirsch, M; Laqua, H P; Oosterbeek, J W

    2010-10-01

    A bolometric diagnostic system with features necessary for steady-state operation in the superconducting stellarator W7-X was designed. During a pulse length of 1800 s with an ECRH (electron cyclotron resonance heating) power of 10 MW, the components suffer not only from a large thermal load but also from stray radiation of the nonabsorbed isotropic microwaves. This paper gives an overview of the technical problems encountered during the design work and the solutions to individual problems to meet the special requirements in W7-X, e.g., component thermal protection, detector offset thermal drift suppression, as well as a microwave shielding technique. PMID:21033996

  14. Intrinsic mixing behavior of superconducting NbTiN hot electron bolometer mixers based on in situ technique

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    Jiang, Ling, E-mail: lingjiang616@hotmail.com [College of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing Forestry University, 159 Longpan Road, Nanjing 210037 (China); Li, Chun, E-mail: 419726258@qq.com [College of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing Forestry University, 159 Longpan Road, Nanjing 210037 (China); Shiino, Tatsuya, E-mail: shiino@taurus.phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Yamamoto, Satoshi, E-mail: yamamoto@taurus.phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

    2013-02-14

    Highlights: ► We present the measured and simulated results for 0.8 and 1.5 THz waveguide NbTiN HEB mixers. ► The measured and calculated current–voltage curves are in good agreement. ► The modeled intrinsic mixer noise temperature has slight difference from the measured results. ► The calculated and measured results show the two cooling mechanism work together. -- Abstract: In this paper, we present the comparison of measured and simulated results for 0.8 and 1.5 THz waveguide NbTiN HEB mixers fabricated by in situ technique, with a relatively thick NbTiN film (10.8 nm). The dimension of NbTiN HEB mixers are 1–1.5 μm in width and 0.15–0.2 μm in length respectively. The lowest receiver noise temperature is measured to be as low as 410 K and reduced to 210 K after the correction of the losses of quasi-optical path and IF amplifier chain at both 0.8 and 1.5 THz. We adopt an optimized hot spot model to simulate the DC and RF behaviors of the NbTiN HEB mixer by combining phonon-cooling and diffusion-cooling mechanisms together. The measured and calculated current–voltage curves are in good agreement. The modeled lowest intrinsic mixer noise temperature are 85 and 100 K at 0.8 and 1.5 THz respectively, which are smaller than the measured results by factor of about 2 times. The IF gain bandwidth are observed to be quite sensitive to the microbridge length, with 2.5 GHz for 0.15-μm long device down to 1.9 GHz for 0.2-μm length. The calculated and measured results show the two cooling mechanism work together to improve the performance of the waveguide NbTiN HEB mixers.

  15. Submillimeter Polarimetry of the Protostellar Outflow Sources in Serpens with the Submillimeter Common-User Bolometer Array.

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    Davis; Chrysostomou; Matthews; Jenness; Ray

    2000-02-20

    Submillimeter polarimetric measurements of the 850 µm dust continuum emission associated with the class 0/I protostars in the Serpens dark cloud core are presented. The data are used to infer the magnetic field morphology in the region. Dust grain alignment in accretion flows and/or outflows is also briefly considered. The polarization vectors around the SMM-NW cluster of sources are more ordered than those observed near the SMM-SE cluster. Toward SMM-NW, the vectors are generally orientated north-south; between the intensity peaks in the SMM-SE region, the vectors are approximately east-west. In both regions, we suggest that the polarization pattern may be dictated by a large-scale magnetic field. We consider whether the rough northwest-southeast ridge of submillimeter sources was formed via cloud collapse along field lines that run perpendicular to this ridge. However, our data offer only very tentative support for this hypothesis. We further note that, although overall the polarization pattern in Serpens does not appear to be affected by the many outflows in the region, toward the most luminous source, SMM 1, the source of the Serpens radio jet, the vectors deviate considerably from the general pattern, instead being roughly perpendicular to the flow axis, as one would expect from a B-field oriented parallel with the flow. PMID:10655178

  16. 辐射热计校准方法的研究%Study on Calibration Method of Bolometer

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    夏铭; 高建强; 孙闻; 詹志强

    2008-01-01

    辐射热计是疾病预防控制中心的重要测试仪器,它的量值准确可靠,对高温作业实施劳动安全卫生分级管理有着重要的意义.我们主要研究了辐射热计的校准装置的设计方案和校准方法,同时对校准结果进行了不确定度的分析评定.

  17. The First Tests of a Large-Area Light Detector Equipped with Metallic Magnetic Calorimeters for Scintillating Bolometers for the LUMINEU Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Search

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    Gray, D.; Enss, C.; Fleischmann, A.; Gastaldo, L.; Hassel, C.; Hengstler, D.; Kempf, S.; Loidl, M.; Navick, X. F.; Rodrigues, M.

    2016-08-01

    Future rare-event searches using scintillating crystals need very low background levels for high sensitivity; however, unresolved pile-up can limit this. We present the design and fabrication of large-area photon detectors based on metallic magnetic calorimeters (MMCs), optimized for fast rise times to resolve close pile-up. The first prototypes have been characterized using Fe-55 X-rays and ZnMoO4 crystal scintillation light. A fast intrinsic rise time of 25-30 \\upmu s has been measured and has been compared to the 250 \\upmu s scintillation light pulse rise time constant. The difference indicates that the scintillation process limits the light pulse rise time. The fast rise time allows for a reduction of background due to close pile-up events as well as the study of the inherent crystal scintillation process. MMC-based photon detectors are shown to be a promising tool for scintillating crystal based rare event searches.

  18. 非晶硅微测辐射热计热学和光学分析%Thermal and Optical Analysis of Amorphous Silicon Micro-Bolometer

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    李世彬; 吴志明; 蒋亚东; 李伟; 廖乃镘

    2006-01-01

    通过理论计算得到了桥腿长度和宽度与热导和桥面温升之间的线性关系,辐射功率和桥面温升之间的线性关系,并利用ANSYS软件对线性关系进行模拟验证.根据光学导纳矩阵法,利用MatLab软件模拟微测辐射热计对红外线的吸收率,结果表明微测辐射热计对8~13μm波段红外有很好的吸收率.分析结果为微测辐射热计的研制提供了可靠依据.

  19. Study on Porous Silicon Isolation Layer in Uncooled Infrared Bolometer%非制冷红外探测器多孔硅绝热层的研究

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    杨海波; 胡明; 吕宇强; 甄志成; 张绪瑞; 张伟

    2007-01-01

    以多孔硅作为绝热层材料,采用超高真空对靶磁控溅射镀膜法,在多孔硅样品表面和硅基底表面沉积氧化钒薄膜.实验采用电化学腐蚀法制备多孔硅,利用场致发射扫描电子显微镜观测了孔隙率为50%,60%,70%三个多孔硅样品的微观形貌.利用显微喇曼光谱法测量其热导率,分别为8.16,7.28和0.624W/mK;利用纳米压入仪测量氧化钒薄膜的显微硬度和杨氏模量,测得沉积在孔隙率为50%,60%,70%的多孔硅基底上氧化钒薄膜的显微硬度分别为1.917,0.928和0.13 GPa,杨氏模量分别为31.087,16.921和2.285 GPa,而沉积在单晶硅基底的氧化钒薄膜的显微硬度和杨氏模量分别为10.919 GPa和193.792 GPa,并分析了微观结构差异对多孔硅绝热性能和机械性能的影响,为非制冷红外探测器的工艺制作过程提供一定的热学力学参数.

  20. 测辐射热计微桥结构的形变分析%Deformation Analysis of Bolometer Micro-bridges

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    张一中; 吴志明; 许向东; 周影; 蒋亚东

    2008-01-01

    采用微加工技术制作测辐射热计阵列时,部分微桥可能发生结构变形,使阵列的性能下降甚至无法正常工作.采用有限元分析方法,对在热膨胀和薄膜应力影响下的I型和L型两种微桥的变形进行了仿真分析,揭示了热膨胀和薄膜应力分别对微桥形变的影响.