A passive terahertz video camera based on lumped element kinetic inductance detectors

Sam Rowe, Enzo Pascale, Simon Doyle, Chris Dunscombe, Peter Hargrave, Andreas Papageorgio, Ken Wood, Peter A R Ade, Peter Barry, Aurélien Bideaud, Tom Brien, Chris Dodd, William Grainger, Julian House, Philip Mauskopf, Paul Moseley, Locke Spencer, Rashmi Sudiwala, Carole Tucker, Ian Walker

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We have developed a passive 350 GHz (850 μm) video-camera to demonstrate lumped element kinetic inductance detectors (LEKIDs) - designed originally for far-infrared astronomy - as an option for general purpose terrestrial terahertz imaging applications. The camera currently operates at a quasi-video frame rate of 2 Hz with a noise equivalent temperature difference per frame of ∼0.1 K, which is close to the background limit. The 152 element superconducting LEKID array is fabricated from a simple 40 nm aluminum film on a silicon dielectric substrate and is read out through a single microwave feedline with a cryogenic low noise amplifier and room temperature frequency domain multiplexing electronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number033105
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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inductance
Inductance
cameras
infrared astronomy
Detectors
Kinetics
Low noise amplifiers
Astronomy
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kinetics
multiplexing
Multiplexing
Cryogenics
low noise
cryogenics
temperature gradients
Electronic equipment
amplifiers
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Rowe, S., Pascale, E., Doyle, S., Dunscombe, C., Hargrave, P., Papageorgio, A., ... Walker, I. (2016). A passive terahertz video camera based on lumped element kinetic inductance detectors. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(3), [033105]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4941661

A passive terahertz video camera based on lumped element kinetic inductance detectors. / Rowe, Sam; Pascale, Enzo; Doyle, Simon; Dunscombe, Chris; Hargrave, Peter; Papageorgio, Andreas; Wood, Ken; Ade, Peter A R; Barry, Peter; Bideaud, Aurélien; Brien, Tom; Dodd, Chris; Grainger, William; House, Julian; Mauskopf, Philip; Moseley, Paul; Spencer, Locke; Sudiwala, Rashmi; Tucker, Carole; Walker, Ian.

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 87, No. 3, 033105, 01.03.2016.

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Rowe, S, Pascale, E, Doyle, S, Dunscombe, C, Hargrave, P, Papageorgio, A, Wood, K, Ade, PAR, Barry, P, Bideaud, A, Brien, T, Dodd, C, Grainger, W, House, J, Mauskopf, P, Moseley, P, Spencer, L, Sudiwala, R, Tucker, C & Walker, I 2016, 'A passive terahertz video camera based on lumped element kinetic inductance detectors', Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 87, no. 3, 033105. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4941661
Rowe S, Pascale E, Doyle S, Dunscombe C, Hargrave P, Papageorgio A et al. A passive terahertz video camera based on lumped element kinetic inductance detectors. Review of Scientific Instruments. 2016 Mar 1;87(3). 033105. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4941661
Rowe, Sam ; Pascale, Enzo ; Doyle, Simon ; Dunscombe, Chris ; Hargrave, Peter ; Papageorgio, Andreas ; Wood, Ken ; Ade, Peter A R ; Barry, Peter ; Bideaud, Aurélien ; Brien, Tom ; Dodd, Chris ; Grainger, William ; House, Julian ; Mauskopf, Philip ; Moseley, Paul ; Spencer, Locke ; Sudiwala, Rashmi ; Tucker, Carole ; Walker, Ian. / A passive terahertz video camera based on lumped element kinetic inductance detectors. In: Review of Scientific Instruments. 2016 ; Vol. 87, No. 3.
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