The kilopixel array pathfinder project (KAPPa), a 16-pixel integrated heterodyne focal plane array - Characterization of the single pixel prototype

Caleb Wheeler, Christopher Groppi, Hamdi Mani, Linda Kuenzi, Patrick McGarey, Sander Weinreb, Damon Russell, Jacob W. Kooi, Arthur W. Lichtenberger, Christopher K. Walker, Craig Kulsea

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Abstract

We report on the laboratory testing of KAPPa, a 16-pixel proof-of-concept array to enable the creation THz imaging spectrometer with -1000 pixels. Creating an array an order of magnitude larger than the existing state of the art of 64 pixels requires a simple and robust design as well as improvements to mixer selection, testing, and assembly. We present the characterization of the single pixel prototype, capable of housing an electromagnet or permanent magnet to suppress Josephson noise. We also present the current 16-pixel array design. This design continually evolves during single pixel testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781479938773
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 2014
Event39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014 - Tucson, United States
Duration: Sep 14 2014Sep 19 2014

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
ISSN (Print)2162-2027
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2035

Other

Other39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014
CountryUnited States
CityTucson
Period9/14/149/19/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wheeler, C., Groppi, C., Mani, H., Kuenzi, L., McGarey, P., Weinreb, S., Russell, D., Kooi, J. W., Lichtenberger, A. W., Walker, C. K., & Kulsea, C. (2014). The kilopixel array pathfinder project (KAPPa), a 16-pixel integrated heterodyne focal plane array - Characterization of the single pixel prototype. In 2014 39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2014 [6956177] (International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2014.6956177