Ultasensitive TES detectors for FIR space astronomy

Dmitry Morozov, Philip D. Mauskopf, Peter Ade, Dorota M. Glowacka, David Goldie, Stafford Withington, Marcel Bruijn, Pieter A.J. De Korte, Henk Hoevers, Marcel Ridder, Jian Rong Gao, Wolfgang Wild

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Abstract

We present results of the development of ultrasensitive transition edge superconducting (TES) detectors for the SAFARI far infrared (FIR) spectrometer, one of the instruments proposed for the Japanese-led SPICA telescope. Future FIR space missions require a combination of cooled optics and ultrasensitive detectors with noise equivalent power (NEP) levels on the order of 10 -19 W/√Hz or lower to be able to perform detailed spectroscopic surveys of the nearby and distant universe. We have developed TES detectors based on the mechanical suspension of an absorbing film connected to a TiAu bilayer thermometer on a thin SiN membrane. We describe the design of these detectors and measurements of their performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 31 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008 - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 15 2008Sep 19 2008

Publication series

Name33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008

Other

Other33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008
CountryUnited States
CityPasadena, CA
Period9/15/089/19/08

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Morozov, D., Mauskopf, P. D., Ade, P., Glowacka, D. M., Goldie, D., Withington, S., Bruijn, M., De Korte, P. A. J., Hoevers, H., Ridder, M., Gao, J. R., & Wild, W. (2008). Ultasensitive TES detectors for FIR space astronomy. In 33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008 [4665656] (33rd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 16th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2008, IRMMW-THz 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMW.2008.4665656