EAS Publications Series
Volume 37, 2009Astrophysics Detector Workshop 2008
|Page(s)||63 - 72|
|Published online||11 June 2009|
P. Kern (ed)
EAS Publications Series, 37 (2009) 63-72
Superconducting Heterodyne Detectors beyond 1 Terahertz
KOSMA, I. Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Zülpicher
Str. 77, 50937 Köln, Germany
Superconducting heterodyne mixers have found widespread use throughout the Millimeter- and Sub-millimeter wavelength range in radio astronomy applications that need very high spectral resolution. To extend their operating range into the Terahertz region, which is opened up by new high altitude observatories, airborne platforms or satellites, requires further development of superconductor materials as well as progress in radio frequency (RF) design and detector fabrication. This paper summarizes the basic challenges in these areas.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2009
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