Superconducting Millimetre-Wavelength Bolometers

J. C. MacFarlane, W. Wright, S. W. Filipczuk, N. Savvides, L. Whitbourn, R. M. Bowman, G. B. Donaldson

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Bolometric detectors made from superconducting thin films of yttrium barium copper oxi-de (YBCO) have been operated successfulLy at liquid nitrogen . temperatures The performance of these bolometers has been investigated both at visible wavelengths and in the far-infrared regime by the use of an optically-pumped formic acid vapour laser. Responsivities of the order of 10 v/w and response times of several microseconds have been demonstrated. These figures are compared with the results of other workers and the ultimate expected lerformance of such bolometers this estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1992 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 1992 - Proceedings
EditorsBevan D. Bates
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780305493
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event1992 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 1992 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 11 Aug 199213 Aug 1992


Conference1992 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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