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Wideband THz detectors based on YBCO thin films at 77K and at room temperature

Sergey Cherednichenko (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Terahertz- och millimetervågsteknik ) ; Arvid Hammar (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Terahertz- och millimetervågsteknik ) ; Stella Bevilacqua (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Terahertz- och millimetervågsteknik ) ; Vladimir Drakinskiy (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Terahertz- och millimetervågsteknik ) ; Jan Stake (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Terahertz- och millimetervågsteknik )
6th ESA Workshop on Millimetre-Wave Technology and Applications (2011)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

We present results of experimental investigation of THz direct detectors based on ultrathin YBCO films. The detectors are integrated with a spiral planar antenna. In the frequency band of 0.1-1.6THz the optical responsivity is from 170V/W for 77K. It increases to 400 V/W for operation temperature about 76K. The responsivity was constant up to 100kHz. Using mixing technique, the measured time constant is 0.5-2ns. Currently, at 77K, the NEP is 20pW/Hz0.5. At room temperature, the NEP is about 250pW/Hz0.5. For the same devices as coherent detector, the mixer gain was -21dB at 77K (and -28dB) at room temperature for an LO power of 0.4mW. With the present devices a mixer gain of up to -23dB is possible at 300K for an LO power of 1.5mW. Using smaller devices, similar gain can be achieved for a much smaller LO power.

Nyckelord: terahertz, detector, mixer, YBCO, bolometer



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CPL Pubid: 146496