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Title: Infrared (IR) photon-sensitive spectromicroscopy in a cryogenic environment

Abstract

A system designed to suppress thermal radiation background and to allow IR single-photon sensitive spectromicroscopy of small samples by using both absorption, reflection, and emission/luminescence measurements. The system in one embodiment includes: a light source; a plurality of cold mirrors configured to direct light along a beam path; a cold or warm sample holder in the beam path; windows of sample holder (or whole sample holder) are transparent in a spectral region of interest, so they do not emit thermal radiation in the same spectral region of interest; a cold monochromator or other cold spectral device configured to direct a selected fraction of light onto a cold detector; a system of cold apertures and shields positioned along the beam path to prevent unwanted thermal radiation from arriving at the cold monochromator and/or the detector; a plurality of optical, IR and microwave filters positioned along the beam path and configured to adjust a spectral composition of light incident upon the sample under investigation and/or on the detector; a refrigerator configured to maintain the detector at a temperature below 1.0K; and an enclosure configured to: thermally insulate the light source, the plurality of mirrors, the sample holder, the cold monochromator and themore » refrigerator.« less

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1257244
Patent Number(s):
9,366,574
Application Number:
14/642,631
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Mar 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Pereverzev, Sergey. Infrared (IR) photon-sensitive spectromicroscopy in a cryogenic environment. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Pereverzev, Sergey. Infrared (IR) photon-sensitive spectromicroscopy in a cryogenic environment. United States.
Pereverzev, Sergey. Tue . "Infrared (IR) photon-sensitive spectromicroscopy in a cryogenic environment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1257244.
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