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Title: Arrays of membrane isolated yttrium-barium-copper-oxide kinetic inductance bolometers

We are developing of arrays of membrane isolated resonator-bolometers, each with a kinetic inductance device (KID) to measure the temperature of the membrane. The KIDs are fabricated out of the high temperature superconductor YBCO to allow operation at relatively high temperatures. The bolometers are designed to offer higher sensitivity than sensors operating at 300‚ÄČK, but they require less expensive and lighter weight cooling than even more sensitive conventional superconducting detectors operating at lower temperatures. The bolometer arrays are applicable as focal planes in infrared imaging spectrometers, such as for planetary science missions or earth observing satellites. We describe the devices and present measurements of their sensitivity.
Authors:
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  1. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109 (United States)
  2. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22304030
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 23; Other Information: (c) 2014 U.S. Government; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; BARIUM COMPOUNDS; BOLOMETERS; COOLING; COPPER COMPOUNDS; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; INDUCTANCE; MEMBRANES; SATELLITES; SENSITIVITY; SENSORS; SPECTROMETERS; YTTRIUM COMPOUNDS