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Title: Frequency-Domain Multiplexed Readout for Superconducting Gamma-Ray Detectors

We are developing a frequency-multiplexed readout for arrays of high-resolution Gamma detectors based on superconducting transition edge sensors (TESs). Each sensor is part of an LCR resonant circuit and is biased at an identifying carrier frequency. Several carrier signals are added and amplified with a single SQUID preamplifier at 4 K. Gamma absorption modulates the amplitude of the carrier, and demodulation at room temperature retrieves the initial temperature evolution of the sensor. This multiplexing system has originally been developed to read out large arrays of bolometers for cosmic microwave background studies. To accommodate the faster Gamma-ray signals, its demodulator bandwidth is being extended to 20 kHz to allow reading out up to eight TESs with a detector bandwidth of 10 kHz. Here we characterize the system noise performance and show how this multiplexing scheme can be adapted to read out arrays of superconducting Gamma-ray detectors.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
937490
Report Number(s):
LBNL-974E
TRN: US0805798
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity; Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 2; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: June, 2007
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Physics Division
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46; ABSORPTION; AMPLITUDES; BOLOMETERS; PERFORMANCE; PREAMPLIFIERS; RELICT RADIATION; Frequency domain multiplexing, gamma ray detectors, superconducting radiation detectors, transition edge sensors