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A Superconducting Hot Electron Bolometer Mixer for 530 GHz

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dc.contributor.author Skalare, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author McGrath, W.R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bumble, B. en_US
dc.contributor.author LeDuc, H.G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Burke, P.J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Verheijen, A.A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Prober, D.E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-05T05:20:50Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-05T05:20:50Z
dc.date.issued 1994-05-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ann Arbor, MI en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-1106 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/33172
dc.description.abstract This paper describes a superconducting hot electron bolometer mixer that uses diffusion rather than interactions with phonons as a cooling mechanism for the hot electrons. The bolometer is a 0.14 µm; wide niobium microbridge with a length less than 0.5 µm;. The submicron length ensures rapid diffusion of the hot electrons into contacting gold films. This mechanism is believed to be fast enough to allow mixer operation with intermediate frequencies of several GHz. An electron cooling time of 55 ps is inferred from DC resistance versus temperature measurements, indicating a roll-off frequency close to 3 GHz. Initial receiver measurements using a two-tuner waveguide mixer confirm heterodyne mixing at 532 GHz with an intermediate frequency of 1.4 GHz. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other bolometer superconducting hot electron cooling niobium mixer phonons en_US
dc.title A Superconducting Hot Electron Bolometer Mixer for 530 GHz en_US


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