Accession Number : ADA338688

Title :   Multispectral Superconducting Quantum Detectors

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jun 92-Aug 95

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP LINTHICUM MD ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Bluzer, Nathan ; Forrester, Martin G.

PDF Url : ADA338688

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 155

Abstract : A superconducting quantum photodetector is described and analyzed. The YBCO photodetector and YBCO readout SQUID form an integrated circuit. The photoresponse is based on the Kinetic Inductance of the superconducting condensate. Predicted value for NEP is approx. 10 to the -15th power Watt/(square root of Hz).

Descriptors :   *INFRARED DETECTORS, *QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, *PHOTODETECTORS, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, LONG WAVELENGTHS, HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS, INDUCTANCE, MULTISPECTRAL.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE