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Author Gousev, Yu. P.; Semenov, A. D.; Pechen, E. V.; Varlashkin, A. V.; Nebosis, R. S.; Renk K. F
Title Coupling of terahertz radiation to a high-Т(с) superconducting hot electron bolometer mixer Type Journal Article
Year 1996 Publication Abbreviated Journal Appl. Phys. Lett.,
Volume 69 Issue Pages (down) 691-693
Abstract We report on efficient coupling of THz radiation to a high-T(c) superconducting hot electron bolometer that is suitable for heterodyne detection. Our quasioptical system consisted of a planar self-complementary spiral antenna on a dielectric substrate clamped to an extended hyperhemispherical lens. The antenna was integrated into a co-planar line for broadband intermediate frequency matching. Measurements in the homodyne regime at a frequency of 2.5 THz showed a radiation pattern with a beam width of 1° and a coupling efficiency of 0.1. We measured, at an intermediate frequency of 1.5 GHz, an output noise temperature of'160 K and estimated for the device, operated in the heterodyne regime, a system noise temperature of 30 000 K. We also discuss possibilities of significant improvement of the sensitivity.
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