Fast room temperature THz microbolometers
Paper in proceedings, 2012

We will present experimental and theoretical investigation of room temperature high speed THz detectors based on thin YBa2Cu3O7 films. These films have TCR of 0.35%/K, and can sustain large bias current densities. With a resistivity of 100-200 µOhm×cm for a film thickness of 50nm, it is very straightforward to impedance match such bolometers with planar antennas. The responsivity is a function of the bolometer planar dimensions and the films thickness. The currently achieved responsivity is 30 V/W and Johnson noise limited NEP is 70pW/Hz^0.5. The bolometer bandwidth is limited by the antenna bandwidth and spans from microwaves to over a few THz. Experimenatl investigation is done from 100GHz to 2.5THz. The measured response time is 2ns. We will also present results of the bolometer performance as their dimensions reduce to sub-µm.

Author

Stella Bevilacqua

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Serguei Cherednichenko

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Vladimir Drakinskiy

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Jan Stake

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Alexei Kalaboukhov

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

23rd International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology

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Information and Communication Technology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

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Nano Technology

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10/7/2017