THz Hot-Electron Bolometer Mixers
Paper in proceedings, 2014

We overview the technology of superconducting Hot-Electron Bolometer mixers in the field of terahertz heterodyne detection. HEB mixer performance is analyzed vs competing technologies and application fields, with emphasize on radio astronomy. We discuss materials which have been reported in the past to be used for such devices with both phonon-substrate and electron-diffusion cooling mechanisms. It caused a splash of interesting theories with attempts of describing both dc and RF characteristics of HEB mixers. Development of HEB mixers made possible to extend high spectral resolution radio astronomy beyond 1THz.

NbN

Herschel Space Telescope

HEB

THz

bolometer

THz mixer

mixer

Terahertz

Author

Serguei Cherednichenko

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

Stella Bevilacqua

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

Evgenii Novoselov

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

39th Int. Conf. on Infrared, Millimeter, and THz Waves

2162-2027 (ISSN)

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Condensed Matter Physics

Infrastructure

Nanofabrication Laboratory

DOI

10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2014.6956174

ISBN

978-1-4799-3877-3

More information

Created

10/8/2017