16 Pixel HEB Heterodyne Receiver for 2.5 THz
Conference contribution, 2006

A 16 pixel heterodyne receiver for 2.5 THz has been developed based on NbN superconducting hot-electron bolometer (HEB) mixers. The receiver uses a quasioptical RF coupling approach where HEB mixers are integrated into double dipole antennas on 1.5m thick Si3N4/ SiO2 membranes. Spherical mirrors (one per pixel) and backshort distance from the antenna have been used to design the output mixer beam profile. We present here the results of the antenna simulations using HFSS and ADS, as well as the beam calculations after the collimating mirror.

membrane

hot-electron bolometer

NbN films

terahertz

mixer

camera

Author

Serguei Cherednichenko

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave and Terahertz Technology

Vladimir Drakinskiy

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave and Terahertz Technology

Jean Baubert

Benoit Lecomte

Frederic Daupley

Jean-Michel Krieg

Yan Delorme

Alexandre Feret

Heinz-Wilhelm Huebers

Alexei Semenov

Patric Pons

in Proc.17th Intern. Symp. Space THz Technology, Paris, France, May. 2006.

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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

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10/8/2017