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HEB FPA Imaging Technology for Security and Biomedical Applications

Published

Author(s)

Eyal Gerecht, Dazhen Gu, Sigfrid Yngvesson, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, Ric Zannoni, John Nicholson

Abstract

We have demonstrated a low-noise heterodyne three-element focal plane array (FPA) at 1.6 THz consisting of NbN Hot Electron Bolometric (HEB) detectors, intimately integrated with MMIC IF amplifiers in a single block. HEB technology is becoming the basis for advanced terahertz imaging and spectroscopic technologies for the study of biological and chemical agents over the entire terahertz spectrum. The use of FPAs is crucial for maximizing the detection speed in these applications.
Proceedings Title
The Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
Conference Dates
September 19-23, 2005
Conference Location
Williamsburg, VA

Keywords

hot electron bolometric receivers, terahertz detectors, terahertz imaging and spectroscopy
Created September 19, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017