Performance of a 961 pixel kinetic inductance detector system for future space borne observatories

J. Baselmans, J. Bueno, O. Yurduseven, N. Llombart, V. Murugesan, David Thoen, A. Baryshev, Andrea Neto

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Abstract

Microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) promise high sensitivity, combined with device simplicity and intrinsic multiplexibility. We demonstrate in this paper the realization of an imaging system consisting of an array of 961 antenna-coupled MKIDs that is read out using a single pair of coax cables and an analogue-digital back-end with a 2 GHz readout bandwidth. We measure the optical NEP of the central pixels of the array and find NEP = 510 -19 w/Vhz. The electrical NEP is measured for all pixels, giving NEP = 3.3 ± 1.310 -19 W/VHz for 85% of the pixels. We further obtain an instantaneous dynamic range of a factor 1000 and a cosmic ray dead time of 0.5% in the lab, resulting in 25% dead time when operated in a spacecraft at L2.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
EditorsPeter Uhd Jepsen
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-1
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-8485-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventIRMMW-THz 2016: 41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves - Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 25 Sep 201630 Sep 2016
Conference number: 41
http://www.irmmw-thz2016.org/

Conference

ConferenceIRMMW-THz 2016
Abbreviated titleIRMMW-THz
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period25/09/1630/09/16
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Keywords

  • Detectors
  • Optical variables measurement
  • Kinetic theory
  • Inductance
  • Optical filters
  • Optical sensors
  • Optical arrays

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    Baselmans, J., Bueno, J., Yurduseven, O., Llombart, N., Murugesan, V., Thoen, D., Baryshev, A., & Neto, A. (2016). Performance of a 961 pixel kinetic inductance detector system for future space borne observatories. In P. U. Jepsen (Ed.), 41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz (pp. 1-1). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2016.7758393