A waveguide-coupled millimetre-wave TES bolometer suitable for 2-D arrays

Angiola Orlando, Marcel P. Bruijn, Henk F.C. Hoevers, Philip D. Mauskopf, Piet A. Piet, Eric Krouwer, Marcel L. Ridder

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We are developing a single-pixel antenna-coupled bolometric detector for use in low-background millimetre-wave astronomy. The device consists of a radial probe in a rectangular waveguide coupled to a Ti/Au transition edge sensor (TES). The signal propagates from the antenna along a superconducting microstrip line into a metal resistor on a thermally isolated Si3N4 island, where the TES is also located. We have designed and built prototype pixels optimised for 150 GHz band measurements. We discuss our progress in the development as well as the first results from dark measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-535
Number of pages2
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 14 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Antenna-coupled
  • Bolometer
  • Radial probe
  • Transition edge sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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