Coherent detector arrays for terahertz astrophysics applications

Christopher Groppi, Jonathan H. Kawamura

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This paper reviews the key technologies, challenges, and solutions related to the construction of coherent detector arrays in the terahertz waveband for astrophysics applications. We review fundamental performance limits and design constraints for arrays of coherent detectors, review several coherent array systems fielded to date, discuss the design and construction of next-generation systems, and review future prospects for advancements in coherent array technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6005331
Pages (from-to)85-96
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Radio astronomy
  • sensor systems and applications
  • submillimeter wave technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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