Development of an 80 × 64 pixel, broadband, real-time THz imager

Don J. Burdette, Jörgen Alverbro, Ze Zhang, Partick Fay, Yang Ni, Pierre Potet, Kubilay Sertel, Georgios Trichopoulos, Kagan Topalli, John Volakis, H. Lee Mosbacker

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11 Scopus citations


The widespread adoption of THz based applications has been hindered by the lack of a real-time, broad-band, costeffective THz camera with sufficient sensitivity to enable applications in markets as diverse as security, non-destructive evaluation, and biomedical imaging. This technological gap can be filled through the development of an 80 × 64 pixel array of Sb-heterostructure backward diodes (Sb-HBDs) monolithically integrated to broadband (600 GHz - 1200 GHz) antennas that can be directly flip-chipped to a CMOS voltage-mode readout integrated circuit (ROIC). This paper outlines the current progress of the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTerahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems V
Subtitle of host publicationAdvance Applications in Industry and Defense
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventTerahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems V: Advance Applications in Industry and Defense - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2011Apr 26 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherTerahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems V: Advance Applications in Industry and Defense
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Broadband detection
  • Focal plane array
  • Heterostructure backward diodes (HBDs)
  • Real-time imaging
  • THz imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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