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Baselmans, J. (author), Hajenius, M. (author), Gao, J. (author), De Korte, P. (author), Klapwijk, T. (author), Voronov, B. (author), Gol'tsman, G. (author)
NbN hot electron bolometer (HEB) mixers are at this moment the best heterodyne detectors for frequencies above 1 THz. However, the fabrication procedure of these devices is such that the quality of the interface between the NbN superconducting film and the contact structure is not under good control. This results in a contact resistance between...
conference paper 2004
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Baselmans, J.J.A. (author), Hajenius, M. (author), Gao, J.R. (author), Klapwijk, T.M. (author), De Korte, P.A.J. (author), Voronov, B. (author), Gol'tsman, G. (author)
We demonstrate that the performance of NbN lattice cooled hot electron bolometer mixers depends strongly on the interface quality between the bolometer and the contact structure. We show experimentally that both the receiver noise temperature and the gain bandwidth can be improved by more than a factor of 2 by cleaning the interface and adding...
journal article 2004