13 December 2000 Thermoelectric single-photon detectors for x-ray/UV radiation
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A feasibility study of megapixel microcalorimeter arrays, based on thermoelectric energy to voltage conversion and digital superconducting readout, is presented. The design concept originated from the philosophy of employing the simplest principles at the single-pixel level to enable large arrays without sacrificing energy resolution, fast operation speed, and quantum efficiency. Initial experimental tests confirm the basic predictions of theory, and show no major obstacle in achieving the desired characteristics.
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Gilbert G. Fritz, Kent S. Wood, Deborah Van Vechten, Ashot L. Gyulamiryan, Armen S. Kuzanyan, Nicholas J. Giordano, Todd M. Jacobs, Huey-D. Wu, James S. Horwitz, Armen M. Gulian, "Thermoelectric single-photon detectors for x-ray/UV radiation", Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409144; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.409144
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