You are here

    • You are here:
    • Home > ST3 - A Superconducting Terahertz Imager

ST3 - A Superconducting Terahertz Imager

A Superconducting Terahertz Imager

T. Maya, S. Andersa, V. Zakosarenkoa, M. Starkloff,
H.-G. Meyera, G. Thorwirthb, E.Kreysac, N. Jethavac
aInstitute of Photonic Technology, Albert-Einstein-Str. 9, D-07745 Jena, Germany
bJena-Optronik GmbH, Pruessingstr. 21, D-07745 Jena, Germany
cMax Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Auf dem Huegel 69, D-53121 Bonn, Germany
e-mail: [email protected]

Abstract - The Superconducting Terahertz Imager (SCOTI) is a small Cassegrain-type telescope with a scanning secondary mirror designed for a frequency of 0.34 THz. It can map objects at a distance of 5 meter using a small array of superconducting bolometers. The resolution at the object area is about 1 cm. Purely passive images of interesting objects can be taken using SCOTI, thus opening a wide field of applications.
Keywords: THz, Terahertz, bolometer, TES, MUX

Manuscript received June 25, 2007, in final form July 2, 2007.  Reference No. ST3, Category 4