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Sub-THz photon counting receiver working at room temperature for polarization measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation

Santamaría-Botello, Gabriel and Rivera-Lavado, Alejandro and Preu, Sascha and Sedlmeir, Florian and Lioubtchenko, Dmitri and Schwefel, Harald and Segovia-Vargas, Daniel and Garcia-Munoz, Luis Enrique (2016):
Sub-THz photon counting receiver working at room temperature for polarization measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation.
In: 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Davos, Switzerland, 10-15 April 2016, [Online-Edition: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7481288/],
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Abstract

In this paper, a general scheme for a sub-THz photon counting receiver working at room temperature is presented. Its working principle is based on nonlinear up-conversion of the sub-THz signal into the optical domain. For that, a lithium niobate (LiNbO3) WGM resonator is used in a double-resonant configuration. This system has theoretically shown capabilities towards photon counting. The concept is evaluated and is shown to be suitable for cosmic microwave background polarization measurements. Then, a practical configuration of several receivers is engineered for that purpose. The general receiver scheme is tested and experimental results are given.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Santamaría-Botello, Gabriel and Rivera-Lavado, Alejandro and Preu, Sascha and Sedlmeir, Florian and Lioubtchenko, Dmitri and Schwefel, Harald and Segovia-Vargas, Daniel and Garcia-Munoz, Luis Enrique
Title: Sub-THz photon counting receiver working at room temperature for polarization measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation
Language: German
Abstract:

In this paper, a general scheme for a sub-THz photon counting receiver working at room temperature is presented. Its working principle is based on nonlinear up-conversion of the sub-THz signal into the optical domain. For that, a lithium niobate (LiNbO3) WGM resonator is used in a double-resonant configuration. This system has theoretically shown capabilities towards photon counting. The concept is evaluated and is shown to be suitable for cosmic microwave background polarization measurements. Then, a practical configuration of several receivers is engineered for that purpose. The general receiver scheme is tested and experimental results are given.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Optical resonators, Optical polarization, Optical receivers, Optical sensors, Optical waveguides, Nonlinear optics
Divisions: 18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute for Microwave Engineering and Photonics > Terahertz Systems Technology
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute for Microwave Engineering and Photonics
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Event Title: 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
Event Location: Davos, Switzerland
Event Dates: 10-15 April 2016
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 18:34
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7481288/
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