Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/277167
Title:
High temperature superconductor thin film optical detectors
Author:
McDonald, Peter Hughes, 1965-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Since the recent discovery of a new class of high critical temperature superconductors (HTS), much interest has been shown in their potential use as optical detectors. The purpose of this research was to test thin film samples of the HTS Y1Ba2Cu3O7-delta as detectors and investigate any response to optical radiation. A laboratory test facility was designed and built for this purpose. The experimental results exhibit a variety of optical responses that are dependent upon the physical characteristics of each HTS thin film. Polycrystalline films exhibited a different detection mode than did epitaxial films. This research demonstrates that HTS thin films are viable optical detectors and have the potential to become competitive high-performance detectors as the new technology continues to emerge.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Optical detectors.; High temperature superconductors.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Dereniak, Eustace L.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleHigh temperature superconductor thin film optical detectorsen_US
dc.creatorMcDonald, Peter Hughes, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Peter Hughes, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSince the recent discovery of a new class of high critical temperature superconductors (HTS), much interest has been shown in their potential use as optical detectors. The purpose of this research was to test thin film samples of the HTS Y1Ba2Cu3O7-delta as detectors and investigate any response to optical radiation. A laboratory test facility was designed and built for this purpose. The experimental results exhibit a variety of optical responses that are dependent upon the physical characteristics of each HTS thin film. Polycrystalline films exhibited a different detection mode than did epitaxial films. This research demonstrates that HTS thin films are viable optical detectors and have the potential to become competitive high-performance detectors as the new technology continues to emerge.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOptical detectors.en_US
dc.subjectHigh temperature superconductors.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDereniak, Eustace L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339048en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23379153en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17622463en_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.