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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278027
Title:
Optical response in high temperature superconducting thin films
Author:
Thiede, David Anthony, 1965-
Issue Date:
1990
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 discovery of a class of superconducting materials with critical temperatures as high as 125 degrees kelvin, there has been a great deal of research interest in their possible application to optical radiation detection, particularly in the infrared spectrum. The motivation for this research is the promise of a fast detector operating at elevated temperatures that is sensitive to low level optical signals and that operates out to the far IR. It has been shown that thin films of these high temperature superconductors (HTS) exhibit a change in their electrical properties when exposed to optical radiation. However, in order to make a practical detector out of HTS materials, the mechanisms of this response must be fully understood. The purpose of this research is to investigate the spectral, temporal and thermal characteristics of this electrical response in an effort to better understand the mechanisms involved.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.; Physics, Optics.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Dereniak, Eustace L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleOptical response in high temperature superconducting thin filmsen_US
dc.creatorThiede, David Anthony, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorThiede, David Anthony, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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 discovery of a class of superconducting materials with critical temperatures as high as 125 degrees kelvin, there has been a great deal of research interest in their possible application to optical radiation detection, particularly in the infrared spectrum. The motivation for this research is the promise of a fast detector operating at elevated temperatures that is sensitive to low level optical signals and that operates out to the far IR. It has been shown that thin films of these high temperature superconductors (HTS) exhibit a change in their electrical properties when exposed to optical radiation. However, in order to make a practical detector out of HTS materials, the mechanisms of this response must be fully understood. The purpose of this research is to investigate the spectral, temporal and thermal characteristics of this electrical response in an effort to better understand the mechanisms involved.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Optics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDereniak, Eustace L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1341499en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26354809en_US
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