Development of an Optical Coupling with Ground-Side Absorption for Antenna-Coupled Kinetic Inductance Detectors

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<p>Antenna-coupled kinetic inductance detectors (KIDs) have recently shown great promise as microwave detection systems with a large number of channels. However, this technique, still has difficulties in eliminating the radiation loss of the resonator signals. To solve this problem, we propose a design in which the absorption area connected to an antenna is located on the ground-side of a coplanar waveguide. Thereby, radiation loss due to leakage from the resonator to the antenna can be considerably reduced. This simple design also enables the use of a contact aligner for fabrication. We have developed KIDs with this design, named as the ground-side absorption (GSA)-KIDs and demonstrated that they have higher quality factors than those of the existing KIDs, while maintaining a good total sensitivity.</p>

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  • IEICE Transactions on Electronics

    IEICE Transactions on Electronics E100.C(3), 298-304, 2017

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

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