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Development of MKID Instrumentation for exoplanet direct imaging

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Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) are a highly sensitive cryogenic photodetector. These devices operate by measuring the increase in the surface impedance of a superconducting film when Cooper Pairs are broken by incident photons. This technique allows MKIDs inherent spectral resolution and instantaneous read out with essentially no false counts. In contrast to other cryogenic detectors, the intrinsic multiplexing of the pixels in frequency domain means that arrays of several ...

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MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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University of California, Santa Barbara
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University of Oxford
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University of Durham
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DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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uuid:16492876-e381-4b36-a999-cfa65ff19e50
Deposit date:
2019-07-23

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