Bolometric response of optically thick superconducting films

J. D. Chern*, H. C. Yang, Z. D. Genchev, H. E. Homg, D. Dew-Hughes

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A one-dimensional heat conduction model is established to interpret the chopping frequency dependence of the bolometric response of optically thick superconducting films. The key feature of this model is that it takes into account the thermal boundary conductance of both the film/substrate and the substrate/heat-sink interfaces. The model is found to be suitable for both the strong and weak thermal coupling cases. By comparing the results with a simplified bolometric model explicit expressions of the thermal conductance thermal capacitance radiation absorption efficiency and response time constant of the bolometric system have been deduced where the influences of the film substrate and the heat conduction boundaries are all considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2367-2370
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number2 PART 3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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