Principles of Direct and Heterodyne Detection with SIS Junctions

  • K. H. Gundlach
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 59)

Abstract

Radio astronomy has stimulated the development of low-noise receivers for millimetre and sub-millimetre electromagnetic radiation. A branch of radio astronomy is devoted to the study of continuum radiation and requires low-noise detectors of large instantaneous bandwidth, ideally of the order of 100 GHz. Continuum observations include the 3 K cosmic background radiation, thermal radiation from dust in interstellar clouds, synchrotron radiation and free-free emission from ionized regions.

Keywords

Quartz Dust Microwave Ethyl Acetone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. H. Gundlach
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  1. 1.Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (I.R.A.M.)Domaine UniversitaireSt. Martin d’HèresFrance

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