Development of superconducting tunnel junction photon detectors with cryogenic preamplifier for COBAND experiment

S. H. Kim, Y. Takeuchi, K. Takemasa, K. Nagata, K. Kasahara, S. Yagi, R. Wakasa, R. Senzaki, K. Moriuchi, C. Asano, H. Ikeda, T. Wada, K. Nagase, S. Baba, H. Ishino, A. Kibayashi, S. Matsuura, K. Kiuchi, S. Mima, T. YoshidaM. Sakai, T. Nakamura, Y. Kato, M. Hazumi, Y. Arai, I. Kurachi, M. Ohkubo, M. Ukibe, S. Shiki, G. Fujii, S. Kawahito, E. Ramberg, M. Kozlovsky, P. Rubinov, D. Sergatskov, J. Yoo, S. B. Kim

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Abstract

We present the status of the development of Superconducting Tunnel Junction (STJ) detector with the cryogenic preamplifier as far-infrared single photon detector for the COsmic BAckground Neutrino Decay search (COBAND) experiment. The photon energy spectrum from the radiative decay of the cosmic background neutrino is expected to have a sharp cutoff at high energy end in a far-infrared region ranging from 15 meV to 30 meV. The detector is required to measure an individual photon energy with a sufficient energy resolution less than 2% for identifying the cutoff structure, and to be designed for a rocket or satellite experiment. We develop an array of Nb/Al-STJ pixels which can detect a single far-infrared photon delivered by a diffractive grating according to its wavelength. To achieve high signal-to-noise ratio of the STJ, we use a preamplifier made with the Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technique that can be operated around 0.3K. We have developed the Nb/Al-STJ with the SOI cryogenic preamplifier and have tested the detector performance around 0.3K.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics 2017 - Volume 2
EditorsZhen-An Liu
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Pages242-248
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811313158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics, TIPP 2017 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 22 2017May 26 2017

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
Volume213
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics, TIPP 2017
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period5/22/175/26/17

Keywords

  • Cosmic Background Neutrino
  • Cosmic infrared background
  • Cryogenic amplifier
  • Neutrino decay
  • Superconducting Tunnel Junction (STJ)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Kim, S. H., Takeuchi, Y., Takemasa, K., Nagata, K., Kasahara, K., Yagi, S., Wakasa, R., Senzaki, R., Moriuchi, K., Asano, C., Ikeda, H., Wada, T., Nagase, K., Baba, S., Ishino, H., Kibayashi, A., Matsuura, S., Kiuchi, K., Mima, S., ... Kim, S. B. (2018). Development of superconducting tunnel junction photon detectors with cryogenic preamplifier for COBAND experiment. In Z-A. Liu (Ed.), Proceedings of International Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics 2017 - Volume 2 (pp. 242-248). (Springer Proceedings in Physics; Vol. 213). Springer Science and Business Media, LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1316-5_45