Talks by Pierre Echternach

Single Photon Detection of 1.5THz Radiation with the Quantum Capacitance Detector

Pierre Echternach NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Far-infrared spectroscopy can reveal secrets of galaxy evolution and heavy-element enrichment throughout cosmic time, and astronomers worldwide are designing cryogenic space telescopes for far-IR spectroscopy. The most challenging aspect is a far-IR detector which is both exquisitely sensitive (limited by the zodiacal-light noise in a narrow band (lambda/delta lambda ~1000)) and array able to tens of thousands of pixels.