OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2346–2348

Towards a fiber-coupled picowatt cryogenic radiometer

N. A. Tomlin, J. H. Lehman, and S. Nam  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2346-2348 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002346


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (710 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A picowatt cryogenic radiometer (PCR) has been fabricated at the microscale level for electrical substitution optical fiber power measurements. The absorber, electrical heater, and thermometer are all on a micromachined membrane less than 1 mm on a side. Initial measurements with input powers from 50 fW to 20 nW show a response inequivalence between electrical and optical power of 8%. A comparison of the response to electrical and optical input powers between 15 pW to 70 pW yields a repeatability better than ±0.3% (k=2). From our first optical tests, the system has a noise equivalent power of 5×1015W/Hz at 2 Hz, but simple changes to the measurement scheme should yield an NEP 2 orders of magnitude lower.

OCIS Codes
(040.3780) Detectors : Low light level
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2012
Published: June 11, 2012

Citation
N. A. Tomlin, J. H. Lehman, and S. Nam, "Towards a fiber-coupled picowatt cryogenic radiometer," Opt. Lett. 37, 2346-2348 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-12-2346


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. D. J. Livigni, C. L. Cromer, T. R. Scott, B. C. Johnson, and Z. M. Zhang, Metrologia 35, 819 (1998). [CrossRef]
  2. J. M. Houston and J. P. Rice, Metrologia 43, S31 (2006). [CrossRef]
  3. R. Klein, R. Thornagel, and G. Ulm, Metrologia 47, R33 (2010). [CrossRef]
  4. A. J. Miller, A. E. Lita, B. Calkins, I. Vayshenker, S. M. Gruber, and S. W. Nam, Opt. Express 19, 9102 (2011). [CrossRef]
  5. C. D. Reintsema, J. A. Koch, and E. N. Grossman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 152 (1998). [CrossRef]
  6. S. I. Woods, S. M. Carr, A. C. Carter, T. M. Jung, and R. U. Datla, Proc. SPIE, 7742, 77421P (2010). [CrossRef]
  7. D. J. Livigni, N. A. Tomlin, C. L. Cromer, and J. H. Lehman, Metrologia, 49, S93 (2012). [CrossRef]
  8. D. Fukuda, N. Zen, M. Ohkubo, H. Takahashi, K. Amemiya, and M. Endo, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 56, 356 (2007). [CrossRef]
  9. K. D. Irwin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1998 (1995). [CrossRef]
  10. G. C. Hilton, J. M. Martinis, K. D. Irwin, N. F. Bergren, D. A. Wollman, M. E. Huber, S. Deiker, and S. W. Nam, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 11, 739 (2001). [CrossRef]
  11. D. Drung, C. Hinnrichs, and H. J. Barthelmess, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 19, S235 (2006). [CrossRef]
  12. J. H. Lehman, M. Terrones, E. Mansfield, K. E. Hurst, and V. Meunier, Carbon 49, 2581 (2011). [CrossRef]
  13. P. L. Richards, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 1 (1994). [CrossRef]
  14. K. Irwin and G. Hilton, Transition-Edge Sensors (Springer-Verlag, 2005).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.
 
Fig. 4.
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited