Main results of the paper: optical power, noise, and derived NEP for a given optical load corresponding to the typical space environment.
|Wavelength||3 mm||2 mm||1.25 mm||850 μm||550 μm|
|frequency||100 GHz||150 GHz||240 GHz||360 GHz||550 GHz|
|Optical load [pW/pixel]||0.09||0.11||0.14||0.18||1.2|
|Averaged optical resp [kHz/fW]||2.3||0.78||1.1||0.84||0.19|
|Averaged noise (1–10 Hz) ||6||3||6.5||5.5||4|
|NEP ||2.6 ± 0.4||4.0 ± 0.4||5.5 ± 0.5||5.2 ± 1.1||23 ± 3.5|
Notes. The averaged optical response and noise is derived over the best 30% of the pixels for the arrays at 3 mm, 2 mm, and 1.25 mm. In the case of 850 μm and 550 μm arrays, the best 10% of the pixels are considered. The NEPPhot is calculated from the photon noise at the given optical load.
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