Multi-pixel readout of transition-edge sensors using a multi-input SQUID

K. Mitsuda*, R. Fujimoto, T. Miyazaki, K. Maegami, Y. Aruga, T. Oshima, S. Nakayama, S. Shoji, H. Kudo, Y. Yokoyama, T. Mihara, H. M. Shimizu

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We propose a new method to read out signals from a TES (superconducting Transition-Edge Sensor) calorimeter array with a single or a small number of SQUIDs. Since phonon noise and Johnson noise of a calorimeter can be made very small in these calorimeters, an increase in noise, thus a degradation of energy resolution by adding signals from plural pixels together at some stage of signal processing maybe acceptable for some applications of TES calorimeters. We propose to use a SQUID with multi-input coils which will sense signals from different pixels. The input coils of a SQUID are electrically well-isolated from each other. The pixel that generates a signal can be identified by utilizing additional information, such as the pulse shape. We studied the feasibility of this method with analysis and simulations, and show for example, that a 16 × 16 pixel array can be read out with 16 SQUIDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct 21
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th International Conference on Solid State Detectors - Nara, Jpn
Duration: 1998 Dec 41998 Dec 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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