Up-conversion of MMW radiation to visual band using glow discharge detector and silicon detector

Avihai Aharon Akram, Daniel Rozban, Amir Abramovich, Yitzhak Yitzhaky, Natan S. Kopeika

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Abstract

In this work we describe and demonstrate a method for up-conversion of millimeter wave (MMW) radiation to the visual band using a very inexpensive miniature Glow Discharge Detector (GDD), and a silicon detector (photodetector). Here we present 100 GHz up-conversion images based on measuring the visual light emitting from the GDD rather than its electrical current. The results showed better response time of 480 ns and better sensitivity compared to the electronic detection that was performed in our previous work. In this work we performed MMW imaging based on this method using a GDD lamp, and a photodetector to measure GDD light emission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMillimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology IX
EditorsSherif Sayed Ahmed, Neil A. Salmon
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510603905
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventMillimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology IX - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Sep 201629 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9993
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceMillimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology IX
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period28/09/1629/09/16

Keywords

  • Detection
  • GDD
  • Imaging
  • MMW
  • Plasma
  • THz
  • Upconversion

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