Abstract

A germanium bolometer cooled to 0.37 K by liquid 3He is described. This detector has a NEP of about 3×1014W/Hz12, which is more than three decades greater sensitivity than the Golay cell. The factors that determine the sensitivity of the detector are discussed.

© 1969 Optical Society of America

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