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Mini-Workshop on THz/IR Direct Photon Counting Detector
November 7, 2013
ASIAA R1203, Taipei, Taiwan

The mini-workshop consists of a talk by Prof. Hiroshi Matsuo from NAOJ, followed by discussions about the possible applications using the telescopes operated by ASIAA:

Nov, 7(Thu) 2013 @Rm1203
13:30-14:30 Talk by Prof. Hiroshi Matsuo (NAOJ)
14:30-15:00 Short discussion based on Prof. Matsuo's talk
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Deep discussion about possible collaborations

Prof. Matsuo's talk will cover the following topics:

  1. What is photon counting terahertz interferometry (PCTI) ?
  2. Evaluation of principle using existing interferometer, such as AMiBA.
  3. Evaluation of principle using near-IR instrumentation.
  4. Development of terahertz photon counting detectors, such as STJs.
  5. Implementation plan to existing programs, such as GLT.
  6. Scientific impacts to future programs, such as exo-planet imaging.

The idea of this technology at optical is not new, but the application was very poor due to lack of sensitive detectors. Now there are so many sensitive detectors at various wavelengths, and here he suggests the applications at THz and infrared.

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