Up-conversion of MMW radiation to visual band using glow discharge detector and silicon detector Conference Paper uri icon


  • 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.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016