2012 年 47 巻 9 号 p. 554-561
We propose a novel microwave kinetic inductance detector (MKID) named spiral-MKID typified by a rewound spiral strip structure suitable for terahertz applications. The superconducting rewound strip works as a high-Q half wavelength microwave resonator as well as a broadband terahertz antenna. The spiral-MKIDs fabricated with NbN films reveal loaded quality factors of the order of 104 at 3 K. NbN is one of the promising materials suitable for working on a convenient 4K-refrigerator. We also discuss the expected noise equivalent power of the optimized detector.