We report on the development of near-IR and optical parallel plate capacitor lumped-element kinetic inductance detectors (LEKIDs) for astronomical applications. The parallel-plate capacitor is made of a TiN base electrode, Al2O3 dielectric and Nb upper electrode. For a given frequency readout bandwidth, compared to the interdigitated capacitor geometry, the use of the parallel-plate capacitor allows us to significantly reduce the size of optical LEKIDs resonating at low frequencies (1-1.3 GHz) .The resonators which were successfully frequency multiplexed thanks to the change of the upper electrode area, exhibit internal Q-factors up to 3 × 10^6 at 72 mK. The array was illuminated using a white light and 890 nm monochromatic near infrared LEDs. In this paper, we will present the design, fabrication and experimental results.
 Beldi, S., Boussaha, F., Chaumont, C. et al. J Low Temp Phys (2018) 193: 184. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10909-018-2035-8.
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