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Design and characterization of 90 GHz feedhorn-coupled TES polarimeter pixels in the SPTPol camera

Sayre, J. T. and Lueker, M. and Shirokoff, E. and Vieira, J. D. (2012) Design and characterization of 90 GHz feedhorn-coupled TES polarimeter pixels in the SPTPol camera. In: Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8452. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 845239. ISBN 978-0-8194-9153-4. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161025-114916444

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Abstract

The SPTpol camera is a two-color, polarization-sensitive bolometer receiver, and was installed on the 10 meter South Pole Telescope in January 2012. SPTpol is designed to study the faint polarization signals in the Cosmic Microwave Background, with two primary scientific goals. One is to constrain the tensor-to-scalar ratio of perturbations in the primordial plasma, and thus constrain the space of permissible in inflationary models. The other is to measure the weak lensing effect of large-scale structure on CMB polarization, which can be used to constrain the sum of neutrino masses as well as other growth-related parameters. The SPTpol focal plane consists of seven 84-element monolithic arrays of 150 GHz pixels (588 total) and 180 individual 90 GHz single- pixel modules. In this paper we present the design and characterization of the 90 GHz modules.


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Additional Information:© 2016 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Work at Case Western Reserve University, the University of California - Berkeley, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and the University of Chicago is supported by grants from the NSF (awards ANT-0638937 and PHY-0114422), the Kavli Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Work at Argonne National Lab is supported by UChicago Argonne, LLC, Operator of Argonne National Laboratory ("Argonne"). Argonne, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Laboratory, is operated under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357. We would also like to acknowledge support from the Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials. The McGill authors acknowledge funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and Canada Research Chairs program. Matt Dobbs acknowledges support from an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
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NSFPHY-0114422
Kavli FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
UChicago Argonne, LLCUNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-06CH11357
Argonne Center for Nanoscale MaterialsUNSPECIFIED
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Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)UNSPECIFIED
Canada Research Chairs ProgramUNSPECIFIED
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:SPTpol, CMB polarization, 90 GHz, transition edge sensor, microwave polarimeter
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:8452
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Official Citation:J. T. Sayre ; P. Ade ; K. A. Aird ; J. E. Austermann ; J. A. Beall ; D. Becker ; B. A. Benson ; L. E. Bleem ; J. Britton ; J. E. Carlstrom ; C. L. Chang ; H.-M. Cho ; T. M. Crawford ; A. T. Crites ; A. Datesman ; T. de Haan ; M. A. Dobbs ; W. Everett ; A. Ewall-Wice ; E. M. George ; N. W. Halverson ; N. Harrington ; J. W. Henning ; G. C. Hilton ; W. L. Holzapfel ; J. Hubmayr ; K. D. Irwin ; M. Karfunkle ; R. Keisler ; J. Kennedy ; A. T. Lee ; E. Leitch ; D. Li ; M. Lueker ; D. P. Marrone ; J. J. McMahon ; J. Mehl ; S. S. Meyer ; J. Montgomery ; T. E. Montroy ; J. Nagy ; T. Natoli ; J. P. Nibarger ; M. D. Niemack ; V. Novosad ; S. Padin ; C. Pryke ; C. L. Reichardt ; J. E. Ruhl ; B. R. Saliwanchik ; K. K. Schaffer ; E. Shirokoff ; K. Story ; C. Tucker ; K. Vanderlinde ; J. D. Vieira ; G. Wang ; R. Williamson ; V. Yefremenko ; K. W. Yoon ; E. Young; Design and characterization of 90 GHz feedhorn-coupled TES polarimeter pixels in the SPTPol camera. Proc. SPIE 8452, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 845239 (October 5, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.927035.
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