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Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry

Kuo, C. L. and Bock, J. J. and Bonetti, J. A. and Brevik, J. and Chattopadhyay, G. and Day, P. K. and Golwala, S. and Kenyon, M. and Lange, A. E. and LeDuc, H. G. and Nguyen, H. and Ogburn, R. W. and Orlando, A. and Transgrud, A. and Turner, A. and Wang, G. and Zmuidzinas, J. (2008) Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry. In: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7020. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 70201I. ISBN 9780819472304.

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We describe the design and performance of polarization selective antenna-coupled TES arrays that will be used in several upcoming Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) experiments: SPIDER, BICEP-2/SPUD. The fully lithographic polarimeter arrays utilize planar phased-antennas for collimation (F/4 beam) and microstrip filters for band definition (25% bandwidth). These devices demonstrate high optical efficiency, excellent beam shapes, and well-defined spectral bands. The dual-polarization antennas provide well-matched beams and low cross polarization response, both important for high-fidelity polarization measurements. These devices have so far been developed for the 100 GHz and 150 GHz bands, two premier millimeter-wave atmospheric windows for CMB observations. In the near future, the flexible microstrip-coupled architecture can provide photon noise-limited detection for the entire frequency range of the CMBPOL mission. This paper is a summary of the progress we have made since the 2006 SPIE meeting in Orlando, FL.

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Additional Information:© 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The authors acknowledge support from the JPL Research and Technology Development program, a NASA/APRA grant “Antenna-Coupled TES Bolometer Array for CMB Polarimetry” to J. Bock, and the Gordon and Betty Moore foundation.
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Subject Keywords:cosmic microwave background, polarization, millimeter wave instrumentation
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:7020
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Official Citation:C. L. Kuo, J. J. Bock, J. A. Bonetti, J. Brevik, G. Chattopadhyay, P. K. Day, S. Golwala, M. Kenyon, A. E. Lange, H. G. LeDuc, H. Nguyen, R. W. Ogburn, A. Orlando, A. Transgrud, A. Turner, G. Wang, J. Zmuidzinas, "Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry", Proc. SPIE 7020, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 70201I (19 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788588;
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