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Antenna-coupled TES bolometers for CMB polarimetry

Kuo, C. L. and Bock, J. J. and Chattopadhyay, G. and Goldin, A. and Golwala, S. and Holmes, W. and Irwin, K. and Kenyon, M. and Lange, A. E. and LeDuc, H. G. and Rossinot, P. and Vayonakis, A. and Wang, G. and Yun, M. and Zmuidzinas, J. (2006) Antenna-coupled TES bolometers for CMB polarimetry. In: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III. Proceedings of SPIE. No.6275. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 62751M. ISBN 081946340X.

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We have developed a completely lithographic antenna-coupled bolometer for CMB polarimetry. The necessary components of a millimeter wave radiometer - a beam forming element, a band defining filter, and the TES detectors - are fabricated on a silicon chip with photolithography. The densely populated antennas allow a very efficient use of the focal plane area. We have fabricated and characterized a series of prototype devices. We find that their properties, including the frequency and angular responses, are in good agreement with the theoretical expectations. The devices are undergoing optimization for upcoming CMB experiments.

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Bock, J. J.0000-0002-5710-5212
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Golwala, S.0000-0002-1098-7174
Additional Information:© 2006 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The authors acknowledge support from the JPL Research and Technology Development program for supporting the TES development and SQUID multiplexer testing, and a 2004 NASA/APRA grant ”Antenna-Coupled TES Bolometer Array for CMB Polarimetry” to J. Bock. CLK acknowledges the support of a NASA postdoctoral fellowship.
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NASA Postdoctoral FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:cosmic microwave background, polarization, millimeter wave instrumentation
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:6275
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Official Citation:C. L. Kuo, J. J. Bock, G. Chattopadthyay, A. Goldin, S. Golwala, W. Holmes, K. Irwin, M. Kenyon, A. E. Lange, H. G. LeDuc, P. Rossinot, A. Vayonakis, G. Wang, M. Yun, J. Zmuidzinas, "Antenna-coupled TES bolometers for CMB polarimetry", Proc. SPIE 6275, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 62751M (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672737;
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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