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Current status of Bolocam: a large-format millimeter-wave bolometer camera

Glenn, Jason and Ade, Peter A. R. and Amarie, Mihail and Bock, James J. and Edgington, Samantha F. and Goldin, Alexey and Golwala, Sunil and Haig, Douglas and Lange, Andrew E. and Laurent, Glenn and Mauskopf, Philip D. and Yun, Minhee and Nguyen, Hien (2003) Current status of Bolocam: a large-format millimeter-wave bolometer camera. In: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4855. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 30-40. ISBN 9780819446343.

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We describe the design and performance of Bolocam, a 144-element, bolometric, millimeter-wave camera. Bolocam is currently in its commissioning stage at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. We compare the instrument performance measured at the telescope with a detailed sensitivity model, discuss the factors limiting the current sensitivity, and describe our plans for future improvements intended to increase the mapping speed.

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Additional Information:© 2003 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Jason Glenn would like to acknowledge support from the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy and Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences Department at the University of Colorado. This work was supported, in part, by grant NSF Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology AST-0098737.
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Subject Keywords:bolometers, bolometer arrays, millimeter-wave, diffraction-limited optics
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Issue or Number:4855
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Official Citation:Jason Glenn, Peter A. R. Ade, Mihail Amarie, James J. Bock, Samantha F. Edgington, Alexey Goldin, Sunil Golwala, Douglas Haig, Andrew E. Lange, Glenn Laurent, Philip D. Mauskopf, Minhee Yun, Hien Nguyen, "Current status of Bolocam: a large-format millimeter-wave bolometer camera", Proc. SPIE 4855, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459369;
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