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Far-infrared array reciever (FAR) for SOFIA

Walker, C. K. and Groppi, C. E. and Drouet d'Aubigny, C. Y. and Chen, G. and Schieder, R. and Narayanan, G. and Lichtenberger, A. and Siegel, P. (2000) Far-infrared array reciever (FAR) for SOFIA. In: Airborne Telescope Systems. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4014. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 125-136. ISBN 9780819436399.

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In this paper, we present the design for a 16-channel heterodyne array receiver for use on SOFIA. The array will be capable of using either hot-electron bolometers or membrane mounted Schottky diodes in efficient, low-cost waveguide mounts. Focal plane arrays will be constructed to target astrophysically important lines between approximately 1.9 and 3 THz. Due to the prevailing physical conditions in the interstellar medium, this frequency range is one of the richest in the FIR portion of the spectrum. An array receiver designed for this wavelength range will make excellent use of the telescope and the available atmospheric transmission, and will provide a new perspective on stellar, chemical, and galaxy evolution in the present as well as past epochs. The proposed system uses the most sensitive detectors available in an efficient optical system.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Subject Keywords:Far-Infrared, Array Receiver, SOFIA
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:4014
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Official Citation:Christopher K. Walker, Christopher E. Groppi, Christian Y. Drouet d'Aubigny, Gondon Chen, Rudolf T. Schieder, Gopal Narayanan, Arthur W. Lichtenberger, Peter H. Siegel, "Far-infrared array receiver (FAR) for SOFIA," Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000)
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