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Two bolometer arrays for far-infrared and submillimeter astronomy

Silverberg, R. F. and Allen, C. A. and Babu, S. R. and Benford, D. J. and Chuss, D. T. and Dotson, J. L. and Dowell, C. D. and Harper, D. A. and Jhabvala, M. D. and Loewenstein, R. F. and Moseley, S. H. and Staguhn, J. G. and Voellmer, G. and Wollack, E. J. (2004) Two bolometer arrays for far-infrared and submillimeter astronomy. In: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5498. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 187-195. ISBN 9780819454300.

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We describe the development, construction, and testing of two 384 element arrays of ion-implanted semiconducting cryogenic bolometers designed for use in far-infrared and submillimeter cameras. These two dimensional arrays are assembled from a number of 32 element linear arrays of monolithic Pop-Up bolometer Detectors (PUD) developed at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. PUD technology allows the construction of large, high filling factor, arrays that make efficient use of available focal plane area in far-infrared and submillimeter astronomical instruments. Such arrays can be used to provide a significant increase in mapping speed over smaller arrays. A prototype array has been delivered and integrated into a ground-based camera, the Submillimeter High Angular Resolution Camera (SHARC II), a facility instrument at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO). A second array has recently been delivered for integration into the High-resolution Airborne Widebandwidth Camera (HAWC), a far-infrared imaging camera for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). HAWC is scheduled for commissioning in 2005.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). We wish to thank M. Freund and V. Ponce for their efforts in testing and characterizing the 32 element linear arrays. The development of the PUD was initiated under the Director’s Discretionary Funding program at GSFC and later developed under a grant from the NASA Office of Space Science.
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Subject Keywords:bolometer, far-infrared, sub-millimeter, detector arrays, instrumentation , CSO, SOFIA
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:5498
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Official Citation:Robert F. Silverberg, Christine A. Allen, Sachidananda R. Babu, Dominic J. Benford, David T. Chuss, Jessie L. Dotson, Charles Darren Dowell, Doyle A. Harper, Murzy D. Jhabvala, Robert F. Loewenstein, S. Harvey Moseley, Johannes G. Staguhn, George M. Voellmer, and Edward J. Wollack "Two bolometer arrays for far-infrared and submillimeter astronomy", Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552422;
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