Antenna-coupled TES arrays for the BICEP2/Keck and SPIDER polarimeters

A. Orlando, R. W. Aikin, M. Amiri, J. J. Bock, J. A. Bonetti, J. A. Brevik, B. Burger, P. K. Day, J. P. Filippini, S. R. Golwala, M. Halpern, M. Hasselfield, G. Hilton, K. Irwin, W. C. Jones, M. Kenyon, C. L. Kuo, A. E. Lange, H. G. LeDuc, B. MatesT. Morford, H. T. Nguyen, R. W. Ogburn, C. Reintsema, M. Runyan, R. Sudiwala, A. Trangsmd, A. D. Turner, P. Wilson

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The upcoming Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) experiments BICEP2/Keck and SPIDER will be using planar arrays of polarization sensitive antenna-coupled TES bolometers, operating at frequencies between 96GEIZ and 220 GEIz. At 145 GlTz each array consists of 64 polarimeters (128 TES sensors) and four of these arrays are assembled together to make a focal plane. The detector arrays are integrated with a time-domain SQUID multiplexer developed at NIST and read out using the Multi-Channel Electronics (MCE) developed at the University of British Columbia. We present our progress in characterizing focal plane arrays and SQUID multiplexed readout for BICEP2 and SPIDER, describing testing procedures and giving a summary of dark measurements results, as well as preliminary optical measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLow Temperature Detectors LTD-13 - Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2009
Event13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, LTD-13 - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, LTD-13
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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