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The Simons Array: expanding POLARBEAR to three multi-chroic telescopes
Author(s): K. Arnold; N. Stebor; P. A. R. Ade; Y. Akiba; A. E. Anthony; M. Atlas; D. Barron; A. Bender; D. Boettger; J. Borrill; S. Chapman; Y. Chinone; A. Cukierman; M. Dobbs; T. Elleflot; J. Errard; G. Fabbian; C. Feng; A. Gilbert; N. Goeckner-Wald; N. W. Halverson; M. Hasegawa; K. Hattori; M. Hazumi; W. L. Holzapfel; Y. Hori; Y. Inoue; G. C. Jaehnig; A. H. Jaffe; N. Katayama; B. Keating; Z. Kermish; R. Keskitalo; T. Kisner; M. Le Jeune; A. T. Lee; E. M. Leitch; E. Linder; F. Matsuda; T. Matsumura; X. Meng; N. J. Miller; H. Morii; M. J. Myers; M. Navaroli; H. Nishino; T. Okamura; H. Paar; J. Peloton; D. Poletti; C. Raum; G. Rebeiz; C. L. Reichardt; P. L. Richards; C. Ross; K. M. Rotermund; D. E. Schenck; B. D. Sherwin; I. Shirley; M. Sholl; P. Siritanasak; G. Smecher; B. Steinbach; R. Stompor; A. Suzuki; J. Suzuki; S. Takada; S. Takakura; T. Tomaru; B. Wilson; A. Yadav; O. Zahn
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Paper Abstract

The Simons Array is an expansion of the POLARBEAR cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization experiment currently observing from the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. This expansion will create an array of three 3.5m telescopes each coupled to a multichroic bolometric receiver. The Simons Array will have the sensitivity to produce a ≥ 5σ detection of inationary gravitational waves with a tensor-to-scalar ratio r ≥ 0:01, detect the known minimum 58 meV sum of the neutrino masses with 3σ confidence when combined with a next-generation baryon acoustic oscillation measurement, and make a lensing map of large-scale structure over the 80% of the sky available from its Chilean site. These goals require high sensitivity and the ability to extract the CMB signal from contaminating astrophysical foregrounds; these requirements are met by coupling the three high-throughput telescopes to novel multichroic lenslet-coupled pixels each measuring CMB photons in both linear polarization states over multiple spectral bands. We present the status of this instrument already under construction, and an analysis of its capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9153, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 91531F (19 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057332
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K. Arnold, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
N. Stebor, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
P. A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Y. Akiba, The Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies (Japan)
A. E. Anthony, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
M. Atlas, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
D. Barron, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
A. Bender, McGill Univ. (Canada)
D. Boettger, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
J. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
S. Chapman, Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)
Y. Chinone, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
A. Cukierman, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
M. Dobbs, McGill Univ. (Canada)
T. Elleflot, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
J. Errard, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
G. Fabbian, AstroParticle et Cosmologie, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
Observatoire de Paris, IRFU-CEA (France)
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (Italy)
C. Feng, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
A. Gilbert, McGill Univ. (Canada)
N. Goeckner-Wald, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
N. W. Halverson, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
M. Hasegawa, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
The Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies (Japan)
K. Hattori, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
M. Hazumi, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
The Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies (Japan)
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
W. L. Holzapfel, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Y. Hori, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
Y. Inoue, The Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies (Japan)
G. C. Jaehnig, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
A. H. Jaffe, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
N. Katayama, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
B. Keating, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Z. Kermish, Princeton Univ. (United States)
R. Keskitalo, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
T. Kisner, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
M. Le Jeune, AstroParticle et Cosmologie, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
Observatoire de Paris, IRFU-CEA (France)
A. T. Lee, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
E. M. Leitch, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
E. Linder, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
F. Matsuda, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
T. Matsumura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
X. Meng, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
N. J. Miller, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
H. Morii, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
M. J. Myers, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
M. Navaroli, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
H. Nishino, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Okamura, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
H. Paar, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
J. Peloton, AstroParticle et Cosmologie, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
Observatoire de Paris, IRFU-CEA (France)
D. Poletti, AstroParticle et Cosmologie, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
Observatoire de Paris, IRFU-CEA (France)
C. Raum, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
G. Rebeiz, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
C. L. Reichardt, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
P. L. Richards, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
C. Ross, Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)
K. M. Rotermund, Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)
D. E. Schenck, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
B. D. Sherwin, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
I. Shirley, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
M. Sholl, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
P. Siritanasak, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
G. Smecher, Three-Speed Logic, Inc. (Canada)
B. Steinbach, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
R. Stompor, AstroParticle et Cosmologie, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
Observatoire de Paris, IRFU-CEA (France)
A. Suzuki, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
J. Suzuki, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
S. Takada, National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan)
S. Takakura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
T. Tomaru, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
B. Wilson, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
A. Yadav, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
O. Zahn, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9153:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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