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Optical performance of prototype horn-coupled TES bolometer arrays for SAFARI
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Paper Abstract

The SAFARI Detector Test Facility is an ultra-low background optical testbed for characterizing ultra-sensitive prototype horn-coupled TES bolmeters for SAFARI, the grating spectrometer on board the proposed SPICA satellite. The testbed contains internal cold and hot black-body illuminators and a light-pipe for illumination with an external source. We have added reimaging optics to facilitate array optical measurements. The system is now being used for optical testing of prototype detector arrays read out with frequency-domain multiplexing. We present our latest optical measurements of prototype arrays and discuss these in terms of the instrument performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9914, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, 991408 (19 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231088
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D. Audley, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Gert de Lange, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Jian-Rong Gao, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Pourya Khosropanah, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Richard Hijmering, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Marcel L. Ridder, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9914:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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