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Development of dual-polarization LEKIDs for CMB observations
Author(s): Heather McCarrick; Maximilian H. Abitbol; Peter A. R. Ade; Peter Barry; Sean Bryan; George Che; Peter Day; Simon Doyle; Daniel Flanigan; Bradley R. Johnson; Glenn Jones; Henry G. LeDuc; Michele Limon; Philip Mauskopf; Amber Miller; Carole Tucker; Jonas Zmuidzinas
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the design considerations and initial measurements from arrays of dual-polarization, lumped-element kinetic inductance detectors (LEKIDs) nominally designed for cosmic microwave background (CMB) studies. The detectors are horn-coupled, and each array element contains two single-polarization LEKIDs, which are made from thin-film aluminum and optimized for a single spectral band centered on 150 GHz. We are developing two array architectures, one based on 160 micron thick silicon wafers and the other based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers with a 30 micron thick device layer. The 20-element test arrays (40 LEKIDs) are characterized with both a linearly-polarized electronic millimeter wave source and a thermal source. We present initial measurements including the noise spectra, noise-equivalent temperature, and responsivity. We discuss future testing and further design optimizations to be implemented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9914, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, 99140O (19 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231830
Show Author Affiliations
Heather McCarrick, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Maximilian H. Abitbol, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Peter A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Peter Barry, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Sean Bryan, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
George Che, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Peter Day, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Simon Doyle, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Daniel Flanigan, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Bradley R. Johnson, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Glenn Jones, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Henry G. LeDuc, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michele Limon, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Philip Mauskopf, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Amber Miller, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Carole Tucker, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jonas Zmuidzinas, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
California Institute of Technology (United States)


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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