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Year two instrument status of the SPT-3G cosmic microwave background receiver
Author(s): A. N. Bender; P. A. R. Ade; Z. Ahmed; A. J. Anderson; J. S. Avva; K. Aylor; P. S. Barry; R. Basu Thakur; B. A. Benson; L. S. Bleem; S. Bocquet; K. Byrum; J. E. Carlstrom; F. W. Carter; T. W. Cecil; C. L. Chang; H.-M. Cho; J. F. Cliche; T. M. Crawford; A. Cukierman; T. de Haan; E. V. Denison; J. Ding; M. A. Dobbs; S. Dodelson; D. Dutcher; W. Everett; A. Foster; J. Gallicchio; A. Gilbert; J. C. Groh; S. T. Guns; N. W. Halverson; A. H. Harke-Hosemann; N. L. Harrington; J. W. Henning; G. C. Hilton; G. P. Holder; W. L. Holzapfel; N. Huang; K. D. Irwin; O. B. Jeong; M. Jonas; A. Jones; T. S. Khaire; L. Knox; A. M. Kofman; M. Korman; D. L. Kubik; S. Kuhlmann; C.-L. Kuo; A. T. Lee; E. M. Leitch; A. E. Lowitz; S. S. Meyer; D. Michalik; J. Montgomery; A. Nadolski; T. Natoli; H. Ngyuen; G. I. Noble; V. Novosad; S. Padin; Z. Pan; J. Pearson; C. M. Posada; W. Quan; S. Raghunathan; A. Rahlin; C. L. Reichardt; J. E. Ruhl; J. T. Sayre; E. Shirokoff; G. Smecher; J. A. Sobrin; A. A. Stark; K. T. Story; A. Suzuki; K. L. Thompson; C. Tucker; L. R. Vale; K. Vanderlinde; J. D. Vieira; G. Wang; N. Whitehorn; W. L. K. Wu; V. Yefremenko; K. W. Yoon; M. R. Young
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Paper Abstract

The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a millimeter-wavelength telescope designed for high-precision measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The SPT measures both the temperature and polarization of the CMB with a large aperture, resulting in high resolution maps sensitive to signals across a wide range of angular scales on the sky. With these data, the SPT has the potential to make a broad range of cosmological measurements. These include constraining the effect of massive neutrinos on large-scale structure formation as well as cleaning galactic and cosmological foregrounds from CMB polarization data in future searches for inflationary gravitational waves. The SPT began observing in January 2017 with a new receiver (SPT-3G) containing ~16,000 polarization-sensitive transition-edge sensor bolometers. Several key technology developments have enabled this large-format focal plane, including advances in detectors, readout electronics, and large millimeter-wavelength optics. We discuss the implementation of these technologies in the SPT-3G receiver as well as the challenges they presented. In late 2017 the implementations of all three of these technologies were modified to optimize total performance. Here, we present the current instrument status of the SPT-3G receiver.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2018
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 10708, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, 1070803 (1 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312426
Show Author Affiliations
A. N. Bender, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
P. A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Z. Ahmed, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
A. J. Anderson, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
J. S. Avva, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
K. Aylor, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
P. S. Barry, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
R. Basu Thakur, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
B. A. Benson, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
L. S. Bleem, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
S. Bocquet, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. (Germany)
Argonne National Lab. (United States)
K. Byrum, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
J. E. Carlstrom, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Argonne National Lab. (United States)
F. W. Carter, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
T. W. Cecil, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
C. L. Chang, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
H.-M. Cho, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
J. F. Cliche, McGill Univ. (Canada)
T. M. Crawford, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
A. Cukierman, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
T. de Haan, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
E. V. Denison, NIST (United States)
J. Ding, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
M. A. Dobbs, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (Canada)
S. Dodelson, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
D. Dutcher, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
W. Everett, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
A. Foster, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
J. Gallicchio, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Harvey Mudd College (United States)
A. Gilbert, McGill Univ. (Canada)
J. C. Groh, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
S. T. Guns, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
N. W. Halverson, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
A. H. Harke-Hosemann, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Argonne National Lab. (United States)
N. L. Harrington, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
J. W. Henning, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
G. C. Hilton, NIST (United States)
G. P. Holder, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (Canada)
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
W. L. Holzapfel, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
N. Huang, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
K. D. Irwin, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
O. B. Jeong, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
M. Jonas, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
A. Jones, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
T. S. Khaire, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
L. Knox, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
A. M. Kofman, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
M. Korman, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
D. L. Kubik, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
S. Kuhlmann, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
C.-L. Kuo, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
A. T. Lee, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
E. M. Leitch, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
A. E. Lowitz, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
S. S. Meyer, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
D. Michalik, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
J. Montgomery, McGill Univ. (Canada)
A. Nadolski, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
T. Natoli, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
H. Ngyuen, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
G. I. Noble, McGill Univ. (Canada)
V. Novosad, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
S. Padin, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Z. Pan, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
J. Pearson, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
C. M. Posada, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
W. Quan, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
S. Raghunathan, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
A. Rahlin, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
C. L. Reichardt, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
J. E. Ruhl, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
J. T. Sayre, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
E. Shirokoff, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
G. Smecher, Three-Speed Logic, Inc. (Canada)
J. A. Sobrin, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
A. A. Stark, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
K. T. Story, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)
A. Suzuki, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
K. L. Thompson, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
C. Tucker, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
L. R. Vale, NIST (United States)
K. Vanderlinde, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
J. D. Vieira, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
G. Wang, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
N. Whitehorn, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
W. L. K. Wu, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
V. Yefremenko, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
K. W. Yoon, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
M. R. Young, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10708:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Jian-Rong Gao, Editor(s)

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