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Millimeter-wave MMIC cameras and the QUIET experiment
Author(s): Charles R. Lawrence; Todd C. Gaier; Michael Seiffert
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Paper Abstract

A breakthrough in the packaging of cryogenic millimeterwave circuits enables mass production of radiometer or polarimeter array elements, leading to low cost, high performance, and straightforward scaling to arbitrarily large arrays. The Q/U Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET) will measure the polarization of the cosmic microvave background from the ground using such large arrays of coherent polarimeters. With two different optical systems, angular scales from ten degrees to 4' can be covered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553771
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Charles R. Lawrence, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Todd C. Gaier, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael Seiffert, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5498:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington, Editor(s)

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