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Characterization of transition edge sensors for the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope
Author(s): Y. Zhao; C. Allen; M. Amiri; J. W. Appel; E. S. Battistelli; B. Burger; J. A. Chervenak; A. J. Dahlen; S. Denny; M. J. Devlin; S. R. Dicker; W. B. Doriese; R. Dünner; T. Essinger-Hileman; R. P. Fisher; J. W. Fowler; M. Halpern; G. C. Hilton; A. D. Hincks; K. D. Irwin; N. Jarosik; J. Klein; J. M. Lau; T. A. Marriage; K. L. Martocci; S. H. Moseley; M. D. Niemack; L. Page; L. P. Parker; A. Sederberg; S. T. Staggs; O. R. Stryzak; D. S. Swetz; E. R. Switzer; R. J. Thornton; E. J. Wollack
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Paper Abstract

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) aims to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) temperature anisotropies on arcminute scales. The primary receiver for ACT is the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera (MBAC). The MBAC is comprised of three 32×32 transition edge sensor (TES) bolometer arrays, each observing the sky with an independent set of band-defining filters. The MBAC arrays will be the largest pop-up detector arrays fielded, and among the largest TES arrays built. Prior to its assembly into an array and installation into the MBAC, a column of 32 bolometers is tested at ~ 0.4 K in a quick-turn-around dip probe. In this paper we describe the properties of the ACT bolometers as revealed by data from those tests, emphasizing a characterization that accounts for both the complex impedance and the noise as a function of frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7020, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 70200O (18 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789864
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Zhao, Princeton Univ. (United States)
C. Allen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. Amiri, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
J. W. Appel, Princeton Univ. (United States)
E. S. Battistelli, Univ. of Rome La Sapienza (Italy)
Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
B. Burger, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
J. A. Chervenak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
A. J. Dahlen, Princeton Univ. (United States)
S. Denny, Princeton Univ. (United States)
M. J. Devlin, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
S. R. Dicker, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
W. B. Doriese, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
R. Dünner, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Princeton Univ. (United States)
T. Essinger-Hileman, Princeton Univ. (United States)
R. P. Fisher, Princeton Univ. (United States)
J. W. Fowler, Princeton Univ. (United States)
M. Halpern, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
G. C. Hilton, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
A. D. Hincks, Princeton Univ. (United States)
K. D. Irwin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
N. Jarosik, Princeton Univ. (United States)
J. Klein, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
J. M. Lau, Stanford Univ. (United States)
T. A. Marriage, Princeton Univ. (United States)
K. L. Martocci, CUNY (United States)
S. H. Moseley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
M. D. Niemack, Princeton Univ. (United States)
L. Page, Princeton Univ. (United States)
L. P. Parker, Princeton Univ. (United States)
A. Sederberg, Princeton Univ. (United States)
S. T. Staggs, Princeton Univ. (United States)
O. R. Stryzak, Princeton Univ. (United States)
D. S. Swetz, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
E. R. Switzer, Princeton Univ. (United States)
R. J. Thornton, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
E. J. Wollack, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7020:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
William D. Duncan; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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