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Characterising the SCUBA-2 superconducting bolometer arrays
Author(s): Dan Bintley; Michael J. MacIntosh; Wayne S. Holland; Per Friberg; Craig Walther; David Atkinson; Dennis Kelly; Xiaofeng Gao; Peter A. R. Ade; William Grainger; Julian House; Lorenzo Moncelsi; Matthew I. Hollister; Adam Woodcraft; Camelia Dunare; William Parkes; Anthony J. Walton; Kent D. Irwin; Gene C. Hilton; Michael Niemack; Carl D. Reintsema; Mandana Amiri; Bryce Burger; Mark Halpern; Matthew Hasselfield; Jeff Hill; J. B. Kycia; C. G. A. Mugford; Lauren Persaud
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Paper Abstract

SCUBA-2 is a state of the art 10,000 pixel submillimeter camera installed and being commissioned at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) providing wide-field simultaneous imaging at wavelengths of 450 and 850 microns. At each wavelength there are four 32 by 40 sub-arrays of superconducting Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometers, each packaged with inline SQUID multiplexed readout and amplifier. In this paper we present the results of characterising individual 1280 bolometer science grade sub-arrays, both in a dedicated 50mk dilution refrigerator test facility and in the instrument installed at the JCMT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7741, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 774106 (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856839
Show Author Affiliations
Dan Bintley, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Michael J. MacIntosh, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Wayne S. Holland, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
The Royal Observatory, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Per Friberg, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Craig Walther, Joint Astronomy Ctr. (United Kingdom)
David Atkinson, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Dennis Kelly, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Xiaofeng Gao, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Peter A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
William Grainger, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Julian House, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Lorenzo Moncelsi, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Matthew I. Hollister, The Royal Observatory, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
California Institute of Technology (United States)
Adam Woodcraft, The Royal Observatory, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Camelia Dunare, Scottish Microelectronics Ctr. (United Kingdom)
William Parkes, Scottish Microelectronics Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Anthony J. Walton, Scottish Microelectronics Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Kent D. Irwin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Gene C. Hilton, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Michael Niemack, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Carl D. Reintsema, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Mandana Amiri, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Bryce Burger, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Mark Halpern, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Matthew Hasselfield, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Jeff Hill, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
J. B. Kycia, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
C. G. A. Mugford, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Lauren Persaud, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7741:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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