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MUSIC for sub/millimeter astrophysics
Author(s): Philip R. Maloney; Nicole G. Czakon; Peter K. Day; Thomas P. Downes; Ran Duan; Jiansong Gao; Jason Glenn; Sunil R. Golwala; Matt I. Hollister; Henry G. LeDuc; Benjamin A. Mazin; Sean G. McHugh; Omid Noroozian; Hien T. Nguyen; Jack Sayers; James A. Schlaerth; Seth Siegel; John E. Vaillancourt; Anastasios Vayonakis; Philip Wilson; Jonas Zmuidzinas
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Paper Abstract

MUSIC (the Multiwavelength Submillimeter kinetic Inductance Camera) is an instrument being developed for the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory by Caltech, JPL, the University of Colorado, and UCSB. MUSIC uses microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) - superconducting micro-resonators - as photon detectors. The readout is almost entirely at room temperature and is highly multiplexed. MUSIC will have 576 spatial pixels in four bands at 850, 1100, 1300 and 2000 microns. MUSIC is scheduled for deployment at the CSO in the winter of 2010/2011. We present an overview of the camera design and readout and describe the current status of the instrument and some results from the highly successful May/June 2010 observing run at the CSO with the prototype camera, which verified the performance of the complete system (optics, antennas/filters, resonators, and readout) and produced the first simultaneous 3-color observations with any MKID camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7741, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 77410F (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857751
Show Author Affiliations
Philip R. Maloney, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Nicole G. Czakon, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Peter K. Day, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Thomas P. Downes, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Ran Duan, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jiansong Gao, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Jason Glenn, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Sunil R. Golwala, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Matt I. Hollister, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Henry G. LeDuc, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Benjamin A. Mazin, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States)
Sean G. McHugh, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States)
Omid Noroozian, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Hien T. Nguyen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jack Sayers, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James A. Schlaerth, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Seth Siegel, California Institute of Technology (United States)
John E. Vaillancourt, SOFIA/USRA (United States)
Anastasios Vayonakis, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Philip Wilson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jonas Zmuidzinas, California Institute of Technology (United States)


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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