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The bolometric focal plane array of the POLARBEAR CMB experiment
Author(s): K. Arnold; P. A. R. Ade; A. E. Anthony; D. Barron; D. Boettger; J. Borrill; S. Chapman; Y. Chinone; M. A. Dobbs; J. Errard; G. Fabbian; D. Flanigan; G. Fuller; A. Ghribi; W. Grainger; N. Halverson; M. Hasegawa; K. Hattori; M. Hazumi; W. L. Holzapfel; J. Howard; P. Hyland; A. Jaffe; B. Keating; Z. Kermish; T. Kisner; M. Le Jeune; A. T. Lee; E. Linder; M. Lungu; F. Matsuda; T. Matsumura; N. J. Miller; X. Meng; H. Morii; S. Moyerman; M. J. Myers; H. Nishino; H. Paar; E. Quealy; C. Reichardt; P. L. Richards; C. Ross; A. Shimizu; C. Shimmin; M. Shimon; M. Sholl; P. Siritanasak; H. Spieler; N. Stebor; B. Steinbach; R. Stompor; A. Suzuki; T. Tomaru; C. Tucker; O. Zahn
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Paper Abstract

The POLARBEAR Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization experiment is currently observing from the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. It will characterize the expected B-mode polarization due to gravitational lensing of the CMB, and search for the possible B-mode signature of inflationary gravitational waves. Its 250 mK focal plane detector array consists of 1,274 polarization-sensitive antenna-coupled bolometers, each with an associated lithographed band-defining filter. Each detector’s planar antenna structure is coupled to the telescope’s optical system through a contacting dielectric lenslet, an architecture unique in current CMB experiments. We present the initial characterization of this focal plane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8452, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 84521D (27 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927057
Show Author Affiliations
K. Arnold, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
P. A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
A. E. Anthony, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
D. Barron, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
D. Boettger, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
J. Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
S. Chapman, Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)
Y. Chinone, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (Japan)
M. A. Dobbs, McGill Univ. (Canada)
J. Errard, Lab. Astroparticule et Cosmologie, CNRS, Univ. Paris 7 (France)
G. Fabbian, Lab. Astroparticule et Cosmologie, CNRS, Univ. Paris 7 (France)
D. Flanigan, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
G. Fuller, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
A. Ghribi, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
W. Grainger, Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom)
N. Halverson, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
M. Hasegawa, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (Japan)
K. Hattori, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (Japan)
M. Hazumi, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (Japan)
W. L. Holzapfel, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
J. Howard, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
P. Hyland, Austin College (United States)
A. Jaffe, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
B. Keating, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Z. Kermish, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
T. Kisner, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
M. Le Jeune, Lab. Astroparticule et Cosmologie, CNRS, Univ. Paris 7 (France)
A. T. Lee, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
E. Linder, Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom)
M. Lungu, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
F. Matsuda, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
T. Matsumura, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (Japan)
N. J. Miller, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
X. Meng, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
H. Morii, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (Japan)
S. Moyerman, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
M. J. Myers, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
H. Nishino, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
H. Paar, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
E. Quealy, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
C. Reichardt, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
P. L. Richards, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
C. Ross, Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)
A. Shimizu, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (Japan)
C. Shimmin, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
M. Shimon, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
M. Sholl, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
P. Siritanasak, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
H. Spieler, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
N. Stebor, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
B. Steinbach, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
R. Stompor, Lab. Astroparticule et Cosmologie, CNRS, Univ. Paris 7 (France)
A. Suzuki, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
T. Tomaru, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (Japan)
C. Tucker, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
O. Zahn, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8452:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Wayne S. Holland, Editor(s)

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