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Effects of quasi-optical components on feed-horn co- and cross-polarisation radiation patterns
Author(s): B. Maffei; G. Pisano; V. Haynes; P. A. R. Ade
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Paper Abstract

Astrophysical experiments dedicated to the study of the Cosmic Microwave Background are in needs of very well defined beam shape in order to get an accurate re-construction of the anisotropies power spectrum. These beams have to be carefully designed, but also properly characterised. Some of these instruments will be located in a cryostat for which filters and windows are necessary, and the effects of these additional optical components on the beam shape need to be taken into account. We present here, measurements of such effects on the co- and cross-polarisation radiation patterns of corrugated horns using a Vector Network Analyser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7020, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 70202H (18 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789571
Show Author Affiliations
B. Maffei, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
G. Pisano, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
V. Haynes, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
P. A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)

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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