The cosmology large angular scale surveyor (CLASS): 38-GHz detector array of bolometric polarimeters

John W. Appel*, Aamir Ali, Mandana Amiri, Derek Araujo, Charles L. Bennet, Fletcher Boone, Manwei Chan, Hsiao Mei Cho, David T. Chuss, Felipe Colazo, Erik Crowe, Kevin Denis, Rolando Dünner, Joseph Eimer, Thomas Essinger-Hileman, Dominik Gothe, Mark Halpern, Kathleen Harrington, Gene Hilton, Gary F. HinshawCaroline Huang, Kent Irwin, Glenn Jones, John Karakula, Alan J. Kogut, David Larson, Michele Limon, Lindsay Lowry, Tobias Marriage, Nicholas Mehrle, Amber D. Miller, Nathan Miller, Samuel H. Moseley, Giles Novak, Carl Reintsema, Karwan Rostem, Thomas Stevenson, Deborah Towner, Kongpop U-Yen, Emily Wagner, Duncan Watts, Edward Wollack, Zhilei Xu, Lingzhen Zeng

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) experiment aims to map the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) at angular scales larger than a few degrees. Operating from Cerro Toco in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it will observe over 65% of the sky at 38, 93, 148, and 217 GHz. In this paper we discuss the design, construction, and characterization of the CLASS 38 GHz detector focal plane, the first ever Q-band bolometric polarimeter array.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
EditorsJonas Zmuidzinas, Wayne S. Holland
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9780819496218
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 24 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9153
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period6/24/146/27/14

Keywords

  • Bolometer
  • CMB
  • Polarimeter
  • TES

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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