Antenna-coupled TES bolometers for the SPIDER experiment

C. L. Kuo, P. Ade, J. J. Bock, P. Day, A. Goldin, S. Golwala, M. Halpern, G. Hilton, W. Holmes, V. Hristov, K. Irwin, W. C. Jones, M. Kenyon, A. E. Lange, H. G. LeDuc, C. MacTavish, T. Montroy, C. B. Netterfield, P. Rossinot, J. RuhlA. Vayonakis, G. Wang, M. Yun, J. Zmuidzinas

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SPIDER is a proposed balloon-borne experiment designed to search for the imprints of gravity waves on the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation. The required wide frequency coverage, large number of sensitive detectors, and the stringent power constraints on a balloon are made possible by antenna-coupled TES bolometers. Several prototype devices have been fabricated and optically characterized. Their spectral and angular responses agree well with the theoretical expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)608-610
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 14 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


  • Cosmology
  • Polarization
  • TES bolometers


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