Characterization of Transition Edge Sensors for the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope

Y. Zhao, C. Allen, M. Amiri, J. W. Appel, E. S. Battistell, B. Burger, J. A. Chervenak, A. J. Dahlen, S. Denny, M. J. Devlin, S. R. Dicker, W. B. Doriese, R. Dünner, T. Essinger-Hileman, R. P. Fisher, J. W. Fowler, M. Halpern, G. C. Hilton, A. D. Hincks, K. D. IrwinN. Jarosik, J. Klein, J. M. Lau, T. A. Marriage, K. L. Martocci, S. H. Moseley, M. D. Niemack, Lyman Alexander Page, L. P. Parker, A. Sederberg, Suzanne Therese Staggs, O. R. Stryzak, D. S. Swetz, E. R. Switzer, R. J. Thornton, E. J. Wollack

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Abstract

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) aims to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) temperature anisotropics on arcminute scales. The primary receiver for ACT is the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera (MBAC). The MBAC is comprised of three 32 × 32 transition edge sensor (TES) bolometer arrays, each observing the sky with an independent set of band-defining filters. The MBAC arrays will be the largest pop-up detector arrays fielded, and among the largest TES arrays built. Prior to its assembly into an array and installation into the MBAC, a column of 32 bolometers is tested at ∼ 0.4 K in a quick-turn-around dip probe. In this paper we describe the properties of the ACT bolometers as revealed by data from those tests, emphasizing a characterization that accounts for both the complex impedance and the noise as a function of frequency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2008
EventMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 26 2008Jun 28 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7020
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/26/086/28/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Zhao, Y., Allen, C., Amiri, M., Appel, J. W., Battistell, E. S., Burger, B., Chervenak, J. A., Dahlen, A. J., Denny, S., Devlin, M. J., Dicker, S. R., Doriese, W. B., Dünner, R., Essinger-Hileman, T., Fisher, R. P., Fowler, J. W., Halpern, M., Hilton, G. C., Hincks, A. D., ... Wollack, E. J. (2008). Characterization of Transition Edge Sensors for the Millimeter Bolometer Array Camera on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. In Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV [70200O] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7020). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789864