Particle Response of Antenna-Coupled TES Arrays: Results from SPIDER and the Laboratory

B. Osherson, J. P. Filippini, J. Fu, R. V. Gramillano, R. Gualtieri, E. C. Shaw, P. A.R. Ade, M. Amiri, S. J. Benton, J. J. Bock, J. R. Bond, S. A. Bryan, H. C. Chiang, C. R. Contaldi, O. Dore, A. A. Fraisse, A. E. Gambrel, N. N. Gandilo, J. E. Gudmundsson, M. HalpernJ. W. Hartley, M. Hasselfield, G. Hilton, W. Holmes, V. V. Hristov, K. D. Irwin, W. C. Jones, Z. D. Kermish, P. V. Mason, K. Megerian, L. Moncelsi, T. A. Morford, J. M. Nagy, C. B. Netterfield, I. L. Padilla, A. S. Rahlin, C. Reintsema, J. E. Ruhl, M. C. Runyan, J. A. Shariff, J. D. Soler, A. Trangsrud, C. Tucker, R. S. Tucker, A. D. Turner, A. C. Weber, D. V. Wiebe, E. Y. Young

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Abstract

Future mm-wave and sub-mm space missions will employ large arrays of multiplexed transition-edge-sensor (TES) bolometers. Such instruments must contend with the high flux of cosmic rays beyond our atmosphere that induce ‘glitches’ in bolometer data, which posed a challenge to data analysis from the Planck bolometers. Future instruments will face the additional challenges of shared substrate wafers and multiplexed readout wiring. In this work, we explore the susceptibility of modern TES arrays to the cosmic ray environment of space using two data sets: the 2015 long-duration balloon flight of the SPIDER cosmic microwave background polarimeter, and a laboratory exposure of SPIDER flight hardware to radioactive sources. We find manageable glitch rates and short glitch durations, leading to minimal effect on SPIDER analysis. We constrain energy propagation within the substrate through a study of multi-detector coincidences and give a preliminary look at pulse shapes in laboratory data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1127-1136
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Volume199
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Keywords

  • Bolometer
  • Cosmic microwave background
  • Cosmic ray
  • Transition-edge sensor

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    Osherson, B., Filippini, J. P., Fu, J., Gramillano, R. V., Gualtieri, R., Shaw, E. C., Ade, P. A. R., Amiri, M., Benton, S. J., Bock, J. J., Bond, J. R., Bryan, S. A., Chiang, H. C., Contaldi, C. R., Dore, O., Fraisse, A. A., Gambrel, A. E., Gandilo, N. N., Gudmundsson, J. E., ... Young, E. Y. (2020). Particle Response of Antenna-Coupled TES Arrays: Results from SPIDER and the Laboratory. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 199(3-4), 1127-1136. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10909-020-02415-4