Complex beam mapping of large MKID focal plane arrays

Kristina K. Davis, Stephen J.C. Yates, Willem Jellema, Ronald Hesper, Jochem J.A. Baselmans, Christopher Groppi, Lorenza Ferrari, Kotaro Kohno, Andrey Baryshev

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Complex radiation pattern measurements of cameras for astronomical observatories are advantageous over total power radiation pattern measurements because of the wider range of analysis they allow. Probing both the amplitude and phase structure of the camera allows direct comparison between the measured field and electromagnetic simulation data, and allows propagation from the measurement plane to parallel planes along the optical axis. Initial results of laboratory characterization of complex radiation pattern measurements of a 350 GHz, 880 pixel microwave kinetic inductance focal plane array are presented here. The multiplexing readout allow the whole array to be measured with just two beam pattern scans. This allows rapid characterization of a large field camera, comparable to that required by current, planned, and future instruments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event28th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2017 - Cologne, Germany
Duration: Mar 13 2017Mar 15 2017


Other28th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Radiation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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