Development of background-limited MKID systems for millimeter-wave and far-infrared observations

J. Austermann, J. Beall, D. Becker, H. M. Cho, M. Devlin, B. Dober, S. Duff, J. Gao, Christopher Groppi, G. C. Hilton, J. Hubmayr, K. D. Irwin, D. Li, Philip Mauskopf, D. P. Pappas, L. Vale, J. Van Lanen, M. R. Vissers, Y. Wang

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Abstract

NIST-Boulder is heading a program in the development of feedhorn-coupled, background-limited Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) for observation at farinfrared to millimeter wavelengths. MKIDs provide a compelling path forward towards the next generation of large-format polarimeters, imagers, and spectrometers for experiments in cosmology and astrophysics that will require channel counts on order 10,000. Here we present performance results of our latest devices being developed for the sub-orbital, next generation BLAST polarimeter experiment that will operate in bandpasses centered at 600, 850, and 1200 GHz. We will review major recent milestones, including background-limited performance in the prototype BLAST 1.2 THz pixels over a wide range of input powers relevant to both balloon-borne and satellite experiments. We also review efforts at NIST to expand this technology to a wide range of applications through scaling to various frequencies (150 GHz - 1.4 THz), coupling techniques, multi-frequency pixels, material development, and readout development that will allow for a high level of scalability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2015
PublisherInternational Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology
StatePublished - 2015
Event26th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2015 - Cambridge, United States
Duration: Mar 16 2015Mar 18 2015

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Other26th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2015
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period3/16/153/18/15

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Millimeter waves
inductance
Inductance
millimeter waves
Polarimeters
Microwaves
polarimeters
Infrared radiation
Detectors
microwaves
kinetics
Kinetics
detectors
pixel
Pixels
pixels
Cosmology
Astrophysics
experiment
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Austermann, J., Beall, J., Becker, D., Cho, H. M., Devlin, M., Dober, B., ... Wang, Y. (2015). Development of background-limited MKID systems for millimeter-wave and far-infrared observations. In 26th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2015 International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology.

Development of background-limited MKID systems for millimeter-wave and far-infrared observations. / Austermann, J.; Beall, J.; Becker, D.; Cho, H. M.; Devlin, M.; Dober, B.; Duff, S.; Gao, J.; Groppi, Christopher; Hilton, G. C.; Hubmayr, J.; Irwin, K. D.; Li, D.; Mauskopf, Philip; Pappas, D. P.; Vale, L.; Van Lanen, J.; Vissers, M. R.; Wang, Y.

26th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2015. International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Austermann, J, Beall, J, Becker, D, Cho, HM, Devlin, M, Dober, B, Duff, S, Gao, J, Groppi, C, Hilton, GC, Hubmayr, J, Irwin, KD, Li, D, Mauskopf, P, Pappas, DP, Vale, L, Van Lanen, J, Vissers, MR & Wang, Y 2015, Development of background-limited MKID systems for millimeter-wave and far-infrared observations. in 26th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2015. International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, 26th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2015, Cambridge, United States, 3/16/15.
Austermann J, Beall J, Becker D, Cho HM, Devlin M, Dober B et al. Development of background-limited MKID systems for millimeter-wave and far-infrared observations. In 26th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2015. International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology. 2015
Austermann, J. ; Beall, J. ; Becker, D. ; Cho, H. M. ; Devlin, M. ; Dober, B. ; Duff, S. ; Gao, J. ; Groppi, Christopher ; Hilton, G. C. ; Hubmayr, J. ; Irwin, K. D. ; Li, D. ; Mauskopf, Philip ; Pappas, D. P. ; Vale, L. ; Van Lanen, J. ; Vissers, M. R. ; Wang, Y. / Development of background-limited MKID systems for millimeter-wave and far-infrared observations. 26th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2015. International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, 2015.
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