Development of dual-polarization LEKIDs for CMB observations

Heather McCarrick, Maximilian H. Abitbol, Peter A R Ade, Peter Barry, Sean Bryan, George Che, Peter Day, Simon Doyle, Daniel Flanigan, Bradley R. Johnson, Glenn Jones, Henry G. LeDuc, Michele Limon, Philip Mauskopf, Amber Miller, Carole Tucker, Jonas Zmuidzinas

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Abstract

We discuss the design considerations and initial measurements from arrays of dual-polarization, lumped-element kinetic inductance detectors (LEKIDs) nominally designed for cosmic microwave background (CMB) studies. The detectors are horn-coupled, and each array element contains two single-polarization LEKIDs, which are made from thin-film aluminum and optimized for a single spectral band centered on 150 GHz. We are developing two array architectures, one based on 160 micron thick silicon wafers and the other based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers with a 30 micron thick device layer. The 20-element test arrays (40 LEKIDs) are characterized with both a linearly-polarized electronic millimeter wave source and a thermal source. We present initial measurements including the noise spectra, noise-equivalent temperature, and responsivity. We discuss future testing and further design optimizations to be implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
PublisherSPIE
Volume9914
ISBN (Electronic)9781510602076
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 28 2016Jul 1 2016

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OtherMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/28/167/1/16

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Keywords

  • Cosmic microwave background
  • Dualpolarization
  • Lumped element kinetic inductance detectors
  • Polarimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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McCarrick, H., Abitbol, M. H., Ade, P. A. R., Barry, P., Bryan, S., Che, G., ... Zmuidzinas, J. (2016). Development of dual-polarization LEKIDs for CMB observations. In Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII (Vol. 9914). [99140O] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231830

Development of dual-polarization LEKIDs for CMB observations. / McCarrick, Heather; Abitbol, Maximilian H.; Ade, Peter A R; Barry, Peter; Bryan, Sean; Che, George; Day, Peter; Doyle, Simon; Flanigan, Daniel; Johnson, Bradley R.; Jones, Glenn; LeDuc, Henry G.; Limon, Michele; Mauskopf, Philip; Miller, Amber; Tucker, Carole; Zmuidzinas, Jonas.

Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII. Vol. 9914 SPIE, 2016. 99140O.

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

McCarrick, H, Abitbol, MH, Ade, PAR, Barry, P, Bryan, S, Che, G, Day, P, Doyle, S, Flanigan, D, Johnson, BR, Jones, G, LeDuc, HG, Limon, M, Mauskopf, P, Miller, A, Tucker, C & Zmuidzinas, J 2016, Development of dual-polarization LEKIDs for CMB observations. in Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII. vol. 9914, 99140O, SPIE, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 6/28/16. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231830
McCarrick H, Abitbol MH, Ade PAR, Barry P, Bryan S, Che G et al. Development of dual-polarization LEKIDs for CMB observations. In Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII. Vol. 9914. SPIE. 2016. 99140O https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231830
McCarrick, Heather ; Abitbol, Maximilian H. ; Ade, Peter A R ; Barry, Peter ; Bryan, Sean ; Che, George ; Day, Peter ; Doyle, Simon ; Flanigan, Daniel ; Johnson, Bradley R. ; Jones, Glenn ; LeDuc, Henry G. ; Limon, Michele ; Mauskopf, Philip ; Miller, Amber ; Tucker, Carole ; Zmuidzinas, Jonas. / Development of dual-polarization LEKIDs for CMB observations. Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII. Vol. 9914 SPIE, 2016.
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