Microstrip-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER

M. D. Audley, D. Glowacka, D. J. Goldie, V. N. Tsaneva, S. Withington, P. K. Grimes, C. North, G. Yassin, L. Piccirillo, G. Pisano, Peter A R Ade, Philip Mauskopf, R. V. Sudiwala, J. Zhang, K. D. Irwin, M. Halpern, Elia Battistelli

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Abstract

Clover aims to detect the signature of gravitational waves from inflation by measuring the B-mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background. We have produced microstrip-coupled TES detectors for Clover. The dark NEP of these detectors is dominated by the fundamental phonon-noise limit and we have measured high optical detection efficiencies in these devices with two completely different RF architectures: a finline transition and a four-probe OMT. Clover consists of two telescopes: one operating at 97 GHz, and one with a combined 150/220-GHz focal plane. The 220-and 150-GHz detectors use waveguide probes while the 97-GHz detectors use finline transitions to couple waveguide modes into the microstrip. Each detector is fabricated as a single chip to ensure a 100% operational focal plane. The detectors are mounted in eightpixel modules and the focal planes are populated using 12 detector modules per detection frequency. Each detector module contains a time-division SQUID multiplexer to read out the detectors. Further amplification of the multiplexed signals is provided by SQUID series arrays. We describe the design of the Clover detectors and present measurements of the prototype detectors' performance showing that they satisfy the requirement of photon-noise limited operation on Clover.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2008
Pages124-133
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2008 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 28 2008Apr 30 2008

Other

Other19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2008
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period4/28/084/30/08

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Bolometers
bolometers
Detectors
detectors
modules
SQUIDs
Waveguides
detector
probe
waveguides
Gravity waves
probes
inflation
Telescopes
gravitational waves
division
Amplification
amplification
Photons
polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Audley, M. D., Glowacka, D., Goldie, D. J., Tsaneva, V. N., Withington, S., Grimes, P. K., ... Battistelli, E. (2008). Microstrip-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER. In Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2008 (pp. 124-133)

Microstrip-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER. / Audley, M. D.; Glowacka, D.; Goldie, D. J.; Tsaneva, V. N.; Withington, S.; Grimes, P. K.; North, C.; Yassin, G.; Piccirillo, L.; Pisano, G.; Ade, Peter A R; Mauskopf, Philip; Sudiwala, R. V.; Zhang, J.; Irwin, K. D.; Halpern, M.; Battistelli, Elia.

Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2008. 2008. p. 124-133.

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

Audley, MD, Glowacka, D, Goldie, DJ, Tsaneva, VN, Withington, S, Grimes, PK, North, C, Yassin, G, Piccirillo, L, Pisano, G, Ade, PAR, Mauskopf, P, Sudiwala, RV, Zhang, J, Irwin, KD, Halpern, M & Battistelli, E 2008, Microstrip-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER. in Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2008. pp. 124-133, 19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2008, Groningen, Netherlands, 4/28/08.
Audley MD, Glowacka D, Goldie DJ, Tsaneva VN, Withington S, Grimes PK et al. Microstrip-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER. In Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2008. 2008. p. 124-133
Audley, M. D. ; Glowacka, D. ; Goldie, D. J. ; Tsaneva, V. N. ; Withington, S. ; Grimes, P. K. ; North, C. ; Yassin, G. ; Piccirillo, L. ; Pisano, G. ; Ade, Peter A R ; Mauskopf, Philip ; Sudiwala, R. V. ; Zhang, J. ; Irwin, K. D. ; Halpern, M. ; Battistelli, Elia. / Microstrip-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER. Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2008. 2008. pp. 124-133
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