Optical design of the atacama cosmology telescope and the millimeter bolometric array camera

J. W. Fowler, M. D. Niemack, S. R. Dicker, A. M. Aboobaker, P. A.R. Ade, E. S. Battistelli, M. J. Devlin, R. P. Fisher, M. Halpern, P. C. Hargrave, A. D. Hincks, M. Kaul, J. Klein, J. M. Lau, M. Limon, T. A. Marriage, P. D. Mauskopf, L. Page, S. T. Staggs, D. S. SwetzE. R. Switzer, R. J. Thornton, C. E. Tucker

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Abstract

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope is a 6 m telescope designed to map the cosmic microwave background simultaneously at 145, 215, and 280 GHz with arcminute resolution. Each frequency will have a 32 by 32 element focal plane array of transition edge sensor bolometers. The telescope and the cold reimaging optics are optimized for millimeter-wave observations with these sensitive detectors. The design of each is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3444-3454
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Optics
Volume46
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Fowler, J. W., Niemack, M. D., Dicker, S. R., Aboobaker, A. M., Ade, P. A. R., Battistelli, E. S., Devlin, M. J., Fisher, R. P., Halpern, M., Hargrave, P. C., Hincks, A. D., Kaul, M., Klein, J., Lau, J. M., Limon, M., Marriage, T. A., Mauskopf, P. D., Page, L., Staggs, S. T., ... Tucker, C. E. (2007). Optical design of the atacama cosmology telescope and the millimeter bolometric array camera. Applied Optics, 46(17), 3444-3454. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003444