Polarization sensitive Multi-Chroic MKIDs

Bradley R. Johnson, Daniel Flanigan, Maximilian H. Abitbol, Peter A R Ade, Sean Bryan, Hsiao Mei Cho, Rahul Datta, Peter Day, Simon Doyle, Kent Irwin, Glenn Jones, Sarah Kernasovskiy, Dale Li, Philip Mauskopf, Heather McCarrick, Jeff McMahon, Amber Miller, Giampaolo Pisano, Yanru Song, Harshad SurdiCarole Tucker

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Abstract

We report on the development of scalable prototype microwave kinetic inductance detector (MKID) arrays tailored for future multi-kilo-pixel experiments that are designed to simultaneously characterize the polarization properties of both the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and Galactic dust emission. These modular arrays are composed of horn-coupled, polarization-sensitive MKIDs, and each pixel has four detectors: two polarizations in two spectral bands between 125 and 280 GHz. A horn is used to feed each array element, and a planar orthomode transducer, composed of two waveguide probe pairs, separates the incoming light into two linear po- larizations. Diplexers composed of resonant-stub band-pass filters separate the radiation into 125 to 170 GHz and 190 to 280 GHz pass bands. The millimeter-wave power is ultimately coupled to a hybrid co-planar waveguide microwave kinetic inductance detector using a novel, broadband circuit developed by our collaboration. Elec- tromagnetic simulations show the expected absorption efficiency of the detector is approximately 90%. Array fabrication will begin in the summer of 2016.

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

Other

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

Keywords

  • CMB
  • MKID
  • Polarization

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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    Johnson, B. R., Flanigan, D., Abitbol, M. H., Ade, P. A. R., Bryan, S., Cho, H. M., Datta, R., Day, P., Doyle, S., Irwin, K., Jones, G., Kernasovskiy, S., Li, D., Mauskopf, P., McCarrick, H., McMahon, J., Miller, A., Pisano, G., Song, Y., ... Tucker, C. (2016). Polarization sensitive Multi-Chroic MKIDs. In Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII (Vol. 9914). [99140X] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233243