Characterising the SCUBA-2 superconducting bolometer arrays

Dan Bintley, Michael J. MacIntosh, Wayne S. Holland, Per Friberg, Craig Walther, David Atkinson, Dennis Kelly, Xiaofeng Gao, Peter A. R. Ade, William Grainger, Julian House, Lorenzo Moncelsi, Matthew I. Hollister, Adam Woodcraft, Camelia Dunare, William Parkes, Anthony J. Walton, Kent D. Irwin, Gene C. Hilton, Michael NiemackCarl D. Reintsema, Mandana Amiri, Bryce Burger, Mark Halpern, Matthew Hasselfield, Jeff Hill, J. B. Kycia, C. G. A. Mugford, Lauren Persaud

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Abstract

SCUBA-2 is a state of the art 10,000 pixel submillimeter camera installed and being commissioned at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) providing wide-field simultaneous imaging at wavelengths of 450 and 850 microns. At each wavelength there are four 32 by 40 sub-arrays of superconducting Transition Edge Sensor (TES) bolometers, each packaged with inline SQUID multiplexed readout and amplifier. In this paper we present the results of characterising individual 1280 bolometer science grade sub-arrays, both in a dedicated 50mk dilution refrigerator test facility and in the instrument installed at the JCMT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMILLIMETER, SUBMILLIMETER, AND FAR-INFRARED DETECTORS AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY V
EditorsWS Holland, J Zmuidzinas
Place of PublicationBELLINGHAM
PublisherSPIE
Pages-
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-0-81948-231-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventConference on Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V - San Diego
Duration: 29 Jun 20102 Jul 2010

Conference

ConferenceConference on Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V
CitySan Diego
Period29/06/102/07/10

Keywords

  • TES
  • transition edge sensor
  • low temperature detector
  • SQUID
  • SCUBA-2
  • submillimeter astronomy
  • TRANSITION-EDGE SENSORS

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  • SCUBA-2

    Walton, A., Gundlach, A., Stevenson, T. & Terry, J.

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    1/02/0131/01/08

    Project: Research

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