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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 184, Issue 3–4, pp 811–815 | Cite as

Performance of Backshort-Under-Grid Kilopixel TES Arrays for HAWC+

  • J. G. Staguhn
  • D. J. Benford
  • C. D. Dowell
  • D. J. Fixsen
  • G. C. Hilton
  • K. D. Irwin
  • C. A. Jhabvala
  • S. F. Maher
  • T. M. Miller
  • S. H. Moseley
  • E. H. Sharp
  • M. C. Runyan
  • E. J. Wollack
Article

Abstract

We present results from laboratory detector characterizations of the first kilopixel BUG arrays for the High- resolution Wideband Camera Plus (HAWC+) which is the imaging far-infrared polarimeter camera for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Our tests demonstrate that the array performance is consistent with the predicted properties. Here, we highlight results obtained for the thermal conductivity, noise performance, detector speed, and first optical results demonstrating the pixel yield of the arrays.

Keywords

Transition edge sensor Backshort-Under-Grid Bolometer HAWC+ Far-infrared astronomy Polarimetry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Staguhn
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. J. Benford
    • 2
  • C. D. Dowell
    • 3
  • D. J. Fixsen
    • 2
  • G. C. Hilton
    • 4
  • K. D. Irwin
    • 5
  • C. A. Jhabvala
    • 2
  • S. F. Maher
    • 2
    • 6
  • T. M. Miller
    • 2
  • S. H. Moseley
    • 2
  • E. H. Sharp
    • 2
    • 7
  • M. C. Runyan
    • 3
  • E. J. Wollack
    • 2
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  3. 3.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaUSA
  4. 4.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulderUSA
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  6. 6.Science Systems and Applications, Inc.GreenbeltUSA
  7. 7.Global Science & Technology, Inc.GreenbeltUSA

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