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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 193, Issue 3–4, pp 141–148 | Cite as

Prototype High Angular Resolution LEKIDs for NIKA2

  • S. Shu
  • M. Calvo
  • S. Leclercq
  • J. Goupy
  • A. Monfardini
  • E. F. C. Driessen
Article

Abstract

The current resolution of the NIKA2 260 GHz arrays is limited by the \(1.6\times 1.5~\mathrm{mm}^2\) inductor size on the individual pixels. In view of future updates of the instrument, we have developed a prototype array with smaller pixels that is experimentally compared to the current pixel design. In laboratory, we find an increase of the angular resolution of 8%, promising an on-sky FWHM resolution of \(10.2''\) using this new pixel design.

Keywords

Kinetic inductance detector LEKID Angular resolution 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank Akira Endo for help performing the simulations, and Dominique Billon Pierron and Arnaud Barbier for help with the array fabrication. This work has been partially funded by the LabEx FOCUS ANR-11-LABX-0013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de RadioAstronomie MillimétriqueSaint-Martin d’HéresFrance
  2. 2.Université Grenoble AlpesSaint-Martin-d’HèresFrance
  3. 3.Institut NéelCNRSGrenobleFrance

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