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Title: Design and Bolometer Characterization of the SPT-3G First-Year Focal Plane

Abstract

During the austral summer of 2016-2017, the third-generation camera, SPT-3G, was installed on the South Pole Telescope, increasing the detector count in the focal plane by an order of magnitude relative to the previous generation. Designed to map the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, SPT-3G contains ten 6 ''-hexagonal modules of detectors, each with 269 trichroic and dual-polarization pixels, read out using 68x frequency-domain multiplexing. Here we discuss design, assembly, and layout of the modules, as well as early performance characterization of the first-year array, including yield and detector properties.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science - Office of High Energy Physics; National Science Foundation (NSF); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
OSTI Identifier:
1576741
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Low Temperature Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 193; Journal Issue: 5-6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CMB; SPT-3G; TES; bolometer; instrumentation

Citation Formats

Everett, W., Ade, P. A. R., Ahmed, Z., Anderson, A. J., Austermann, J. E., Avva, J. S., Basu Thakur, R., Bender, A. N., Benson, B. A., Carlstrom, J. E., Carter, F. W., Cecil, T., Chang, C. L., Ding, J., Gannon, R. N., Harke-Hosemann, A. H., Khaire, T., Kuhlmann, S., Novosad, V., Pearson, J., Posada, C. M., Saunders, L. J., Wang, G., and Yefremenko, V. Design and Bolometer Characterization of the SPT-3G First-Year Focal Plane. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/s10909-018-2057-2.
Everett, W., Ade, P. A. R., Ahmed, Z., Anderson, A. J., Austermann, J. E., Avva, J. S., Basu Thakur, R., Bender, A. N., Benson, B. A., Carlstrom, J. E., Carter, F. W., Cecil, T., Chang, C. L., Ding, J., Gannon, R. N., Harke-Hosemann, A. H., Khaire, T., Kuhlmann, S., Novosad, V., Pearson, J., Posada, C. M., Saunders, L. J., Wang, G., & Yefremenko, V. Design and Bolometer Characterization of the SPT-3G First-Year Focal Plane. United States. doi:10.1007/s10909-018-2057-2.
Everett, W., Ade, P. A. R., Ahmed, Z., Anderson, A. J., Austermann, J. E., Avva, J. S., Basu Thakur, R., Bender, A. N., Benson, B. A., Carlstrom, J. E., Carter, F. W., Cecil, T., Chang, C. L., Ding, J., Gannon, R. N., Harke-Hosemann, A. H., Khaire, T., Kuhlmann, S., Novosad, V., Pearson, J., Posada, C. M., Saunders, L. J., Wang, G., and Yefremenko, V. Sun . "Design and Bolometer Characterization of the SPT-3G First-Year Focal Plane". United States. doi:10.1007/s10909-018-2057-2.
@article{osti_1576741,
title = {Design and Bolometer Characterization of the SPT-3G First-Year Focal Plane},
author = {Everett, W. and Ade, P. A. R. and Ahmed, Z. and Anderson, A. J. and Austermann, J. E. and Avva, J. S. and Basu Thakur, R. and Bender, A. N. and Benson, B. A. and Carlstrom, J. E. and Carter, F. W. and Cecil, T. and Chang, C. L. and Ding, J. and Gannon, R. N. and Harke-Hosemann, A. H. and Khaire, T. and Kuhlmann, S. and Novosad, V. and Pearson, J. and Posada, C. M. and Saunders, L. J. and Wang, G. and Yefremenko, V.},
abstractNote = {During the austral summer of 2016-2017, the third-generation camera, SPT-3G, was installed on the South Pole Telescope, increasing the detector count in the focal plane by an order of magnitude relative to the previous generation. Designed to map the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, SPT-3G contains ten 6 ''-hexagonal modules of detectors, each with 269 trichroic and dual-polarization pixels, read out using 68x frequency-domain multiplexing. Here we discuss design, assembly, and layout of the modules, as well as early performance characterization of the first-year array, including yield and detector properties.},
doi = {10.1007/s10909-018-2057-2},
journal = {Journal of Low Temperature Physics},
number = 5-6,
volume = 193,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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