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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 68 × 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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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
[SPT Team; SPT]
OSTI Identifier:
1490469
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1497095
Report Number(s):
[arXiv:1902.09640; FERMILAB-CONF-18-744-AE]
[Journal ID: ISSN 0022-2291; PII: 2057]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-76SF00515; PLR-1248097; PHY-1125897; GBMF 947; AC02-07CH11359]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Low Temperature Physics
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 193; Journal Issue: 5-6]; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-2291
Publisher:
Plenum Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; TES; Bolometer; Instrumentation; SPT-3G; CMB; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Everett, W., Ade, P. A. R., Ahmed, Z., Anderson, A. J., Austermann, J. E., Avva, J. S., Thakur, R. Basu, Bender, A. N., Benson, B. A., Carlstrom, J. E., Carter, F. W., Cecil, T., Chang, C. L., Cliche, J. F., Cukierman, A., Denison, E. V., de Haan, T., Ding, J., Dobbs, M. A., Dutcher, D., Foster, A., Gannon, R. N., Gilbert, A., Groh, J. C., Halverson, N. W., Harke-Hosemann, A. H., Harrington, N. L., Henning, J. W., Hilton, G. C., Holzapfel, W. L., Huang, N., Irwin, K. D., Jeong, O. B., Jonas, M., Khaire, T., Kofman, A. M., Korman, M., Kubik, D., Kuhlmann, S., Kuo, C. L., Lee, A. T., Lowitz, A. E., Meyer, S. S., Michalik, D., Montgomery, J., Nadolski, A., Natoli, T., Nguyen, H., Noble, G. I., Novosad, V., Padin, S., Pan, Z., Pearson, J., Posada, C. M., Rahlin, A., Ruhl, J. E., Saunders, L. J., Sayre, J. T., Shirley, I., Shirokoff, E., Smecher, G., Sobrin, J. A., Stark, A. A., Story, K. T., Suzuki, A., Tang, Q. Y., Thompson, K. L., Tucker, C., Vale, L. R., Vanderlinde, K., Vieira, J. D., Wang, G., Whitehorn, N., Yefremenko, V., Yoon, K. W., and Young, M. R. 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., Thakur, R. Basu, Bender, A. N., Benson, B. A., Carlstrom, J. E., Carter, F. W., Cecil, T., Chang, C. L., Cliche, J. F., Cukierman, A., Denison, E. V., de Haan, T., Ding, J., Dobbs, M. A., Dutcher, D., Foster, A., Gannon, R. N., Gilbert, A., Groh, J. C., Halverson, N. W., Harke-Hosemann, A. H., Harrington, N. L., Henning, J. W., Hilton, G. C., Holzapfel, W. L., Huang, N., Irwin, K. D., Jeong, O. B., Jonas, M., Khaire, T., Kofman, A. M., Korman, M., Kubik, D., Kuhlmann, S., Kuo, C. L., Lee, A. T., Lowitz, A. E., Meyer, S. S., Michalik, D., Montgomery, J., Nadolski, A., Natoli, T., Nguyen, H., Noble, G. I., Novosad, V., Padin, S., Pan, Z., Pearson, J., Posada, C. M., Rahlin, A., Ruhl, J. E., Saunders, L. J., Sayre, J. T., Shirley, I., Shirokoff, E., Smecher, G., Sobrin, J. A., Stark, A. A., Story, K. T., Suzuki, A., Tang, Q. Y., Thompson, K. L., Tucker, C., Vale, L. R., Vanderlinde, K., Vieira, J. D., Wang, G., Whitehorn, N., Yefremenko, V., Yoon, K. W., & Young, M. R. 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., Thakur, R. Basu, Bender, A. N., Benson, B. A., Carlstrom, J. E., Carter, F. W., Cecil, T., Chang, C. L., Cliche, J. F., Cukierman, A., Denison, E. V., de Haan, T., Ding, J., Dobbs, M. A., Dutcher, D., Foster, A., Gannon, R. N., Gilbert, A., Groh, J. C., Halverson, N. W., Harke-Hosemann, A. H., Harrington, N. L., Henning, J. W., Hilton, G. C., Holzapfel, W. L., Huang, N., Irwin, K. D., Jeong, O. B., Jonas, M., Khaire, T., Kofman, A. M., Korman, M., Kubik, D., Kuhlmann, S., Kuo, C. L., Lee, A. T., Lowitz, A. E., Meyer, S. S., Michalik, D., Montgomery, J., Nadolski, A., Natoli, T., Nguyen, H., Noble, G. I., Novosad, V., Padin, S., Pan, Z., Pearson, J., Posada, C. M., Rahlin, A., Ruhl, J. E., Saunders, L. J., Sayre, J. T., Shirley, I., Shirokoff, E., Smecher, G., Sobrin, J. A., Stark, A. A., Story, K. T., Suzuki, A., Tang, Q. Y., Thompson, K. L., Tucker, C., Vale, L. R., Vanderlinde, K., Vieira, J. D., Wang, G., Whitehorn, N., Yefremenko, V., Yoon, K. W., and Young, M. R. Sat . "Design and Bolometer Characterization of the SPT-3G First-Year Focal Plane". United States. doi:10.1007/s10909-018-2057-2. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490469.
@article{osti_1490469,
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 Thakur, R. Basu and Bender, A. N. and Benson, B. A. and Carlstrom, J. E. and Carter, F. W. and Cecil, T. and Chang, C. L. and Cliche, J. F. and Cukierman, A. and Denison, E. V. and de Haan, T. and Ding, J. and Dobbs, M. A. and Dutcher, D. and Foster, A. and Gannon, R. N. and Gilbert, A. and Groh, J. C. and Halverson, N. W. and Harke-Hosemann, A. H. and Harrington, N. L. and Henning, J. W. and Hilton, G. C. and Holzapfel, W. L. and Huang, N. and Irwin, K. D. and Jeong, O. B. and Jonas, M. and Khaire, T. and Kofman, A. M. and Korman, M. and Kubik, D. and Kuhlmann, S. and Kuo, C. L. and Lee, A. T. and Lowitz, A. E. and Meyer, S. S. and Michalik, D. and Montgomery, J. and Nadolski, A. and Natoli, T. and Nguyen, H. and Noble, G. I. and Novosad, V. and Padin, S. and Pan, Z. and Pearson, J. and Posada, C. M. and Rahlin, A. and Ruhl, J. E. and Saunders, L. J. and Sayre, J. T. and Shirley, I. and Shirokoff, E. and Smecher, G. and Sobrin, J. A. and Stark, A. A. and Story, K. T. and Suzuki, A. and Tang, Q. Y. and Thompson, K. L. and Tucker, C. and Vale, L. R. and Vanderlinde, K. and Vieira, J. D. and Wang, G. and Whitehorn, N. and Yefremenko, V. and Yoon, K. W. and Young, M. R.},
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 68 × 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 = {9}
}

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