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Title: Development of Multi-chroic MKIDs for Next-Generation CMB Polarization Studies

Abstract

We report on the status of an ongoing effort to develop arrays of horn-coupled, polarization-sensitive microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) that are each sensitive to two spectral bands between 125 and 280 GHz. These multi-chroic MKID arrays are tailored for next-generation, large-detector-count experiments that are being designed to simultaneously characterize the polarization properties of both the cosmic microwave background and Galactic dust emission. We present our device design and describe laboratory-based measurement results from two 23-element prototype arrays. From dark measurements of our first engineering array, we demonstrated a multiplexing factor of 92, showed the resonators respond to bath temperature changes as expected, and found that the fabrication yield was 100%. From our first optically loaded array, we found the MKIDs respond to millimeter-wave pulses; additional optical characterization measurements are ongoing. We end by discussing our plans for scaling up this technology to kilo-pixel arrays over the next 2 years.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [2];  [7];  [1];  [4];  [3];  [1];  [8];  [1];  [2];  [9];  [3];  [2]
  1. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
  2. Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
  3. Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States)
  4. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  5. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD (United States)
  6. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), La Canada Flintridge, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.
  7. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
  8. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  9. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1490475
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-76SF00515; 1509211; 1711160; 1509078; 1711242; 1506074; 1710624]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Low Temperature Physics
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 193; Journal Issue: 3-4]; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-2291
Publisher:
Plenum Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Johnson, B. R., Flanigan, D., Abitbol, M. H., Ade, P. A. R., Bryan, S., Cho, H. -M., Datta, R., Day, P., Doyle, S., Irwin, K., Jones, G., Li, D., Mauskopf, P., McCarrick, H., McMahon, J., Miller, A., Pisano, G., Song, Y., Surdi, H., and Tucker, C. Development of Multi-chroic MKIDs for Next-Generation CMB Polarization Studies. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/s10909-018-2032-y.
Johnson, B. R., Flanigan, D., Abitbol, M. H., Ade, P. A. R., Bryan, S., Cho, H. -M., Datta, R., Day, P., Doyle, S., Irwin, K., Jones, G., Li, D., Mauskopf, P., McCarrick, H., McMahon, J., Miller, A., Pisano, G., Song, Y., Surdi, H., & Tucker, C. Development of Multi-chroic MKIDs for Next-Generation CMB Polarization Studies. United States. doi:10.1007/s10909-018-2032-y.
Johnson, B. R., Flanigan, D., Abitbol, M. H., Ade, P. A. R., Bryan, S., Cho, H. -M., Datta, R., Day, P., Doyle, S., Irwin, K., Jones, G., Li, D., Mauskopf, P., McCarrick, H., McMahon, J., Miller, A., Pisano, G., Song, Y., Surdi, H., and Tucker, C. Mon . "Development of Multi-chroic MKIDs for Next-Generation CMB Polarization Studies". United States. doi:10.1007/s10909-018-2032-y. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490475.
@article{osti_1490475,
title = {Development of Multi-chroic MKIDs for Next-Generation CMB Polarization Studies},
author = {Johnson, B. R. and Flanigan, D. and Abitbol, M. H. and Ade, P. A. R. and Bryan, S. and Cho, H. -M. and Datta, R. and Day, P. and Doyle, S. and Irwin, K. and Jones, G. and Li, D. and Mauskopf, P. and McCarrick, H. and McMahon, J. and Miller, A. and Pisano, G. and Song, Y. and Surdi, H. and Tucker, C.},
abstractNote = {We report on the status of an ongoing effort to develop arrays of horn-coupled, polarization-sensitive microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) that are each sensitive to two spectral bands between 125 and 280 GHz. These multi-chroic MKID arrays are tailored for next-generation, large-detector-count experiments that are being designed to simultaneously characterize the polarization properties of both the cosmic microwave background and Galactic dust emission. We present our device design and describe laboratory-based measurement results from two 23-element prototype arrays. From dark measurements of our first engineering array, we demonstrated a multiplexing factor of 92, showed the resonators respond to bath temperature changes as expected, and found that the fabrication yield was 100%. From our first optically loaded array, we found the MKIDs respond to millimeter-wave pulses; additional optical characterization measurements are ongoing. We end by discussing our plans for scaling up this technology to kilo-pixel arrays over the next 2 years.},
doi = {10.1007/s10909-018-2032-y},
journal = {Journal of Low Temperature Physics},
number = [3-4],
volume = [193],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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