TolTEC is a new camera being built for the 50-meter Large Millimeter-wave Telescope (LMT) in Puebla, Mexico to survey distant galaxies and star-forming regions in the Milky Way. The optical design simultaneously couples the field of view onto focal planes at 150, 220, and 280 GHz. The optical design and detector properties, as well as a data-driven model of the atmospheric emission of the LMT site, inform the sensitivity model of the integrated instrument. This model is used to optimize the instrument design, and to calculate the mapping speed as an early forecast of the science reach of the instrument.
Sean Bryan, Jason Austermann, Daniel Ferrusca, Philip Mauskopf, Jeff McMahon, Alfredo Montaña, Sara Simon, Giles Novak, David Sánchez-Argüelles, and Grant Wilson, "Optical design of the TolTEC millimeter-wave camera," Proc. SPIE 10708, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, 107080J (Presented at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation: June 13, 2018; Published: 9 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2314130.
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