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19 July 2008 Submillimeter heterodyne arrays for APEX
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We report on developments of submillimeter heterodyne arrays for high resolution spectroscopy with APEX. Shortly, we will operate state-of-the-art instruments in all major atmospheric windows accessible from Llano de Chajnantor. CHAMP+, a dual-color 2×7 element heterodyne array for operation in the 450 μm and 350 μm atmospheric windows is in operation since late 2007. With its state-of-the-art SIS detectors and wide tunable local oscillators, its cold optics with single sideband filters and with 3 GHz of processed IF bandwidth per pixel, CHAMP+ does provide outstanding observing capabilities. The Large APEX sub-Millimeter Array (LAsMA) is in the final design phase, with an installation goal in 2009. The receiver will operate 7 and 19 pixels in the lower submillimeter windows, 285-375 GHz and 385-520 GHz, respectively. The front-ends are served by an array of digital wideband Fast Fourier Transform spectrometers currently processing up to 32×1.5 (optionally 1.8) GHz of bandwidth. For CHAMP+, we process 2.8 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth (in 16.4 k channels) for each of the 14 pixels.
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R. Güsten, A. Baryshev, A. Bell, A. Belloche, U. Graf, H. Hafok, S. Heyminck, S. Hochgürtel, C. E. Honingh, K. Jacobs, C. Kasemann, B. Klein, T. Klein, A. Korn, I. Krämer, C. Leinz, A. Lundgren, K. M. Menten, K. Meyer, D. Muders, F. Pacek, D. Rabanus, F. Schäfer, P. Schilke, G. Schneider, J. Stutzki, G. Wieching, A. Wunsch, and F. Wyrowski "Submillimeter heterodyne arrays for APEX", Proc. SPIE 7020, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 702010 (19 July 2008);

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