15 July 2010 Coherent polarimeter modules for the QUIET experiment
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The Q/U Imaging Experiment (QUIET) is an experimental program to make very sensitive measurements of the Cosmic Background Radiation (CMB) polarization from the ground. A key component of this project is the ability to produce large numbers of detectors in order to achieve the required sensitivity. Using a breakthrough in mm-wave packaging at JPL, a polarimeter-on-a-chip has been developed which lends itself to the mass-production techniques used in the semiconductor industry. We describe the design, implementation and performance of these polarimeter modules for QUIET Phase I and briefly discuss the plans for further module development.
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Kieran A. Cleary, Kieran A. Cleary, "Coherent polarimeter modules for the QUIET experiment", Proc. SPIE 7741, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 77412H (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857673; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857673

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