23 July 2014 The cosmology large angular scale surveyor (CLASS): 38-GHz detector array of bolometric polarimeters
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The Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) experiment aims to map the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) at angular scales larger than a few degrees. Operating from Cerro Toco in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it will observe over 65% of the sky at 38, 93, 148, and 217 GHz. In this paper we discuss the design, construction, and characterization of the CLASS 38 GHz detector focal plane, the first ever Q-band bolometric polarimeter array.
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John W. Appel, John W. Appel, Aamir Ali, Aamir Ali, Mandana Amiri, Mandana Amiri, Derek Araujo, Derek Araujo, Charles L. Bennet, Charles L. Bennet, Fletcher Boone, Fletcher Boone, Manwei Chan, Manwei Chan, Hsiao-Mei Cho, Hsiao-Mei Cho, David T. Chuss, David T. Chuss, Felipe Colazo, Felipe Colazo, Erik Crowe, Erik Crowe, Kevin Denis, Kevin Denis, Rolando Dünner, Rolando Dünner, Joseph Eimer, Joseph Eimer, Thomas Essinger-Hileman, Thomas Essinger-Hileman, Dominik Gothe, Dominik Gothe, Mark Halpern, Mark Halpern, Kathleen Harrington, Kathleen Harrington, Gene Hilton, Gene Hilton, Gary F. Hinshaw, Gary F. Hinshaw, Caroline Huang, Caroline Huang, Kent Irwin, Kent Irwin, Glenn Jones, Glenn Jones, John Karakula, John Karakula, Alan J. Kogut, Alan J. Kogut, David Larson, David Larson, Michele Limon, Michele Limon, Lindsay Lowry, Lindsay Lowry, Tobias Marriage, Tobias Marriage, Nicholas Mehrle, Nicholas Mehrle, Amber D. Miller, Amber D. Miller, Nathan Miller, Nathan Miller, Samuel H. Moseley, Samuel H. Moseley, Giles Novak, Giles Novak, Carl Reintsema, Carl Reintsema, Karwan Rostem, Karwan Rostem, Thomas Stevenson, Thomas Stevenson, Deborah Towner, Deborah Towner, Kongpop U-Yen, Kongpop U-Yen, Emily Wagner, Emily Wagner, Duncan Watts, Duncan Watts, Edward Wollack, Edward Wollack, Zhilei Xu, Zhilei Xu, Lingzhen Zeng, Lingzhen Zeng, } "The cosmology large angular scale surveyor (CLASS): 38-GHz detector array of bolometric polarimeters", Proc. SPIE 9153, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 91531J (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056530; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056530
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