19 July 2016 Optical performance of prototype horn-coupled TES bolometer arrays for SAFARI
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The SAFARI Detector Test Facility is an ultra-low background optical testbed for characterizing ultra-sensitive prototype horn-coupled TES bolmeters for SAFARI, the grating spectrometer on board the proposed SPICA satellite. The testbed contains internal cold and hot black-body illuminators and a light-pipe for illumination with an external source. We have added reimaging optics to facilitate array optical measurements. The system is now being used for optical testing of prototype detector arrays read out with frequency-domain multiplexing. We present our latest optical measurements of prototype arrays and discuss these in terms of the instrument performance.
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Michael D. Audley, Michael D. Audley, Gert de Lange, Gert de Lange, Jian-Rong Gao, Jian-Rong Gao, Pourya Khosropanah, Pourya Khosropanah, Richard Hijmering, Richard Hijmering, Marcel L. Ridder, Marcel L. Ridder, } "Optical performance of prototype horn-coupled TES bolometer arrays for SAFARI", Proc. SPIE 9914, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, 991408 (19 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231088; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231088
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