16 September 2016 Characterization of AlMn TES impedance, noise, and optical efficiency in the first 150 mm multichroic array for Advanced ACTPol
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The Advanced ACTPol (AdvACT) upgrade to the Atacama Cosmology Telescope features large arrays of mul- tichroic pixels consisting of two orthogonal-polarization pairs of superconducting bolometers at two observing frequency bands. We present measurements of the detector properties and noise data in a subset of a fielded multichroic array of AlMn transition-edge sensor (TES) detectors. In this array, the distribution of critical temperature Tc across detectors appears uniform at the percent level. The measured noise-equivalent power (NEP) distributions over ∼1200 detectors are consistent with expectations. We find median NEPs of 4.0×10-17 √Hz for low-band detectors and 6.2x10-17√Hz for high-band detectors under covered-window telescope test conditions with optical loading comparable to observing with precipitable water vapor ∼ 0.5 mm. Lastly, we show the estimated detector optical efficiency, and demonstrate the ability to perform optical characterization over hundreds of detectors at once using a cryogenic blackbody source.
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Kevin T. Crowley, Kevin T. Crowley, Steve K. Choi, Steve K. Choi, Jeffrey Kuan, Jeffrey Kuan, Jason A. Austermann, Jason A. Austermann, James A. Beall, James A. Beall, Rahul Datta, Rahul Datta, Shannon M. Duff, Shannon M. Duff, Patricio A. Gallardo, Patricio A. Gallardo, Matthew Hasselfield, Matthew Hasselfield, Shawn W. Henderson, Shawn W. Henderson, Shuay-Pwu P. Ho, Shuay-Pwu P. Ho, Brian J. Koopman, Brian J. Koopman, Michael D. Niemack, Michael D. Niemack, Maria Salatino, Maria Salatino, Sara M. Simon, Sara M. Simon, Suzanne T. Staggs, Suzanne T. Staggs, Edward J. Wollack, Edward J. Wollack, "Characterization of AlMn TES impedance, noise, and optical efficiency in the first 150 mm multichroic array for Advanced ACTPol", Proc. SPIE 9914, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, 991431 (16 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231999; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231999

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