Jul 22 – 26, 2019
Europe/Rome timezone

The CLASS 150/220 GHz Polarimeter Array: Design, Assembly, and Characterization

Jul 23, 2019, 5:45 PM
1h 15m
Piazza Città di Lombardia (Milano)

Piazza Città di Lombardia


Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, 20124 Milano MI
Poster Low Temperature Detector fabrication techniques and materials Poster session


Mr Sumit Dahal (Johns Hopkins University)


We report on a dichroic (150/220 GHz) detector array for the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS). The array is currently being deployed in a new CLASS telescope that will provide sensitivity to the polarized cosmic microwave background (CMB) and dust emission. In concert with existing 40 and 90 GHz telescopes, the 150/220 GHz observations over large angular scales with background-limited detectors are aimed at measuring the primordial B-mode signal and the optical depth to reionization. The 150/220 GHz focal plane array consists of three detector modules with over 1000 transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers in total. Each dual-polarization pixel on the focal plane contains four bolometers to measure the two linear polarization states at 150 and 220 GHz. Light is coupled through a planar orthomode transducer (OMT) fed by a smooth-walled feedhorn array made from an aluminum-silicon (CE7) alloy. In this work, we discuss the design, assembly, and in-lab characterization of the 150/220 GHz detector array.

Student (Ph.D., M.Sc. or B.Sc.) Y
Less than 5 years of experience since completion of Ph.D Y

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Mr Sumit Dahal (Johns Hopkins University)

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