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South Pole Telescope optics

Padin, S., Staniszewski, Z., Keisler, R., Joy, M., Stark, A. A., Ade, Peter A. R., Aird, K. A., Benson, B. A., Bleem, L. E., Carlstrom, J. E., Chang, C. L., Crawford, T. M., Crites, A. T., Dobbs, M. A., Halverson, N. W., Heimsath, S., Hills, R. E., Holzapfel, W. L., Lawrie, C., Lee, A. T., Leitch, E. M., Leong, J., Lu, W., Lueker, M., McMahon, J. J., Meyer, S. S., Mohr, J. J., Montroy, T. E., Plagge, T., Pryke, C., Ruhl, J. E., Schaffer, K. K., Shirokoff, E., Spieler, H. G. and Vieira, J. D. 2008. South Pole Telescope optics. Applied Optics 47 (24) , p. 4418. 10.1364/AO.47.004418

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Abstract

The South Pole Telescope is a 10 m diameter, wide-field, offset Gregorian telescope with a 966-pixel, millimeter-wave, bolometer array receiver. The telescope has an unusual optical system with a cold stop around the secondary. The design emphasizes low scattering and low background loading. All the optical components except the primary are cold, and the entire beam from prime focus to the detectors is surrounded by cold absorber.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: The Optical Society
ISSN: 0003-6935
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:09
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/33766

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