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Fabrication of prototype imaging arrays for SCUBA-2

Hilton, G.C., Beall, J.A., Doriese, W.B., Duncan, W.D., Ferreira, L.S., Irwin, K.D., Reintsema, C.D., Ullom, J.N., Vale, L.R., Xu, Y., Zink, B.L., Parkes, W., Bunting, A.S., Dunare, C.C., Gundlach, A.M., Stevenson, J.T.M., Walton, A.J., Schulte, E., Corrales, E., Sienicki, J.P., Bintley, Dan, Ade, Peter A. R., Sudiwala, Rashmikant V., Woodcraft, Adam L., Halpern, Mark, Holland, W., Audley, M.D. and MacIntosh, M. 2006. Fabrication of prototype imaging arrays for SCUBA-2. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 559 (2) , pp. 513-515. 10.1016/j.nima.2005.12.042

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Abstract

Prototype imaging subarrays for SCUBA-2 (the Submillimeter Common-User Bolometer Array) have been fabricated and tested. The pixel count (1280) of these wafer-scale imagers is significantly larger than any other low-temperature detectors produced to date, and represents a major step forward for the low-temperature detector community. These transition-edge-sensor (TES) based imagers utilize several innovations including in-focal-plane superconducting quantum intereference device (SQUID) multiplexers, micromachined Si block absorbers, and superconducting wafer hybridization. In this paper, we review the fabrication processes developed for these imagers and present recent optical data from a prototype imaging subarray.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: North Holland
ISSN: 0168-9002
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 02:52
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/41529

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