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SCUBA-2: developing the detectors

Duncan, William, Holland, Wayne S., Audley, Michael D., Cliffe, M., Hodson, T., Kelly, B. D., Gao, Xiaofeng, Gostick, David C., MacIntosh, M., McGregor, Helen, Peacocke, Tully, Irwin, Kent D., Hilton, Gene C., Deiker, Steven W., Beier, J., Reintsema, Carl D., Walton, Anthony J., Parkes, W., Stevenson, Tom, Gundlach, Alan M., Dunare, Camelia and Ade, Peter A. R. 2003. SCUBA-2: developing the detectors. Presented at: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy, Waikoloa, HI, USA, 25 August 2002. Published in: Phillips, Thomas G. and Zmuidzinas, Jonas eds. Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy. Proceedings of Spie , vol. 4855. Bellingham, WA: The International Society for Optical Engineering, pp. 19-29. 10.1117/12.459107

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SCUBA-2 is a second generation, wide-field submillimeter camera under development for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. With over 12,000 pixels, in two arrays, SCUBA-2 will map the submillimeter sky ~1000 times faster than the current SCUBA instrument to the same signal-to-noise. Many areas of astronomy will benefit from such a highly sensitive survey instrument: from studies of galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe to understanding star and planet formation in our own Galaxy. Due to be operational in 2006, SCUBA-2 will also act as a "pathfinder" for the new generation of submillimeter interferometers (such as ALMA) by performing large-area surveys to an unprecedented depth. The challenge of developing the detectors and multiplexer is discussed in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sensors ; Equipment and services ; Galaxy evolution ; Interferometers ; Planets ; Telescopes ; Astronomy ; Cameras
Publisher: The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISBN: 9780819446343
ISSN: 0277-786X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:31

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