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100 mK bolometers for the submillimetre common-user bolometer array (scuba) I. Design and construction

Holland, W. S., Ade, Peter A. R. ORCID:, Griffin, Matthew Joseph ORCID:, Hepburn, I. D., Vickers, D. G., Cunningham, C. R., Hastings, P. R., Gear, Walter Kieran ORCID:, Duncan, W. D., Baillie, T. E. C., Haller, E. E. and Beeman, J. W. 1996. 100 mK bolometers for the submillimetre common-user bolometer array (scuba) I. Design and construction. International Journal of Infrared and Millimetre Waves 17 (4) , pp. 669-692. 10.1007/BF02088363

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We describe the design and construction of bolometric detectors for SCUBA - the Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii. The instrument contains 131 individual detectors, in two arrays, optimized for the submillimetre atmospheric transmission windows. The detectors are cooled by dilution refrigeration to a temperature of 100 mK, so that the receiver performance will be limited by photon noise from the sky and telescope background in all wavebands. A future paper will describe the performance of the detectors with reference to typical data obtained during the laboratory commissioning period.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0195-9271
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 12:41

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