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Calibration of QUBIC: The Q and U bolometric interferometer for cosmology

Murphy, James, Burke, D., Gamboa Lerena, M. M., Hamilton, Jean-Christophe, Mousset, L., De Petris, M., O'Sullivan, C., Torchinsky, S., Ade, Peter A. R. ORCID:, Alberro, J. G., Almela, A., Amico, G., Arnaldi, L. H., Auguste, D., Aumont, J., Azzoni, S., Banfi, S., Bélier, B., Battistelli, E. S., Baù, A., Bennett, D., Bergé, L., de Bernardis, P., Bernard, J. P., Bersanelli, M., Bigot-Sazy, M. A., Bonaparte, J., Bonis, J., Bunn, E., Buzi, D., Cavaliere, F., Chanial, P., Chapron, C., Charlassier, R., Cobos Cerutti, A. C., Columbro, F., Coppolecchia, A., D'Alessandro, G., De Gasperis, G., De Leo, M., Dheilly, Stéphane, Duca, C., Dumoulin, L., Etchegoyen, A., Fasciszewski, A., Ferreyro, L. P., Fracchia, D., Franceschet, Cristian, Ganga, Kenneth, García, B., García Redondo, M. E., Gaspard, M., Gayer, D., Gervasi, M., Giard, M., Gilles, V., Giraud-Heraud, Y., Grandsire, Laurent, Gómez Berisso, M., González, M., Gradziel, Marcin, Hampel, M. R., Harari, D., Henrot-Versillé, S., Incardona, F., Jules, E., Kaplan, J., Kristukat, C., Lamagna, L., Loucatos, S., Louis, T., Maffei, B., Marnieros, S., Marty, W., Mattei, A., May, A., McCulloch, M., Mele, L., Masi, S., Melo, D., Mennella, A., Montier, L., Mundo, L. M., Murphy, J. A., Nati, F., Olivieri, E., Oriol, Christine, Paiella, A., Pajot, F., Passerini, A., Pastoriza, H., Pelosi, A., Perbost, C., Perciballi, M., Pezzotta, F., Piacentini, F., Piat, M., Piccirillo, L., Pisano, G. ORCID:, Platino, M., Polenta, G., Prêle, D., Puddu, R., Rambaud, D., Rasztocky, E., Ringegni, P., Romero, G. E., Salum, J. M., Scóccola, C., Schillaci, A., Scully, S., Spinelli, S., Stankowiak, Guillaume, Stolpovskiy, M., Supanitsky, A. D., Tartari, A., Thermeau, J. P., Timbie, P., Tomasi, M., Tucker, G., Tucker, Carole ORCID:, Viganò, D., Vittorio, N., Voisin, F., Wicek, F., Wright, M., Zannoni, M., Zullo, A., Zmuidzinas, Jonas and Gao, Jian-Rong 2020. Calibration of QUBIC: The Q and U bolometric interferometer for cosmology. Presented at: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2020, Virtual, 14-18 December 2020. Proceedings Volume 11453, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy X. , vol.11453 SPIE, 114532G. 10.1117/12.2560172

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QUBIC (a Q and U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology) is a next generation cosmology experiment designed to detect the B-mode polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). A B-mode detection is hard evidence of Inflation in the ΛCDM model. QUBIC aims to accomplish this by combining novel technologies to achieve the sensitivity required to detect the faint B-mode signal. QUBIC uses technologies such as a rotating half-wave plate, cryogenics, interferometric horns with self-calibration switches and transition edge sensor bolometers. A Technical Demonstrator (TD) is currently being calibrated in APC in Paris before observations in Argentina in 2021. As part of the calibration campaign, the spectral response of the TD is measured to test and validate QUBIC's spectro-imaging capability. This poster gives an overview of the methods used to measure the spectral response and a comparison of the instrument data with theoretical predictions and optical simulations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: SPIE
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 12:46

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