Horn Coupled Multichroic Polarimeters for the Atacama Cosmology Telescope Polarization Experiment
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Multichroic polarization sensitive detectors enable increased sensitivity and spectral coverage for observations of the cosmic microwave background. An array optimized for dual frequency detectors can provide 1.7 times gain in sensitivity compared to a single frequency array. We present the design and measurements of horn coupled multichroic polarimeters encompassing the 90 and 150 GHz frequency bands and discuss our plans to field an array of these detectors as part of the ACTPol project.
KeywordsCosmic microwave background Superconducting detectors Feedhorn TES Polarimeter Millimeter-wave Silicon lenses Antireflection coating
This work was supported by NASA through award NNX13AE56G and the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship grant NNX12AM32H and by the U.S. National Science Foundation through awards AST-0965625 and PHY-1214379.
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