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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2007
  • pp: 3444–3454

Optical design of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and the Millimeter Bolometric Array Camera

J. W. Fowler, M. D. Niemack, S. R. Dicker, A. M. Aboobaker, P. A. R. Ade, E. S. Battistelli, M. J. Devlin, R. P. Fisher, M. Halpern, P. C. Hargrave, A. D. Hincks, M. Kaul, J. Klein, J. M. Lau, M. Limon, T. A. Marriage, P. D. Mauskopf, L. Page, S. T. Staggs, D. S. Swetz, E. R. Switzer, R. J. Thornton, and C. E. Tucker  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 17, pp. 3444-3454 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003444


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Abstract

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope is a 6 m telescope designed to map the cosmic microwave background simultaneously at 145, 215, and 280   GHz with arcminute resolution. Each frequency will have a 32 by 32 element focal plane array of transition edge sensor bolometers. The telescope and the cold reimaging optics are optimized for millimeter-wave observations with these sensitive detectors. The design of each is described.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

ToC Category:
Geometrical optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2007
Published: May 18, 2007

Citation
J. W. Fowler, M. D. Niemack, S. R. Dicker, A. M. Aboobaker, P. A. R. Ade, E. S. Battistelli, M. J. Devlin, R. P. Fisher, M. Halpern, P. C. Hargrave, A. D. Hincks, M. Kaul, J. Klein, J. M. Lau, M. Limon, T. A. Marriage, P. D. Mauskopf, L. Page, S. T. Staggs, D. S. Swetz, E. R. Switzer, R. J. Thornton, and C. E. Tucker, "Optical design of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and the Millimeter Bolometric Array Camera," Appl. Opt. 46, 3444-3454 (2007)
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