Performance of Backshort-Under-Grid Kilopixel TES Arrays for HAWC+
We present results from laboratory detector characterizations of the first kilopixel BUG arrays for the High- resolution Wideband Camera Plus (HAWC+) which is the imaging far-infrared polarimeter camera for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). Our tests demonstrate that the array performance is consistent with the predicted properties. Here, we highlight results obtained for the thermal conductivity, noise performance, detector speed, and first optical results demonstrating the pixel yield of the arrays.
Journal of Low Temperature Physics
- Pub Date:
- August 2016
- Transition edge sensor;
- Far-infrared astronomy;