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The POLARBEAR cosmic microwave background polarization experiment

Barron, D., Ade, Peter, Anthony, A., Arnold, K., Boettger, D., Borrill, J., Chapman, S., Chinone, Y., Dobbs, M., Edwards, J., Errard, J., Fabbian, G., Flanigan, D., Fuller, G., Ghribi, A., Grainger, W., Halverson, N., Hasegawa, M., Hattori, K., Hazumi, M., Holzapfel, W., Howard, J., Hyland, P., Jaehnig, G., Jaffe, A., Keating, B., Kermish, Z., Keskitalo, R., Kisner, T., Lee, A. T., Le Jeune, M., Linder, E., Lungu, M., Matsuda, F., Matsumura, T., Meng, X., Miller, N. J., Morii, H., Moyerman, S., Myers, M., Nishino, H., Paar, H., Peloton, J., Quealy, E., Rebeiz, G., Reichardt, C. L., Richards, P. L., Ross, C., Shimizu, A., Shimmin, C., Shimon, M., Sholl, M., Siritanasak, P., Spieler, H., Stebor, N., Steinbach, B., Stompor, R., Suzuki, A., Tomaru, T., Tucker, Carole, Yadav, A. and Zahn, O. 2014. The POLARBEAR cosmic microwave background polarization experiment. Journal of Low Temperature Physics 176 (5-6) , pp. 726-732. 10.1007/s10909-013-1065-5

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Abstract

The polarbear cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization experiment has been observing since early 2012 from its 5,200 m site in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. polarbear’s measurements will characterize the expected CMB polarization due to gravitational lensing by large scale structure, and search for the possible B-mode polarization signature of inflationary gravitational waves. polarbear’s 250 mK focal plane detector array consists of 1,274 polarization-sensitive antenna-coupled bolometers, each with an associated lithographed band-defining filter and contacting dielectric lenslet, an architecture unique in current CMB experiments. The status of the polarbear instrument, its focal plane, and the analysis of its measurements are presented.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0022-2291
Date of Acceptance: 22 December 2013
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:41
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/79281

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