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    Polarization Calibration of the QUaD Experiment

    Hinderks, J. and Ade, P.A.R. and Bock, J.J. and Bowden, M. and Brown, M.L. and Cahill, G. and Carlstrom, J.E. and Castro, P.G. and Church, S. and Culverhouse, T. and Friedman, R. and Ganga, K. and Gear, W.K. and Gupta, S. and Harris, J. and Haynes, V. and Kovac, J. and Lange, A.E. and Leitch, E. and Mallie, O.E. and Melhuish, S.J. and Memari, Y. and Murphy, J.Anthony and Orlando, A. and Schwarz, R. and O'Sullivan, Créidhe and Piccirillo, L. and Pryke, C. and Rajguru, N. and Rusholme, B. and Taylor, A.N. and Thompson, K.L. and Tucker, C. and Turner, A.H. and Wu, E.Y.S. and Zemcov, M. (2011) Polarization Calibration of the QUaD Experiment. ASP Conference Series, 449. pp. 63-67. ISSN 1050-3390

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    We describe the polarization calibration of the QUaD experiment, including determination of the polarization efficiency of the detectors and their orientation angles. QUaD is a millimeter-wavelength polarimeter that observed the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) from a site at the South Pole. The experiment comprises a 2.64 m Cassegrain telescope equipped with a cryogenically cooled receiver containing an array of 62 polarization-sensitive bolometers. The focal plane contains pixels at two different frequency bands, 100 GHz and 150 GHz, with angular resolutions of 5prime and 3farcm5, respectively. The high angular resolution allows observation of CMB temperature and polarization anisotropies over a wide range of scales. The instrument commenced operation in early 2005 and collected science data during three successive Austral winter seasons of observation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: polarization calibration; QUaD experiment; Cosmic Microwave Background; CMB; millimeter-wavelength polarimeter;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 13778
    Depositing User: Dr. Anthony Murphy
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 15:40
    Journal or Publication Title: ASP Conference Series
    Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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