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    Quasi-optical design and analysis of the millimeter-wave bolometric interferometer (MBI)


    Curran, Gareth S. and Gradziel, Marcin and O'Sullivan, Créidhe and Murphy, J.Anthony and Hyland, Peter and Korotkov, A. and Malu, Siddharth and Piccirillo, L. and Timbie, P. and Tucker, G. (2007) Quasi-optical design and analysis of the millimeter-wave bolometric interferometer (MBI). In: 2007 Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics. IEEE, pp. 188-189. ISBN 9781424414383

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    Abstract

    This paper presents work being done on the optical design and analysis of the beam combiner for the millimeter-wave bolometric interferometer (MBI), a ground based instrument designed to measure the polarization anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background at a central frequency of 90 GHz. Interferometry has never before been used to carry out such measurements at this frequency, nor using incoherent bolometers as detectors. MBI will therefore act as a prototype for this type of system and must be modeled in detail to ensure that its operation is fully understood.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Funding: This work was supported in part by Science Foundation Ireland under its Research Frontiers Program. Cite as: G. S. Curran et al., "Quasi-optical design and analysis of the millimeter-wave bolometric interferometer (MBI)," 2007 Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and the 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, Cardiff, 2007, pp. 188-189, doi: 10.1109/ICIMW.2007.4516453.
    Keywords: Analysis; cosmic microwave background; interferometer; quasi-optics; telescope; polarization;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 13785
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMW.2007.4516453
    Depositing User: Dr. Marcin Lukasz Gradziel
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2021 16:24
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
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