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Highly Multiplexed Superconducting Detectors and Readout Electronics for Balloon-Borne and Ground-Based Far-Infrared Imaging and Polarimetry

Abstract This dissertation details the development of an open source, frequency domain multiplexed (FDM) readout for large-format arrays of superconducting lumped-element kinetic inductance detectors (LEKIDs). The system architecture is designed to meet the requirements of current and next generation balloon-borne and ground-based submillimeter (sub-mm), far-infrared (FIR) and millimeter-wave (mm-wave) astronomical cameras, whose science goals will soon drive the pixel counts of sub-mm detector arrays from the kilopixel to the megapixel regime. The in-flight performance of the readout system was verified during the summer, 2018 flight of ASI's OLIMPO balloon-borne telescope, from Svalbard, Norway. This was the first flight for both LEKID detecto... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Gordon, Samuel (Author) / Mauskopf, Philip (Advisor) / Groppi, Christopher (Committee member) / Scowen, Paul (Committee member) / Bowman, Judd (Committee member) / Jacobs, Daniel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Astrophysics / Physics / Electrical engineering / Astrophysics / Cosmology / FPGA electronics / Star formation / Submillimeter Astronomy / Superconducting detectors
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 341 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Astrophysics 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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