BICEP 3 focal plane design and detector performance

  title={BICEP 3 focal plane design and detector performance},
  author={Howard Hui and Peter A. R. Ade and Zehra Ahmed and Kristen D. Alexander and Mandana Amiri and Denis Barkats and S. JohnM.GonzalezB. and J. Benton and Christoph Bischoff and James J. Bock and H. Boenish and R. Bowens-Rubin and Immanuel Buder and {\'E}. and Bullock and Victor Buza and Jake A. Connors and Jeffrey P. Filippini and Stefan Fliescher and Jillian Grayson and M.. and Halpern and Stephenie A. Harrison and Gene C. Hilton and Viktor V. Hristov and Kent D Irwin and J. H. Kang and K. Sandhya and Karkare and E. Karpel and S. Kefeli and S. A. Kernasovskiy and John M. Kovac and Chao Lin Kuo and E. M. and Leitch and M. Lueker and Krikor G. Megerian and V. Monticue and Toshiya Namikawa and Calvin B. Netterfield and H. and T. Nguyen and R. O’Brient and R. Walter Ogburn and C. L. S. Pryke and Carl D. Reintsema and Sonja Richter and R. and Schwarz and C. Sorensen and Christopher D. Sheehy and Z. K. Staniszewski and Bastian Steinbach and Grant Teply and Keith L. Thompson and James Tolan and Carole Tucker and Anthony D. Turner and Antonie Vieregg and A. Wandui and A. C. Weber and Donald V. Wiebe and J. Willmert and W. L. K. Wu and Ki Won Yoon},
BICEP3, the latest telescope in the BICEP/Keck program, started science observations in March 2016. It is a 550mm aperture refractive telescope observing the polarization of the cosmic microwave background at 95 GHz. We show the focal plane design and detector performance, including spectral response, optical efficiency and preliminary sensitivity of the… CONTINUE READING