QUaD : A High-Resolution Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimeter

  title={QUaD : A High-Resolution Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimeter},
  author={J. R. Hinderks and P. Ade and J. Bock and M. Bowden and M. L. Brown and Greg Cahill and John E. Carlstrom and Patricia G. Castro and S. Church and Thomas L. Culverhouse and R. Friedman and K. Ganga and Walter K. P. Gear and S. Gupta and J. Harris and Vic Haynes and B. and G. Keating and J. Kovac and E. Kirby and A. E. Lange and Erik M. Leitch and O. E. Mallie and Simon J Melhuish and Yasin Memari and A. Murphy and A. Orlando and R. Schwarz and C. O’Sullivan and Lucio Piccirillo and C. L. S. Pryke and Nutan Rajguru and B. A. Rusholme and A. N. Taylor and K. L. Thompson and C. Tucker and A. H. Turner and Ernest Wu and M. Zemcov},
We describe the QUaD experiment, a millimeter-wavelength polarimeter designed to observe 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 5′ and 3.′5, respectively. The high angular resolution allows… CONTINUE READING