Testbed preparation of a small prototype polarization modulator for LiteBIRD Low-Frequency Telescope

  title={Testbed preparation of a small prototype polarization modulator for LiteBIRD Low-Frequency Telescope},
  author={Thuong D. Hoang and Tomotake Matsumura and R. Takaku and Takashi Hasebe and Tommaso Ghigna and Nobu Katayama and Yukiko Sakurai and Kunimoto Komatsu and Teruhito Lida and Yurika Hoshino and S. Sugiyama and Hirokazu Ishino},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
LiteBIRD is the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation polarization satellite mission led by ISAS/JAXA. The main scientific goal is to search for primordial gravitational wave signals generated from the inflation epoch of the Universe. LiteBIRD telescopes employ polarization modulation units (PMU) using continuously rotating half-wave plates (HWP). The PMU is a crucial component to reach unprecedented sensitivity by mitigating systematic effects, including 1/f noise. We have developed a 1… 



Breadboard model of polarization modulator unit based on a continuously rotating half-wave plate for the low-frequency telescope of the LiteBIRD space mission

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Design of a Testbed for the Study of System Interference in Space CMB Polarimetry

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A cryogenic continuously rotating half-wave plate mechanism for the POLARBEAR-2b cosmic microwave background receiver.

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A cosmic microwave background radiation polarimeter using superconducting bearings

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  • K. KomatsuH. Ishino J. Yumoto
  • Physics
    Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy X
  • 2020
We have developed a prototype half-wave plate (HWP) based polarization modulator (PMU) for Cosmic Microwave Background polarization measurement experiments. We built a 1/10 scaled PMU that consists

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