The ALMA Band 9 receiver Design , construction , characterization , and first light

  title={The ALMA Band 9 receiver Design , construction , characterization , and first light},
  author={A. M. Baryshev and Ronald Hesper and Fausto Patricio Mena and Teunis M. Klapwijk and Theo A. T. G. van Kempen and Michiel R. Hogerheijde and B. D. Jackson and Jeroen Adema and G. J. Gerlofsma and M. E. Bekema and Jan Barkhof and L. H. R. de Haan-Stijkel and M. van den Bemt and Andreas Koops and Klaas Keizer and Carl{\'e} Pieters and J. Koops van het Jagt and H. H. A. Schae and {\`E}r and Tony Zijlstra and Matthias Kroug and C. F. J. Lodewijk and K. Wielinga and Willhelm Boland and Marjo de Graauw and Ewine F. van Dishoeck and Herbert Jager and Wolfgang Wild},
Aims. We describe the design, construction, and characterization of the Band 9 heterodyne receivers (600–720 GHz) for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). First-light Band 9 data, obtained during ALMA commissioning and science verification phases, are presented as well. Methods. The ALMA Band 9 receiver units (so-called “cartridges”), which are installed in the telescope’s front end, have been designed to detect and down-convert two orthogonal linear polarization components… CONTINUE READING


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