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1 Bolometric astronomical imaging at mm wavelengths Stephen Yates CNRS-CRTBT Grenoble - Astrophysique et matière noire groupe: Alain Benoit, Philippe Camus, François-Xavier Désert and Samuel Leclercq. Talk to European network on cryodetectors, 23/4/ CNRS, Centre de Recherche sur les Très Basses Températures, CEDEX 9, Grenoble, France

2 Bolometers projects at the CRTBT Ground based bolometric camera observation at mm wavelengths Archeops: balloon based mm observation (2001/2) Planck: satellite space observation of cosmic microwave background (projected 2007) Edelweiss II, dark matter detection

3 Bolometric camera Ground based imaging Current systems: mainly 300mK, 100s of individual bolometers (e.g. MAMBO, lower figure) Our goal: Bolometric Integrated bolometer array of up to 1000 pixels

4 Bolometer electronic Readout Capacitive current source Low temperature JFET –Low noise measurements Modulated square wave excitation –Reduces sensitivity to offset drift –reduces amplifier 1/f and shifts to modulation frequency. Enables measurement of up to 30M  Automated data acquisition and control Triangle, generates square wave current through capacitor Square wave reference bolometer Low temperature JFET, enables amplifier noise~0.5nV/Hz 1/2

5 Multiplexing bolometer readout For 1000 pixels, necessary to multiplex detectors to reduce electronics/complexity Low temperature operation Successfully built and tested a multiplexer to read 8 bolometers Testing HEMT Quantum Point Contact transistor network (shown), made by Y.Jin (IPN) –Lower capacitance/dissipation V ref I V meas Transistor switches Quantum behaviour of QPC transistor

6 Microfabricated bolometer arrays Thin film bolometers, based on a thin membrane, built and tested Characterisation using a low temperature black body source Nb x Si 1-x thermometer layer, fabricated at CSNSM Paris (L. Dumoulin) Black body source and optics Bolometer, 5x5mm, 100nm membrane

7 Bolometer arrays Array of 4 bolometers on chip Tested thermal conductivity of membrane and resistivity of thermometer.

8 Further work Expanding bolometer arrays, optimising fabrication of individual bolometers Antenna for bolometers (array shown) –Fourier spectrometer Expanding/testing multiplexing Optics for camera, filters for low temperature operation, refrigerator


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