CCAT-prime: Designs and Status of the First Light 280 GHz MKID Array and Mod-Cam Receiver

A summary of C. J. Duell, E. M. Vavagiakis et al., "CCAT-prime: Designs and Status of the First Light 280 GHz MKID Array and Mod-Cam Receiver," Proc. SPIE 2020 (in submission), https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.10411 The CCAT-prime project's first light array will be deployed in Mod-Cam, a single-module testbed and first light cryostat, on the Fred Young Submillimeter … Continue reading CCAT-prime: Designs and Status of the First Light 280 GHz MKID Array and Mod-Cam Receiver

The Simons Observatory: Magnetic Sensitivity Measurements of Microwave SQUID Multiplexers

A summary of E. M. Vavagiakis et al., "The Simons Observatory: Magnetic Sensitivity Measurements of Microwave SQUID Multiplexers," IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 2020 (in review) https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.04532 Cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiment cameras rely on superconducting detectors and readout systems which are sensitive to magnetic fields. Experiments like the Simons Observatory (SO) use these devices for … Continue reading The Simons Observatory: Magnetic Sensitivity Measurements of Microwave SQUID Multiplexers